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09/04/2014 - 12/19/2014
Deadlines:
Extended to: 04/15/2014
Credit:
16 semester / 24 quarter hours
Eligibility:
3.0 Overall GPA
Courses:
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*Please see the detailed information available below for an important note about program dates.

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3.0 Overall GPA
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*Please see the detailed information available below for an important note about program dates.

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Program Overview

Program Overview

In an increasingly globalized economy, international experience and understanding of foreign markets and practices is essential. Advance your Spanish language skills while pursuing a degree in business in the dynamic capital of Catalonia. You’ll explore issues related to business within the context of Spain and the European Union in classes with local students, taught in English or in Spanish. Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced-level Spanish student, studying abroad in Barcelona offers you challenging coursework, homestays, company visits, internship opportunities, and a variety of cultural excursions and activities that give you insight into international business.

Study abroad in Barcelona and you'll:

  • Learn Spanish, or build on the language skills you already have
  • Take courses with local students at a reputable business school
  • Explore the region of Catalonia through three one-day trips, and enjoy a weekend trip to another major Spanish city such as Madrid and Seville through CIEE planned cultural activities
  • Travel throughout the region of Catalonia through three one-day trips, and enjoy a weekend trip to another major Spanish city such as Madrid or Seville through CIEE planned cultural activities
  • Explore the city with CIEE Guardian Angels, local students who help you get oriented and make the city feel like home
  • Gain credit and real work experience through an internship
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Scholarships & Grants

Scholarships & Grants

We want as many students as possible to benefit from studying abroad. That’s why CIEE awards more than $3 million every year – more than any other international educational organization – to make study abroad affordable.

Applicants to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Robert B. Bailey Scholarship
  • Robert B. Bailey Scholarship

    The Bailey Scholarship is awarded to students who self-identify as a member of a group that has traditionally been underrepresented in study abroad, especially ethnic minority students. Award amounts are $1,500 for semester or yearlong programs and $1000 for summer programs, applied toward the awardee’s CIEE program fee.

  • CIEE International Study Programs (CIEE-ISP) Scholarships
  • CIEE International Study Programs (CIEE-ISP) Scholarships

    In an effort to make study abroad opportunities available to the widest possible audience, CIEE-ISP Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate both academic excellence and financial need. $2,000 for semester or yearlong programs and $1,000 for summer programs, applied toward the awardee's CIEE program fee.

  • GAIN
  • GAIN

    CIEE created the Global Access Initiative (GAIN) to help students overcome the major barriers to studying abroad, namely costs and curriculum requirements. GAIN aids in the diversification of study abroad by providing overseas opportunities for students who are economically challenged. The award is $1500 towards an airline ticket with any remaining funds distributed to the student in the form of a check.

  • Kathleen McDermott Scholarship
  • Kathleen McDermott Scholarship

    The McDermott Scholarship is awarded to students with demonstrated financial need, and who are either a Public Health or Nursing major, and/or are participating in a CIEE Community Public Health study abroad program. Awards range from $1000-$2500, depending on duration of study and financial need, and are applied toward the awardee's CIEE program fee.

To be considered, simply check the “Scholarships and Grants” box on your program application.
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The CIEE Difference

The CIEE Difference

Coursework

In addition to Spanish language and area studies courses, you’ll choose from a variety of business-specific electives in international expansion, management, marketing, sustainability, consumer behavior, finance, and economics. Courses are offered in English and Spanish with direct enrollment options at Universitat Pompeu Fabra available for advanced Spanish speakers.

Internship

If you’ve taken five or more semesters of Spanish language, then you’ll have the chance to intern for credit. Help interview and choose candidates at BrainMatch, a head hunting company. Work closely with accountants at Audiconsultores to offer audit, tax, actuarial, corporate finance, and other services. Maybe even work with the marketing director at Whirlpool, a Fortune 500 company.

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Excursions

Enjoy a variety of corporate site visits; field trips to art and history museums, monuments, and landmarks; and guided tours of Barcelona. You’ll also go on three one-day trips throughout Catalonia and one extended weekend excursion to another Spanish city, such as Madrid or Seville, that will include business- and cultural-based guided tours and activities.

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

Dates, Deadlines & Fees

We want to make sure you get the most out of your experience when you study abroad with CIEE, which is why we offer the most inclusions in our fees.

The program fee includes:

  • Tuition and housing
  • Pre-departure advising and optional on-site airport meet and greet
  • Full-time program leadership and support
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits
Please note, program dates are subject to change. Please contact your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor before purchasing airfare. Click the button to view more detailed information about dates and fees as well as estimated additional costs. Please talk with your University Study Abroad Advisor about additional fees that may be charged by your home institution when participating in a program abroad.
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Costs
Fall 2014 (15 wks)
Extended to: 04/15/2014
09/04/2014
12/19/2014
$17,850

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$13,373
Housing ***
$4,075
Insurance
$102

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** Homestay includes two meals daily. No meals are included for students in the Residencia option.

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee *
$2,600
International Airfare **
$1,750
Local Transportation
$400
Books & Supplies
$300
Visa Fees
$160
Potential travel to consulate for visa
$500
Personal expenses
$2,800

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* for students in residencia; homestay students should budget $1,150 per semester for meals not included in fees

** round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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Spring 2014 (14 wks)
10/01/2013
01/02/2014
04/12/2014
$17,850

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$13,373
Housing ***
$4,075
Insurance
$102

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** Homestay includes two meals daily. No meals are included for students in the Residencia option.

