MBA students are active participants in student government, leadership programs and clubs supported by the School of Business faculty and staff.
They also take advantage of all-campus and graduate student clubs, which brings together students from across disciplines and interests in social and learning opportunities.
USD has much to offer for those interested in an active student life outside the classroom. In addition to our Leadership Fellows Program and Leadership Labs, some of the most popular organizations and clubs are:
The Graduate Business Student Association (GBSA) is an organization that is for students, and led by students. We represent the graduate business students, promote career and professional development, facilitate camaraderie and enhance student life at the University of San Diego. We host events that support all of these efforts, including: faculty versus student kickball games, club open houses, happy hours, beach days, community service activities and other culture enhancing events. We are made up of an executive board and general members.
The Management Consulting Association is a business student organization at the University of San Diego designed to enhance the career and professional development of MBA and other graduate students interested in pursuing careers in management consulting. The MCA is also committed to remaining inclusive to those undergraduate students interested in the consulting industry.
These three pillars guide the internal direction of the MCA:
1) Real-World Project Experience
2) Robust Case Interview Preparation
3) Networking Opportunities
Through relationships with experienced faculty consultants, alumni, consulting firms and a wide-range of international companies looking for support, the MCA is also committed to bridging the gap between top-ranked business school minds and outside business owners and professionals. Our project experience includes non-profits, start-ups, small local business and large multi-national companies like Wal-Mart and WD-40.
American Marketing Association
The American Marketing Association—the USD chapter of the largest professional marketing association in North America—is committed to introducing students to the various aspects of marketing by providing resources and encouraging interaction with professionals, faculty and peers. We achieve this by creating projects that offer real world experiences, inviting professional speakers for lectures and by helping students build a network that will be valuable in their professional careers.
USD Entrepreneurship Club
The USD Entrepreneurship Club is committed to bringing together students, entrepreneurs, alumni and faculty with the hopes of building relationships and fostering an interactive learning environment to explore the world of entrepreneurship. Members of the USD E-Club come from a variety of backgrounds, industries and educations. The E-Club is event driven with monthly E-Club member events mixed in with off campus partner events. We are composed of current undergraduate and graduate students from various schools from the University of San Diego.
Net Impact: Global Membership Organization
The University of San Diego Net Impact chapter extends the mission of the global nonprofit organization to inspire, educate, and equip individuals to use the power of business to create a more socially and environmentally sustainable world. We strive to apply these principles in practice and connect with the San Diego businesses community to help sustainability and social responsibility make the transition from curriculum to the real world."
USD Graduate Business Veterans Organization (GBVO)
The USD Graduate Business Veterans Organization joins the University of San Diego in the development of socially responsible leaders with a global mindset. Our aim is to enhance the rigor, relevancy, and values of the USD MBA Program by integrating professionals from our military services into the University and its business network. The scope of our actions include active recruiting for high quality organization members, support for professionals in the USD MBA program, and facilitating productive connections in our local business community.
How to join: Contact President
Women International Business Network (WIBN)
The Women's International Business Network (WIBN) supports the business, professional and leadership goals of women in USD graduate business programs through group, USD community, San Diego community and International involvement. We aim to establish a lasting network and foundation of like-minded individuals who support those goals now and into the future through mentorship, executive education and self-development tools.
How to join: Attend the semi-annual Clubs Open House sponsored by the GBSA, email Gina Stavrakakis or like our FB page to find out when our next event is and join us!