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Global Business Consulting
Spring 2023 Semester Barcelona

Global Business Consulting Available Sessions

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About the Program

Learn by doing, and establish a track record of success through project-based learning within real-world business enterprises. This hands-on program incorporates a professional consulting project into your semester study program, as you’ll work both independently and alongside peers and industry professionals to generate solutions to real-world business problems. In this program, you’ll utilize several of the most sought-after competencies by employers, such as team work, critical thinking, and problem solving. You’ll emerge on the other side a better leader, thinker, and potential employee in today’s hyper-competitive market.

Requirements


  • Overview
  • Location:
  • Barcelona
  • Dates:
  • 1/11/23 - 4/29/23
  • Price:
  • $18,195
  • Credits:
  • 12 - 15
  • Deadlines
  • Apply by:
  • 10/15/22
  • Withdraw by:
  • 11/15/22
  • Application Requirements
  • Complete Application
  • Transcript - Unofficial
  • $95 Online Application Fee
  • Eligibility
  • Education
    Completed:
  • 1 year as a registered college student by the time of application
  • Foreign Language Proficiency:
  • All Levels
  • Course Prerequisites:
  • Some courses may have prerequisites.
  • Minimum GPA:
  • 2.75

Located on the Plaza Catalunya in the heart of the city, the CEA Barcelona Center offers courses in a range of subjects, taught in English and Spanish. Learning takes place both in and out of the classroom, with instructors taking full advantage of Barcelona’s many notable sites and attractions. 

When you study abroad in Barcelona, you can choose CEA housing or arrange your own independent housing. CEA housing assignments are based on availability and confirmation date; we make every effort to match your housing requests, but we can’t guarantee housing preferences.

Program Structure

The required Business Consulting course is comprised of both a flipped classroom-style online academic course and a locally based business consulting project that will require you to meet regularly with clients and conduct group work outside of class. You’ll have the opportunity to learn about your assigned company through in-person or virtual meetings and by visiting their facilities/operations, conducting market research, creating relationships, ideating proposals and solutions, all of which will culminate in a consulting proposal.

In addition to your 3-credit business consulting course and project, you will choose 1 CEA Core course and 2-3 additional CEA course to take from the catalog of course options available to you. This provides you with the opportunity to gain professional experience while also making progress toward your degree requirements and engaging in classes that afford a richer cultural experience.  

Courses meet for 45 contact hours/3 credits. Overall, students may earn 12-15 credits. Elective courses generally meet 2 times per week, Monday-Thursday.  Active learning components required by your courses may be scheduled for Fridays. 

Prior to departure, you will select your preferred courses and take an online language placement exam (if enrolling in a language course). You will be enrolled into courses based on their availability. It is in your best interest to have multiple alternative courses approved by your home university prior to your departure due to course availabilities. If you choose to take a Spanish language or elective course, to ensure that you receive credit for the language level you place into, have your home university pre-approve courses at several levels before you leave for Spain. Please consult with your academic advisor at your home university on credit pre-approval guidelines.

Courses

The host institution has offered the following courses in the past. Please note that course listings may not be finalized until the start of the term; we’ll post an updated list when the host institution finalizes its offerings.

*Courses with an asterisk indicate that the course has been associated with multiple subject areas.
Please click on the course title to view additional subject areas and detailed course information.

Excursions

Get out and explore! Excursions are offered for most semester, year, and summer programs*. Semester students are typically offered between two to three excursions and summer study students are typically offered between one to two excursions. You'll receive a calendar of excursions during orientation; here are a few day and overnight excursions we've offered in the past.

Girona & Besalú

Girona & Besalú

The charming walled town of Girona is one of Spain's most prosperous and enticing cities. Explore historical remnants of the diverse cultures that have influenced the city through the ages, walk along the steep alleyways of the Jewish quarter, visit one of many art museums, and enjoy beautiful views of the Onyar River. Nearby Besalú is a stunning medieval town designated as a historical national property. You’ll travel in time just by wandering its streets.

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Madrid

Madrid

As Spain’s capital and largest cosmopolitan city, lively Madrid is known for its friendly locals and innovative art and culture. Visit the Prado Museum, which houses Spanish and European paintings from the 12th to 18th century, and view modern art at the acclaimed Reina Sofia National Art Centre. Stroll around Madrid’s most famous arcaded square, the Plaza Mayor. Visit the Royal Palace and beautiful Park El Retiro. Madrid’s cultural diversity and world-famous art museums are guaranteed to offer something for everyone’s taste.

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Penedès Wine Country

Penedès Wine Country

Explore the birthplace of the famous Cava (Catalan champagne) while exploring the vineyards and underground cellars of the Penedès wineries, learning about the wine-making process, and enjoying a wine tasting. Finish the day with a typical Catalan lunch, where you can try favorites like pa amb tomàquet.

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Pyrenees and Romanesque Art

Pyrenees and Romanesque Art

At the northeastern edge of the Pyrenees, Vall de Boí is known for its scenic landscape and for its nine tiny Romanesque churches, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy the amazing architecture and paintings before completing your excursion with a hike in the stunning Aigüestortes National Park.

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Sample Budget

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