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  • Locations: Tokyo, Japan
  • 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 2021 01/11/2021
Rolling Admission 02/22/2021 04/02/2021

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Professor(s): Professor Annalisa Barrett Disciplines and Core Offered: Master of Business Administration (GSBA)
Program Advisor: Allison Howitt - Program Type: Graduate Business - Ahlers Center
Program Description:
Location Course Professor Dates/Times Pre-Departure Meeting
Tokyo, Japan GSBA 513: Corporate Governance and Values (2 units) Annalisa Barrett, Clinical Professor of Finance This course has been converted to a hybrid/online virtual study abroad with class sessions as follows:
  • Saturday, February 27 9:00AM - 2:00PM
  • Saturday, March 13 9:00AM - 2:00PM
  • Monday - Friday, March 29 - April 2, nightly 5:30 - 8:30PM
Not Applicable - international travel not taking place spring 2021

Course Description


This course surveys the major corporate governance systems in the world, focusing on the values and legal and financial traditions that have led to the development of systems with quite divergent goals and institutional mechanisms. Topics such as the purpose and nature of the firm, models of corporate governance and their correspondence with legal and financial traditions, internal and external governance mechanisms, the role of regulatory authorities, and executive compensation are covered in a comparative and interdisciplinary manner. The course will require active student participation in case discussions, presentations, papers and role-plays.

  • Prerequisite: GSBA 505
  • Counts toward the Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Enterprises and Corporate Finance Concentrations

Program Costs

Tuition (regular tuition rate of $1,565 per unit) $3,130

Notes about program costs:

  1. TUITION for this program is at the regular graduate business tuition rate of $1,565/unit. 
  2. PROGRAM FEE is not assessed for virtual study abroad programs.  Students will only be billed tuition for this course.


Click the 'Apply Now' button to open an application.  The application deadline for the 2021 virtual Tokyo program is January 11, 2021.  To be considered for acceptance, your online application must be complete by this date.  Applicants will be notified of acceptance by January 19, 2021. Students who apply for scholarships will be notified of their awards, if any, no later than January 25, 2021.  Further information will be provided to accepted students.

If you already have opened an application and wish to continue working on it, do not click on 'Apply Now' but rather visit the direct login page here.


Visa Information

Visas are not required for virtual study abroad programs as physical international travel will not take place.

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)