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USD Alum Shares Lesson Learned in Capital Ventures

As I am counting down the 26 days to graduation, I am trying to get in all my “last chance” events. As such, I attended my final Ahlers Center International Business Speaker Series event as a student, featuring USD International … Continue reading

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Annual Evening MBA Executive Keynote Dinner

“On Friday night our MBA program hosted the 4th Annual Evening MBA Executive Keynote Dinner. Current Evening MBA students, alumni and professors who were in attendance made it a great event. We were honored to have Grace Cherashore as our keynote … Continue reading

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USD Graduate Students Enjoy Night Out at the Ballpark

“The Graduate Student Council hosted a night at Petco Park last Friday for the Padres vs. Tigers game.  The section reserved for USD graduate students was the Western Metal Building, which provided a beautiful view of the game and a … Continue reading

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Notes from the road: USD MBA study abroad class

Latin American Business Environment, Bogota, Colombia “We visited Juan Valdez’s HQ in Bogota to learn about globalization from the perspective of a Colombian multinational company.  Many of us could remember the ads for Colombian coffee and Juan Valdez, but what … Continue reading

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An Afternoon with the Dalai Lama

It was with great pleasure that I accepted the invitation to write an entry for the USD MBA blog about my reflections on the visit His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama recently made to the University of San Diego. It … Continue reading

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Venture Vetting Competition

After class last Thursday, I headed over to the IPJ Theater to catch a glimpse of the much-anticipated Venture Vetting (V2) Competition.  Out of twenty teams who submitted a business plan pitch deck, four were selected to be finalists.  Tonight, … Continue reading

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ACG Cup Round 2: The Legend Continues

It was a sunny spring afternoon when USD’s team “Global Opportunities” sailed our war ship onto the shores of Chapman University. The epic battle that played out among our peers a week earlier had provided us with the honor of representing our … Continue reading

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Planning Beyond My MBA

I think that it is safe to say that nobody takes on the rigors of a MBA program just for enjoyment and a thirst for knowledge. We all have a greater end-goal in mind.  For many of us, we are … Continue reading

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ACG Cup Round 1: Tales from a Finance Case Competition

I am a first year full-time MBA. A little while back I was asked to join one of the ACG Cup teams. I casually replied, “sure.” In the same spirit as the semi-successful Jim Carey movie, Yes Man, my philosophy … Continue reading

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Ghana Practicum – On the “Dancing” Road (beware corny metaphors ahead)

“The next 10 days have the potential to be revolutionizing for the future of education in Ghana,” declared Edify’s CEO, Chris Crane, to the business, peace studies, and School of Leadership and Education Sciences students at our opening dinner in … Continue reading

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