The USD School of Business mission is to develop socially responsible business leaders with a global mindset through academically rigorous, relevant, and values-based education and research. Leveraging group exercises, case studies, consulting assignments, and more interactive methods, our programs offer real-world, practical experience balanced with rigorous academic theory that offers students a balanced approach to learning that they can immediately apply. We provide personalized, one-on-one learning with accessible professors that gives students the opportunity to ask questions and focus on areas of interest. Small class size and cohorts that move with students through the program encourage life-long, supportive relationships and learning from each other's experiences. Opportunities to study abroad help students understand global business practices, perspectives, and cultures. Because we take a balanced, practical approach to education, our professors are a blend of award-winning research professors and high-performing practicing executives. Together, they teach a continually evolving curriculum that is relevant to the real world as well as grounded in best practices and established academic theory. USD School of Business graduates hold professional positions in high technology, new economy corporations, consulting firms, and other entrepreneurial endeavors throughout the Pacific Rim and beyond.