||GSBA 593: International Consulting Project (3 units)
||Richard Hofmaier, PhD
||January 6-16, 2019 (students arrive during the daytime on January 6 and may depart anytime January 17)
||Friday, December 15, 2018
8:30AM - 1:30PM
IPJ, rooms A/B
||GSBA 594: Impact Investing (2 units)
||Dennis Zocco, PhD
||January 17-25, 2019 (students arrive anytime on January 17 and may depart anytime January 26)
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
GSBA 594: IMPACT INVESTING (2 units)
Can we leverage the capital markets to improve not only risk-adjusted returns, but also the society as a whole? A rapidly growing field of impact investing suggests the answer is “Yes!” From humble beginnings in 2006 the impact investing now represents $23 trillion in assets globally, including over 25% of all professionally managed assets. The proposition to “do well by doing good” is appealing and commands significant attention from policymakers, financial institutions, philanthropic organizations, and mainstream media. Proponents claim the potential for investment to solve global problems, while earning competitive returns. Skeptics argue that a focus on social impact may be a distraction leading to lower returns. This course examines evolution and trends in impact investing, strategies used in practice, standards for measuring impact, challenges in implementing the impact investing practices, and evidence on the financial performance.
- Prerequisites: GSBA 505
- Concentrations: Finance and Corporate Social Responsibility
Estimated Program Costs
Notes about program costs:
- TUITION is discounted from the regular graduate business tuition rate of $1,475/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 February 16, 2018 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) to potentially save on costs.
- ACCOMMODATION costs in Europe 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.
Online applications will be released on September 5, 2018. 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 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.
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 Erin Garber
, 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.
Germany & Netherlands
A passport that is valid 6 months after your return date is required for travel to Germany and the Netherlands for U.S. citizens. Germany and the Netherlands are part of the Schengen Agreement, so a tourist visa is not required for stays of up to 90 days.
Assistant Director, Professional Programs
Ahlers Center for International Business
University of San Diego
Coronado Room 113
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110
tel: +1 (619) 260-6809