Leading Across Cultures for Business Interactions and Teams #2

This seminar is designed to develop a level of cross-cultural awareness that will enhance global leadership skills. This applies to not only leading multicultural teams (virtual and face-to-face) but also dealing with clients and suppliers from all over the world. Additionally, the seminar will be invaluable to those who will be in leadership positions as expatriates. The sessions will be primarily interactive utilizing small groups discussions, experiential exercises, cases and self-assessments. 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

Strategic Growth, Financial Profitability and Free Cash Flow Valuation

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 start ups 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

Sustainable Business Model Design

This 6 hour seminar centers on the contributions that commerce, business and economic development can make toward building sustainable peace and prosperity. It explores issues such as globalization, corruption, corporate social responsibility, business strategy, extreme affordability business model design and sustainability as they enable or hinder the creation of wealth and social transformation, particularly for the 4 billion people living in poverty and duress. 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

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

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

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