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  • Locations: Hong Kong, China; Taipei, Taiwan
  • Program Terms: Intersession
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Intersession 2019 10/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission 01/09/2019 01/18/2019
NOTE: Students will arrive to Taipei on January 8, 2019. Program activities in Taipei run January 9 - 12, 2019. The group will transit from Taipei to Hong Kong on January 13, 2019. Program activities in Hong Kong run January 14-18, 2019. Students will depart Hong Kong on January 19, 2019.

** 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.
Fact Sheet:
Professor(s): Dr. Charles Tu Disciplines offered: Master of Science in Real Estate (MSRE)
Program Advisor: Allison Howitt - Program Type: Graduate Business - Ahlers Center
Program Description:
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Location Course Professor 2019 Program Dates Pre-Departure Meeting
Taipei, Taiwan and Hong Kong, SAR China MSRE 509: Commercial real Estate Capital Markets ( 3 units)


GSBA 594: Commercial Real Estate Capital Markets (2 units)
Charles Tu, PhD Class and program activities run January 9-18, 2019.  Students should arrive to Taipei on January 8.  Class activities in Taipei run January 9-12, 2019.  The group will transit from Taipei to Hong Kong on January 13, 2019.  Class activities in Hong Kong run January 14-18, 2019.  Participants will depart Hong Kong on January 19, 2019.

Note that MSRE students will be required to attend conferences, seminars, and workshops in San Diego during the spring 2019 term in addition to the course work abroad.  Details on these additional requirements for MSRE students will be provided to applicants by Dr. Tu.

Course Description

MSRE 509/GSBA 594: COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE CAPITAL MARKETS (3 units for MSRE students, 2 units for GSBA students)

This course examines the major players, investment criteria and deal structures available in the capital markets (both debt and equity) for the real estate investor.  It analyzes roles of traditional sources of real estate capital, as well as the proliferation of newer financial products, with a focus on the risk or return parameters for the various sources of capital.

  • Pre-requisite of MSRE 503 or GSBA 525

Estimated Program Costs

  MSRE 509 GSBA 594
Program Fee $350 $350
Tuition ($950/unit) $2,850 $1,900
Accommodations (see notes below) currently being negotiated currently being negotiated
Roundtrip Airfare Between SAN > TPE and HKG > SAN $900 $900
One way Airfare Between TPE > HKG $150 $150

Notes about program costs:

  1. 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.
  2. AIRFARE is estimated as of February 16, 2018, using Please check current airfare using your departure and return cities for a more accurate estimate.
  3. ACCOMMODATIONS for group housing in Taipei are still being negotiated.  The group housing for Hong Kong will be located at the Royal Garden Hotel. The nightly rate is for 2019 is still being negotiated.  Students are not required to stay at the group hotels, although it is highly recommended. 


The application deadline for Intersession 2019 is October 1, 2018. 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 $350 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 10, 2018. Once accepted, you must provide your flight itinerary and accommodations requests by October 29, 2018. 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, Assistant Director Academic Programs, 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 Taiwan and Hong Kong.


A valid passport is required for U.S. citizens to enter Taiwan. Taiwan does not require U.S. citizens to obtain a visa prior to arrival pending the duration of their trip does not exceed 90 days. Those traveling on non-U.S. passports should determine if they need a visa to enter Taiwan by visiting the Visa HQ website.

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