Summer means business at USD School of Business

Jun 24

Students in the USD Summer Business Institute

The USD Summer Business Institute, launched last year in conjunction with the office of Continuing and Professional Education, is a program designed for liberal arts majors.  We offer three very intense weeks of business training for recently-graduated, or soon to graduate, students whose majors include, English, Chemistry, Art History, and Theology, among many others.  I had the pleasure of teaching them in four sessions over the last two weeks.

My area is Operations and …Read Full Article

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Talking Turkey with USD School of Business students

Jun 13

Protestors in Taksim Square in Istanbul on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 (Ataturk Cultural Center covered in banners)

USD School of Business students, Vince Castillo (MBA) and Gina Stavrakakis (IMBA) are currently in Istanbul, Turkey doing an internship project through the Ahlers Center on international business development strategy. I’ll just let Vince and Gina tell you about it in these excerpts from their emails from Istanbul.

“Gina and I started working for Alvimedica this week here in Istanbul. It’s been an interesting …Read Full Article

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USD School of Business alumni in San Francisco

Jun 3

One of the joys of my job is visiting with alumni all over the world.  On a recent trip I was fairly close to home, meeting with alumni in San Francisco, and it was an inspiring time.  What an amazing group.

First I met Mike McCook, a semi-retired MBA alum from 1979.  He is one of the early graduates of our MBA program, and he has had a fascinating career as an executive vice president and Chairman of several global real …Read Full Article

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USD School of Business graduation celebrations

May 29

Paul Rice, CEO of Fair Trade USA, Dean Pyke, and Paul’s son, Emiliano

Paul Rice, CEO of Fair Trade USA, was the commencement speaker for the School of Business and the Engineering program.  Paul told the story of the development of Fair Trade USA in his speech. It was inspiring to hear how human dignity and well-being are promoted by the use of markets and business, without philanthropy.

We also celebrated a special occasion with Mike Steffen (graduating MSGL) and his …Read Full Article

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USD Graduation Weekend

May 26

USD Graduate Programs ceremony, Saturday May 25, 2013

Enjoying the view from the stage of all the talented students receiving their graduate degrees from the University of San Diego.

We are proud of the class of 2013, and we’re looking forward to the many ways you will make the world a better place. Congratulations!

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