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee *
$2,600
International Airfare **
$1,750
Local Transportation
$400
Books & Supplies
$300
Visa Fees
$160
Potential travel to consulate for visa
$500
Personal expenses
$2,800

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* for students in residencia; homestay students should budget $1,150 per semester for meals not included in fees

** round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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Spring 2015
10/01/2014
TBA
TBA

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

Estimated Additional Costs

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

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Academic year 2014-2015
Extended to: 04/15/2014
09/04/2014
TBA
$33,900

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$25,348
Housing ***
$8,150
Insurance
$102

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** Homestay includes two meals daily. No meals are included for students in the Residencia option.

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee *
$5,200
International Airfare **
$1,750
Local Transportation
$800
Books & Supplies
$600
Visa Fees
$160
Potential travel to consulate for visa
$500
Personal expenses
$5,600

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* for students in residencia; homestay students should budget $1,150 per semester for meals not included in fees

** round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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Eligibility
3.0 Overall GPA

Eligibility

  • Overall GPA 3.0
  • 3 semesters of college-level micro- or macroeconomics, accounting, finance, management, marketing, or statistics
  • Junior standing and above
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Recommended Credit

Recommended Credit

Recommended credit for the semester program is 16 semester/24 quarter hours. Recommended credit for the academic year is 32 semester/48 quarter hours.

Contact hours for CIEE humanities and business courses are 45 hours and recommended credit is 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours, unless otherwise indicated.

Contact hours for CIEE language courses are 60 hours and recommended credit is 4 semester/ 6 quarter hours, unless otherwise indicated.

Contact hours for UPF and ESCI courses are 36-45 hours

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Program Requirements

Program Requirements

All study abroad students take five courses per semester.

Students with up to three semesters of college-level Spanish, or the equivalent, are required to take one Spanish language course, one Escola Superior de Comerç Internacional (ESCI) business course (in English), and a second business course at CIEE or ESCI. For their remaining two electives, students take business or humanities courses.

Students with four or five semesters of college-level Spanish or the equivalent must take one Spanish language course, one culture course in Spanish, and two business courses. Of these two business courses, one must be an ESCI course in English or Spanish and one must be taught in Spanish (CIEE or ESCI). The remaining elective can be a humanities or business course in English or Spanish.

Students with six or more semesters of college-level Spanish take ALL of their classes in Spanish, including one CIEE language course, one or two CIEE humanities course(s), and two or three business course from ESCI or CIEE.

Study abroad students with five or more semesters of college-level Spanish may participate in the CIEE Internship Program. CIEE reserves the right to place participants in the language course for which the student is best prepared based on the results of online diagnostic testing. All CIEE courses are considered junior or senior level.

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About the City

About The City

There’s no better place to explore and learn than in Barcelona, with its dynamic personality, pleasant climate, and fascinating history. A leading touristic, economic, cultural, and sports center, Barcelona influences commerce, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science, and the arts around the world. The city has a reputation for being edgy while maintaining tradition, having undergone many transformations and now serving as home to eight universities – yes, it’s a college town!

Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia, a region in northeastern Spain with its own distinctive history, culture, and language. Set between mountains and the Mediterranean sea, the city's population is 1.6 million, with a total of 4.5 million in the greater metropolitan area. Walking though the city, one can observe 2,000 years of history – Roman remains, the network of narrow streets in the Old Town, the 19th-century Eixample district with its original examples of modernista architecture – contrasting with the ultramodern showpieces that continue to redesign its skyline.

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Meet The Staff

Meet The Staff

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Elizabeth Pogoloff

Elizabeth Pogoloff has been with the CIEE Study Center in Barcelona for over five years and is currently the Resident Director for the Business and Culture program. Originally from Durham, North Carolina, she has lived in Barcelona since 2003. After receiving her BA in Psychology from Guilford College, she lived and worked in north eastern China for a year before moving to Barcelona. Falling in love with the city and its people, she was determined to stay. She received her MBA from IDEC at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in January 2012.

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Where You'll Study

Where You'll Study

The Escola Superior de Comerç Internacional (ESCI) was created in 1993 by the Catalan government and the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), and offers a four-year B.A. in international business and marketing. Its modern facilities and central location provide an optimal learning environment. ESCI is home to 500 Spanish students and prides itself on individualized learning through the case method and other group-oriented activities. ESCI courses are taught by ESCI and UPF faculty and business practitioners.

The Universitat Pompeu Fabra was created in 1990. It offers degrees in law, economics, business, social sciences, communications, humanities, and technology. Features include its highly dedicated teaching staff, small class size, focus on technology, and international outlook. The University has buildings located throughout Barcelona, including near the Ramblas, Olympic Village, and port.

The CIEE Study Center in Barcelona, Spain, is located in two adjoining historic buildings on Passatge Permanyer, near Passeig de Gràcia and Plaza Catalunya, Barcelona’s main square. This historic passageway provides a quiet haven in the city center and houses CIEE classrooms, a computer lab, and student lounges.

