Faculty

The Master of Science in Executive Leadership combines the core curriculum of the University of San Diego's nationally ranked School of Business Administration with the management strategies of The Ken Blanchard Companies to transform executives into more effective leaders.

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  • Craig Barkacs

    Professor of Business Law

    A former attorney who often represented the underdog in high-profile civil and business litigation, Professor Barkacs is sought out by media to provide commentary on business, legal, ethical, and political issues…

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  • Linda Barkacs

    Associate Professor of Business Law

    Professor Barkacs received her J.D. from USD’s School of Law. She owned her own law firm and currently owns a business consulting firm that provides negotiation, teams and ethics training for the private sector…

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  • Ken Blanchard

    MSEL Faculty

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  • Marjorie Blanchard

    Co-founder, Speaker, Author & Trainer
    Ken Blanchard Companies

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  • Tres Conrique

    Chairman, SBA Board of Advisors
    President and CEO, Rancho Santa Fe Technology, Inc.

  • Curtis Cook

    Dean Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of Management

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  • Shreesh Deshpande

    Professor of Finance
    Area Chair, Finance

    Professor Deshpande has taught internationally in Canada, India, and Jamaica. He has numerous publications in the areas of corporate finance, derivatives and international finance…

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  • Susan Fowler

    MSEL Faculty

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    Robert Glaser

    MSEL Faculty

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  • Jaime Alonso Gómez

    Ahlers Center Distinguished Professor of International Business
    Professor of Intl Strategy, EGADE-Tec de Monterrey, Mexico City

    Under Professor Gomez’s leadership as the Founding Dean of the Monterrey campus, EGADE was recognized as one of the top business schools in the world and in Latin America…

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    Victoria Halsey

    MSEL Faculty

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    Gudrun Hoy

    MSEL Faculty

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  • John Kontopuls

    President & CEO, Elite Show Services, Inc.

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  • Barbara Lougee

    Assistant Professor of Accountancy

  • Kathleen Martin

    MSEL Faculty

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  • Robin McCoy

    Instructor of Marketing

    Professor McCoy has spent over twenty years using her leadership skills to advance organizations through periods of anticipating organizational growth and expansion while in transition…

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    Eunice Parisi-Carew

    MSEL Faculty

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    Frank Pons

    MSEL Faculty

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  • Manzur Rahman

    Associate Dean
    Director of Graduate Programs and Professor of Finance

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    John Rehfeld

    MSEL Faculty

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  • Garry Ridge

    President & CEO, WD-40 Company
    MSEL Faculty

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    David Schlotterbeck

    MSEL Faculty

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    David Schlotterbeck

    MSEL Faculty

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  • Stephen Standifird

    MSEL Faculty

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  • Janice Thompson

    MSEL Faculty

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  • Dirk Yandell

    Professor of Economics

    Dr. Yandell has taught over 20 different courses at USD and has received such awards as the Innovative Undergraduate Business Educator award, the Professor of the Year award, and the Outstanding Preceptor award…

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    Drea Zigarmi

    MSEL Faculty

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    Patricia Zigarmi

    MSEL Faculty

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  • Carsten Zimmermann

    Associate Professor of Management

    Carsten Zimmermann has received the Steber Fellowship, the MBA Cohort Outstanding Professor Award, and has twice received the Professor of Impact Award…

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