Undergraduate Study Abroad Opportunities

Short-Term Undergraduate Study Abroad

RomeUndergraduate business courses are offered abroad during Intersession (January) and Summer sessions. These programs are open to students of all USD academic majors, and many of the courses can be taken as electives in several majors in addition to completing degree requirements for various majors and minors within the School of Business. These programs offer a unique opportunity to take USD courses, visit international companies, participate in optional excursions, interact closely with other USD students and faculty and develop global awareness. Below are the upcoming scheduled business courses abroad. For a complete list of all course abroad options is available at USD's International Center. Use the links below to receive more information and if the applications are open to apply for the program.

Undergraduate Faculty-led Business Courses Abroad (all courses are 3 units)

Shanghai Intersession 2015 (January 3-16, 2015) Students will be working on projects for companies in Shanghai while learning more about consulting skiils, integrating their business knowledge, fine tuning their team leadership skills all within the international context of the business environment in China.

MGMT 494

International Management Consulting (MGMT 300, MKGT 300, FINA 300)

Carsten Zimmermann


Hong Kong Intersession 2015 (January 4-23, 2015)

ECON 333

International Economics (prerequisite ECON 102 and completion of 60 units)

Alan Gin

BUSN 377 Negotiation in a Global Business Environment (prerequisite of 60 units completed) Linda Barkacs

Buenos Aires Intersession 2015 (January 3-18, 2015)

BUSN 494/ ECON 494

Latin American Business Environment (prerequisite ECON 102 and completion of 60 units)

Denise Dimon

Paris Summer 2015 (May 26 - June 25); First week in San Diego (May 6-29, followed by time in Paris and an excursion to Strasbourg, France (June 3-25). Students can take 3 or 6 units.

MGMT 309

International Comparative Management (prerequisite MGMT 300 or BUSN 361 and completion of 60 units)

Johanna Hunsaker and Phil Hunsaker

ETLW 494

International Approaches to Sustainability (prerequisite completion of 60 units)

Norm Miller

BSCM 300  Global Purchasing and Supply Management (prerequisite MATH 130 or MATH 150 or MATH 151 and 60 units completed) John Hanson

London Summer 2015

ETLW 302D 

Business and Society (prerequisite of MGMT 300 and 60 units completed)

Tara Ceranic

FINA 402 Investments (prerequisite of FINA 300 and 60 units completed) Ryan McKeon

The Ahlers Center for International Business at the School of Business will be coordinating with the International Center at the University to develop these faculty-led business programs. These programs are open to students of all USD academic majors. A limited number of University of San Diego undergraduate students will be selected for participation; selection criteria will include maturity, academic standing, and stated interest in the program. To explore these unique opportunities and others, contact the International Center in Serra 315 or call 619-260-4598.

Undergraduate International Semester Exchange Programs

Shanghai, China photoUndergraduate business students have the opportunity to spend a semester at some of the leading business schools and universities around the world. In most of the locations you may take courses in English as well as in the native language. If you are on financial aid, your aid package can be utilized for these semester exchanges. For more information on these exciting immersion opportunities please contact the International Center in Serra 315 or call 619-260-4598.

There are several opportunities for business majors to study abroad for a semester. Below are the programs that offer extensive business courses in English at leading business schools globally. For a full list of semester abroad programs go to the International Center's website here. Use the links below to receive more information about applying to spend a semester at such internationally recognized universities as: