BSIB Destination: Spain

BSIB students Elodie Kwan and Julia Fisher visit Seville for the La feria de Abril festival. "Through storytelling and cultural exchange," says Kwan, "I not only became more comfortable pushing my comfort zone and overcoming language and cultural barriers but I also grew into a confident solo female traveler."

Study Business in the Heart of Madrid

The school's partner school in Spain is the Instituto Católico de Administración y Dirección de Empresas (ICADE). In 1979, ICADE became part of the Universidad Pontificia Comillas, a private university run by the Jesuit Order, dating back to the early 1900s. ICADE is one of Spain's oldest and most highly-regarded business schools and has a population of about 7,700 undergraduate students. BSIB students studying in Spain will be a part of the E-4 program at ICADE. The university is located in the heart of Madrid, a city known as the political, financial and business center of Spain.

Students take their class selection from the third year of the E-4 program (International Business degree program). Classes focus on such topics as International Trade, International Marketing, Finance Management, International Studies, International Finance, and Personnel Management. All class instruction is conducted in Spanish.

Madrid, a city of more than four million inhabitants, is the largest city in Spain and the third most populous city in the European Union. Located centrally in Spain, it is an ideal point of departure for destinations anywhere in the country. As the capital of Spain, Madrid is a city that never sleeps, where excellent restaurants, cultural activities, and sports-related activities abound.