The LMU Summer in Barcelona International Business Program is designed to integrate a rigorous international business curriculum with the benefits of the rich and vibrant cultural setting of Catalonia for both Business and Non-Business majors. While Barcelona is the home base, students also participate on a two-night excursion to Prague. Featured on the program are several site visits to local businesses where students will gain firsthand knowledge to complement their classroom learning. Students will also engage in a series of cultural activities meant to acquaint them with the social and cultural setting of Barcelona and surrounding towns.
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 through 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.
International Business Environment & Practices
3 Semester Hours
Professor:Yongsun Paik, Ph.D.
*NOTE* Business Majors and Minors are required to take BADM 1040 prior to enrolling in this program.
This course introduces students to the international business environments and practices with a particular focus on Europe. In order to understand complex issues related to the global economy such as Euro zone credit crisis, students will learn about national differences in political, economic, and socio-cultural systems. To acquire skills and knowledge necessary for managing international business operations, students will also study international trade and investment theories and policies, foreign exchange market, and global strategies in manufacturing, marketing, and human resources management.
SPAN 198.15 or SPAN 198.16
Beginning Spanish I or Beginning Spanish II
This course is designed as an introduction to Spanish language and Spanish Catalonian culture. Accommodations may be made for students who have an advanced level of Spanish.
HOUSING AND MEALS
To promote cultural integration, LMU students will live in Spanish home stays. 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 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. All home stays and residencias are located in the city of Barcelona and within 30 minutes, by public transportation, of the CIEE Study Center.
The program will feature several excursions and site visits which complement program coursework. Students will visit local businesses and companies in and around Barcelona and in another European metropolitan city on the extended excursion. Additionally, students will participate in half-day or full-day cultural excursions, perhaps to the coastal town of Sitges or to Besalu, a medieval town, and the Dali Museum. Activities may also be arranged with local students from Barcelona, such as a night of Tapas or Flamenco.
PROGRAM TUITION AND FEES
Summer Program Costs (click here)