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        Business Minor Abroad

        Thinking about a business minor? Want to go to Barcelona or Rome? Why not do all three? Get your business minor and see both Barcelona and Rome this summer.

        Take the unique opportunity to take all 5 courses needed to complete a business minor while experiencing the cultures of both Barcelona and Rome through the Harbert Barcelona/Rome International Program.

        This program will include significant travel and culture opportunities with a curriculum that is structured so you can focus on only one course at a time. This format will allow you to successfully complete the academic portion of the program while giving you plenty of freedom to experience both Barcelona and Rome.

        Complete Your Business Minor in Rome, Italy

        In Rome, you will have the opportunity to visit the Roman Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palentine Hill, Circus Maximus, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, and see St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museum located in the Vatican City.

        Complete Your Business Minor in Barcelona, Spain

        In Barcelona, you will see sites such as the La Sagrada Familia, the Picasso Museum, Montjuic Castle, La Barceloneta Beach, and Camp Nou stadium.

        Program Objectives

        This 9+ week program will provide you with a unique academic and cultural experience while you earn your business minor.

        While abroad, you will attend classes and have time to explore both Barcelona and Rome. Classes will have both online and in-person instruction and are sequenced so you will focus on only one at a time.

        You will take 2 classes in Barcelona and 2 in Rome. Your final class will be finished online once you return from Europe.

        Academic and Travel Requirements

        • Academic Requirements

          In order to qualify for the Harbert Barcelona/Rome International Program, you must have a minimum 2.25 GPA or higher, be at least of Sophomore standing, be under a non-business major, and have completed any of the prerequisites for the following courses:

          • Microeconomics—ECON 2020**
          • Fundamentals of Accounting—ACCT 2810
          • Principles of Marketing—MKTG 3310
          • Principles of Management—MNGT 3100
          • Principles of Finance—FINC 3610

          **Please note that ECON 2020 cannot count for both business minor and common core. You may substitute Operations Management of Business Processes (SCMN 2153—2 credit hours) and Professional Development in Business IV (BUSI 4013—1 credit hour) to replace the course if needed.

        • Travel Requirements

          Visa and Passport

          In order to be eligible to participate in the Harbert Barcelona/Rome International Program, you must ensure that you have obtained the appropriate documentation.

          In order to travel anywhere outside the U.S., you must have a valid Passport, good for 1 year after you return to the U.S. after your program. Additionally, you must meet any other Spanish or Italian immigration regulations, such as acquiring a visa.

          Note: Currently, Spain and Italy do not have any visa or special requirements for U.S. citizens. We will inform you if requirements change.

          If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact Auburn Abroad at


           During the course of the program, you will be required to live in either a 3-star or higher hotel or self-service apartments.

          Housing is located in central, safe locations. They will typically include necessary amenities, such as laundry facilities, a kitchen, and Internet access, and easy access to bus and/or metro lines.

          Specific housing location and details will be provided prior to departure from the U.S. 

          If you have any further concerns or questions about housing, please contact Auburn Abroad at

        Cost and Fees

        • Program Fees

          Program fees total $8,979 and include AU coursework credit hours (3–15 possible), housing in Barcelona and Rome for the duration of the program, airfare from Barcelona to Rome, a few meals, bus and metro passes for the duration of the program, cultural and professional programs, day tours of Barcelona and Rome, welcome and farewell receptions, trip cancellation insurance, and emergency evacuation insurance (does not replace major medical).

          Specific tour/event details will be provided before departure from the U.S. and are subject to change.

        • Estimated Additional Costs

          Estimated additional costs total $3,469 and include: airfare from the U.S. to Barcelona and from Rome to the U.S., most meals, passport and visa (if needed), optional tours and entrance fees to some sights, and the Auburn Abroad fee ($691).

        Important Dates

        September 18, 2019

        Application review period begins. Deposit required to reserve a spot ($1,000).

        December 31, 2019

        Last day to drop without financial penalty. After this date, $1,000 deposit is forfeit.

        January 9, 2020 (e-bill posted date)

        First payment of half of the remaining program fees is due ($3,989.50).

        February 7, 2020 (e-bill due date)

        After February 7, first half of the fees plus deposit is forfeited if the decision to withdraw is made.

        February 28, 2020

        Final Application Date

        March 12, 2020 (e-bill posted date)

        Second payment of half of the remaining program fees is due ($3,989.50).

        April 10, 2020 (e-bill due date)

        After April 10, all fees plus deposit is forfeited if the decision to withdraw is made.

        April 6, 2020 (tentative)

        Auburn Study Abroad Fee billed ($691)

        April 16, 2020 (tentative)

        Final Application due and Project Interviews

        May 13, 2020

        Depart USA to arrive in Barcelona May 14

        May 18–29, 2020

        ACCT 2810 (Barcelona)

        June 1–12, 2020

        ECON 2020 (Barcelona)

        July 12, 2020

        Travel from Barcelona to Rome

        June 13–21, 2020

        Summer break between classes—free time to travel

        June 22–July 3, 2020

        MKTG 3310 (Rome)

        July 6–17, 2020

        MNGT 3810 (Rome)

        July 18, 2020

        Depart Rome to arrive in USA July 19

        July 20–August 7, 2020

        FINC 3810 (online)

        Start Your Application Early

        We have limited space for our Harbert Barcelona/Rome International Program, so be sure to submit your application as soon as possible.

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