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MBA in Lima

IN14 Collage South America
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Lima, Peru

GSBA 587:
Latin American Business Environment (2 units)
Ariel Casarin, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Viña del Mar, Chile

On-campus coursework: February 18 and 19

Coursework abroad: March 4-9

February 18, 2017
Noon-1 p.m.

Use this page to gather information about the course, program costs, application, visas and other logistical information. All students who enroll in GSBA 587 are required to go abroad as part of the course. To express your interest in this course, contact Program Manager Allison Howitt.

Course Descriptions


This course provides an overview of Latin America from perspectives essential to effective international business management. There is emphasis on inter-cultural understanding and communication, along with economic, political, legal, and historical characteristics of Latin America and how these affect the business environment. An integral part of this regional approach is the analysis of differences among countries and their relationship to the region as a whole.

  • Prerequisite: GSBA 501 or GSBA 515 or concurrent
  • Counts toward the International Business Concentration

Estimated Program Costs

Tuition (regular tuition rate of $1,415/unit)
Round-trip airfare from SAN
Program Fee
included in tuition

Notes about program costs:

  1. TUITION for this program is at the regular graduate business tuition rate of $1,415/unit. Accommodations and program fee are included in the tuition rate for this program.
  2. PROGRAM FEE includes a city tour, welcome dinner, classroom rentals, company visits, ground transportation to company visits and a closing dinner. 
  3. AIRFARE is estimated as of October 17 using from San Diego. 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 4 (check in date) to March 9 (check out date). If you wish to stay in the group hotel for additional nights, or have a single occupancy room, your student account will be charged accordingly. Accepted students will be provided with further information regarding the group hotel and will be asked their housing preferences. No refunds will be given if students choose to stay in a different hotel or with local contacts.


Apply Now

The application deadline for this program is November 28, 2016. To be considered for acceptance, your online application must be complete by this date. You will be notified of acceptance by December 5, 2016. Once accepted, you must provide your flight itinerary and accommodations requests by January 6, 2017. Further information will be provided to accepted students. If you have already opened an online application, continue working on it.

Visa Info

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


U.S. Citizens traveling to Peru are required to carry a valid U.S. passport to enter and depart Peru and a return/onward ticket. U.S. citizens do not need a visa for a tourist stay of 180 days or less. Your passport must be valid for a minimum of 90 days past the departure date from Peru.

This experience has topped my list as insurmountable in so many ways - it was a once in a lifetime opportunity to combine multinational and cross industry business experience while gaining insight into a new culture with a strong group of academics!

- Erin Baucum
  MBA, International Track Candidate

If you are not a U.S. citizen, consult the Consulate of Peru.

Additional Questions

Allison Howitt
Academic Programs Manager
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