Developing business leaders with a global mindset
Each year the Ahlers Center supports faculty to expand their expertise in the international arena. This is done through the support of their research activities, curriculum development, enhancing language learning and various international opportunities.
In order to provide SBA Faculty and Staff with language improvement training, the Ahlers Center iis offering 3 or 6 month memberships to Rosetta Stone. With each membership comes with unlimited access to every language and level available in the program at a special discounted rate of $40 for a 3 month membership and $75 for 6 months.
Rosetta Stone is accessible from any computer, however it is recommended that a microphone and speaker be available to users in order to enhance learning. Please note that it will not work with the iPad as Adobe Flash is required.
For more information and to sign-up: Rosetta Stone Language Learning System.
International Curriculum Incentive Awards
SBA full-time faculty receive recognitions to incorporate, develop and enhance their courses with additional international content. For more information on these awards please click here.
Highlighted Additional Development Activities
- 2013 Faculty Development program to Delhi, India to meet with colleagues at the Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) at the University of Delhi and IMT Ghaziabad. We will also be visiting companies and meeting with business executives to enhance our understanding and knowledge related to the Indian marketplace.
- In 2011, 18 different courses were taught abroad in a USD faculty-led program increasing opportunities for students and international expertise of faculty. Faculty taught in programs on five continents.
- 2011 Faculty Development Program to Asian Institute of Management (AIM) in the Philippines and the National University of Singapore (NUS) to interact with faculty from those institutions to discuss mutual interests and potential partnerships, meet with alumni and business leaders, and to increase our understanding and expertise of the region.
- 2010 Faculty Development Program to Universidad de los Andes (Colombia) and Universidad ESAN (Peru) meeting with faculty and business leaders. USD faculty were able to interact with host university faculty to share research ideas and course development.
- 2009 Faculty Development Program to Mexico City to meet with faculty from Tec de Monterrey and Mexican executives.
- Faculty Development Workshop on participant-based learning with John Ickes (INCAE, Costa Rica) using cases and examples from Latin America.