Monthly Archives: August 2012

Dog days waiting for USD School of Business classes to start

Dean Pyke’s dog, Bunter

It’s me again, Bunter, passing time until classes start next week at USD School of Business.

I’ve heard about the 11 new faculty members, the new business writing program, and the food truck across the street from Olin Hall. And I’ve heard great things about the incoming classes in our graduate programs that have had orientations these past two weeks, and did I mention the food truck.

Students are returning with stories and photos from the food truck …Read Full Article


USD alumni at the races

Winning horse, Ambitoness, pulling ahead in the USD Alumni Race at Del Mar and a high stakes bet.

Speaking of horses, I joined a sellout group of 120 USD School of Business and USD alumni at the Del Mar races last weekend. It was wonderful to see some old friends and meet many alumni.

Race #5 for the afternoon was named for the USD Alumni Association. Two of our alums won the opportunity to be in the Winner’s Circle after “our” race: …Read Full Article


USD School of Business career services program lauded

We are giving our students a passport to their future. A Bloomberg Businessweek article this week identified our “Professional Development Passport Program” as one of six effective business school career services programs. Since 2008, students at the USD School of Business have been required to gain “passport points” by participating in events that help to prepare them for their job search.

One measure of the success of the program is the dramatic increase in the number of students doing internships during …Read Full Article


For USD School of Business professor horses led to accounting

As the USD School of Business celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, I have been asking our faculty and staff what they were doing 40 years ago. This is the second post in our series, and we find Professor Diane Pattison spending her days with horses. Here is her story in her own words:

Prof. Diane Pattison riding Orphan Lass

What was I doing forty years ago?  Was I heavily involved with the beginning of my professional accounting career?  No!  Was …Read Full Article


Back-to-school means a busy supply chain for IKEA

USD School of Business dean Dave Pyke's son assembling an IKEA bed

Hej! Skoven hopen malm…That’s me speaking some sort of Swedish after spending the past three days shopping at IKEA and putting together the furniture we purchased there.

Chances are many of you University of San Diego parents, students, and alumni have been doing this as well. August is IKEA’s busiest month in the U.S., what with customers who have dorm rooms and first apartments to furnish. In my case, …Read Full Article


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