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  • Locations: Barcelona, Spain; Madrid, Spain; Malaga, Spain
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Costs (Click term to view): Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
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Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Faculty-led Language of instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Class Eligibility: 01 First Year, 02 Sophomore, 03 Junior, 04 Senior
Click here for a definition of this term Non-UD Students: NO Language coursework offered: YES
Field of study: Business, Humanities Program Advisor: Kelly Brannan Trail
Click here for a definition of this term Academic Level: Undergraduate Click here for a definition of this term Max credit hours: 10
CAP-Approved Courses: YES
Program Description:

This program now has a waiting list. You can still apply, but should anticipate being placed on the waiting list. To discuss alternate program options, please contact us (; Alumni Hall 211).

Business in Spain
Barcelona - water

About the Program

Students in the Business in Spain program study in Seville, Málaga, and Barcelona – all centers of business and industry as well as of great cultural and historical importance. Through the prisms of marketing, economics, and finance, 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.


Curricular Options

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.

MKT 301: Principles of Marketing (3 credits)
The general principles and practices underlying the processes of marketing. Analysis of the environmental conditions of manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, and other marketing agencies. Prerequisite(s): Business majors only.

MKT 300: Survey of Marketing (3 credits)
Survey of marketing for non-marketing majors. Course introduces students to market and environmental analysis, marketing strategy and links with corporate strategy, market segmentation, organizational and consumer markets, and marketing mix (product, price, promotion, distribution). Prerequisite(s): Non-business majors only.

 FIN 301: Introduction to Financial Management (3 credits)
Introduction to financial theory and analysis.  The goal of this course is to expose students to a range of financial problems and decisions that business firms confront.  During the course, you should:  1) develop an understanding of the principles and techniques used by firms in managing and financing their assets; 2) understand the sources of funds within the capital markets; 3) understand the determinants of the financial structure; and 4) develop financial analytical techniques used by stakeholders.

FIN 300: Introduction to Financial Management (3 credits)
Principles and techniques used by business firms in managing and financing their current and fixed assets; sources of funds within the capital markets; determinants of the financial structure; analytical techniques. Prerequisite(s): (ACC 200 or ACC 207 or [ACC 300A and ACC 300B]); (ECO 203 or 204); Non-business majors only.
ECO 461: International Economics (3 credits)
Major issues surrounding international trade and finance, the economic interdependence of nations and businesses, essential theoretical and empirical tools necessary to monitor and analyze international economic phenomena, and the application of these tools to contemporary business problems and issues. The content of this course will be adapted to address site-specific issues, especially the history and the challenges facing the European Union.
Prerequisite(s):ECO 203, ECO 204; exceptions may be granted by department chair. 

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.




Daniel Kapusta, Lecturer, Department of Economics and Finance; Director of the Davis Center for Portfolio Management (Site Coordinator)

Dr. Maria Schutte, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics and Finance

Dr. Yue Pan, Professor, Department of Management and Marketing


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.

Pre-Departure Orientation

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 details for your MAXIE course are as follows:

UDI 220
CRN: 15733
Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00pm

Once you have committed to the program, please register for this Spring 2019 mini-course, which meets March 6 - May 1, 2019. Be on the lookout for an email from the Office of Education Abroad with details on how to register.


Cost and Refund Policy

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Program Ratings:
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Academic Experience:
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Program Reviews:
Summer 2015 Participant
experience of a life time. I learned so many things and met so many people from around the world. Definitely an eye opening experience.

Summer 2014 Participant
I would recommend this program to other students because you get to see so many different parts of spain.

Summer 2013 Participant
The most memorable thing about this program for me was actually being in Spain and taking advantage of it. I tried new things everyday and did what I wanted to do versus sticking with the group. It was a good way to see more of the country and to do things that you can only do while in Spain.

This program is currently not accepting applications.