International Practicum: iPai in Shanghai

MBA student Emily Lapp recently traveled to Shanghai, China for an international consulting practicum. These are her reflections: “Just prior to my final semester in the University of San Diego’s MBA program, I decided to participate in an international consulting Continue reading

Unraveling the Complexities of Global Real Estate

Written by Mark Ambrose. The MSRE 509 Capital Markets course in Hong Kong has been a valuable and unforgettable experience. The content of this class was directly aligned with my primary reasons for joining the master’s program, was delivered in Continue reading

The Eurozone & the Greek Crisis: Strategies for Global Innovation & Competitiveness

By Philip Sheridan, MBA student Due to my interest in strategic planning and innovation management, I participated in the 2015 Munich & Athens study abroad program with the intent to study strategies for global innovation, and how the political, legal Continue reading

Optimizing your Global Supply Chain #3

Through these seminars, students will be able to design and execute a sourcing strategy aligned with a firm’s needs, be able to identify the best practices and key performance metrics in managing your supply chain and develop a “green” supply chain strategy that makes financial sense for the firm. Continue reading

Optimizing your Global Supply Chain

In our hyper-competitive world of international business, building, managing and sustaining a global supply chain is critical. Regular supply chain issues must be addressed in innovative ways. There are a number activities companies should focus on in order to optimize their supply chains. These include properly controlling costs, mitigating supply chain risk and complexity, pursuing cross-functional alignment, implementing green practices and attracting and retaining appropriate talent. Continue reading

Developing a Focused Global Sales Strategy #3

In today’s global marketplace, individuals and companies are increasingly looking to sell to foreign customers, which often requires that they expand their sales and business operations to international locations. International selling often starts with the basic demands of the current customer who is expanding outside of the U.S. and asking its suppliers to follow. In other instances, companies are looking to sell internationally in order to compensate for slumping domestic sales or otherwise to grow revenues. Continue reading

Leading Across Cultures for Business Interactions and Teams #3

In the current global business environment, leaders at all levels of the organization interact with peers, clients, subordinates and suppliers from a wide variety of countries. Some of these interactions take place domestically while others are clearly cross-border. In either case, understanding the cultural values that underlie behavior is critical to leadership success. This seminar is designed to develop a level of cross-cultural awareness that will enhance global leadership skills. Continue reading

Strategic Growth, Financial Profitability and Free Cash Flow Valuation #3

This seminar will help participants develop tools for understanding how firms plan (or should plan) for growth, and manage it throughout the firm and industry life-cycle. From early-stage startups to major public corporations, the growth of sales, cash flows and value is at the front and center of decision making. We will examine how industry forces (national and international) impact decision making, and will consider how ratio analysis helps identify potential areas of concern and guide us towards improving the performance of an organization. Continue reading

Brand Management in the Global Context #3

This 9 hour seminar offers students the skills to develop and execute a brand marketing marketing strategy and model that will meet the company’s vision. Apart from that, it will identify some of the key challenges facing brand management in the current consumer environment. Whether you are in marketing, operations, finance, human resources or any other area, it is important to understand how you can help contribute to the growth of your company’s brand or brands’ value over time on a global scale. Continue reading

Buenos Aires: The Phoenix of Latin America – Glimpses of Checkered Past Through Irresistible Present

  Written by 1st year International Track MBA Student, Swastik Mukherjee Long called the Paris of South America, Buenos Aires is exactly that, and yet so, so much more besides. Granted, this is a city of wide boulevards and French-styled Continue reading