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

USD School of Business alumni in San Francisco

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

USD research suggests Goldilocks Effect on housing prices

USD Professor of Real Estate, Vivek Sah


At one of our recent faculty research seminars, I heard about some fascinating research conducted by three of our Economics/Real Estate professors.  Professors Vivek Sah, Steve Conroy and Andrew Narwold’s paper looks at housing prices and proximity to schools (“Proximity to School:  Walkability Premium or Nuisance Discount”).

You might think that being close to a school is a positive thing because children can walk to school, play on the grounds, and reduce time in …Read Full Article

USD School of Business faculty travel to India

Next week is spring break at USD, and students are not the only ones leaving campus. The Ahlers Center for International Business is sponsoring the Faculty Development India Program. Twenty faculty members from the School of Business will travel to Delhi, India to visit two business schools and about a dozen companies.

They have a full itinerary, with sessions at the University of Delhi and the Institute for Management Technology, Ghaziabad; they also have meetings and tours at companies such as …Read Full Article

Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate Conference

Irwin Jacobs, Malin Burnham and Ernest Rady speak at 17th Annual Real Estate Conference


On Friday, I attended the 17th Annual Real Estate Conference hosted by the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate here at the USD School of Business. There were about 700 people in attendance, so the energy in the room was high.  The first keynote was an inspiring panel discussion by Malin Burnham, Irwin Jacobs, and Ernest Rady.

These three superb businessmen and philanthropists have been deeply involved in …Read Full Article

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