People Before Profits – Judy Halter

Judy Halter traveled to Mondragón, Spain this past summer, studying the models of participatory leadership in a global context. Please enjoy reading her perspectives on business, philosophy and the importance of the cooperative model. “Now having an increased knowledge of the Continue reading

Innovation and Cooperation in Mondragón

This past summer, Jessica Kort traveled to Mondragón, Spain to learn about the role of the environment and community in innovation and entrepreneurship. Please enjoy reading her perspectives on the philosophy of business, leadership, and life. “It is extraordinary that this Continue reading

Pushing the Limits of International Strategy and Management in Argentina

Written by George Zuniga The International Strategy and Management study abroad program tremendously increased my knowledge of strategic planning, development of global analyses, and strategic problem solving. I found that the assigned readings and case studies chosen for the course were Continue reading

Ahlers Fellow Matt Oney: The Dangers of Growing Too Big, Too Fast

“Navera, a start-up in San Francisco, recently tasked me with determining the viability of expanding their product internationally. The team wanted to find out whether potential revenues would outweigh the costs of adapting their product to fit a few select Continue reading

Student Semester Exchange Experience in Madrid

  Written by MBA student Michael Foster. In the fall of 2014, I had the opportunity to study at IE Business School in Madrid. I recommend to anyone doing an MBA at USD to consider going abroad for a semester Continue reading

Northeastern’s CUIBE Case Competition – Experience Told by a Student

  Written by Molly Strasser, International Business and Computer Science double major. When was the last time you had the opportunity to go across the country to compete with other students at leading business schools? That is the exact opportunity Continue reading

Reverse Innovation – Why Would a Rich Man Want a Poor Man’s Product?

Corporations need to “change the very definition of innovation from the ‘value for money’ to the ‘value for many,’ and the ‘value for many’ is about doing more with less. – Dr. Vijay Govindarajan Dr. Vijay Govindarajan, Coxe Distinguished Professor Continue reading

Action Learning Through Consulting Abroad

Each year MBA students have the opportunity to travel abroad to gain international consulting experience. The purpose of the consulting project is to further develop students’ leadership and team skills and to enhance their cultural awareness in an international setting. Continue reading

The Man, the Country, the Brand: Juan Valdez Café

According to Mr. Méndez Juan Valdez Café’s value proposition is to “create well-being, emotions, and satisfaction around the best coffee in the world”. The brand’s vision is “to be the premium Colombian coffee brand preferred globally by its quality and the well-being that Continue reading

Bringing the Best Faculty Members from Around the World to Enhance USD Students’ Global Awareness

  The Ahlers Center welcomes numerous international short-term scholars and faculty members every year to teach at USD and enhance the global reputation of the School of Business, as well as strengthen the international exposure of our students. Such visitors Continue reading