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Program Overview

Program Overview

International experience. An understanding of foreign markets and practices. What will you need to succeed in an increasingly globalized economy? This summer, discover a new culture and gain critical global perspective while pursuing your degree in Business in Barcelona.

This short-term program offers you challenging coursework, homestays, company visits, and a variety of cultural excursions and activities that give you insight into international business and a unique intercultural experience.

Study business abroad in Spain and you will:

  • Explore the region of Catalonia and surrounding provinces with exciting day and overnight trips
  • Live with a Spanish family, in a shared apartment or in a student residencia
  • Explore the city and immerse yourself in local culture with CIEE-organized activities
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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 $5 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:

  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants

    For students who demonstrate financial need, CIEE provides direct support for travel.

    Awards: Up to $1,500 per student

  • CIEE/MIUSA Access to the World Scholarship
  • CIEE/MIUSA Access to the World Scholarship

    CIEE and Mobility International USA are partnering to give more U.S. college students with disabilities the chance to study abroad! See

    http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/miusa/

    for more information, including the additional application required to be considered for this award.

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

The CIEE Difference

Intercultural Comparative Experience

Expand your global perspective and sharpen your cultural awareness in another international city during a three-day Intercultural Comparative Experience. With other CIEE students, you’ll visit museums and architectural wonders, attend a performance, take part in service-learning projects, and more.

2016 Destinations*:

  • Session I: Amsterdam
  • Session II: Palma de Mallorca
  • Session III: Berlin

*Note: Locations are subject to change.

Coursework

Chose from a variety of business-specific programming, all taught in English including: International Management, International Marketing, Spanish Economy in the European Union, Competitive Strategy, Sustainability; CSR: From Theory to Practice and Business Ethics.

Excursions

Enjoy a variety of excursions throughout Barcelona, including company site visits, field trips to art and history museums, monuments, and guided tours of the city.

In addition, there is one local and one international weekend trip per session. The local trip will complement the Barcelona experience by exploring other areas of significant historic and cultural importance. Options for the local weekend trip include: the North of Catalunya: Girona and Costa Brava, the South of Catalunya: Tarragona and Costa Dorada, or Valencia among others. For the international trip, see the Intercultural Comparative Experience.

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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.
Program
Application Due
Start Date
End Date
Costs
Summer Session I 2016 (4 wks)
04/15/2016
05/23/2016
06/20/2016
$4,750

Program Date Notes

Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

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, field trips, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$3,232
Housing ***
$1,100
Insurance
$118

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 $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes two meals per day for homestay students; no meals are included for students staying in the Residencia option

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee *
$760
International Airfare **
$1,300
Local Transportation
$125
Books & Supplies
$100
Personal expenses
$700

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.

* amount for meals for residencia and shared apartment students; students living in homestays are responsible for lunches only, estimated cost at $250

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

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Summer Session I, II 2016 (8 wks)
04/15/2016
05/23/2016
07/18/2016
$8,550

Program Date Notes

Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

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, field trips, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$5,932
Housing ***
$2,200
Insurance
$118

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 $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes two meals per day for homestay students; no meals are included for students staying in the Residencia option

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee *
$1,520
International Airfare **
$1,300
Local Transportation
$250
Books & Supplies
$200
Personal expenses
$1,400

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.

* amount for meals for residencia and shared apartment students; students living in homestays are responsible for lunches only, estimated cost at $250

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

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Summer Sessions I, II, III 2016 (12 wks)
04/15/2016
05/23/2016
08/14/2016
$12,350

Program Date Notes

Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

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, field trips, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$8,632
Housing ***
$3,300
Insurance
$118

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 $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes two meals per day for homestay students; no meals are included for students staying in the Residencia option

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee *
$2,280
International Airfare **
$1,300
Local Transportation
$375
Books & Supplies
$300
Personal expenses
$2,100

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.

