MSEL Opportunities


Location Course Professor Dates

Madrid and Valencia, Spain

MSEL 530: Leadership in a Global Context (1.5 units) Jaime Gomez

June 7-June 13, 2015

Course Descriptions

MSEL 530: Leadership in a Global Context (1.5 units)

Managing organizations and people of diverse national cultures is a critical leadership skill that enriches organizations and contributes to success in a global business environment. Emphasis is placed on viewing global awareness as a necessary operational tool to global business strategy. Attention will be devoted to critical interpersonal skills of the Global Leader, including among other things, multi-cultural communication, ethics, managing hierarchy in mixed cultures and differing views on time. Also, the course will explore the complex decision making processes associated with cross-cultural management, the context of international business, the economic and social impact of corruption and culturally-consistent leadership. Teaching methodology includes case studies, video examples, experiential exercises, role plays and discussions.

Financing Your Program

What is included in the MSEL program rate: tuition for 1.5 units abroad, international emergency medical insurance, welcome reception, city tour, closing reception, ground transportation to/from company visits and/or guest lectures, classroom venue, hotel accommodations for six nights in Spain in shared (double occupancy) rooms* and company visits.

What participants are responsible to pay out of pocket: round trip flight tickets**, ground transportation to/from airports and hotels, meals not listed above and spending money while abroad.

*ACCOMMODATION in shared (double occupancy rooms) is included in the bulk rate for this program. However, students selecting to stay in single rooms, or those bringing a guest to Spain, will be charged additional fees for housing supplements.  Additionally, students electing to arrive early, or stay past the program end date, will be charged additional housing fees, should they elect to stay in the program sponsored housing (dependent upon availability). Students are not required to stay at the group hotel, although it is highly recommended. Those students electing to make their own housing accommodations abroad in Spain will not be issued a housing credit to their USD student account.  For supplemental housing rates, and/or to request additional nights of housing, please contact the program coordinator.

**AIRFARE is estimated at $1300 roundtrip from San Diego to Spain (multi-city flight into Madrid and out of Valencia) as of January 15, 2015 using Please check current airfare using your departure and return cities for a more accurate estimate. You may also want to price flights from LAX (Los Angeles). Students should arrive to Madrid (airport code MAD) by the evening of June 7 to begin program activities on June 8. Students may depart Valencia anytime on June 13.

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 Danielle Levanetz, assistant director, Ahlers Center, 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.

U.S. citizens should have a passport that is valid for at least six months beyond the period of stay. A tourist visa is not required to visit Spain for stays of less than 90 days.

Additional Questions

Danielle Levanetz
Assistant Director
Ahlers Center for International Business
University of San Diego
Coronado Room 118
5998 Alcalaá Park
San Diego, CA 92110
tel: +1 (619) 260-6881
fax: +1 (619) 260-4198