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Undergraduate Global Enrichment in Spain

Management 3033W: Business Communication

Location: Madrid and Barcelona, Spain

Dates (Tentative): May 19 - June 2, 2015; Class times: TBA, Spring B Term

Term: Spring B Term: "Spring 2–8 weeks"

Objective: Successful professional communication is a vital component to any business degree. This course will give students opportunities to develop professional critical thinking and communication skills through discussing, speaking, and writing assignments that focus on business communication both in the United States and Spain. In Spain they will meet business professionals, and tour company sites.


  • 15-25 University of Minnesota undergraduate students

Academic Credit

  • 4 credits that substitute for Carlson's MGMT 3033W course
  • MGMT 3033w fulfills the following LE requirements: WI-upper division and Global Perspectives
  • Grading is A-F basis


This program is open to University students in good academic standing, with a GPA of 2.5 at the time of application or instructor permission.

Students must have completed Freshman Composition by the end of fall term 2014.

The application process is competitive, and space is limited. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance.


The abroad portion of the program will begin in Madrid, the capital and largest city in Spain. It is the financial and business center of Spain and a center for international business in Spain and Europe. Madrid has a rich history dating back to the 9th century and has historical sites from the Roman Empire, Visigoth rule, and subsequent Muslim age.

Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain and the capital city of the autonomous community of Catalonia. The city is a leading tourist destination and a recognized leader in the globale conomic system. The city is situated on the Mediterranean Sea and contains a variety of important World Heritage Sites.


The program starts in Madrid, where students will tour the city and get a broad overview of business practices in Spain. Students will transfer to Barcelona halfway through the program. In Barcelona students will continue site visits and lectures pertaining to the course topic. Both weekends during the program will be free for students to plan their own activities, if desired.

Housing and Food

In Madrid and Barcelona, students will stay at hotels in double-rooms. Because networking and community-building are key parts of the program, students will not have the option of a single room. Guests are not permitted during the program. Breakfast daily, a welcome dinner, and closing dinner are provided.

Cost Estimate

These estimates will vary based on student preference and exchange rates. All details subject to change based on economic and international factors. Most financial aid may be applied to study abroad programs.

2014-2015 Tuition for 4 academic credits (included in the 13-19 credit tuition plateau. Please see One Stop for more information about tuition rate) $0
Program Fee (including international airfare between Minnesota and Spain, transportation from Madrid to Barcelona, hotels, program events, two group meals, transportation, and international health insurance*) $5,100
International and domestic airfare (incldued in Program Fee) $0
Hotel Accommodation (including daily breakfasts) $0
Passport and Photos* $145
Textbooks $75
Meals (lunch and dinners not included in the program fee) $300
Daily Living Expenses (local transportation, incidentals, internet, laundry) $200
Total $5,835

*Students should also maintain their U.S.-based health insurance plan while abroad.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Most financial aid may be applied to study abroad. University of Minnesota students are eligible for education abroad scholarships. See Costs & Billing for additional information on financial aid and scholarships.

Application and Admission

To apply, please visit the Apply page. Students will be charged a $50 application fee.

The priority deadline is October 1. Applications for programs that do not fill by the priority deadline will be accepted on a rolling basis until full.

Students will be informed of their status within 4 weeks of the application deadline.

All details subject to change based on economic and international factors.

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Access Abroad

We encourage students who may have constraints to consult with our Education Abroad advisors and read information available at Access Abroad.

Contact Information

Carlson Global Institute
CSOM 2-210
Phone: 612-625-9361
Fax: 612-624-8248

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Department of Strategic Marketing and Organization
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