Knauss ​School of Business Centers and Institutes

Your VIP pass to skills and connections.

The world needs more globally-minded leaders. Ethical thinkers. And socially-conscious change agents. In short — the world needs you. Because the world is our business, we want to send you out with the broadest perspective — and proficiency — on the most up-to-date issues and trends in the business industry.

Through faculty research and partnerships with industry leaders, our centers and institutes educate and equip students and alumni on issues that remain at the forefront of business education. Think of it as a VIP pass to in-demand skills and a step closer to your dream career.

From hands-on workshops to networking events, you will come home with the latest thought leadership, skills and practical applications you can apply to your career. And that industry leader at your round table? Talk about an opportunity to get an insider perspective — or the introduction of a lifetime.

Accountancy Institute Accountancy Institute Ace ethics and numbers. Prepare for certification while learning how to thrive as an ethical accountant and leader in the financial space.
John M. Ahlers Center for International Business John M. Ahlers Center for International Business Enhance your global mindset. Immerse yourself in other cultures' business practices, etiquette and ways of life through a variety of international programs and opportunities.
Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate Meet real estate moguls. Get connected with the “who’s who” list of San Diego real estate professionals through annual conferences and networking events.
Supply Chain Management Institute Supply Chain Management Institute Master the supply chain. Connect with supply chain professionals influencing company sourcing, operations, sustainability and logistics in a $40T global industry.
Girl presents proof of concept at booth at USD Entrepreneurship and Innovation Catalyzer Building entrepreneurs.

Research, create and pitch your innovative business ideas through USD’s hub for cross-campus entrepreneurship activities.

The Brink Small Business and Development Center The Brink Jumpstart your small business. Accelerate your growth-oriented, innovation-based start-up with relevant and insightful guidance from our world-class business consulting services.
USD students and entrepreneurs mingle at an event on campus Free Enterprise Institute Activating innovators to change the world. Build momentum for your business with resources and programs that activate local entrepreneurs to change the world.