​The Ahlers Center for International Business

Experience the heart-pounding rhythm of international business.


The Ahlers Center for International Business is your gateway to dozens of thrilling global education opportunities. By supporting students, faculty and the business community with access to global learning programs, we believe you'll enhance your international business expertise—and not to mention, the world around you.

For graduate students, you can participate in our international consulting practicum program, where you can advise companies like Mazda City or L'Oreal on their home turf. Or be an exchange student at one of our partner schools—like the Instituto de Empresa in Spain—and earn course credit as you live to the tempo of Madrid's uptown financial district.

To further the school's global standards, we also support School of Business faculty members as they conduct international research and develop new curriculum. And for members of the business community, you'll learn business practices and strategies from internationally-renowned scholars and top executives from companies like Patagonia and Juan Valdez Café.

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Global learning in San Diego. Global learning in San Diego. With programs like our International Business Speaker Series, Professional Series on International Trade and Business Development and language training, we will whisk you away to dozens of international learning experiences—without ever leaving campus.
Global learning around the world. Global learning around the world. From Hong Kong to Argentina, you can take your pick from dozens of study abroad programs, internships, international consulting opportunities, dual degrees and semester exchange programs.
Learning abroad is for undergraduates, too. Learning abroad is for undergraduates, too. Who said you had to stay stateside? As an undergraduate student, you can also take part in exchange programs and short-term travel abroad. Through USD's International Center, you can study at USD’s campus in Spain or learn in dozens of other programs around the world.
Keep our programs thriving. Keep our programs thriving. By donating to the Ahlers Center, you can help us continue to provide life-changing experiences and education to USD School of Business students, alumni and executives.

Ahler's Center for International Business Blog

Helping Students, Executives, and Faculty Achieve More Robust International Business Experience and Knowledge

The Economic Environment of Young Professionals in Spain – Nathan Okorley, MBA Student

(August 19, 2019) –

What a beautiful city Madrid is! A vibrant and modern city bustling with businesses everywhere...

What Truly Brings a Multinational Company Success? – David Chang, MSF Student

(July 16, 2019) –

During spring break 2019, the MSF program took a trip to the financial capital of Italy to learn...

The Value of Global Business Environment Immersion – Katie Knott, MBA Student

(June 14, 2019) –

As a second year MBA student, I have had the incredible opportunity to travel abroad to both...

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