MSRE Opportunities


Hong Kong Program

Location Course Professor Dates Mandatory Pre-Departure Meeting
Hong Kong, China MSRE 509/GSBA 594:
Commercial Real Estate Capital Markets (2 units)
Dr. Charles Tu mid January 2015 TBA

Use this page to gather information about the course, program costs, applications, visas and other logistical information.

Course Description

MSRE 509/GSBA 594: commercial real estate capital markets (2 units)

This course examines the major players, investment criteria and deal structures available in the capital markets (both debt and equity) for the real estate investor.  It analyzes roles of traditional sources of real estate capital, as well as the proliferation of newer financial products, with a focus on the risk or return parameters for the various sources of capital. Pre-requisite of MSRE 503 or GSBA 525.

Program Costs

This experience enriched me as i learned lessons not just through a book, but by exposure to cultural differences in person. i learned that harmony can be created in the midst of high density living with careful planning and coordination of public transportation. this program made me realize that now, more than ever, our business leaders must think globally, learn from one another, and make decisions which carefully consider the impact on others.

- Gregor Conners
  MSRE Intersession 2013
Program Participant
Estimated Costs
Program Fee
Tuition TBA
Accommodations  TBA
Roundtrip Airfare between SAN > HKG   $1,300
Total  TBA

Notes about program costs:

  1. 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, some meals and select ground transportation.
  2. AIRFARE is estimated as of February 1, 2014 using Trip Advisor. Please check current airfare using your departure and return cities for a more accurate estimate.
  3. ACCOMMODATION Housing in Hong Kong for the 2015 intersession program has not yet been confirmed and will be announced in fall 2014. To get a general idea of anticipated pricing, the 2014 intersession program was $92/night in double occupancy (sharing a room) accommodations and students stayed at the Hotel Nikko Hong Kong.  Students are not required to stay at the group hotels, although it is highly recommended.


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Applications for the 2015 program will become available online in September 2014.  The deadline is generally the last week in September or the first week in October.  Students will be notified of their acceptance/denial one week after the application deadline.  Once accepted, students must provide their housing requests and flight itineraries to the Ahlers Center within two weeks of receiving their acceptance notification.  Further information and reminders will be provided to accepted participants.

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

Hong Kong

A valid passport is required for US citizens to enter Hong Kong. Hong Kong does not require US citizens to obtain a visa prior to arrival pending the duration of their trip does not exceed 90 days. Non-US citizens and students planning to travel into Mainland China will require an entry visa and should plan to apply through the Chinese Consulate.


A day trip to Macau is part of this program itinerary.  A valid passport is required for US citizens to enter Macau. Macau does not require US citizens to obtain a visa prior to arrival pending the duration of their trip does not exceed 30 days.

Additional Questions

For programs in Asia please contact:
Allison Howitt, Academic Programs Manager
Ahlers Center for International Business
University of San Diego
Coronado Room 114
5998 Alcalaá Park
San Diego, CA 92110
tel: +1 (619) 260-4847
fax: +1 (619) 260-4198