|Buenos Aires, Argentina
||GSBA 532: International Comparative Management (2 units)
||Denise Dimon, PhD & Jaime Alonso Gomez, PhD
||January 4-12, 2018 (requires an AM arrival on January 4, and departure anytime on January 13)
|Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
||GSBA 593: International Consulting Project (3 units)
||January 14-24, 2018 (requires a daytime arrival on January 14, and departure anytime on January 25)
||Friday, December 8, 2017
8:30AM - 1:30PM
IPJ, rooms A/B
GSBA 532: INTERNATIONAL COMPARATIVE MANAGEMENT (2 units)
This course highlights the impact of culturally-based values on the practice of management. It emphasizes the consideration of both business and cultural issues in managerial decision-making. Further, it explores the wisdom and myriad of issues involved in the transfer of managerial practices across cultures. It provides the individual with insight into their own cultural assumptions as well as their basis of business ethics. Topics range from cultural self-awareness to designing culturally-appropriate and ethical management systems.
- Prerequisites: GSBA 501 or GSBA 515
- Concentrations: International Business and Managerial Leadership
GSBA 593: INTERNATIONAL CONSULTING PROJECT (3 units)
Students work in multicultural teams to provide solutions to a business problem or strategic project for a company abroad. The overseas professional project delivers hands-on experience of the markets, economic policies and business practices of the country in which the company operates. The consulting project will require students to apply creativity and analytical tools to complete the project and communicate the results to clients. Faculty members will serve as supervisors for student teams.
- Prerequisites: GSBA 504 and GSBA 505
Estimated Program Costs
Notes about program costs:
- TUITION is discounted from the regular graduate business tuition rate of $1,420/unit to $950/unit to allow students to use the extra funds towards airfare, accommodations and other expenses. Students may choose to take up to 5 units abroad during the January term to realize the most cost savings.
- PROGRAM FEE is non-refundable once you apply and are accepted to a program. This fee is not a deposit towards tuition, rather a separate payment towards on-site logistical fees such as classroom rentals, speakers,overhead, some group activities, some meals and select ground transportation.
- AIRFARE is estimated as of June 21, 2017 using kayak.com. Please check current airfare using your departure and return cities for a more accurate estimate. If you are applying to take 5 units over intersession, you should research airfare very carefully and compare multi-city flights to round-trip and one-way flights. You may also want to price flights from LAX (Los Angeles) and TIJ (Tijuana) to potentially save on costs.
- ACCOMMODATION costs in Latin America are currently estimates only. Calculations are based on double-occupancy accommodations and the current exchange rate. Students are not required to stay in group housing, although it is highly recommended to do so. Additional details on the group hotels will be provided to accepted students.
The application deadline for Intersession 2018 is October 2, 2017. To be considered for acceptance, your online application must be complete by this date. Once you apply for a program, you commit to pay the program fee. This program fee will be charged to each student's account upon acceptance and is non-refundable unless admission is denied. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by October 9, 2017. Once accepted, you must provide your flight itinerary and accommodations requests by October 30, 2017. Further information will be provided to accepted students.
Students who have already opened an online application and wish to continue working on it, click here.
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 Danielle Levanetz, for a visa service referral. The information provided below applies to U.S. citizens. If you are not a U.S. citizen, click here to see if you need a visa.
A passport that is valid 6 months after your return date is required for travel to Argentina for U.S. citizens, but a tourist visa is not required for stays of up to 90 days.
Your passport will need to be valid for 6 months after your scheduled departure date from Brazil. U.S. citizens must also obtain a tourist visa. Additional information on obtaining a visa will be provided to accepted students. You will need to make arrangements to apply for your tourist visa directly at the Brazilian Consulate or through a visa service agency.
Ahlers Center for International Business
University of San Diego
Coronado Room 118
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110
tel: +1 (619) 260-6881