Category Archives: class experiences

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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Buenos Aires! School of Business Administration at University of San Diego! Wal-Mart! Yes, indeed!

One of my main reasons for picking USD for my MBA  was the international opportunities that the School of Business Administration (SBA) provides. We talk about global MBA’s being important in setting one apart from the crowd. The international business experiences at USD, coordinated by … Continue reading

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Corporate Social Responsibility… Internationally

Check out the blog post today from the Ahler’s Center for International Business – one of University of San Diego’s Centers of Excellence.  The post talks about the CSR-related consulting projects completed by MBA students in both Brazil and in the … Continue reading

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“Reverse Innovation:  The epicenter of disruptive revolution”

Ahlers Center International Speaker Series Dr. Vijay Govindarajan “Nobody has a monopoly over good ideas.” -Kevin O’Leary It couldn’t have been proven better than by Reverse Innovation. It was an honor to participate in the talk by Dr. Vijay Govindarajan … Continue reading

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USD MBA Students Studying Abroad – Fall 2014

USD’s Ahlers Center for International Business is dedicated to offering students international experiences, including International Consulting Practicums, Short-Term Graduate Study Abroad sessions, and Semester Exchange Programs. Many of my fellow classmates chose to mobilize the Semester Exchange Program opportunity this … Continue reading

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