GSBA In Mondragon, Spain- July 2013
"I was able to learn not only the course curriculum, but so much more by observing and partaking in the culture around me. My time abroad opened my eyes to a global perspective that cannot be replicated in a simple classroom. I am so thankful to have been able to participate in this amazing opportunity as it added an unique element to my MBA experience here at USD!"
-Erin Majorsky, 2012 Program Participant
|Locations||Course||Professors||Dates||Mandatory Pre-Departure Meetings|
|GSBA 594: Models of Participatory Leadership||
July 8 - 12
Optional pre-program excursions to Bilbao and San Sebastian July 5 - 7
GSBA 594: Models of participatory leadership (3 units)
Pre-requisites: GSBA 501 or 515 or equivalent
This intensive summer course is an opportunity for participants to be exposed, first-hand, to a unique organizational model of participatory leadership, management, ownership and decision making by attending lectures and visiting sites at the Mondragon Corporacion Cooperative (MCC) in Mondragon, Spain. Students will become acquainted with MCC's unique leadership, management, educational, training, financial and human resources systems. Participants will also learn the core values that support MCC, which are based on a balance between organizational and personal needs, solidarity with each other and the community, and economic and social justice. Finally, participants will become acquainted with the institutionalized policies, processes and practices that support MCC's economic and social success.
Tuition ($950 per unit)
|Sample Airfare SAN-BIO-SAN||$1,435|
|Optional Excursion to Bilbao and/or San Sebastian**||$240|
Notes about program costs:
- PROGRAM FEE is NON-REFUNDABLE once you apply and are accepted to a program. Students pay a program fee for each program (location) in which you participate. 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 group meals, international health insurance and transportation.
- TUITION for the Ahlers Center's short-term international programs abroad is reduced from $1,280/unit to $950/unit to allow students to use the extra funds towards airfare, accommodations, and other costs incurred while abroad.
- ACCOMMODATION* costs in Mondragon are currently estimates only and based on a check in date of July 7, check out date of July 13. Calculations are based on double occupancy (sharing a room) accommodations and the current exchange rate (subject to change). Students are not required to stay at the group hotel, although it is highly recommended. Additional fees apply for internet and breakfast options. The group hotel is the Hotel Mondragon, approximately $67USD/night per person for a double occupancy (shared) room.
- AIRFARE is estimated as of February 8, 2013 using Trip Advisor. Please check current airfare using your departure and return cities for a more accurate estimate.
- OPTIONAL EXCURSION** to Bilbao and/or San Sebastian takes place July 5 - 7 and is approximately $240 (estimated costs for two nights of hotel accommodations, ground transportation, and entrance to the Guggenheim Museum). Students will book their own hotel rooms in Bilbao for one night (July 5); the recommended hotel where Dr. Herrera will be staying is the Hotel Abba Parque with an estimated cost of $45/night per person for double occupancy (shared) room. Students will overnight in Bilbao on July 5 and visit the Guggenheim Museum on July 6. Students will then travel, via taxi or bus, to Mondragon and check into the Hotel Mondragon (approximately $67USD/night per person for double occupancy room). Students will overnight in Mondragon on the 6th and take public transportation to San Sebastian on July 7. Students will overnight in Mondragon on the 7th to begin the course work on July 8. Students are welcome to participate in as many, or as few, of these optional trips as they wish. Students are NOT billed for these activities through their USD student account. Rather students will pay these fees directly to hotel providers and or purveyors upon receipt of services. Students should plan accordingly to have access to funds, upon arrival to Spain, to pay for these activities on site. Dr. Herrera will accompany students on these excursions to facilitate ease of travel.
1. Please click on the icon below to watch a brief 90 second video tutorial on the online application process.
2. Once done watching the video, click the apply now button below to begin your application. Note that clicking on the Apply Now button will lead you to a non-Ahlers website which houses online applications. Please disregard any of the links on the following site as they are not speficic to Ahlers Center study abroad programs.
The application deadline for Summer 2013 is Friday, March 15, 2013. 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 program fee for each location to which you apply. 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 Friday, March 22, 2013. Once accepted, you must provide your flight itinerary and accommodations requests by Friday, April 12, 2013. Further information will be provided to accepted students.
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.
A valid passport is required for US citizens to enter Spain. US citizens do not need a visa for visits of up to 90 days for tourism. All students traveling on non-US passports must check with the Consulate of Spain to determine if they will be required to obtain a visa prior to arrival.
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