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 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


Avian flu and risk management

I think a lot about risk management, and especially integrated risk management, or put another way, the ways that risk management decisions in one functional area of a company impact other areas.  For instance, if supply chain managers make a decision regarding a global supplier, what effect does that have on the Treasury department, which is responsible for hedging currencies, or the Marketing department, which manages the brand?

So, here is a recent article from the New York Times online.

These excerpts …Read Full Article


USD ranks in Top 25 for best online business programs by U.S. News

U.S. News & World Report has ranked the USD School of Business master’s degree program in supply chain management as one of the top 25 online graduate business programs in the country.

Our master’s in supply chain management was ranked 23rd out of 148 programs. And the best news is that our program was ranked 4th in the area of student engagement: the list’s most heavily weighted component measured by student satisfaction and instructor’s responsiveness. This recognition is a confirmation of …Read Full Article


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