Business in Spain and Portugal: Lisbon, Malaga, and Barcelona
About the Program
Students in the Business in Spain and Portugal program study in Lisbon, Málaga, and Barcelona – all centers of business and industry as well as of great cultural and historical importance. Through the prisms of organizational behavior, operations management, and business ethics, students have the opportunity to view business concepts with a global perspective. Program activities enrich the students’ academic learning, cultural and historical understandings, as well as personal growth. Recent examples include: San Miguel Brewery and City Market in Malaga; Zara, Freixenet, and Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. Students will also explore Lisbon, one of the oldest cities in the world and the oldest in Western Europe, and view its prominence in commerce, international trade, arts, and tourism.
Students are required to enroll in 7 credit hours, but may enroll in 10 credit hours. Students are encouraged to consult their academic advisor regarding eligibility for courses, pre-reqs, etc. More information regarding courses can be found in the University Bulletin. In addition, we have listed the current CAP status for each course. However, students should consult DegreeWorks for the most accurate information since courses that satisfy CAP requirements may vary by year of admission or according to a student's major. The Degree Audit is specific to each student. Consult your academic advisor for details.
OPS 301: Survey of Operations & Supply Management (3 credits)
Concepts and OPS software-based techniques of designing, implementing, managing, and improving operations in manufacturing and service organizations, including project management, service systems design, resource allocation modeling, facility location, layout, aggregate planning, scheduling, and material requirements planning. Survey of major OPS strategies such as: just-in-time production, total quality management, business process reengineering, synchronous manufacturing, enterprise resource planning, and supply chain management. Prerequisite(s): DSC 211 (may be taken as a co-requisite).
OPS 300: Introduction to Operations & Supply Management (3 credits)
Concepts and OPS software-based techniques of designing, implementing, managing, and improving operations in manufacturing and service organizations, including project management, services systems design, resource allocation modeling, facility location, layout, aggregate planning, scheduling, and material requirements planning. Survey of major OPS strategies such as: just-in-time production, total quality management, business process reengineering, synchronous manufacturing, enterprise resource planning, and supply chain management. Not open to students in the School of Business Administration or to those with credit in OPS 301. Student must show aptitude in quantitative materials. Prerequisite(s): (BAI 103L or equivalent); (MTH 128, MTH 129 or equivalent); junior standing; permission of department chairperson; DSC 211 or equivalent recommended.
MGT 301: Organizational Behavior (3 credits)
Study of individual, group, and team behavior in organizations as they interact to achieve both personal and organizational goals. Topics include individual differences, interpersonal communication, leadership, decision-making, reward systems, conflict management, and work groups and teams.
MGT 300: Survey of Organizational Behavior (3 credits)
Survey of management for non-business majors. Prerequisite(s): Non-business majors only; sophomore standing.
PHL 313: Business Ethics (3 credits)
Introduction to ethical issues in the business world, which includes the developing global, international business world. The course critically examines recent Western ethical theories and critically evaluates how they might resolve case studies in the business world.
CAP: Crossing Boundaries Practical Ethical Action; Advanced Philosophical Studies
LNG 1xx/2xx/3xx Spanish Language (3-4 transfer credits, all levels)
Language courses are offered to students on this program through a partner institution on-site. These are available to students interested in enhancing their language skills at a multitude of levels. Students must receive official course pre-approval from the UD Department of Global Languages and Cultures prior to their departure to Spain based on their current proficiency in the targeted language in order to successfully earn transfer credit. Only transfer credit (i.e. a “K” grade) will be earned for any language course pre-approved and taken abroad with a passing grade. Students will register in either a 3-credit or 4-credit LNG "1xx", "2xx" or "3xx" language course prior to departure. When making course selections in Studio Abroad, please list the targeted language and the level you are considering taking next summer that corresponds with a UD course code (e.g. Spanish Language LNG 1xx for SPN 141, etc.). Please note that students choosing to take a language course abroad on this program will be assessed a regular tuition fee based upon three or four credits.
UDI 310: MAXIE Experience (1 Credit; required)
This courses aims to utilize the city as the classroom where students can make sense of their experience through interactive discussion, group activities, and independent journaling. Through reflection, students internalize their study abroad experience and may undergo changes impacting attitudes and actions in their home country and at UD. Graded minicourse required of all student participants.
Prof. Tracy Miller, Lecturer, Department of Management and Marketing (Site Coordinator)
Dr. Mark Jacobs, Associate Professor, Department of MIS, OM, & Decision Sciences
Dr. Michael Payne, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy
Students must be 18 years of age and older and eligible to take courses for credit at the University of Dayton. Participants in the program must have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Students in good academic standing with a GPA below 2.5 may petition the Center for International Programs for consideration. Students must also be in good disciplinary standing.
For all University of Dayton summer programs, pre-departure orientations play a critical role in making a study abroad a valuable learning experience. All students accepted to participate in University of Dayton’s summer programs are required to take the pre-departure course, UDI 220: MAXIE - Prepare (Maximizing your International Experience). This course helps students develop intercultural communication and sensitivity skills and techniques that can be used in any context, as well as learn site-specific strategies to be employed in-country. Students will be given time to clarify academic and personal goals prior to departure. UDI 220 is a required class for your education abroad experience. It is divided into two parts: the first part involves meeting as a group during the semester prior to departure (5 class meetings plus 2 sessions on concepts of culture and health and safety abroad); the second part includes meeting upon returning to campus in the semester following the in-country experience (two class meetings). The schedule for your MAXIE course will be posted here in October. Classes begin the first week of March and last until the end of the semester.
Once students have changed their status to “committed” in the application system, they should register for UDI 220 via Porches by searching Spring 2018, Mini-Courses (as the Department), selecting UDI 220, and finding the correct section number.
Cost and Refund Policy
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