Joanne Rapadas, M.B.A.

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Assistant Professor


MBA, Entrepreneurship and Venture Management, University of Southern California, 2016
B.S., Advertising and Promotion Strategy, University of Southern California, 2005


Consumer Insights
Market Research
Data Analysis and Visualization
Project Management
Entrepreneurship and Venture Management

Joanne holds her MBA and her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the
University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business. With her background in
Consumer Insights and Market Research, Joanne has consulted for a multitude of clients
including Revlon, Samsung, Warner Brothers, and the NBA.
As a graduate student at USC’s Marshall School of Business, she was a recipient of the
Thomas J. Peterson Scholarship in Business Administration and served as President for
Marshall’s Graduate Student Association for the Professionals and Managers MBA program. In
addition, she participated in Global Immersion programs that took her to Cuba, Panama,
Colombia, Korea, and China to learn from world-class scholars and meet government officials
and international business leaders.
Shortly after graduation, she was appointed by the Vice Dean of Graduate Programs to serve
on the MBA.PM Curriculum Revision Task Force, where she partnered with Faculty Chairs and
Administration to revamp the content and delivery of the school’s MBA program for
fully-employed students.
She is based out of Los Angeles and is currently working as a Project Management consultant
for clients in the entertainment, consumer packaged goods, and nutraceutical fields.