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Posted on February 11, 2013
Students in Dubai get Royal Visit
The Ahlers Center sent a group of MBA/IMBA students to participate in several consulting projects in Dubai, United Arab Emirates for the first time this past Intersession. During their time abroad, the students and faculty had a surprise guest speaker: UAE Prime Minister and President Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. He spoke exclusively to the group for 30 minutes and even posed for a group photo. To read more and see pictures click here.
Posted on November 8, 2012
USD Students Place at CUIBE Competition
The Ahlers Center for International Business sent a team of four undergraduate international business students to Boston, Mass., to compete in the Consortium of Undergraduate International Business Education (CUIBE) Case Competition from November 1-3. Read More
Posted on October 25, 2012
Vote: Jaime Alonso Gómez for the Economist's Business Professor of the Year Award
Our very own Professor Jaime Alonso Gómez is nominated for The Economist's Business Professor of the Year Award, and needs your support! Read more about Dr. Gomez on Inside USD and vote for him now at http://businessprofessoraward.com/
Posted on October 15, 2012
“Making Business 'Truly Efficient and Truly Humane': The Case of Grupo Bimbo"
On October 11, 2012, Roberto Servitje Sendra, Chairman of the Board of Directors of BIMBO and recipient of the 2010 Business for Peace Award spoke at USD, which was co-sponsored by the Ahlers Center for International Business, the Center for Peace and Commerce, International Constituent Relations, Transborder Institute and Provost Office. Please click here to read more about his talk on Inside USD.
Posted on Setpember 27, 2012
MBA Students Travel to the Base of the Pyramid
This past August, MBA students who were enrolled in Dr. Stephen Conroy’s Microfinance and Wealth Creation course, took a trip to Guatemala. This trip was coordinated and funded by The Ahlers Center, and allowed the students to witness firsthand all of the different aspects of microfinance. The students were able to leave the classroom environment and visit six different microfinance institutions, helping them gain valuable knowledge through a memorable experience.
In the words of MBA student and program participant, Joshua Longacre, “The people we met are our business partners. They may not show up to the office in a suit and tie every day, but the fundamental principles are the same. The experience made me take a long hard look at my career choices and ask some tough questions of myself…” Please click here to read more about Joshua’s trip.
This awareness is precisely what Dr. Conroy had hoped the students would come away with. He mentioned in his interview with The Ahlers Center, “I want students to be exposed to people from a different culture, that speak a different language...who face many different constraints and that see the world differently from my students, but who still have many of the same dreams, hopes, and aspirations.” Click here to read Dr. Conroy’s full interview.
Posted on September 21, 2012
MBA Students Cross the Border and Benefit Disadvantaged Families
Each year, the incoming International MBA (IMBA) cohort begins their academic journey at USD with Dr. Phil Hunsaker’s course, “Leading Multicultural Teams and Organizations” (GSBA 515). The students are welcomed to USD and the Ahlers Center with a unique class that culminates in a three-day trip to Rosarito, Mexico. As a key component of their introduction to USD and each other, the group is removed from the normal classroom setting and immersed in fun and challenging team-building activities; helping them form a solid foundation for the rest of their IMBA experience. Please click here to read the full article.
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