USD School of Business welcomes new graduate students

USD 2013 MBA cohort

This time of year is always fun as new cohorts of graduate students arrive.  I had the privilege of meeting with the new Master of Science in Executive Leadership (MSEL) students last week, and the new International MBA (IMBA) and Full Time MBA cohorts this week.  It is fascinating to hear the backgrounds of these students and to tell them a bit about what they can expect over the next two years here at the USD …Read Full Article


Experience for the real world at USD School of Business

USD School of Business Professor, Justine Rapp

Here at the USD School of Business, we continually think about how best to prepare our students for the business world.  One thing I keep hearing from employers is that students who have had a real project with a real client get off to a stronger start in their careers.  One way students interact with actual companies is through an internship, and I am gratified that last summer 74% of our rising seniors …Read Full Article


Summer means business at USD School of Business

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


Talking Turkey with USD School of Business students

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


USD School of Business graduation celebrations

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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