James Powell, M.B.A.

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Assistant Professor

Ph.D. Coursework, Marketing and Entrepreneurship, Yuin University (Present)
M.B.A., Marketing, Pepperdine University
B.S., Business Administration with focuses in Marketing/Finance, University of Southern California


Professor James Powell is honored to be your instructor for this course at Westcliff University. Professor Powell has been teaching for the last 37 years at Southern California colleges and universities. If nothing else, this makes him a senior citizen.

Professor Powell earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a dual concentration in Finance and Marketing from the University of Southern California and a Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Management from Pepperdine University.Professor Powell is currently completing his Doctorate of Business Administration degree.

From the world of business, Professor Powell started from the ground up and successfully run two businesses including an advertising agency specializing in health care in Cerritos, California and a newspaper publishing organization in Mexico.

Additionally, Professor Powell purchased and grew a retail automotive parts and transmission store in Long Beach, California. All three businesses are still going concerns and the experience gained continues to reinforce the concept of learning by doing.

Professor Powell is a music enthusiast and enjoys playing full court basketball between injuries. Professor Powell considers teaching a privilege and has three student requirements for every class:

1. Learn2. Have fun3. Earn a great grade