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Housing & Meals

Housing & Meals

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Study abroad students can choose to live in either Spanish homestays alone or with another CIEE student or in a student residencia (residence hall) with other Spanish and international students. These are located in urban settings throughout the city. Students living in a homestay will have breakfast and dinner provided at home, while lunch is at the students’ expense. Kitchen space is allotted to students should they wish to make lunch to bring to campus. Many students choose to eat at one of the university-run cafeterias. Students in homestays will have their laundry done for them once a week. Meals and laundry are not included in the student residencia option, but students share fully equipped kitchens where they can prepare their own meals, and laundry facilities are available. All homestays and residencias are located in the city of Barcelona and within 30 minutes, by public transportation, of the CIEE Study Center and host institutions.

As space in the residencias is limited, students who request to live there but cannot be assigned a place are accommodated through a homestay. In the event that there are more requests to live in a residencia than the total available spaces, study abroad students with more advanced Spanish take priority over those with less Spanish. Proficiency level is based on students' CIEE Spanish course pre-registration and academic background in Spanish, as reflected on the transcript. Students who are not assigned the housing option of their choice are notified by the resident staff prior to arriving in Barcelona.

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Orientations

Orientations

You'll begin your study abroad experience in Barcelona even before leaving home by participating in a CIEE online pre-departure orientation. The resident director meets with students online and shares information about the program and site, highlighting issues that alumni have said are important, and giving you time to ask questions. The online orientation allows you to connect with others in the group, reflect on what you want to get out of the program, and learn what others in the group would like to accomplish. CIEE’s aim for the pre-departure orientation is simple: to help you understand more about the program and identify your goals.

A two-day orientation session conducted at the beginning of the study abroad program introduces you to the country, culture, and the academic program, as well as provides practical information on living in Spain and Barcelona in particular. Themes such as the Spanish university system, an introduction to Catalonia, health and safety, banking, and cultural adaptation are covered. Orientation also includes structured cultural activities, guided tours and time with your Guardian Angel, a local student guide. A language placement exam is conducted during orientation, and you are placed in the appropriate language courses based on the results. Ongoing support is provided by center staff on an individual and group basis throughout the program.

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Internet

Internet

You are encouraged to bring a wireless-enabled laptop. You'll have wireless Internet access in your homestay or student residencias, as well as at both CIEE and Escola Superior de Comerç Internacional (ESCI). In addition, you will be able to use the computer room at the CIEE Study Center.

ESCI will give you an email and Intranet account. You'll also receive a Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) student card and email account, and have access to all University computer rooms and library facilities for class related activities. You'll receive a code and password for Campus Global (the UPF Intranet), which will give you access to class notes, slides, and your professors’ contact information.

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Culture

Culture

The academic program is supplemented with required field trips and excursions, which include visits in Barcelona to business sites, art and history museums, monuments, guided tours of the historical district, and more. You'll also have access to the cultural program offered to all CIEE study abroad students in Barcelona. This program includes gastronomy-based activities such as a tapas night with your Guardian Angels, a cooking class, or a hike in the mountains followed by a local meal. Three one-day trips, including guided visits to places and monuments of cultural or historical significance in Catalonia such as the Dalí Museum in Figueres, and Roman ruins in the city of Tarragona, are also included. You can also participate in a weekend trip to another Spanish city such as Madid or Seville with business-based guided tours and activities. Although there are no formal community service activities on this program, volunteer opportunities can be arranged by CIEE staff.

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Guardian Angels

Guardian Angels are local university students who will help you settle into your life in Spain through small group activities like flamenco night, cooking classes, and tours of the city. They participate in field trips and other events. Guardian Angels are there to help you make friends at the University, introduce you to the city’s culture, and generally help you adapt to life in Barcelona. The Guardian Angels program is a unique feature of the CIEE Study Center in Barcelona.

Catalan

Castilian Spanish and Catalan are both official languages in Barcelona and the region. Catalan is regularly used in all aspects of life, but is not imposed on non-Catalan speakers. Taxi drivers, shopkeepers, service representatives, professors, and homestay families all speak clear Castilian whenever a Spanish speaker is present. Spanish is widely used at the university, and you'll be advised on which classes are taught in Spanish. While it is not necessary to speak Catalan to survive in Barcelona, you will find that learning a few words can be an enjoyable experience and open doors to making friends.

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Academics

Academics

The Business and Culture study abroad program is designed for students interested in improving their language skills while taking classes in business, Spanish language, and culture. The program is unique because both the theories of modern management and economics and the cultural context in which business is conducted are studied. There is a Spanish language class focused specifically on Business and Economic related topics available for advanced students.

Students with beginner- to intermediate-level Spanish skills, up to three semesters, take business classes in English at both CIEE and the Escola Superior de Comerç Internacional (ESCI). Students with intermediate-advanced Spanish skills, four and five semesters, take a combination of business classes in English and Spanish at CIEE and ESCI. Advanced students, with six or more semesters of Spanish, take all of their classes in Spanish, with business classes at CIEE and ESCI. Students at all levels must take at least two business courses.

Academic Culture

The CIEE Study Center is located in a historic building located in Passatge Permanyer, a historic passageway near Plaza Catalunya, Barcelona’s main square. It is a 20-minute walk from the Escola Superior de Comerç Internacional (ESCI) to the CIEE Study Center. Study abroad students can commute from ESCI to the CIEE Study Center by bus or metro in 15 minutes. CIEE also maintains a satellite office at ESCI.

