MGMT 3033W: Business Communication

Undergraduate Global Enrichment in Spain
Program is Full


Tuesday, May 16, 2017 to Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Pre-departure classes: Spring 2017 B Term, TuTh, 11:15am - 12:30pm

Successful professional communication is a vital component to any business degree. This course will give students opportunities to develop professional critical thinking and communication skills through discussing, speaking, and writing assignments that focus on business communication both in the United States and Spain. In Spain they will meet business professionals, and tour company sites.

Program schedule

The program starts in Madrid, where students will tour the city and get a broad overview of business practices in Spain. Students will transfer to Barcelona halfway through the program. In Barcelona students will continue site visits and lectures pertaining to the course topic. Both weekends during the program will be free for students to plan their own activities, if desired.

Application and Admissions

To apply, please visit the Apply page. Students will be charged a $50 application fee. The application cycle starts on September 1 and the priority deadline is October 1. Applications for programs that do not fill by the priority deadline will be accepted on a rolling basis until full. Applications will be reviewed and students will be informed of their status within 4 weeks of the priority deadline.


This program is open to University students in good academic standing, with a GPA of 2.5 at the time of application or instructor permission.

Students must have completed Freshman Composition by the end of fall term 2016.

The application process is competitive, and space is limited. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance.

Location details

The abroad portion of the program will begin in Madrid, the capital and largest city in Spain. It is the financial and business center of Spain and a center for international business in Spain and Europe. Madrid has a rich history dating back to the 9th century and has historical sites from the Roman Empire, Visigoth rule, and subsequent Muslim age.

Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain and the capital city of the autonomous community of Catalonia. The city is a leading tourist destination and a recognized leader in the globale conomic system. The city is situated on the Mediterranean Sea and contains a variety of important World Heritage Sites.

Housing and Food

In Madrid and Barcelona, students will stay at hotels in double-rooms. Because networking and community-building are key parts of the program, students will not have the option of a single room. Guests are not permitted during the program. Breakfast daily, a welcome dinner, and closing dinner are provided.


25-30 University of Minnesota undergraduate students.

Pre-departure Classes

TuTh 11:15am - 12:30pm, Spring B Term

Academics and credits

  • 4 credits that substitute for Carlson's MGMT 3033W course
  • MGMT 3033w fulfills the following LE requirements: WI-upper division and Global Perspectives
  • Grading is A-F basis

Academic term(s)


Financial Aid and Scholarships

Most financial aid may be applied to study abroad. University of Minnesota students are eligible for education abroad scholarships. Please see Financial Aid and Scholarships for more information.

Cost estimate (Summary)

These estimates will vary based on student preference and exchange rates. All details subject to change based on economic and international factors. Most financial aid may be applied to study abroad programs.

*Students should also maintain their U.S.-based health insurance plan while abroad.

Cost table

2016-17 Tuition for 4 academic credits (included in the 13-19 credit tuition plateau Please see One Stop for more information about tuition rate)$0
Program Fee (including international airfare between Minnesota and Spain, transportation from Madrid to Barcelona, hotels, program events, two group meals, transportation, and international health insurance*)$5,300
International and domestic airfare (incldued in Program Fee)$0
Hotel Accommodation (including daily breakfasts)$0
Passport and Photos*$145
Meals (lunch and dinners not included in the program fee)$600
Daily Living Expenses (local transportation, incidentals, internet, laundry)$300

Program Manager

Kevin Clancy


Holly Littlefield


Short-Term May/June

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