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


USD Alumni Day at the Races

USD alumni watching the races

Standing outside my home, I can see the lights of the Del Mar Racetrack six nights a week during the summer horse racing season.  Yet, for a variety of reasons and conflicting schedules, I rarely attend.  That changed on Sunday when I joined over 150 USD alumni for a USD Alumni Day at the Races.  The event was sold out, and I can see why. It was a pleasant San Diego day, we had an …Read Full Article


Zurich with USD alumni

A street in Zurich on USD European alumni weekend

My last post showed a few pictures from the USD alumni reception in Zurich, Switzerland.  USD’s European alumni gather every year to reminisce, network, and just have fun.  This year, the events were in Zurich, a wonderful city on a beautiful lake.  With a record number of alumni attending, we had several professors and staff from the SBA and Law School.  As always, I thoroughly enjoyed hearing their stories.  Here are …Read Full Article


USD European alumni group in Zurich

I just spent three days in Zurich at the annual USD European alumni reunion.  Over 60 USD School of Law and School of Business alumni attended – the largest group so far!  Many thanks to Jorge Pardo for arranging the weekend’s activities, which included a delightfully rainy walking tour of Zurich’s Old Town.  These photos will introduce you to some of our European alumni, and I’ll follow up with a post to tell you more about the fascinating work they …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


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