ESCI professors follow a mix of Spanish and U.S. teaching styles. In the Spanish university system, students are responsible for their work and must take an active role in selecting outside readings to complement lectures. Traditional Spanish professors use the lecture method, and students take careful notes, often studying together to fill in any gaps. ESCI professors also emphasize the use of the case method and group-learning activities. Attendance is mandatory and tardiness and absences result in a lowering of the final grade. Students should not enroll in courses for subjects they have not previously studied at the college level.

The Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) classes take place at the UPF campus, a 10-minute walk from ESCI business school. Emphasis is on attendance at daily lectures and careful note taking. The syllabus is not as detailed as an American syllabus, and students are expected to decide for themselves which readings from the syllabus they need to study in order to fill in gaps missed during the lectures. Relatively less emphasis is placed on participation, with much greater emphasis on the final exam. UPF classrooms are modern, comfortable, and equipped with the most up-to-date technology used for instruction.

Spanish language courses are taught by CIEE professors at the CIEE Study Center and ESCI. Classes are small, with an average of 10-12 participants.

CIEE humanities courses have an average of 15-20 students per class, though average class size is around 16.

Although extracurricular activities and personal travel contribute to the student’s overall study abroad experience, early departure for, or late return from, vacation is not allowed. Any extended travel should take place prior to the start of the program, during vacation periods, or upon completion of the program.

Nature of Classes

The Escola Superior de Comerç Internacional and the Universitat Pompeu Fabra courses are with Spanish and other international students. CIEE courses are with other CIEE students only.

Language Environment

As students gain proficiency in Spanish, resident staff encourages them to use their language skills in everyday settings. They are encouraged to meet with local students through CIEE language exchanges, spend time with their host family, and to work on group projects with classmates. The more study abroad students participate, the greater their development of Spanish language proficiency and understanding of Spanish society.

Grading System

In CIEE and the Escola Superior de Comerç Internacional (ESCI) courses, students are graded on the basis of class participation, in-class activities, homework assignments, exams, papers, and oral presentations. In some courses, assessment is based on a theoretical exam and a practical aspect of the class, specifically a group or individual project.

In the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) courses, assessment is primarily based on a final exam. Some courses require a term paper in addition to the final exam. Occasionally, a term paper can be substituted for the final exam. Midterms are rarely given. Grades are given on a 10-point scale and converted to the U.S. grading scale.

Students must check with their professors to find out exam and other due dates. Under no circumstances will CIEE alter the date of an exam or the deadline of an assignment for a student who has made travel plans on the same day.

Internship

An internship allows students the opportunity to have practical work experience in a company within a variety of industry sectors. In addition to the on-site business experience, students participating in an internship program have a weekly classroom component, which provides academic support to their practical experience. (Prerequisite: five or more semesters of college-level Spanish)

Language of Instruction

English
Spanish

Faculty

Language courses are taught by experienced professors who specialize in teaching Spanish as a second language. The Escola Superior de Comerç Internacional and CIEE courses are taught by local university faculty and business professionals.

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Course Description

All Courses

Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment.

CIEE Study Center Syllabi

To view the most recent syllabi for courses taught by CIEE at our Study Centers, visit our syllabi site.

Required CIEE Language Courses

CIEE Spanish courses are specially designed for students in the Business and Culture program. These courses meet intensively at the beginning of the semester and then continue at a regular pace throughout the semester. All students are required to take one language course.

SPAN 1003 BABC

Beginning Spanish
This course is designed for students who have never studied Spanish or have had one semester of Spanish prior to enrolling in the program. The class opens with sessions on survival language skills during the first two weeks of the program and is designed from a communicative perspective to help true beginners of Spanish language develop fundamental linguistic language skills in listening comprehension, oral communication, reading, and writing. Although the course encompasses all of the key areas of grammar and vocabulary typically encountered in a first semester Spanish course, it is specifically designed for students majoring in business, economics, marketing, and related fields. Contact hours: 60 hours. Recommended credit: 4 semester / 6 quarter hours.

SPAN 2004 BABC

Intermediate Spanish
This class is designed for students with intermediate language skills. The syllabus is organized functionally around objectives that students need to adjust to living and studying in the Spanish culture. Through a communicative methodology, students work to improve their language skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking in Spanish. Students focus on real-life application of language. By the end of the course, students cover the basic range of grammatical tools necessary to communicate effectively. These include the present, past, and future tenses; direct and indirect object pronouns; prepositions and adverbs; and selected aspects of the subjective and conditional moods. Contact hours: 60 hours. Recommended credit: 4 semester / 6 quarter hours.

SPAN 3006 BABC

Advanced Spanish
This class is designed to challenge students with increasing language ability to improve on the skills they have already acquired. The syllabus is organized functionally around objectives that students need to adjust to living and studying in the Spanish culture. The course covers all four communicative skills (listening comprehension, oral communication, reading, and writing) with special emphasis on complex aspects of the language that are particularly challenging for English-speakers. The course covers abstract functions of language such as expressing opinions, resolving conflicts, formulating complaints, making arguments, and negotiation. Grammatically, emphasis is placed on the correct use of the tools needed to achieve these aims: complex aspects of the various past tenses, the full range of subjunctive and conditional moods, and formal and informal registers. Contact hours: 60 hours. Recommended credit: 4 semester / 6 quarter hours.

