Nila Wiese

Nila Wiese


Professor and
Business Leadership Program Director
School of Business and Leadership

BS, Oklahoma State University
MIM, Baylor University
PhD, University of Oregon

Nila M. Wiese is Professor of International Business and Marketing and the Director of the Business Leadership Program at the University of Puget Sound, in Tacoma, Washington. 

Prof. Wiese has taught undergraduate, graduate, and EMBA courses in the United States, Central America, and Asia.  She was named University of Puget Sound’s Nat S. and Marian W. Rogers Professor from 2007-2009, served as Academic Vice-Provost of the Universidad de San Pedro Sula, Honduras from 1998-1999, and is the current Conference Chair for the Academy of International Business, United States-West Chapter.  She has professional experience in banking, consulting, and executive training.  Prof. Wiese has also worked in small business development in Central America and the State of Washington.

Prof. Wiese’s teaching and research are in the areas of International Business Strategy, Base of the Pyramid Markets, Business in Latin America, Cross-Cultural Values, and Leadership. Her most recent work includes the book Business in Emerging Latin America, 2015 (, and the case Danone in the Latin American Bottled Water Market (IBEC 2016-Best Case Award; Special Issue of the Journal of International Business & Economy, 2016, Forthcoming).


BUS 310c BLP: Principles of Marketing, TuTh, 11-12:20, McIntyre 107 - syllabus
BUS 361a Business and the Base of the Pyramid, TuTh, 9:30-10:50, McIntyre 307 - syllabus

BUS 101/201/301/401 - Business Seminars