​The Ahlers Center for International Business

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The Ahlers Center for International Business is your gateway to thrilling global business education opportunities. Our international business and trade training programs connect students, faculty and the local San Diego business community with experts and opportunities to expand your business and skillset — and your global mindset.

Graduate students can participate in our international consulting practicum program, where you can advise companies like Mazda City or L'Oreal at their global offices. Or study as 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.

Undergraduate and graduate students alike have the opportunity to consult for San Diego regional businesses on global expansion plans, cross-border projects and inclusive regional economic development activities.

For the San Diego regional business community, the Ahlers Center facilitates global business training programs and applied custom consulting projects led by our faculty that enhance the global competitiveness of your company. Our programs and projects delve into international market research, trade advisory, supply chain management, economic analysis and business analytics.

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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 "Knauss School of Business" students, alumni and executives.

Ahlers 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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