SPAN 4003 BABC

Advanced Spanish Grammar, Composition, and Conversation
This course is designed for advanced students with a strong background in Spanish language. The course places special emphasis on complex aspects of grammar, such as the subjunctive and conditional modes, indirect speech, and the passive voice. Students also learn how to handle different registers or styles of Spanish (for example, formal and informal) necessary to communicate effectively in all types of cultural situations. The course covers all four modalities: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. It is specifically designed for students who take university courses in Spanish. Contact hours: 60 hours. Recommended credit: 4 semester / 6 quarter hours.

SPAN 4004 BABC

Advanced Spanish for Heritage Speakers
This course is designed to meet the needs of heritage students. Heritage students include native speakers who learned Spanish at home, but who have had little or no formal education in the language. The course helps students develop a formal understanding of grammar, enrich their vocabulary, facilitate their ability to speak about a wider range of topics, and to use different registers (formal, informal, etc.) in both written and spoken Spanish. Contact hours: 60 hours. Recommended credit: 4 semester / 6 quarter hours.

CIEE Humanities Courses—in English.

AHIS 3002 BABC

Catalonia and Spain Through the Arts
This course teaches students about Catalan and Spanish culture within the context of art history. The fundamental issues of the history and character of Spain and Catalonia, such as the Spanish Civil War and the Catalan independence movement, through the eyes of artists/witnesses including Velázquez, Goya, Gaudí, Picasso, Dalí, and Miró are studied. Relevant study tours are arranged. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

COMM 3001 BABC/MKT 3002 BABC

Marketing Cultural Heritage in the Global Age
This course examines how countries, cities, and local institutions market cultural heritage to attract more visitors and donor support. The course begins by examining cultural heritage as an important resource for a local economy and ways to apply marketing theory and communication strategies to cultural tourism including e-commerce, e-business, licensing, and merchandising. The course also examines how individual sites (museums, natural parks, religious sites) have applied these principles on a local scale. Comparisons are made between Spanish and U.S. approaches. Students develop a marketing and communications plan for a cultural site in Barcelona as part of their course project. By the end of the course, students are able to apply general principles and practices of strategic marketing and communications to the world of cultural heritage as well as understand the rich historical and cultural fabric of Barcelona. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

HIST 3002 BABC

Past and Present in Barcelona
Barcelona is an attractive European and Mediterranean city known for its rich history, art heritage, and welcoming attitude towards visitors. Students learn the history of the city from its founding up to the present day, with a special emphasis on contemporary life. Course content includes art, history, and urban planning. Urban development of Barcelona is analyzed using historical maps, videos, documentaries, and academic and literary texts. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

POLI 3001 BABC

The Politics of Western Europe
This course is designed to provide an overview of fundamental issues in the study of Western European politics. Topics include the nature and functioning of the Western European democratic system since the end of World War II, with emphasis on the processes, institutions, important figures, political culture, and citizens’ electoral behavior. The process of the nationalization of the electorates and the development of universal suffrage, and the creation of the current parliaments and governments are also studied. Other topics addressed in the course include the formation of political parties, party politics, and the development of current political and social conflicts. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

CLST 3001 BABC

Branding and Cultural Icons: The Case of Barcelona
Students study the city of Barcelona, which typifies the cultural icons patterns—the creation of the Icon, its explosion, the mass influence that it creates, and the timelessness that it acquires. Student will also analyze the emotional connection that a cultural icon establishes with people and how this connection works in marketing and managing a city brand. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

CIEE Humanities Courses—in Spanish

AHIS 3003 BABC

Catalonia and Spain through the Arts
This course teaches students about Catalan and Spanish culture within the context of art history. The fundamental issues of the history and character of Spain and Catalonia, such as the Spanish Civil War and the Catalan independence movement, through the eyes of artists/witnesses including Velázquez, Goya, Gaudí, Picasso, Dalí, and Miró are studied. Relevant study tours are arranged. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

CATA 1001 BABC

Introduction to Catalan Language in its Social Context
This course is designed to help beginning Catalan learners develop the fundamental linguistic skills needed to communicate. This course assumes students already have intermediate to advanced knowledge of Spanish. Special emphasis is placed on the socio-cultural context in which students live. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

HISP 3003 BABC

Spain Today: Politics and Society
This course focuses on the transition years from 1975 until the present. The course focuses on both political and sociological aspects. Spain’s return to democracy and its implications are analyzed in detail. Topics such as the 1978 constitutional system and creation of a decentralized political system, and an analysis of the different political parties are covered. The course also addresses important sociological aspects such as the dramatic change undergone by the traditional Spanish family in this period, and the role of mass media in Spanish society. Other topics include the contemporary migration movements in Spain, the development of national identities, and the independent movement in the Basque Country and Catalonia. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

HIST 3003 BABC

Past and Present in Barcelona
Barcelona is an attractive European and Mediterranean city known for its rich history, art heritage, and welcoming attitude towards visitors. Students learn the history of the city from its founding up to the present day, with a special emphasis on contemporary life. Course content includes art, history, and urban planning. Urban development of Barcelona is analyzed using historical maps, videos, documentaries, and academic and literary texts. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

