The school of Business is committed to being a proactive agent in developing a new kind of wealth. We envision wealth creation that: is equitable and socially inclusive (people), environmentally friendly (planet), financially solid (profit), builds harmonious societies (peace), and fosters a sustainable economy (prosperity). This is the penta-bottom line approach to the business enterprise.
To accomplish this vision, the aim of the University of San Diego School of Business is “education with a purpose.” Our objective is to graduate students who are socially responsible and internationally competitive leaders, entrepreneurs and agents of change who will transform lives in our society and around the world.
On behalf of the entire USD School of Business community, thank you for supporting our school. As you will see throughout this report, we have accomplished a lot in the last year. None of this would be possible without the generosity of donors like you.
Thank you for being a key partner in our journey towards creating a penta-bottom line business environment for our local and global community
Dean and Professor of Management
Real Simple magazine highlighted the study coauthored by Morgan Poor, assistant professor of marketing, finding that taking a photo of food before eating increases satisfaction.
Annalisa Barrett, clinical professor of finance, commenting on the Wells Fargo scandal to U.S. News and World Report, Nov. 1, explained that boards of directors should develop crisis management plans for various scenarios.
Housingwire on Dec. 19 cited Associate Professor of Real Estate Vivek Sah’s research that “cash is no longer king” in the distressed housing market.
The Academic Minute and Inside Higher Ed on March 13 featured Jennifer Mueller, associate professor of management, discussing her research on why organizations resist creativity and innovation.
The Globe and Mail featured Jennifer Mueller, associate professor of management, discussing her research on why organizations resist creativity and innovation.
Jennifer Mueller, associate professor of management, was interviewed on Wisconsin Public Radio April 21 about her research and book showing how organizations resist innovation.
Jennifer Mueller, associate professor of management, was featured in Inc.com about her research and book showing how organizations resist innovation.
Annalisa Barrett, clinical professor of finance in the School of Business, told the New York Times Oct. 16 that Wells Fargo’s decision to have an internal replacement for CEO John Stumpf may be making the best of a bad situation.
Stephen Conroy, associate dean for undergraduate programs, was interviewed by NPR’s Marketplace program about why it is important for the economy for millennials to buy homes.
The Washington Post quoted David Pyke, professor of operations, that “dynamic pricing” is to blame for airfare and other price increases.
Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs
The winners for 2017 included student entrepreneurs dedicated to curbing the vicious cycle of homelessness and substance abuse among people deported from the United States to Tijuana, reducing water use in residential homes through greywater solutions, and increasing the representation of women and African Americans in science, technology, engineering and math.
Innovation that can increase residential recycling rates using cloud database and behavioral analysis, won $8,000
Jordan Schultz, Mechanical Engineering ‘17WATCH THE VIDEO
Through the Global Social Innovation Challenge, university students in participating universities from around the globe generate ideas for innovative ventures that respond to a social, economic, environmental, or justice issue of their choice, and compete for seed funding at an annual global event to launch or expand their ventures!WATCH THE VIDEO
The Center for Peace and Commerce (CPC) is a partnership between the School of Business and the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies to prepare new generations of change makers.Find out more
2016 -17 INTERNATONAL REACH
China • Japan • Spain • Mexico • Brazil • Germany • Argentina • India • Peru • Italy • Portugal • France • United Kingdom
This is just one example. Nine teams of approximately 30 students consulted local organizations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Shanghai, China and Munich, Germany under the guidance of our esteemed faculty during intersession 2017. And nearly 2,000 people participated in our Ahlers Center for International Business programs just in the last academic year.
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We gratefully acknowledge those who have contributed gifts to the University of San Diego School of Business.
You have enabled us to sustain the momentum required for success.
*Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy for gifts made between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.