* amount for meals for residencia and shared apartment students; students living in homestays are responsible for lunches only, estimated cost at $250

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

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Summer Session II 2016 (4 wks)
05/15/2016
06/20/2016
07/18/2016
$4,750

Program Date Notes

Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

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, field trips, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$3,232
Housing ***
$1,100
Insurance
$118

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 $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes two meals per day for homestay students; no meals are included for students staying in the Residencia option

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee *
$760
International Airfare **
$1,300
Local Transportation
$125
Books & Supplies
$100
Personal expenses
$700

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.

* amount for meals for residencia and shared apartment students; students living in homestays are responsible for lunches only, estimated cost at $250

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

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Summer Session II, III 2016 (8 wks)
05/15/2016
06/20/2016
08/14/2016
$8,550

Program Date Notes

Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

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, field trips, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$5,932
Housing ***
$2,200
Insurance
$118

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 $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes two meals per day for homestay students; no meals are included for students staying in the Residencia option

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee *
$1,520
International Airfare **
$1,300
Local Transportation
$250
Books & Supplies
$200
Personal expenses
$1,400

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.

* amount for meals for residencia and shared apartment students; students living in homestays are responsible for lunches only, estimated cost at $250

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

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Summer Session III 2016 (4 wks)
06/15/2016
07/18/2016
08/14/2016
$4,750

Program Date Notes

Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

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, field trips, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$3,232
Housing ***
$1,100
Insurance
$118

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 $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes two meals per day for homestay students; no meals are included for students staying in the Residencia option

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee *
$760
International Airfare **
$1,300
Local Transportation
$125
Books & Supplies
$100
Personal expenses
$700

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.

* amount for meals for residencia and shared apartment students; students living in homestays are responsible for lunches only, estimated cost at $250

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

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Summer Session I 2017 (4 wks)
04/15/2017
05/22/2017
06/19/2017

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 $500 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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Summer Session I, II 2017 (8 wks)
04/15/2017
05/22/2017
07/17/2017

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 $500 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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Summer Sessions I, II, III 2017 (12 wks)
04/15/2017
05/22/2017
08/13/2017

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 $500 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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Summer Session II 2017 (4 wks)
05/15/2017
06/19/2017
07/17/2017

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 $500 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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Summer Session II, III 2017 (8 wks)
05/15/2017
06/17/2017
08/13/2017

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 $500 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.

More Information
Summer Session III 2017 (8 wks)
06/15/2017
06/17/2017
08/13/2017

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 $500 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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Eligibility
2.5 Overall GPA

Eligibility

  • Overall GPA 2.5
  • 2 semesters of college-level micro- or macroeconomics, accounting, finance, management, marketing, or statistics
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Recommended Credit

Recommended Credit

Total recommended credit is 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours for each 3.5 week session (i.e. 6 semester/9 quarter hours for the full 7 weeks).

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About the City

About The City

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 architectural 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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Alberto del Río Malo

Resident Director

Alberto del Río Malo holds a a PhD in Literary Theory and Comparative Literature, and a master’s degree in Hispanic Philology from the Universitat de Barcelona. Alberto has been a visiting professor of Spanish Language and Literature at Knox College in Galesburg, IL, and professor of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature at the Universitat de Barcelona. He is a numerary Member of the Barcelona Literary Studies Society. Alberto is member of the Executive Committee and former President of APUNE (Association of American Programs in Spain).

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En “Las dos doncellas,” que escribió Miguel de Cervantes, puede leerse este cálido elogio de la ciudad de Barcelona: “Admiróles el hermoso sitio de la ciudad, y la estimaron por flor de las bellas ciudades del mundo, honra de España, temor y espanto de los circunvecinos y apartados enemigos, regalo y delicia de sus moradores, amparo de los extranjeros, escuela de la caballería, ejemplo de lealtad y satisfacción de todo aquello que de una grande, famosa, rica y bien fundada ciudad puede pedir un discreto y curioso deseo.”

Cuatro siglos después, Barcelona sigue siendo una de las más bellas ciudades del mundo. Aquí, gentes de todos los lugares y todas las lenguas disfrutan de la cultura catalana, enmarcados por un entorno arquitectónico privilegiado, y se deleitan con una gastronomía extraordinaria. Y recogiendo el espíritu de la ciudad, la Universitat de Barcelona (UB) representa un punto de referencia excepcional en la ciudad.