CLST 3002 BABC

Branding and Cultural Icons: The Case of Barcelona
Students study the city of Barcelona, which typifies the cultural icons patterns—the creation of the Icon, its explosion, the mass influence that it creates, and the timelessness that it acquires. Student will also analyze the emotional connection that a cultural icon establishes with people and how this connection works in marketing and managing a city brand. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

CIEE Business Courses—in English

The following courses are offered for CIEE Business and Culture program participants only and may not be offered every semester. These courses are not open to students with six or more semesters of Spanish. Each CIEE business course includes a visit to a location of business interest. In the past, students have visited the Barcelona Stock Exchange, Cavas Codorniu Winery, City Hall, La Vanguardia (newspaper), Mango (Spanish clothing chain) headquarters, and Port of Barcelona.

BUSI 3001 BABC/MGMT 3001 BABC

International Management
This course provides students with the framework, tools, and factual knowledge required to understand the institutional and competitive environment and managerial challenges of firms in international competition. It analyzes the socio-cultural, political, and economic characteristics of a country and how they influence the behavior of firms; and studies the main economic flows around the world, its barriers, and their impact on firms. It also introduces briefly the study of internationalization methods used by firms. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

BUSI 3002 BABC/MKTG 3001 BABC

International Marketing
The future of all business is stated and recognized to be global. This course is designed to enhance the student’s understanding and appreciation of the importance and relevance of international marketing in today’s global economy. The course emphasizes the knowledge of world geography, regional alliances/conflicts, and cultural diversity in the world. It approaches the complexity of marketing environs and decisions, and the global marketing issues that challenge American companies. It focuses on marketing strategy, development, and implementation. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

ECON 3001 BABC

The Spanish Economy in the European Union
This course examines the social structure and economic history of modern Spain. The course starts with an overview of Spanish history necessary to understand the ways in which the economy has developed in recent times. Special emphasis is placed on economic developments during the Spanish Civil War, World War II, and the post-war transition. The effect of Spain’s entrance in the EU is also discussed. Classes consist of a combination of lectures and discussion about major periods. Company visits are an important part of the course as they give students insight into the structure of modern Spanish business. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

ECON 3004 BABC

International Economics
(Prerequisite: prior coursework in microeconomics) This course is composed of two parts—international trade theory and policy, and international finance. The first part of the course describes a number of different theories that explain why nations trade, as well as the effects of different policies that nations follow to affect the flow of trade. The European common market and NAFTA are analyzed in detail. The second part of the course is intended to provide students with knowledge of the international finance environment, foreign exchange theory, exchange exposure, and financial management strategies for multinational companies. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

ECON 4001 BAEC

The Capitalist System: A Critical Review
Students gain in this course an in-depth understanding of the economic roots and rules of capitalism and be able to explain the role of capitalism in shaping their own lives. In addition, students will be capable of tracing the reasons behind the most severe problems facing humanity and be able to take a standpoint with regard to globalization and to the alternative economic arrangements designed and proposed by different organizations. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

MGMT 3007 BABC

Sustainability and CSR: From Theory to Practice
The objective of this course is to present students with some specific tools and methodologies for understanding, managing, and developing innovative solutions for sustainability issues in a corporate setting. Items to be covered include identifying central sustainability issues; stakeholder mapping; stakeholder engagement; developing innovative sustainability projects; embedding sustainability in core business practices; managing inherent sustainability paradoxes; developing metrics to measure social and environmental impacts; and implementing sustainable competitiveness strategies. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

CIEE Business Courses—in Spanish

The following courses are offered for CIEE Business and Culture program participants only and may not be offered every semester. Each CIEE business course includes a visit to a location of business interest. In the past, students have visited the Barcelona Stock Exchange, Cavas Codorniu Winery, City Hall, La Vanguardia (newspaper), Mango (Spanish clothing chain) headquarters, and Port of Barcelona

BUSI 3003 BABC/MKTG 3003 BABC

International Marketing
The future of all business is stated and recognized to be global. This course is designed to enhance the student’s understanding and appreciation of the importance and relevance of international marketing in today’s global economy. The course emphasizes the knowledge of world geography, regional alliances/conflicts, and cultural diversity in the world. It approaches the complexity of marketing environs and decisions, and the global marketing issues that challenge American companies. It focuses on marketing strategy, development, and implementation. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

BUSI 3005 BABC/MGMT 3006 BABC

International Management
This course provides students with the framework, tools, and factual knowledge required to understand the institutional and competitive environment and managerial challenges of firms in international competition. It analyzes the socio-cultural, political, and economic characteristics of a country and how they influence the behavior of firms; and studies the main economic flows around the world, its barriers, and their impact on firms. It also introduces briefly the study of internationalization methods used by firms. Contact hours: TBD. Recommended credit: TBD semester / TBD quarter hours.

INSH 3003 BABC

Internship
(Prerequisite: five or more semesters of college-level Spanish. ) Qualified students have the opportunity to pursue an internship with a local organization or company, including a variety of industry sectors. In addition to the on-site business experience, students participating in an internship have a weekly classroom component, which provides academic support for their internship experience, as well as supporting students’ intercultural development. Total contact hours: 135. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

The Escola Superior de Comerç Internacional (ESCI)

Business and Economics Courses—Fall

(in English)

Culture & Business in Europe
This course provides students with an understanding European society, geopolitics, and culture. Specific elements of economic and business organization will be covered. Contact hours: TBD. Recommended credit: TBD semester/TBD quarter hours.

