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John Ahlers Center for International Business

The Ahlers Center for International Business sponsors graduate business study abroad options in Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia. These opportunities are open to graduate business students from around the world, providing a truly international experience. USD law students and graduate students in international relations or education may be eligible to participate. Each location offers a choice of graduate courses, giving participants the opportunity to study topics particularly relevant to their individual career goals. The graduate business courses are taught in English by internationally recognized faculty in partnership with local universities.

During the summer and intersession, the time spent abroad ranges from one week to three weeks . There are programs to accommodate those working full-time, as well as for the full-time student. Participants can earn up to 6 units of credit.

During intersession the Ahlers Center also coordinates international consulting projects abroad supervised by faculty members which give students the opportunity to work in a company and gain hands-on international business experience.

Several semester exchange opportunities exist with leading business schools around the world. Longer term international internships are also organized by the Ahlers Center.

All of these international options expose students, by immersion, to international business practice and sensitize them to cultural differences that influence effective international interaction. Interested students should contact the Ahlers Center for International Business at (619) 260-4896, email, or go to

Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate

As a Center of Excellence within the University of San Diego’s School of Business Administration, the Burnham-Moores Center’s mission is to deliver outstanding education, industry outreach, career services and cutting-edge research to advance socially responsible leadership in real estate.

The Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate provides course offerings to real estate professionals at all levels of career development through various academic programs. World-class faculty, coupled with an extensive network of industry contacts, provides students with a one-of-a-kind educational experience that positions them for success. Programs offered include a continuing education Certificate In Real Estate Finance, Investments and Development and a Certificate In Land Use and Sustainable Community Development.

Each year, the Center brings together over 2,000 industry and civic professionals through numerous conferences. Flagship events include an Annual Real Estate Conference, a Residential Real Estate Conference and a distinguished lecture series, Breakfast at the BMC, which features top industry professionals.

The Burnham-Moores Center has unparalleled connections with the San Diego real estate community and beyond. Each year, more than 100 industry professionals serve as guest lecturers in undergraduate, graduate and continuing education classes. Four Policy Advisory Board committees are made up of over 100 senior real estate professionals, who provide invaluable services to students through internships, mentorships and job opportunities. For additional information about the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate, go to

Accountancy Institute

The Accountancy Institute was created to serve the educational professional needs of the San Diego accounting community. The institute offers a variety of personalized educational opportunities including the tax boot camp, a certificate in financial planning, and other continuing professional education programs.
These, as well as other networking and personal growth opportunities, are available to our current students, our alumni, and other San Diego professionals from the accounting community. The University of San Diego Accountancy Institute’s commitment to personalized leadership and ethics continues through our variety of professional opportunities offered by our faculty.

Center for Peace and Commerce

A collaboration between the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies and the School of Business Administration, the mission of the Center for Peace and Commerce is to prepare new generations of “change-catalysts” building a sustainable world through innovative thinking and action, integrating business principles and effective management with unique ideas for peace building and poverty alleviation.

Supply Chain Management Institute

The Supply Chain Management Institute (SCMI) is committed to the development of leading edge strategies and techniques in integrated supply, operations, and logistics management. SCMI focuses its efforts on three areas: world-class education, collaborative relationships and applied research. The institute disseminates its insight and practices through annual forums. In striving to be the preferred source for individuals and companies seeking executive-level supply chain management education, SCMI supports a web-based Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management and a web-based Master of Science in Supply Chain Management. The institute also supports the resident Master of Business Administration by providing an emphasis in Supply Chain Management.

SCMI provides students with opportunities to learn from leading practitioners in supply chain management. The institute also assists students and alumni with career placement through its annual job fair and year-round access to leading corporations with opportunities for both internships and long-term placement. The student division of the institute, the Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA), also organizes tours to world-class facilities and opportunities for interacting with industry and professional organizations. The alumni division of the institute, the Supply Chain Management Alumni Association (SCMAA), provides a supply chain management focused platform where associated members collaborate, exchange innovative ideas, share industry leading practices, and network with industry professionals in a setting that promotes social responsibility as well as personal and professional growth.

SCMI is dedicated to building wide practitioner, academic, alumni and student networks into a vibrant community of leading-edge practice. For additional information, go to

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