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  • Locations: Barcelona, Spain; Rome, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer
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  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
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Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Auburn University Faculty-Led Program College/School: College of Business
Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Housing: Apartment, Hotel
Majors Eligible: Business Minors, Non-Business Majors Click here for a definition of this term Student Level: JR-Junior, SO-Sophomore, SR-Senior
Click here for a definition of this term Undergraduate GPA Requirement: 2.25 (Undergraduates) Course Prerequisite Requirement: All course prerequisites must be met
Applicant Requirement: Only AU students may apply Attendance Requirement: 100% Attendance Is Required
Physical/Environmental Considerations: Stairs, Walk/Use Local Transportation, Walking
Program Description:

Complete Business Minor in Barcelona, Spain & Rome, ItalyGoogle Map

Complete the Qualtrics SurveyHarbert Global will be in contact with you regarding the next steps for the application process. 

Download a copy of the Business Minor Brochure.pdf

Participants should be able to negotiate cobble stone streets, bus and train transportation, and stairs. As with all of Europe, extensive walking to sites is common.


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, Spain and Rome, Italy this summer. This program is designed for non-Business majors. 

The Harbert Barcelona / Rome International Program is offered through Auburn’s Harbert College of Business, and students can take all 5 courses to complete a Business Minor as part of the program. This is a unique opportunity to complete a Business Minor while also getting a resume boost with an international experience that will set your apart from your peers.

Colosseum at Night
The program will include significant travel and cultural opportunities in both Barcelona and 
Rome. No foreign language skills required. Coursework is structured so students focus on only one course at a time. This format allows successful completion of the academic portion of the program, while providing students enough free time to experience Barcelona and Rome, two of the most exciting and interesting cities in the world. Both locations are popular international study abroad destinations, with interesting cultures, food, and entertainment.

Non-business majors only. Courses cannot be used for business major. The program is designed for students interested in complete the business minor in one summer. The minimum requirement of 2.25 AU institutional GPA. Students in the Honors College may enroll into the honors sections of each course. 

Important Dates/Calendar
Up to 15 credit hours possible. All 5 classes are offered to complete a Business Minor and are AU courses. Courses are 3 credit hours unless noted. All courses offered as honors sections.

Montjuic CastleFundamentals of Accounting: ACCT 2810
ACCT 2817 Honors

Microeconomics: ECON 2020**
ECON 2027 Honors**

Principles of Marketing: MKTG 3310
MKTG 3317 Honors

Management Foundations: MNGT 3810
MNGT 3817 Honors

Foundations of Business Finance: FINC 3810
FINC 3817 Honors

**May substitute Operations: Management of Business Processes (SCMN 2153-2 credit hours) AND Professional Development in Business IV (BUSI 4013-1 credit hour). Students cannot count ECON 2020 for both Business Minor and Common Core. Students 
can take all or any combination of these courses as part of the program.

PROGRAM COSTSSt. Peter's Square
Program Fees: $8,979: 
Program fees include AU coursework credit hours (3-15 possible), housing in Barcelona and Rome for the duration of the program, flight from Barcelona to Rome , breakfast, bus and metro passes for duration of the program, cultural and professional programs, day tours of Barcelona and Rome, welcome and farewell receptions, and international insurance (does not replace major 
medical). Specific tour/event details provided before departure from U.S. and are subject to change.
Specific tour/event details provided before departure from U.S. and subject to change.
Estimated Additional Costs: $3,469 (not included in program fees) 

Barcelona Square

  • Airfare to Barcelona and return from Rome
  • Most meals
  • Passport and visa if needed (visa not required for US citizens)
  • Optional tours and entrance fees to some sights
  • Auburn Abroad fee ($691 - required for all AU students for AU study abroad programs; billed separately on student's eBill)
  • HCoB Professional Fee if applicable

Students stay in either a 3 star or higher hotel or self-service apartments with necessary amenities and easy access to bus and/or metro lines. Breakfast each work day and internet are included in the program fees. Students are on their own for other meals (though area around their lodging has plenty of restaurants). Travel on metro network and bus system for the duration of the program is included in program fee. Specific housing location and details will be provided prior to departure.


Barcelona, Spain


Located along the northeast coast of Spain, Barcelona combines ancient history with modern splendor. The Romans settled here 2,000 years ago and laid the foundations of a cosmopolitan, coastal metropolis located between the Mediterranean Sea and the mountains. Students from all over the globe come to study in Barcelona and experience the local culture featuring art, parks, sports, Mediterranean cuisine, local festivals and beaches. 

Rome, Italy
With a 2,500-year history, Rome serves as a living museum containing some of the most significant cultural artifacts of Western civilization. Whether ancient, medieval, baroque, or the modern era, its art and architecture are unmatched in diversity and richness. This study abroad program is ideal for exploration around the Eternal City and its surroundings, which include numerous ancient ruins, hilltop towns, and historic gardens. 

Barcelona, Spain:

  • La Sagrada FamiliaPark Guell
  • Picasso Museum
  • Montjuic Castle
  • La Barceloneta Beach
  • Camp Nou Stadium - home of FC Barcelona soccer

Rome, Italy: 

  • Roman Colosseum
  • Roman Forum
  • Piazza Navona
  • Trevi Fountain
  • Spanish Steps
  • St. Peter's Basilica
  • Vatican Museum in Vatican City


If you do not have a PASSPORT: Please check for the nearest local passport office and forms. Application for a United States passport should be made at least 120 days in advance of your departure date. Auburn Abroad recommends that you apply for a passport as soon as you know you are participating in the program. If you already have a passport: Please check the expiration date. Passports should be valid for at least 1 year after return to the U.S. after the program.

Visas are not required for U.S. citizens. If you are not a U.S. citizen, please check the requirements for entry to Spain.

Spanish Steps


Contact the Faculty Director with any program specific questions:

Dr. Danny Butler or Dr. Dan Padgett
Global Program Directors
251 / 252 Lowder Hall
Harbert College of Business

This program is currently not accepting applications.