People Management
This course covers the functions of the personnel department in companies. Topics include staff selection, training, remuneration, and promotion; staff dismissal and turnover; and performance evaluation. Contact hours: TBD. Recommended credit: TBD semester/TBD quarter hours.

Electronic Commerce and Marketing
(Prerequisite: some previous Marketing knowledge recommended)

This course analyzes the internet and its applications to international trade. Specific items to be addressed are designing and creating web sites, HTTP protocol and programming languages, catalogues and online shops, and selling on the internet. Contact hours: TBD. Recommended credit: TBD semester/TBD quarter hours.

Pricing Policies
(Prerequisite: intermediate microeconomics required)

This course covers the role of pricing in marketing strategies. Specifically, the course will define a pricing policy that maximizes profits. Students will learn different concepts used for determining prices and to develop a pricing strategy that is correct for the company. Contact hours: TBD. Recommended credit: TBD semester/TBD quarter hours.

International Finance
(Prerequisite: Intro to Finance required)

This course reviews the monetary markets, stock exchanges, and commodity markets. Items covered include cash and deposit operations, options and contracting of financial futures, Inter-banking products, and business risk. Contact hours: TBD. Recommended credit: TBD semester/TBD quarter hours.

International Product Management
(Prerequisite: some previous marketing, market research, and stratege knowledge recommended)

This course introduces students to the overall management of a product´s lifecycle. Other topics covered include generic product strategies, image and positioning, and management of product ranges and lines. Contact hours: TBD. Recommended credit: TBD semester/TBD quarter hours.

Industrial and Services Marketing
(Prerequisite: some previous marketing knowledge recommended)

This course focuses specifically on companies in the industrial and service sectors and analyzes their fundamental characteristics. Students learn how to these companies design their operations, carry out their quality management, and maintain their “client and service providers”. Contact hours: TBD. Recommended credit: TBD semester/TBD quarter hours.

International Management
This is course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the international environment challenge. Students will analyze country differences in political economy and political risks as well as cultural and social heterogeneities. They will also review global organizational forms, international strategies, importation/exportation strategies, financing, global marketing, and human resource management. Contact hours: TBD. Recommended credit: TBD semester/TBD quarter hours.

International Economics
(Prerequisite: Intro to Microeconomics and Macroeconomics required)

Students will gain knowledge on the contemporary European economy as well as the global economy in general. They will learn they examine two key components in International trade—economic theory and trade policy instruments. Contact hours: TBD. Recommended credit: TBD semester/TBD quarter hours.

ESCI Business and Economics Courses—Spring

(in English)

Market Research I
(Prerequisite: Intro to Stats and Marketing is recommended)

Students in the course will learn to design a market research project. Specific topics such as quantitative and qualitative market research techniques and methods will be discussed, along with analysis of data and presentation of their results. Contact hours: TBD. Recommended credit: TBD semester/TBD quarter hours.

Consumer Behavior
This course addresses the psychological and sociological dimensions that influence consumer behaviour. Values, lifestyles, socio-cultural, and commercial aspects will be examined, as well as the evolution of individual consumption patterns. Contact hours: TBD. Recommended credit: TBD semester/TBD quarter hours.

International Marketing
The class presents strategic and operational marketing tools and influence and decision techniques for international markets. Contact hours: TBD. Recommended credit: TBD semester/TBD quarter hours.

Business Simulation
(Prerequisite: Intro to Finance and Accounting are recommended)

This course addresses the complete decision-making process and how it plays out in various departments, such as Marketing, Finance, and Production, within a company. Students also learn about market research and presentation of reports. Contact hours: TBD. Recommended credit: TBD semester/TBD quarter hours.

International Expansion
This course examines the different corporate international expansion models, and reviews in detail the expansion phases and alternatives for small and medium-sized companies. Contact hours: TBD. Recommended credit: TBD semester/TBD quarter hours.

International Team Management
This course presents topics such as leadership and authority, organization and motivation in teams, conflict resolution in employment relations, and team structure in international and multicultural environments. Contact hours: TBD. Recommended credit: TBD semester/TBD quarter hours.

Management Control
(Prerequisite: Intro to Finance and Accounting are recommended)

Students learn to understand the link between what people do and the economic and financial results obtained. Items addressed include evaluation of staff and groups' behavior within the organization, centers of responsibility, profit centers, and transfer prices. New techniques in accounting and management control are also discussed. Contact hours: TBD. Recommended credit: TBD semester/TBD quarter hours.

International Finance
(Prerequisite: Intro to Finance required)

This course reviews the monetary markets, stock exchanges, and commodity markets. Items covered will include cash and deposit operations, options and contracting of financial futures, Inter-banking products, and business risk. Contact hours: TBD. Recommended credit: TBD semester/TBD quarter hours.

International Management
This is course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the international environment challenge. Students will analyze country differences in political economy and political risks as well as cultural and social heterogeneities. They will also review global organizational forms, international strategies, importation/exportation strategies, financing, global marketing, and human resource management. Contact hours: TBD. Recommended credit: TBD semester/TBD quarter hours.

