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Moore School rearranges leadership

Eight new business programs to come in the next three years


The Darla Moore School of Business announced this week it has restructured its international business leadership in part to accommodate eight new student business programs in other countries.

Kendall Roth, the former chairman of the Moore School’s Sonoco International Business Department, has been named senior associate dean for international programs and partnerships. He will now lead the school’s international programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

The dean position was vacated by Deputy Dean V. Scott Koerwer when he left the business school to become president of Newberry College. Koerwer earned an annual salary of $252,000 in his position as deputy dean, which has been renamed by the school in order to increase emphasis on its highly ranked international business program.

Roth will earn a total annual compensation of $284,000, according to numbers provided by USC spokeswoman Margaret Lamb. Lamb said Roth was not available for comment late this week. Roth has been teaching at the university since 1986 and has been published in numerous journals.

Martin S. Roth, no relation, has taken over Kendall Roth’s role as head of the international business department. He will earn a total of $184,000. Martin Roth, who has been at USC since 1997, has won several awards for teaching and research focusing on issues such as global marketing and branding strategies.

“I’ll be working closely with Kendall because a lot of what we do in the international business department is develop and contribute to our international programs,” Martin Roth said. “Elevating somebody to oversee our international activities in a senior associate dean role will help intensify the number of international programs we offer.”

Leading the creation of those new programs will be William R. Folks, director of the business school’s Center for International Business Education and Research, who has kept his current position.

The Moore School plans to add eight new undergraduate international “student cohort” programs to its current program in China. Currently, students in the international business and Chinese enterprise program spend their first and third years at USC and second and fourth years at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Folks said negotiations are underway to create similar programs in countries including France, Austria, Italy, Egypt and Chile. Folks hopes to start two more programs next academic year and said it could take three years to implement all eight programs.

Folks will also work on adding more double-degree programs at the graduate level. USC has already created a double-degree program with the University of Mannheim Business School in Germany.“What we’re doing there is creating additional opportunities for our master’s of international business students to earn a second degree in a two-year period, and we’re working with schools in France, Spain and Italy, and we’re probably going to add a little bit more,” Folks said.


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