MSGL Cohort 47 Graduates

March 30, 2010 § Leave a comment

On Friday 26 March, 18 students from MSGL Cohort 47 walked across the stage in Mother Rosalie Hill auditorium to receive their MS in Global Leasdership degree from USD’s School of Business Administration. That morning, as part of their final capstone project, they presented an analysis which included a strategic plan forward for Krystal Enterprises, a limousine manufacturing company which is dealing with challenges associated with having plants in two different countries. Cohort 47’s presentation was one of the best we’ve seen yet.

Cohort 47 included 12 men and 6 women, 10 students who are still on active duty in the military, and 8 working in the private sector. They had 12 resident learners and 6 Distant Learners, and 3 students who grew up outside the US – 2 in Mexico and one in Ukraine. There was quite a bit of diversity in our military students, which included naval aviators, naval surface officers, a Navy Seal, 3 marines and an Air Force officer. Our private sector students represented Enterprise Media Networks, Northrop Grumman, L3 Communications, Strategic Insights consulting, an ‘international entrepreneur’ and a student between jobs who is also organizing our trip to the Global Leadership conference in China in June.

This cohort was very active in our overseas programs. Eleven of the 18 participated in our Global Strategy course in Buenos Aires in January, and of those eleven, five also participated in our International Comparative Leadership and Management course in Barcelona/Marrakesh last June.

Recent C47 graduate Justine Caruso has stepped forward to organize alumni and current student support for our Orientation program for Cohort 51, which begins classes on-line in April, and has their first week of class the week of 17 May.

Congratulations C47 – great spirit at the Graduation – you knocked it out of the park!

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