Barcelona 2019

 May 11-18, 2019

Experience International Business in Barcelona

Join us in May and experience one of the top startup & innovation hubs in Europe. Barcelona is rapidly growing and constantly evolving, making it a strong startup network that paves the way for new companies. Students will gain an understanding of the economic and cultural aspects of doing business in Barcelona. You don’t want to miss out on a city that has it all!

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Travel & Accommodations Package Includes:

  • Airfare, hotel stay (double occupancy), and group meals
  • Guided tours of Barcelona
  • Cultural events such as touring Codorniu cellars, attending an FC Barcelona soccer match, and visiting the Mercado Boqueria
  • Corporate visits to internationally known companies such as Lincoln Electric, HP, Equivalenza, and Ficosa International


The price of this study tour is $3,090. If you’d like to be included in all corporate visits, there will be an additional $1,000 cost. A single room upgrade will be an additional $650 for the entire stay.

Current MBA program students or eligible undergraduate students will need to attend all corporate visits for course credit, so pricing will be $4,090 plus the cost of credit hours. If you have questions about cost, please contact the MBA Program’s Office at 419-289-5214.

The MBA students & undergraduate seniors who are eligible for MBA credit will be earning course credit for MBA 568 during this 7-day study tour.


Draft Itinerary:

* Not final and is subject to change *

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Summer 2019
May 11, 2019 – Welcome to Barcelona!
  • Evening:
    • Rest of the day at leisure
    • Recommended activity:
      • La Rambla, the most famous street in Barcelona!
May 12, 2019 – Discovering Spanish Heritage  
  • Morning:
    • Full-day trip to Montserrat
  • Afternoon:
    • Return to hotel
  • Late Afternoon:
  • Evening:
    • Rest of the day at leisure
May 13, 2019 – Business Background of the Spanish Economic Powerhouse 
May 14, 2019 – Ensuring Success and Profitability 
  • Morning:
  • Early Afternoon:
  • Late Afternoon:
    • Rest of the day at leisure
    • Recommended activity:
      • Visit Barceloneta, a classic neighborhood by the sea
May 15, 2019 – Best Practices and Lessons Learned in Entrepreneurial World 
  • Morning:
  • Early Afternoon:
  • Late Afternoon:
    • Rest of the day at leisure
    • Recommended activity:
      • Stroll along the hill of Montjuïc
May 16, 2019 – Upgrading the Business Potential 
May 17, 2019 – Fresh Ideas for the Digital Economy
  • Morning:
    • We JAZZ case study
      • Best marketing practices: accelerating innovation in digital transformation
  • Afternoon:
    • Free to relax or explore the city
    • Optional cultural event:
      • Sagrada Familia
  • Evening:
    • Tapas farewell group dinner
May 18, 2019 –Depart for USA
  • Morning:
    • Breakfast & check-out
    • Transfer to airport
    • Depart for USA

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*ISP ( International Study Programs) is our ground service provider and partner in planning this life-changing trip to Barcelona in May 2019. To learn more about their company, please visit

All non-students (guests, spouses, alumni, etc.) registering for this trip will be working with Lucie Mlejnkova, Head of ISP Logistics Department. The platform, ISP Student Zone, will guide you from your registration through to your on-the-ground experience, until your return home, and much more. To learn more about this platform, click here.

To register, please click here and create an account using Access Code: 7U6JA2

As a first step, please visit the Registration section and complete all the fields. Please make sure that the info is accurate as we’ll make the necessary arrangements based on the info you provide here. The deadline for registration is January 19, 2019. Make sure you also visit the e-shop section to purchase a single room upgrade in case you are interested.

Also, for spouses and guests traveling, please make sure to process the payment for the Guest package. Please go to the e-shop section, select the “Spouse fee” tab and then the package of your choice. 

The payment deadline to secure the registration is January 19, 2019.

For any travel modifications, extensions, upgrades etc., feel free to contact Lucie by email at

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