Entrepreneur Justin Ohanessian’s recipe for launching a successful business calls for two things: a simple idea and abundant determination.
For Alexandra Morgan MNA ’00, the fight against cancer is personal. It played a pivotal role in her decision to become CEO of Family House — a San Francisco nonprofit that cares for children stricken by the disease.
Companies require employees to know how to engage with and analyze big data. USF students use cutting-edge technology to learn the skills necessary to visualize datasets.
How does Dave Griffis define what it means to be a truly outstanding faculty member?
Mona Ahmadi, part-time MBA, and Alissa Oropeza, business undergraduate, two students at the University of San Francisco School of Management, were awarded scholarships from the Financial Women of San Francisco Association (FWSF).
A filmmaker and group of alumni, faculty, and staff explore what philanthropy means in a practical sense, in the lives of people who volunteer, and of people who give to or receive charity.
Jaclyn Anku: recently published and promoted to Associate, all while still a student.
Forbes recently ranked USF #21 on their list of America’s Most Entrepreneurial Universities. How did we get there, and how are we encouraging students’ entrepreneurial spirits?
USF Alumna Mary Clark Bartlett has clout in Silicon Valley; so says the Silicon Valley Business Journal, which has awarded Bartlett for this very reason. Read more about Bartlett and her sustainable food service.
Hundreds of the most innovative companies in the Bay Area were open to the public during the San Francisco NewCo festival, including the USF School of Management.
Mallory Browne ’13 could have landed a cushy corporate job after graduating as a standout USF business-marketing student. Instead, she saw a chance to make a difference and help save lives working for an international nonprofit that leads HIV/AIDS care and research in 28 countries around the world.
Of all the characters novelist Rabih Alameddine MBA ’86 has created, his latest — a 72-year-old woman with blue hair and no friends — is his most autobiographical, he says.
Alumnus Ralph Spinelli speaks from personal experience when advocating for post-incarceration education.
Imagine seeing what basketball star Roy Hibbert sees as he flies through the air for a layup, as you watch the Jumbotron from your arena seat. Now imagine physicians saving lives by remotely guiding first responders as they see and treat patients at the scene of an accident. That and more is possible with technology created for Google Glass by a startup founded by Jon Fisher ’98.
The intersection between digital technology and philanthropy helps to showcase the past accomplishments and future endeavors of The Packard Foundation.
Vijay Mehrotra is the kind of guy who will try anything once, whether that means doing improv or taking the Trans-Siberian Railway from Beijing to Berlin.
"San Francisco is not lacking in uniqueness. I can always find something new and interesting related to art or craftsmanship." -Jessica Dixon, MGEM '10, Co-Founder, Fullosophie
MSAN students will tap into Amazon Web Services on-demand cloud infrastructure to access advanced courses, tackle research endeavors, and explore new projects.
California Governor Jerry Brown appoints USF MBA alumnus Charles E. Wilson II as Superior Court Judge for the county of Santa Clara.
USF is among the top 25 most entrepreneurial colleges and universities in the country, according to new rankings released by Forbes magazine.
USF’s new President, Father Fitzgerald, encouraged the Bay Area’s law enforcement professionals to use USF as an emergency preparedness resource.
MGEM students visit two Google branches to discuss innovation and global impact with the founder of Google Earth and the head of Niantic Labs.
Academics gathered to discuss the challenges and rewards of teaching ethical leadership in the tradition of the Jesuit Order at the annual CJBE conference.
Two Master of Science in Organizational Development alumni ventured to Africa to do good and came back changed.
Tony Ribera addresses an audience of international law enforcement leaders on ethical and effective leadership grounded in Jesuit principles.
Dania Frink, MPA ’13, has been selected as the recipient of a prestigious year-long Education Pioneers fellowship.
Mona Ahmadi, part-time MBA student, and Alissa Oropeza, business undergraduate, strive to give back to their communities through finance.
