Argentina: Buenos Aires - Business Program (Intersession)

Buenos Aires

Program Location

Buenos Aires (pop. 13 million) is well-known for its cultural diversity and dynamic atmosphere, making it one of South America's most elegant and vibrant cities.  The city's history revolves around the Western European immigrants whose descendants have preserved their influences since the 19th century by way of architecture, art, and style.  Buenos Aires has also adopted some more modern architectural styles, which provide a notable contrast to the city's deep-rooted traditions and history.

Course Information

BUSN/ECON 339 Latin American Business Environment 

Professor: Dr. Denise DimonBio for Dr. Dimon
BUSN 339 fulfills an elective for the Business Administration and International Business majors and minors; and an elective in the Latin American Studies Minor
ECON 339 fulfills an elective for the Economics and Business Economics Majors and Minors; and an elective in the Latin American Studies Minor

Pre-requisite(s): ECON 102

This course is designed to prepare participants to work effectively in or with Latin America organizations by providing an understanding of the issues, opportunities, and complexities associated with doing business in the region.  The focus is on the cultural, historical, economic, social, political and business environments in Latin America and on the activities of companies operating in Latin America, both foreign and domestic.  Successful Latin American companies competing internationally will also be an aspect of the course.  Upon successful completion of the course, students will possess an awareness of the business and economic environments in Latin America, and be able to demonstrate analytical and strategic thinking skills that reflect an understanding of the competitive environment in which local and foreign companies operate in Latin America. 

BUSN 377 Negotiation in a Global Business Environment

Professors: Dr. Craig & Prof. Linda Barkacs
Pre-requisite(s): MATH 130 or MATH 150 or MATH 151

In an increasingly interdependent world, the ability to negotiate with people with diverse socio-cultural backgrounds and in different regions of the world is crucial for managers and leaders. This course offers skills and knowledge for becoming an effective negotiator through lecture, class discussion, and experimental exercises. This course includes several negotiation simulations and exercises that incorporate cross-cultural and international components.


Students are housed at a centrally located hotel and share rooms based upon double occupancy. Breakfast is included at the hotel. Independent housing is not available for this program.


The program cost includes 3 units of USD tuition, accommodations, international health insurance, breakfasts, company/site visits around the city and selected cultural activities.  Not included in the program price are additional meals, flight tickets, ground transportation to/from Buenos Aires airport, Iguazu excursion (if available), and spending money while abroad.  For a detailed description of program costs please see the Program Cost in the box at the top of this webpage. Click on the link which corresponds to the term you plan to study abroad.

All accepted program participants who withdraw from the program after the application due date are subject to the USD Intersession program refund policy.  Specific details on the refund policy may be found here: Intersession 2017 Refund Policy

Tuition $4,245
Multi-city airfare $1,400
Program Fee $500
Accomodations * included in tuition rate

Notes about program costs:

  1. TUITION for this program is the standard graduate business tuition rate of $1,415/unit.
  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, meals and transportation.
  3. AIRFARE is estimated as of May 16, 2016 using Please check current airfare using your departure and return cities for a more accurate estimate.
  4. ACCOMMODATION is included in the tuition rate paid by participants. Included accommodations are for double occupancy (shared rooms). Those participants electing to be housed in a single occupancy room (pending availability) will be responsible for paying a single room supplement. The exact cost of a single room supplement will be provided to applicants once hotel pricing is finalized. The group sponsored hotel in Buenos Aires is the Argenta Tower Hotel


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Additional Questions

Danielle Levanetz
Assistant Director, Ahlers Center for International Business
University of San Diego
Coronado Room 115
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110
tel: +1 (619) 260-4896
fax: +1 (619) 260-4198 

Program Details

Term: Intersession. 2017

Program Type: Undergraduate

Advisor: Derek Brendel -

Professor(s): Professor Craig Barkacs, Professor Linda Barkacs, Dr. Denise Dimon

Disciplines Offered: Undergraduate, School of Business, Economics (ECON), Business Administration (BUSN)

Program Dates: Jan 3, 2017 - Jan 15, 2017

Application Deadline: Sep 28, 2016

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