— Alberto del Río Malo, Resident Director

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Fernando Janeiro

Fernando Janeiro is a native of Galicia in western Spain. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in Advertising and Public Relations from Univesidade de Vigo in 2002, he moved to Barcelona and completed a second bachelor’s degree in Humanities (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 2007), and then an M.A. in Comparative Studies (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 2009), and a Teaching Certificate for Spanish as a Second Language (International House / IL3 Universitat de Barcelona, 2014). Nando has extensive experience teaching language and humanities courses in both Spanish and English. In addition to teaching, during the academic year Nando coordinates the semester Architecture and Design programs. Nando is a self-educated illustrator and designer, and he recently published his first comic book, “Rufino y Escrutinio: problemas en los márgenes”.

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Where You'll Study

Where You'll Study

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

Study abroad students can choose to live in either Spanish homestays (there is an option to live in a homestay along with another CIEE student in individual rooms), in a student residencia (residence hall) with other Spanish and international students in individual rooms sharing kitchen, or in a shared apartment typically in double or single rooms.

Students living in a homestay will have breakfast and dinner provided at home, while lunch is at the students’ expense. Kitchen space is allowed to students should they wish to make lunch to bring to campus. Students in homestays will have their laundry done for them once a week. Meals and laundry are not included in the student residencia or shared apartment option, but students share fully equipped kitchens where they can prepare their own meals, and laundry facilities are available. All homestays, residencias and shared apartments are located in the city of Barcelona and within 30 minutes, by public transportation, of the CIEE Study Center.

As slots in residencies and shared apartments may be limited, 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. Meeting with students online, the resident director 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 to identify your objectives so that you arrive well-informed and return home having made significant progress towards 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 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. 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-enables laptop. You'll have wireless Internet access in your homestay, apartment or student residencias, as well as at CIEE. In addition, you will be able to use the computer room at the CIEE Study Center.

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Culture

Culture

The academic program is supplemented with required field trips and excursions, which include visits in Barcelona and Catalonia to business sites, 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 or a cooking class. Although there are no formal community service activities on this program, volunteer opportunities can be arranged by CIEE staff.

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Academics

Academics

The Business and Culture study abroad program is unique because both the theories of modern management and economics and the cultural context in which business is conducted are studied.

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

Nature of Classes

CIEE courses are with other CIEE students only.

Grading System

In CIEE 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.

Language of Instruction

English

Faculty

Courses are taught by local university faculty and business professionals.

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Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

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 canceled 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.

Session I

BUSI 3002 BABC/MKTG 3001 BABC: International Marketing
This course is taught in English.
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.

ECON 3001 BABC: The Spanish Economy in the European Union
This course is taught in English.
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.

ECON 3005 BABC: Competitive Strategy: A European Perspective
This course is taught in English
In this course we will cover the relevant ideas of industrial economics and its implications for competitive strategy from an European perspective. The course also will provide an introduction to game theory, as a tool of strategic thinking and other approaches form management science. We will mostly consider European and Spanish firms case studies.

Session II

BUSI 3001 BABC/MGMT 3001 BABC: International Management
This course is taught in English
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.

MGMT 3007 BABC: Sustainability and CSR: From Theory to Practice
This course is taught in English
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.

Session III

BUSI 3002 BABC/MKTG 3001 BABC: International Marketing
This course is taught in English.
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.

BUSI 3003 BASP: Business Ethics and Corporate Responsibility
This course is taught in English
The current crisis is hitting Western economies hard and is evident in the breakdown of the present economic model, in which economy and ethics take diverging routes. Society is demanding a new business and economic model based on ethics, transparency, and solidarity. Therefore, one of the main challenges organizations are now facing is how to ensure that employees act ethically and work with integrity. Management of organizations requires a certain ethical behavior in order to generate the trust needed for economic activities. In this post-crisis scenario, in which business values are being redefined, being “socially responsible” has become increasingly urgent. Therefore, CSR policies would be an effective way to implement a culture of ethical organization that would ultimately render mandatory regulations unnecessary.

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