Rob Briner, founder of the Center for Evidence-Based Management, talks to USF MBA students about the power of evidence.
The new international budget-friendly hotelier booking site is here courtesy of University of San Francisco Master in Global Entrepreneurial Management alumna.
MSFA student and alumnus score in the 99th percentile of the Bloomberg Aptitude Test (BAT).
The Innocence Project hosts a symposium on Eyewitness Identification Best Practices at the University of San Francisco.
Ocean Beach gem Java Beach Café and Mission classic Harrington Galleries honored by the Gellert Family Business Resource Center Awards. Find out what makes these family-run businesses so special.
Kaiser Permanente recently made a video about their employee Cassandra Beverly, BS '12 & MSOD '14, a working mother who received her Bachelor's and Master’s degrees at the USF School of Management.
Luis Aroche MPA ’15 is on the frontlines of the fight to reduce California’s overcrowded prisons, now at about 144 percent of capacity.
Congratulations to the distinguished graduates of the School of Management!
Since funding was cut in 2010, Professor Larry Brewster has dedicated his research to the effects of arts programs on the incarcerated.
USF’s Department of Hospitality Management Holds its Second Annual Student Industry Exchange.
Notoriously successful venture capitalist Tom Perkins on risk, failure, and reward in today’s market.
The University of San Francisco is pleased to announce Dr. Elizabeth B. Davis as new Dean of the School of Management.
University of San Francisco Students walk the walk over the Golden Gate Bridge to raise public awareness of women's cancer research.
University of San Francisco Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Mark Cannice releases his latest Venture Capital Confidence Index covering Q1 2014.
He briefly worked as a smuggler, helps run the postal service at Burning Man, and is addicted to Scrabble. Bet you didn’t know these 10 things about Dr. Vijay Mehrotra.
Dr. Charles Geschke, founder of Adobe, speaks to MBA students about what makes good business good. See his career advice here.
Paul J. Fitzgerald, S.J., has been named the next president of the University of San Francisco, the 28th in its 159-year history. The USF Board of Trustees voted unanimously in a special session April 8 to appoint Fr. Fitzgerald, said Thomas E. Malloy ’61, board chair. Fr. Fitzgerald will take office Aug. 1.
Luis Alvarado, University of San Francisco alumnus and one of Forbes’s “30 Under 30 in Finance,” shares his business wisdom. Learn more about his career advice.
Residents and 911 operators in about 500 cities
and counties across the country can now use an emergency smartphone app that
was created by USF information systems student Joseph Ekman ’14 to save lives.
Professor Richard Callahan Presented His Research on Local and County Government Fiscal Sustainability
For Master of Science in Organization Development ‘09 alumna Sabeen Ali, “change the world through code” is synonymous with “change the world from here.”
Don Proctor, Senior VP of Cisco, guest lectures at an MBA class and shares how the technology giant transforms the way people connect, communicate, and collaborate.
New York City restaurateur Nicole Ponseca ’98 is an unlikely
success story in an industry that remains an old boys’ club, and in which few
First-year MBAs won Entrepreneur’s Choice in this year’s Venture Capital Investment Competition®
Invited by State Senator Lou Correa and Assembly Member Travis Allen, Professors Xiaohua Yang and Stanley Kwong Addressed the California State Chamber
School of Management sophomore Sibo Luo was honored by Mayor Ed Lee for saving a San Francisco woman’s life.
Can a USF staff member ever fully understand the student experience? Can a student understand the inner workings of how the University operates? These three student-staff-members know.
This year’s “Suit Yourself” fashion show invited Primed & Prepped, a hospitality management mentoring and job training program for young men of color ages 15-19, from Bayview.
Associate Professor Kimberly Rae Connor’s scholarship related to the slave narrative garners well-deserved attention from her alma mater. Discover more about her contributions.
Ethan Ellison, a recent graduate of the Master of Science in Financial Analysis program, won the Merit Award from the Bay Area Financial Education Foundation for the Charter Financial Analyst Level I.
