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Directed Study in International Business

barcelonaUndergraduate – BUSA 4830
Graduate – BUSA 7030

The course is designed to explore the business environment, culture, international trade and economy of a foreign country through assigned readings, lectures, research projects and presentations. Students will spend approximately eight days in Spain. During this time, required activities will include visiting local businesses, government organizations and cultural sites. Students will have some free time for independent exploration of the local culture.


For Undergraduate Students
Declared Business Major and Completion of 60 credit hours.

For Business Graduate Students

Graduate standing and permission of Director of Graduate Programs. Non-MBA students require permission of Director of Graduate Programs.

Important Dates

toledoRequired class meetings (3) held during Spring semester on campus. Dates to be determined.

Depart for Spain – 5/7/2016
Return to Atlanta – 5/15/2016

Required Texts

A Concise History of Spain (Cambridge Concise Histories) 1st Edition, by William D. Phillips Jr and Carla Rahn Phillips, Cambridge University Press; 2010, ISBN-10: 0521607213

Selected readings from International Business, 8th Edition,
by Michael Czinkota, Iikka A. Ronkainen, Michael H. Moffett,
Wiley, 2011, ISBN: 978-0-470-53065-8

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Day 1 Bienvenidos a España!
Arrive in Barcelona
Meet ISP Program Manager and Hotel Check-in
Leisure Activities
Day 2 Spanish Business Environment and Cultural Heritage
Late Morning Visit: Economic & Political Overview of Spain
Welcome Lunch
Afternoon Guided Tour of Barcelona
Leisure Activities
Day 3 Specific of Spanish Market
Morning Case Study: From Spain to the Rest of the World
Lunch on Your Own
Afternoon Visit: Innovation as the Key for a Sustainable
Leisure Activities
Cultural Visit: Food Tour at Traditional Spanish Market
 Day 4 From Catalonia to the Capital 
Morning Check-out and Transfer to Train Station
Late Morning Train Transfer to Madrid
Arrive in Madrid, Hotel Check-in
Afternoon Cultural Visit: Guided Tour of Madrid
Leisure Activities
Day 5 Doing Business in Spain
Morning Visit: Global Business Strategies of a Multinational Company
Lunch on Your Own
Afternoon Visit: Startup Climate – Transferring Ideas into Enterprises
Leisure Activities
Day 6 Looking Ahead
Morning Case Study: Doing Business in Spain from an American Perspective
Lunch on Your Own
Afternoon Leisure Activities
Cultural Visit: Half Day Rooftop Tour
Day 7 Day Trip to Toledo
Cultural Visit: Full Day Trip to the Medieval City Toledo
Farewell Lunch
Day 8 Depart for Atlanta

Pricing Information

palauTotal price

$3,400 (airfare included)
$2,200 (without airfare)

Deposit: $600 (+$100 with airfare)

Price includes:
Airfare, lodging, ground transportation, entrance fees, all breakfasts, and some additional meals may be included.

Company Visits
Catalonia Investment Agency
Abertis autopistas
IBM España Madrid
U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Embassy

retiroCultural Visits
La Rambla
Barcelona tour
Palau de la Música Catalana
Traditional Spanish Market
Tour of Madrid
El Retiro Park
Rooftop Tour

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For more information, contact

Steve Moss, Ph.D.
(912) 478-0757
College of Business Room 2221


Last updated: 2/18/2016