International Economics
(Prerequisite: Intro to Microeconomics and Macroeconomics required)

Students will gain knowledge on the contemporary European economy as well as the global economy in general. They will learn they examine two key components in International trade—economic theory and trade policy instruments. Contact hours: TBD. Recommended credit: TBD semester/TBD quarter hours.

ESCI Business and Economics Courses—Fall

(in Spanish)

Negociación Internacional/ International Negotiation
This course examens negotiation and commercial communications and how cultural factors affect these areas. It also covers items such as reference criteria for structuring multicultural negotiations; different styles of negotiation; structure and stages in the negotiation process; preparation for international negotiation; and developing the different phases of negotiation. Contact hours: TBD. Recommended credit: TBD semester/TBD quarter hours.

Métodos Cuantitativos/Quantitative Methods
(Prerequisite: prior statistics knowledge, including multiple regression, required.)
This course provides an introduction to multivariate statistical methods applied to market research and analysis. Contact hours: TBD. Recommended credit: TBD semester/TBD quarter hours.

Publicidad y Comunicación/Advertising and Communication
The course provides an explanation of the diverse functions and processes of communication. Special emphasis is placed on the relevant aspects of a marketing campaign—target, positioning, and creativity techniques. Other topics include branding, international marketing campaigns, advertising, and regulatory issues. The use of various marketing tools and advertising elements, and promotional effectiveness are also explored. Contact hours: TBD. Recommended credit: TBD semester/TBD quarter hours.

Distribución Comercial /Business Logistics
The goal of this course is to address the fundamentals of distribution management and business logistics, as well as explain quantitative models and distribution techniques. Alternative distribution channels, the supply chain, and inventory management are analyzed in detail. Contact hours: TBD. Recommended credit: TBD semester/TBD quarter hours.

Investigación de Mercados II/Market Research II
(Prerequisite: prior statistics knowledge required.)
This course presents various methods which are used to analyze data, such as Variance analysis, multiple regression, conjoint analysis, and discrete choice models, among others. Contact hours: TBD. Recommended credit: TBD semester/TBD quarter hours.

ESCI Business and Economics Courses—Spring

(in Spanish)

Deontología Empresarial/Business Ethics
This course addresses ethic issues related to businesses and organizations. The following topics are addressed: human and community responsibility, behavior models in different cultures, group ethics, and cultural conflict. Students will also analyze international regulations, agreements, and recommendations relating to social, labor, and environmental issues. Contact hours: TBD. Recommended credit: TBD semester/TBD quarter hours.

Derecho del Trabajo en la UE/Labor Law in the EU
A detailed description of the EU labor legislation is provided in this course. Contact hours: TBD. Recommended credit: TBD semester/TBD quarter hours.

Dirección Financiera II/Financial Management II
The course starts with an analysis of firms’ financial planning. The concept of present value, and how to value annuities and perpetuities are explained. Analysis of different criteria to select investment projects: NPV, IRR, profitability index and other methods. Lessons on valuation of firms and the concept of cost of capital are presented, as is short term financing of firms: common and preferential stock issues and debt issue; dividend policy; mergers and acquisition: estimating costs; and benefits of mergers. Contact hours: TBD. Recommended credit: TBD semester/TBD quarter hours.

Estadística Aplicada/Applied Statistics
(Prerequisite: prior knowledge of probability theory required.)
This course deals with the following: statistical inference, estimation of population parameters, hypothesis analyses, the Chi square Distribution, Variance analysis, regression, and sampling techniques. Contact hours: TBD. Recommended credit: TBD semester/TBD quarter hours.

Finanzas II/Finance II
(Prerequisite: prior knowledge of Finance and Accounting required.)
Main topics covered in the course are the financial structure: short and long-term financial policies; the cost of capital: combination of risk and return; the Modigliani-Miller's theorem; and the optimum financial structure. Contact hours: TBD. Recommended credit: TBD semester/TBD quarter hours.

Contabilidad de Costes/Cost Accounting
(Prerequisite: prior knowledge of accounting required.)
Students learn how to determine costs and their use in decision-making, how to set prices, and subcontracting and deviation analysis. Contact hours: TBD. Recommended credit: TBD semester/TBD quarter hours.

Dirección de Ventas/Sales Management
This class reviews the sales process, the structuring of the sales department, recruitment and selecting of sales staff, and sales targets and territories. Contact hours: TBD. Recommended credit: TBD semester/TBD quarter hours.

Universitat Pompeu Fabra Business Courses

These courses are available to students with six or more semesters of Spanish only. Please note that not all courses are offered each semester, and that some courses have additional prerequisites. The final list of courses will be available upon arrival in Barcelona.

Fall
Comercio Exterior I
Control de Gestión
Creación de Empresas
E-Business
Economía Europea
Economía Internacional II
Historia Económica I
Introducción a la Economía
I Macroeconomía I
Matemática Financiera
Microeconomía I
Probabilidad

Spring
Dirección Comercial II
Dirección Estratégica y Política Empresarial
Dirección Financiera I
Distribución Comercial
Economía de la Empresa
Finanzas I
Gestión de la Empresa Familiar
Historia Económica II
Historia del Pensamiento Empresarial
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