Find out how innovative USF student duo Michael Appezzato and Jing Zhang created the platform for building a digital resume.
The China Business Studies Initiative enjoys a successful launch! The Initiative's goal? To create the vital link between China and the SF business community.
Students, faculty and Bay Area service organizations explored the meaning of service learning and active community engagement in the two-day inaugural GLCEL seminar.
University of San Francisco Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Mark Cannice releases his latest Venture Capital Confidence Index covering Q4 2013.
There’s much more to Professor Waters than his academic achievements. Here are 10 things you didn’t know »
Ethan Ellison awarded Charter Financial Analyst Level 1 Merit Award for 2014. See more incredible accomplishments from School of Management students >>
MSFA Alum Luis Alvarado makes Forbes list for 30 Under 30 in Finance.
USF hosts 18th annual Law Enforcement Leadership Symposium focusing this year on violence against women.
From letters to editors to public meetings, MNA students took an active role in advocating for causes and proactively bettering their communities.
Herb Schultz, Region IX Director of Health and Human Services, discusses the effect HIV has had on his career trajectory at the MPA luncheon.
San Francisco-based company helped shed some light on what awaits the students in Professor Sidaoui’s class after graduation, the value of internships and the challenges of the job market.
The number of students choosing to spend their entire university education at their “home university” is declining.
Infographic: The Rise of the Nonprofit Sector The Rise of the Nonprofit is more complex than you think. We created the following infographic to shed some light on this complex–and vitally important topic
Infographic: Social Media, The New Face of Disaster Response. With social media use ever on the rise, social networks have become a primary source of news and information.
Students and faculty crowded into the Xavier auditorium to hear Dr. Roth talk about the economics of matching organ donors to donees, doctors to hospitals and students to schools, and how to make the world better through economics.
USF’s China Business Studies Initiative hosts the first academic and business interactive conference.
President of the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program Alumni Association of Northern California holds an engaging discussion with an International Negotiation Class
Innovative technologies are changing the way hotels manage the guest experience. The School of Management is introducing these new technologies into the curriculum of the students in the Hospitality Management major, keeping them up-to-date with technological developments in their field and helping them be more successful in their careers.
University of San Francisco alumni land better-paying jobs than other college graduates, according to Affordable Colleges Online. The site ranks USF as one of the top universities in the country for computer science majors and among the best in California for undergraduate majors in general, based on what they earn over the course of their careers.
Two USF departments unite using cooking as a tool to teach English. The course is intended for English Language Learners and teaches about measurements, tools, and methods of cooking that expand the English vocabulary.
University of San Francisco Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Mark Cannice released his latest Venture Capital Confidence Index on Oct. 22, 2013.
Competing with data scientists around the world, MSAN students participated in a 24-hour hackathon.
The Adobe Systems co-founder shares his philosophies on culture, values and good leadership with ROTC military science seniors. Read Dr. Geschke’s inspirational advice.
Nobel Laureate Alvin E. Roth will address USF students, faculty, and alumni on “Who Gets What: The New Economics of Matching and Market Design” on November 14 in this year’s first event of the Finance and Economics Speaker Series.
Dr. Johnson’s book provides exemplary strategies for social justice advocacy by examining deliberative democracy, communication, and conflict resolution.
Valerie Lemke co-founded a community driven program that aims to sustain education in rural Africa.
Cutting-edge technology is changing the future of education by combining virtual environments with human behavior. Our own organizational behavior scholar went to Florida to learn more about immersive simulation.
USF President Stephen A. Privett, S.J. announced that he’ll step aside as the university’s president when his current term ends in May.
Corporate Knights ranked global business schools’ coursework, student-led initiatives and institutional support to determine their commitment to sustainability in learning, green business and the triple bottom line.
Over 300 new students received sample lectures on morality and cultural differences within the business environment, aiming to help students get the most out of their graduate programs and prepare them for their future positions as business leaders.
