MSRE Opportunities


Hong Kong Program

Location Course Professor Dates Mandatory Pre-Departure Meeting
Hong Kong, China

MSRE 509: Commercial Real Estate Capital Markets (3 units)


GSBA 594: Commercial Real Estate Capital Markets (2 units)

Charles Tu

Class and program activities run January 14-21.
(arrive Hong Kong January 13, depart January 22)

Note that MSRE students will be required to attend conferences, seminars and workshops in San Diego during the spring 2017 term in addition to the course work abroad.  Details on these additional requirements for MSRE students will be provided to applicants by Charles Tu, the Daniel F. Mulvihill Professor of Commercial Real Estate.

December 8, 2016
6:30-8 p.m.
Coronado 230

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 (3 units for MSRE students, 2 units for GSBA students)

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
MSRE 509 GSBA 594
Program Fee
$350 $350
Tuition ($950/unit)
$2,850 $1,900
 $855 $855
Roundtrip Airfare between SAN > HKG   $1,100 $1,100
Total  $5,155 $4,205

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 September 1, 2016, using Please check current airfare using your departure and return cities for a more accurate estimate.
  3. *ACCOMMODATION Program sponsored housing in Hong Kong will be located at the Royal Garden Hotel. The nightly rate is $190 per room, inclusive of all taxes, internet, and breakfast. Those selecting to stay in double occupancy (shared) rooms will be billed $95/night. Those bringing a guest or selecting to stay in a single occupancy room will be billed the full nightly rate of $190/night. Students are not required to stay at the group hotel, although it is highly recommended. Those arriving several days early to Hong Kong, or staying after the program end date, may inquire about additional nights at the  Royal Garden Hotel with our group rate. These additional nights are dependent upon availability and will be discussed with accepted program participants after the September 30 application deadline.


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The application deadline for Intersession 2017 is September 30, 2016. To be considered for acceptance, your online application must be complete by this date. Once you apply for a program, you commit to pay the $350 program fee. This program fee will be charged to each student's account upon acceptance and is non-refundable unless admission is denied.

You will be notified of acceptance by October 7, 2016. Once accepted, you must provide your flight itinerary and accommodations requests by October 28, 2016. Further information will be provided to accepted students.

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, academic programs manager, 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 for Hong Kong and Macau.

Hong Kong

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


An optional day trip to Macau is part of this program itinerary. A valid passport is required for U.S. citizens to enter Macau. Macau does not require U.S. citizens to obtain a visa prior to arrival pending the duration of their trip does not exceed 30 days. Those traveling on non-U.S. passports should determine if they need a visa to enter Macau by visiting the Visa HQ website.

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 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110
tel: +1 (619) 260-4847
fax: +1 (619) 260-4198