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The Capstone of GEMBA—Last Module & Commencement in Los Angeles

January 2016

Our USC-SJTU Global EMBA Class XI students had their final class session, Themes 9 & 10, the Global Leader of the Future, and commencement, at USC’s home campus in Los Angeles.

The G-XI students presented their findings and conclusions about the merger/acquisition they had spent months researching and analyzing – this M&A research project is the capstone of the program.
Gregory H. Patton 
Ph.D. Professor of Clinical Management Communication
Ranked No.1worldwide for the teaching of leadership and management skill by the Wall Street Journal
Judith Blumenthal
PH.D. Professor of Clinical Management and Organization, former Associated Dean of USC Marshall School of Business
Chair of the Board Affairs Committee in California Council on Economic Education
Thomas Knapp
Associate director and Assistant Professor of Clinical Entrepreneurship
President of GSM investment, owned subsidiary of Billabong International, Inc
Guest Speakers:
Omid Yasdi
Partner of KPMG, Adjunct Professor of USC
Chris Hemmeter
Managing Director of Thayer Ventures
William Coffin
Founder and CEO of CCG Investor Relations,
Chairman of the Board, Cal. Council on Economic Education 
Ryan Disraeli
Founder of Telesign
Carlos Alberini
CEO, Lucky Brands
Graduation Commencement:
The G-XI students celebrated their graduation on 1 February. Congratulations!
The next GEMBA Class Session will be in Shanghai from 10-14 March 2016. Theme: “Operations and Leadership”, led by Profs. Carl Voigt and Margot Schumacher. Class visit opportunity is open for GEMBA alumni and interested candidates. Contact: uscgemba@sjtu.edu.cn for details; we look forward to seeing you soon.
Fight On!
About the GEMBA Program

The Credibility You Seek, The Transformation You Need – the Global Executive MBA in Shanghai (GEMBA) is an innovative EMBA program offered by USC in partnership with Shanghai Jiaotong University, featuring the same faculty and curriculum as Marshall's top 10 ranked EMBA program in L. A. Courses are primarily taken in Shanghai, China with ExPort trip in South East Asia.