Over the past year, the nine competing schools have raised $6.3 million, with over 16,000 hours of volunteer work completed by their teams.
Conference topics included SF’s earthquake preparedness, Hurricane Katrina and the BP disaster response, lifelines and crisis situations, emergency operations and community resilience.
Dr. Larry Brewster's thirty-year involvement in art in correctional facilities programs has recently branched out to include testifying before state committees.
The conference focused on Armenia’s ongoing economic challenges and the role China’s Foreign Direct Investments play in Armenia and other countries.
Dr. Larry Brewster collaborated with photographer Peter Merts to highlight the California Arts-in-Corrections program and its impact on the rehabilitation of California inmates.
Sonam Gill presented her research on U.S. policy and best practices at the International 100% Renewable Energy Conference (IRENEC) in Istanbul.
University of San Francisco Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Mark Cannice just released his latest VC Confidence Index.
Two Public Administration conferences hosted by USF had participants discuss topics of utopia and pedagogical strategies as USF celebrated the 35th anniversary of its MPA program.
Professor Monika Hudson's entrepreneurship exercise, Marketing into Finance Scenario, is top ten in Innovative Entrepreneurship Education Competition.
Dr. Art Karshmer’s alma mater recognizes his “Outstanding Contributions to Society” with an Outstanding Achievement and Advocacy Award.
Students apply their business knowledge to give back to the community and become advocates for the disempowered by interning at nonprofit organizations.
Students and hospitality industry leaders focus on the future and engage on collaborative consumption, Airbnb, sustainable seafood and obesity.
Hundreds of students, alumni, and staff participated in service events with the School of Management sending over 100 volunteers on two occasions.
Silicon Valley Venture Capital Research Symposium attracted many Bay Area venture capitalists and attorneys to USF hilltop campus.
Dr. Geschke spoke to an audience of graduate students about leadership, values, failure and success, taking risks, learning opportunities and the future of business.
Dr. Richard Waters co-authored the book, Coming Out of the Closet: Exploring LGBT Issues in Strategic Communication with Theory and Research, which is coming out this June.
The quarterly Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Confidence Index® (Bloomberg ticker symbol: SVVCCI) is based on an on-going survey of San Francisco Bay Area/Silicon Valley venture capitalists.
MBA students meet with world-class executives in the fields of technology, venture capital and law as research for their white papers.
MBA students faced off in a reverse business plan competition, in which they took on the role of venture capitalists, at the International Venture Capital Investment Competition.
Dr. Arthur I. Karshmer was awarded the Fred Strache Award for his leadership in the field of disability and technology, specifically for teaching mathematics to blind students and professionals.
Professor Xiaohua Yang encouraged Nevinger to submit her paper, “Localized Hiring in Chinese Multi-National Corporations,” to the Academy of International Business conference, where she presented.
Dr. Xiaohua Yang joins a European Union research project on multinational companies and global development challenges as part of the Research Institute for Managing Sustainability.
Professors Nicholas Imparato and Mouwafac Sidaoui led their winter class to Turkey and the United Arab Emirates for an immersive experience on Middle Eastern business practices and culture.
A Successful December 2012 Warm Wishes Backpack campaign
Opening remarks from Mayor Ed Lee and SF Police Chief and USF Alum Greg Suhr on this year's theme of Narcotics
Not For Sale's David Batstone studies top 300 apparel brands and empowers consumers with smartphone app.
Exploring important developments in a global economy with keynote speaker Steve Westly
China's confidence in a downward trend.
Current Report Receives Heavy Media Coverage As Investment Confidence Falters
The School of Management is now being lead by Interim Dean Dr. Michael J. Webber.
Professor’s Sports Analytics Work Also Extends To Chelsea Football Club’s Player Personnel Director and International Mathematics in Sports Conference
Nonprofit Pioneer Founded Nation’s First Master’s in Nonprofit Administration Program At USF In 1983