GEMBA Class IX Visited Schindler China in Shanghai

June. 27th 2013, GEMBA Class IX students visited Schindler Group Shanghai Headquarter with Prof. Baizhu Chen and Prof. Carl Voigt. The senior engineers from Schindler Group showed GEMBA students around their elevator and escalator assembling factories which are highly modernized and super efficient. After that, Mr. Silvio Napoli, the Asia Pacific President of Schindler Group gave an excellent and inspiring speech to our students showing his own experience of how he has Schindler China successfully. GEMBA students also had a lot discussion with Mr. Napoli after the speech to share some idea on the difficulty and problems they meet during their management experience.

USC Global Conference held in Seoul, Korea

On May 23-25, 2013, the USC Global Conference was held in Seoul, Korea, where over 400 plus people convened for three days of rich knowledge sharing, alumni reconnections and social networking. The conference was highlighted by the keynote speech by former California Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and wonderful Korean and Trojan hospitality. For a review of the event, click on the link:  Global Conference recap and photos.


GEMBA Celebrates Three Milestones

On the evening of 11 May, GEMBA celebrated three important milestones – the welcoming of Class X, the graduation of Class VIII and the five-year anniversary of Class III’s graduation. More than 130 students, alumni and other guests celebrated the historic moment. In addition, representatives of GEMBA classes shared their reflections about the program and offered their best wishes for the growth of GEMBA in its second decade.


GEMBA Class X Orientation Held in Shanghai

On the morning of April 13, the GEMBA Class X Orientation was successfully held in Shanghai. More than 20 GEMBA X students and other candidates based in Shanghai attended this event. Mr. John Van Fleet, GEMBA’s Executive Director, introduced GEMBA new class profile, followed by an introduction on what they must know in the next 20 months of GEMBA study. Several GEMBA alumni in Shanghai also joined in this event and shared their GEMBA experience with the new students.

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2013 USC Gala Dinner – “Oscar” Night Successfully Held in Shanghai

On the evening of March 9, the 2013 USC Gala dinner — “Oscar” Night was successfully held in Shanghai. About 200 Trojans and their guests attended the event to walk the “Red Carpet” and witness the inaugural Shanghai “Tommy” Awards ceremony to celebrate and recognize USC alumni in Shanghai community. Rebecca Branham, President of USC GEMBA Class VIII, won the Service Award for her Distinguished Community Service. Congratulations to Rebecca! (Below: Some GEMBA alumni took a group picture before the dinner started).

Dean Ellis Receives Award for Contributions to Education

James G. Ellis, dean of the USC Marshall School of Business, received the Bernard S. Rodey Award from the University of New Mexico Alumni Association at its 2013 Awards Dinner on Feb. 21 in Albuquerque, N.M. The award recognizes those whose leadership efforts have contributed significantly to the field of education. See the full story at:

GEMBA Information Session Successfully Held in Taipei

On the evening of February 26, the GEMBA Information Session was successfully held in Taipei. More than 10 senior executives based in Taipei attended this event with great interest. Mr. John Van Fleet, GEMBA’s Executive Director, introduced GEMBA in great detail and then answered questions from the participants. Several GEMBA alumni in Taipei also joined in the event and shared their GEMBA experience with the candidates.

USC Annual Gala – Oscars Night in Shanghai

USC Alumni Association Club of Shanghai cordially invites you to our 2013 annual gala event – Oscars Night. Join 120 fellow Trojans in this signature event with over 30K RMB worth of prizes to win. 

Please RSVP today!

Time:                         Saturday, March 9th, 2013

                                   Red Carpet Cocktail @6PM

                                   Showtime @7PM 

Location:                   Four Seasons Hotel / 500 Weihai Road / Jian An / 

Ticket Price:             RMB450 Pre-paid / RMB550 @ Door

GEMBA Information Session Successfully Held in Seoul

On the evening of February 14 — the Valentine’s Day, the GEMBA Information Session was successfully held in Seoul. More than 10 senior executives based in Seoul attended this event with great interest. Mr. John Van Fleet, GEMBA’s Executive Director, made a detailed introduction to GEMBA and then answered various questions from the participants. They also interacted actively with the GEMBA alumni that are present and gained a lot from their personal experience with GEMBA.

Congratulations to GEMBA Class VIII for their Commencement

On Janaury 23, 2013, GEMBA Class VIII students completed the final 2 themes of program at USC LA campus and celebrated a milestone monent in their lives –Commencement Ceremony, witnessed by their closest family members. “Commencement” implies GEMBA graduates will have brand-new start and achieve more accomplishments in their future career and life.Congratulations to GEMBA Class VIII!

Congratulations to GEMBA faculty Dr. Tyrone Callahan for his promotion to Full Professor

The USC Marshall Vice Dean John Matsusaka recently announced the promotion of Dr. Tyrone Callahan, who joined USC Marshall School of Business in 2003, to Full Professor of Clinical Finance and Business Economics. Dr. Callahan taught multiple course at GEMBA and many other programs, and earned strong ratings from students and high praise from his faculty colleagues. Dr. Callahan is highly recognized for his  significant contributions to Marshall and USC and let’s congratulate him on this recognition of his accomplishments.