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  • Locations: Hong Kong, China
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Restrictions: USD applicants only
  • To open an application, contact Study Abroad Program Advisor (see box below for contact information)
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 11/06/2017
Rolling Admission 03/26/2018 03/30/2018
NOTE: This course includes four on campus sessions prior to departure (Feb 27, March 6, March 13, March 20 from 7:00-9:50PM) One week abroad in Hong Kong over spring break 2018 (Students will arrive to Hong Kong on Sunday, March 25, class activities take place March 26-30 and students depart Hong Kong on Saturday, March 31). The program concludes with one post-abroad session on Saturday, April 21, 9:00AM-1:00PM as well as distance learning.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
Professor(s): Dr. Simon Croom Disciplines offered: Master of Business Administration (GSBA)
Program Advisor: Allison Howitt - Program Type: Graduate Business - Ahlers Center
Program Description:
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Location Course Professor 2018 Program Dates Pre-Departure Meeting
Hong Kong, SAR, China GSBA 563: Sustainable Global Supply Chain Management (2 units) Simon Croom, PhD Four pre-abroad sessions on the USD campus (Feb 27, March 6, March 13, March 20 all 7:00-9:50PM)

One week abroad in Hong Kong during spring break 2018 (Students land in Hong Kong Sunday, March 25, class activities run March 26-30, students depart Hong Kong on Saturday, March 31).

One post-abroad session on the USD campus (Saturday, April 21, 9:00AM - 1:00PM)
To Be Announced

Course Description


This course provides students with an understanding of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) issues in relation to the organization, operation and development of global operations and supply networks (‘the extended enterprise’).The emphasis in this course is to examine the current global environment relating to CSR and to explore processes and strategies for the adoption of a ‘triple bottom line’ approach to an organization’s supply chain strategies through student project work. Topics examined may include challenges in driving change in design, procurement, outsourcing, operations, facilities, logistics, marketing and distribution in order to develop more compassionate, conscientious and efficient practices.

  • Pre-requisite of GSBA 501 or GSBA 515

  • Counts towards Corporate Social Responsibility, International Business and Supply Chain Concentrations

Estimated Program Costs

Tuition (regular tuition rate of $1,440 per unit) $2,880
Round-trip airfare from SAN $1,000
Program Fee $450
Accommodations (double occupancy / sharing room with another student) included in tuition
Total $4,330

Notes about program costs:

  1. TUITION for this program is at the regular graduate business tuition rate of $1,440/unit. Accommodations (double room shared with another student) are included in the tuition for this program.
  2. PROGRAM FEE is $450. The program fee includes on-site logistical items such as classroom rentals, speakers, overhead, some group activities, meals and transportation to class activities. If you apply and are accepted to this program but then withdraw, a non-refundable $450 charge will be placed on your student account to offset the costs incurred on your behalf.
  3. AIRFARE is estimated as of September 27, 2017, using Please check current airfare using your departure and return cities for a more accurate estimate.
  4. ACCOMMODATION costs are built into the program. You will be housed in a double-occupancy room, and will share a room with a student of the same gender, unless you request otherwise. Housing is provided from March 25 (check in date) to March 31 (check out date). If you wish to stay in the group hotel for additional nights, or have a single occupancy room, your student account will be charged accordingly. No refunds will be given if students choose to stay in a different hotel or with local contacts. Additional housing charges may be assessed if students drop the class after hotel accommodations are made on their behalf. Accepted students will be provided with further information regarding the group hotel and will be asked their housing preferences.


The application deadline for Hong Kong is Monday, November 6, 2017. To be considered for acceptance, your online application must be complete by this date.  Applicants will be notified of acceptance by November 13, 2017. Once accepted, you must provide your flight itinerary and accommodations requests by December 4, 2017. Further information will be provided to accepted students.  If you have already opened an online application, continue working on it by visiting the direct login page.

Visa Information

Accepted students should apply immediately for any necessary tourist visas. Students are solely responsible for obtaining their own visas. If you are required to obtain a visa, you may apply directly through the host country's consulate for a tourist visa or contact Allison Howitt, Academic Programs Manager, for a visa service referral. The information provided below applies to U.S. citizens. If you are not a U.S. citizen, see if you need a visa for Hong Kong.

A valid passport is required for U.S. citizens to enter Hong Kong. Hong Kong does not require U.S. citizens to obtain a visa prior to arrival pending the duration of their trip does not exceed 90 days. Non-U.S. citizens and students planning to travel into Mainland China will require an entry visa and should plan to apply through the Chinese Consulate or a visa referral agency.

Additional Questions

Allison Howitt, Assistant Director Academic Programs
Ahlers Center for International Business
University of San Diego
Coronado Room 114
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110
tel: +1 (619) 260-4847
fax: +1 (619) 260-4198

To open an application, contact Study Abroad Program Advisor (see box below for contact information)