Knauss School of Business Giving Opportunities

​Build the next generation of business leaders.

Remember that outstanding internship experience you had? Or the study abroad program that changed your perspective on business? Or the national conference that kickstarted your career? You can give the same types of opportunities to current and future Knauss School of Business students. With a wide range of funds you can contribute to, your options for giving are as unique as you are.

Video: A Transformative Gift

For USD Board Chair Don Knauss and his wife, Ellie, education is the great equalizer. Hear the Knauss family share why they feel so strongly about investing in the University of San Diego's School of Business, and what they hope their gift means for our students.

Knauss School of Business Greatest Needs

Rendering of Knauss Center for Business Education

Knauss Center for Business Education

Through the generous support of the USD Board of Trustees Chairman Don Knauss and his wife, Ellie, the Knauss School of Business has launched construction of a 120,000-square-foot complex to unify our operations and drive business innovation. The Knauss family gift allowed us to begin construction and your donation will support the technology infrastructure to build state-of-the-art active learning spaces for our students.

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Business Student Scholarship Fund

Student scholarships are always in demand. You can help fund merit-based and need-based scholarships for undergraduate and graduate business students at USD to help them cover costs for tuition, fees, textbooks and other academic expenses. 

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Working space for innovation incubator Free Enterprise Institute

Combining the Knauss School of Business' Catalyzer and other entrepreneurial efforts, the Free Enterprise Institute brings together a whole world of established entrepreneurs, thought leaders, upstart innovators, brilliant venture capitalists and bright-eyed students to embody the very essence of values-driven free enterprise.

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Knauss School of Business at the University of San Diego real estate team poses with their competition trophy The Burnham Moores Center for Real Estate

Our mission is to help recruit, educate and mentor real estate students with the goal of facilitating their career pursuits in a socially responsible manner and in collaboration with the real estate industry.

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Expert lectures at a Supply Chain Management Institute conference The Supply Chain Management Institute

From our research-led workshops to our tight-knit connections with industry associations, the Supply Chain Management Institute keeps working professionals and students on the leading edge of best practices in integrated logistics and supply chain management.

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