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"My last three years at Alliant have been incredibly satisfying. I have had the opportunity to teach students about professional identity, attractive personal brand and career development -- and nothing beats the feeling of hearing my students receiving job offers for rewarding careers."

Simon Vetter - Adjunct Faculty - Professional Development

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"In an MBA class with 20 students, I will have at least 14 countries represented. What it means is there is really no one dominant culture here."

Dr. Louise Kelly - Professor of Strategy

Alliant School of Management


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"The MBA program at Alliant School of Management was a perfect fit for my needs and I feel very well prepared for a future leadership position. The program really thrives on diversity of the students and professors who come from all over the world."

Torben Hensiek - MBA 2012

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"What I enjoyed the most about my experience as a DBA student at Alliant, was the international and applied focus - and the diversity in class with students from Europe, Africa, Asia and Middle East"

Jorge Avendaño - DBA 2006

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 Consulting Services at Alliant School of Management

Consulting Services : GlobalMind

Established in 2001, the GlobalMind Center for Strategic Consulting is a center of Alliant’s School of Management in San Diego.  GlobalMind offers consulting services based on expertise in strategic management and information systems technology. Drs. Louise Kelly and Rachna Kumar co-founded the center and continue to serve as its co-directors.

Along with a network of globally located faculty, graduate students and consulting affiliates, we are able to provide cutting-edge and personalized interventions to develop your top management team (TMT) and your information system (IS) capability. We excel in the areas of TMT and IS assessments, using validated surveys based on academic research.

Recent GlobalMind Activities:

  • CMMI workshop
  • Partnership with Center for Sustainable Global Sourcing (CFSGS) and launches a roundtable series
  • Leadership training at Somali Family Services (SFS)
  • Top management training ownership agreement and atrategy, at Breick Construction


GlobalMind is a collaborative effort that brings our clients the collective expertise and skills of faculty, graduate students, consulting affiliates, and subject experts.  Some of the professional service areas GlobalMind excels in are:

  • Strategic planning facilitation
  • Team building and development
  • Leadership development
  • Business plan preparation and review
  • Software process improvement training
  • Technology skills transfer designs for diverse populations and cultures
  • Ecommerce and internet launch plan and strategy
  • Technology portfolio assessment
  • Cultural sensitivity guides for country specific business entry
  • Women entrepreneurship training


Our team of GlobalMind experts has over 30 years of experience in consulting and executive positions with small, medium and large organizations from the public and private sectors.

Dr. Louise Kelly is Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at Alliant. She teaches on the MBA, DBA and PhD in Leadership, and has published widely in the area of top management teams in organizations and has consulted for many firms in in the US, Canada, Mexico, Vietnam and Guatemala.

Dr. Rachna Kumar is Professor of Information Systems and Program Director for the San Diego MBA at Alliant.  She has published extensively in the area of information technology, software and Internet strategies. She has consulted for firms in New York, Philadelphia, Bay area, and India. 


GlobalMind is affiliated with the Center for Sustainable Global Sourcing (CFSGS).  The CFSGS center specializes in researching and consulting to make the benefits of global sourcing sustainable over time for US organizations, people and society. 


GlobalMind Center for Strategic Consulting
Alliant International University
10455 Pomerado Road
San Diego, CA 92131-1799
(858) 635-4615