Monthly Archives: January 2013

USD ranks in Top 25 for best online business programs by U.S. News

U.S. News & World Report has ranked the USD School of Business master’s degree program in supply chain management as one of the top 25 online graduate business programs in the country.

Our master’s in supply chain management was ranked 23rd out of 148 programs. And the best news is that our program was ranked 4th in the area of student engagement: the list’s most heavily weighted component measured by student satisfaction and instructor’s responsiveness. This recognition is a confirmation of …Read Full Article


And where in the world are USD School of Business alumni?

Assoc. Dean Manzur Rahman and Prof. Dan Rivetti with alum, Jamal Al Sharif, and MBA students in Dubai

While some of our faculty are abroad during intersession, they have been connecting with local alumni. This photo is with Jamal al Sharif (BBA ’99), Managing Director, Dubai Media City, Dubai Studio City.

We have had alumni receptions and dinners in Dubai, Hong Kong, Buenos Aires, London and Shanghai to coincide with our courses abroad for USD School of Business graduate and undergraduate …Read Full Article


Where in the world are our USD School of Business students?

Not many students are on the USD campus during intersession

Not that I’m lonely or anything, but it has been pretty quiet around here during intersession. I’m glad our traveling students and faculty send me postcards from their travels and tell me about the projects they’re working on.

First, from our MBA and IMBA students:

One postcard is from Dubai, where 19 students are working on projects for 4 different companies. For example, at Dubai International Academic City the project is to …Read Full Article


SBA Advisory Board member to head Coinstar, Inc.

J. Scott Di Valerio (BBA ’85)

When J. Scott Di Valerio (BBA ’85) joined the USD School of Business Advisory Board one year ago, he was CFO of Coinstar, Inc. He was recently promoted to CEO, and I saw this Wall Street Journal blog reporting on his promotion.

This is great alumni news, and we send our congratulations to Scott!


USD School of Business Alumni Council keeps connections strong

David Salisbury, BBA ’95, Alumni Council Chair

We have fantastic alumni at the USD School of Business. In his role as Alumni Council Chair, David Salisbury knows how true this is. David is director of Business Development for the West Coast Region at Mintz Levin. He is excited about welcoming several new members to the Council leadership team in this new year.

Alex Barnes, who was most recently a special projects analyst for Sempra Energy’s Risk Analysis & Management Group, will …Read Full Article


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