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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:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Professor(s): Professor Annalisa Barrett Disciplines offered: Business Alumni Program, Master of Business Administration (GSBA)
Program Advisor: Allison Howitt - Program Type: Graduate Business - Ahlers Center
Program Description:
Location Course Professor Dates Pre-Departure Meeting
Tokyo, Japan GSBA 513: Corporate Governance and Values (2 units) Annalisa Barrett, Clinical Professor of Finance On-campus coursework: Saturday, February 2 (9AM - 2PM) and Saturday, March 30 (9AM - 2PM)

Coursework Abroad:
Spring Break 2019, March 4-8, 2019
Saturday, February 2 during on campus session

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 $1,475 per unit) $2,950
Round-trip airfare from SAN* $1,200
Program Fee $450
Accommodations (double occupancy / sharing room with another student) included in tuition

Notes about program costs:

  1. TUITION for this program is at the regular graduate business tuition rate of $1,440/unit. Accommodations are included in the tuition for this program.
  2. PROGRAM FEE is $450. The program fee includes on-site logistical items such as classroom rentals, speakers, overhead, some group activities, meals and transportation. If you apply and are accepted to this program but then withdraw, a non-refundable $450 charge will be placed on your student account to offset the costs incurred on your behalf.
  3. *AIRFARE is estimated as of June 28, 2018 using from San Diego. Please check current airfare using your departure and return cities for a more accurate estimate. You may also want to price flights from TIJ (Tijuana) and LAX (Los Angeles).
  4. ACCOMMODATION costs are built into the program. You will be housed in a double-occupancy room, and will share a room with a student of the same gender, unless you request otherwise. Housing is provided from March 3 (check in date) to March 9 (check out date). If you wish to stay in the group hotel for additional nights, have a single occupancy room, or bring a guest with you on the trip your student account will be charged accordingly. No refunds will be given if students choose to stay in a different hotel or with local contacts. Additional housing charges may be assessed if students drop the class after hotel accommodations are made on their behalf. Accepted students will be provided with further information regarding the group hotel and will be asked their housing preferences.


The Tokyo program for spring 2019 is currently at capacity and no longer accepting applicants.  There is a wait list in place to provide space to students, should any original applicants drop from the program.  Those who would like to be placed on the wait list should email program coordinator Allison Howitt.

The scholarship deadline for currently registered students for Tokyo is Monday, November 5, 2018.  All applicants will be notified of acceptance by November 12, 2018. Once accepted, you must provide your flight itinerary and accommodations requests by December 3, 2018. Further information will be provided to accepted students.

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 for a visa service referral. The information provided below applies to US citizens. If you are not a US citizen, see if you need a visa.

U.S. Citizens traveling to Japan are required to carry a valid U.S. passport to enter and depart Japan. U.S. citizens do not need a visa for a tourist stay of 90 days or less and must have at least one blank page in their passport for the entry stamp upon arrival to Japan.  If you are not a US citizen and require a visa to enter Japan, contact the Consulate of Japan in Los Angeles.

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)