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  • Locations: Buenos Aires, Argentina; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Program Terms: Intersession
  • Restrictions: USD applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Intersession 2019 10/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission 01/03/2019 01/23/2019

** 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): Dean Jaime Alonso Gomez, Dr. Denise Dimon, Dr. Stephen Conroy, Professor Carlton O'Neal Disciplines offered: Business Alumni Program, Master of Business Administration (GSBA)
Program Advisor: Young-Ji Lee - Program Type: Graduate Business - Ahlers Center
Program Description:
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Location Course Professor Program Dates Pre-Departure Meeting
Buenos Aires, Argentina GSBA 532: International Comparative Management (2 units) Denise Dimon, PhD & Jaime Alonso Gomez, PhD January 3-11, 2019 (requires an AM arrival on January 3, and departure anytime on January 12)  TBD
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil GSBA 593: International Consulting Project (3 units) Carlton O'Neal, JD/MBA & Stephen Conroy, PhD January 13-23, 2019 (requires a daytime arrival on January 13, and departure anytime on January 24) Friday, December 15, 2018

8:30AM - 1:30PM

IPJ, rooms A/B

Course Description


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


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

  GSBA 532 GSBA 593
Tuition  $1,900 $2,850
Program Fee $350 $250
Accommodations $450 $900
Round-trip airfare $1,600 $1,650
Total $4,300 $5,650

Notes about program costs:
  1. 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. 
  2. 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. 
  3. AIRFARE is estimated as of February 12, 2018 using 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.
  4. 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 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.

For applicants who have already opened an online application, you can visit the direct login page to continue working on your application.

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 Young Ji-Lee, 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 an electronic tourist visa. Additional information on obtaining a visa will be provided to accepted students. 

Additional Questions 

Young Ji-Lee
Ahlers Center for International Business
University of San Diego
Coronado Room 113
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110
tel: +1 (619) 260-4643