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


USD Social Innovation Challenge reaches new heights

Prof. Steve Conroy, Director of the USD Center for Peace and Commerce

The third annual Social Innovation Challenge (SIC), sponsored by USD’s Center for Peace and Commerce, held its awards ceremony on May 3.  Ten finalists competed for the $42,500 in prize money.   Many thanks to Steve Conroy, Director of the CPC, and Nadia Auch, Assistant Director of the CPC, for all of their work throughout the year for this program.

Steve had this to say about USD’s competition for …Read Full Article


MBA Insights at USD School of Business

Prospective MBA students experience USD at MBA Insights

I had fun last Saturday morning with an energetic group of prospective MBA students.  Some have committed to USD for the fall, others are trying to decide which program to attend, while others are just beginning their investigation into the MBA world.  I love talking about our program, faculty and students.  In the context of our mission statement, I shared some of the amazing things we are doing.

“We develop socially responsible business …Read Full Article


USD and TEDx AshokaU

Chris Crane, CEO, Edify Inc.

USD hosted a TEDx AshokaU event at the historic Balboa Theatre in downtown San Diego on Friday night.  This event is patterned after the famous TED events – short presentations of new and innovative ideas.  An audience of about 1,000 students, faculty and guests filled the theatre to listen to seven speakers.  USD is an AshokaU Changemaker Campus, and this event was the culmination of three days of AshokaU Exchange activities at the university.

The first …Read Full Article


Wielding a shovel for USD School of Business Service Day

Dean Dave Pyke with Emalyn Leppard, the USD alum connection for Service Day at Montgomery Middle School

One of the hallmarks of the USD School of Business is an attitude of serving our community.  Our faculty, staff and students are engaged with their local communities in innumerable ways, serving on nonprofit boards, in churches, homeless shelters and schools, to name a few.  Last year, we formed a committee that, among other things, looks into opportunities for our faculty and staff …Read Full Article


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