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The Wonderful Life in San Diego

San Diego’s quality of life is unbeatable. To me, it feels like we live where most people vacation. The year-round sunshine, 70 miles of coastline, amazing food, various exhibitions and outdoor activities are what San Diego is all about. Join … Continue reading

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Exploring Nike HQ & Shanghai: MBA International Consulting Project Highlights

Did you know that the University of San Diego MBA program offers intersession courses all over the globe? You can travel to Europe, Latin America, Africa and in my case Asia – where I chose Shanghai for the MBA international … Continue reading

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Internship Hunting Tips for First Year MBA Students

MBA Student Amanda Gao interviews second-year MBA Robin Gustaffson on her eCommerce internship at PETCO from June to August, 2016. The internship has become a full-time job for Robin, where she currently works as an Assistant Program Manager in the … Continue reading

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USD MBA Study Abroad Experience

Time flies so fast that I cannot believe I am already a second year MBA candidate at USD. There are so many highlights of my MBA life in San Diego in just one year. But here, I want to share … Continue reading

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From India to San Diego…

Robin Gustafson, a first year MBA student and Graduate Assistant for the MBA Admissions Office spoke with classmate Harsha Musthyala about her experience moving to San Diego from India and beginning her MBA at USD.  A transcript of their conversation … Continue reading

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The University of San Diego’s MBA: providing the competitive edge, and much more.

Most perspective MBA students seem to have an inherent competitive spirit – a sort of drive that makes them want to be the best in every situation they encounter. While these types are definitely present in every class, and across … Continue reading

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The USD MBA experience… in pictures

When talking about a picturesque campus, you may imagine a picture like this: But can you believe it’s even more beautiful in the evening? When  talking about MBA students, you can imagine a group of business elites in suits like … Continue reading

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5 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Starting my MBA Program at USD

Not Having a Background in Business isn’t Necessarily a Bad Thing So you don’t have a background in business. You think debits and credits are types of bankcards. Your idea of inflation and deflation involves helium and latex. It’s OK. … Continue reading

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Grandiosity vs Efficiency: Finding that sweet spot

In May 2015, a group of MBA and MSGL students from the University of San Diego embarked on a 2 week study abroad program in Munich and Athens. The courses on offer were Legal and Social Environment of Business, Entrepreneurial Finance … Continue reading

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Shanghai Experience: International consulting project

As a Full-Time MBA student in the International Business track we are required to do two international consulting practicums on two different continents during our tenure as  MBA graduate students.  This past January, I had the pleasure of joining a … Continue reading

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