Business Consulting Internships in Madrid, Spain
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Want to really stand out from your peers when it comes time to look for a job? Make a huge difference upgrading your resume consulting in Madrid this summer.
The abroad program is 9+ weeks long, including eight weeks of consulting work for an international client, a week summer break for travel, and overlapping coursework and cultural activities. Consulting projects will be guided by experienced consultants who will provide instruction on the purpose, method, and outcomes of formal consulting projects.
This 9+ week program provides hands-on work experience combined with a unique cultural experience. Students work in teams on a consulting project for a business client. Student teams will prepare a written report and make a formal presentation to the client with their proposed solutions/advice. Students solve real business problems through teamwork in an international setting under the direction and supervision of experienced consultants and Auburn HCoB faculty. All consulting work completed in English.
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.
Program open to all business majors. Students with a 3.0 GPA and Senior standing at program start will be given priority.
Academic Program & Requirements (6-12 Credit Hours Typical):
Required Courses taken as part of program all students - 6 credits):
Internship course depending on student’s major:
- MNGT 4800: Strategic Management
- MNGT 4610: International Consulting (or) XXXX 3920/4920 - Internship Course
Electives Available Include:
- SCMN 3920: Supply Chain Internship
- MNGT 4920: Management Internship (prerequisite MNGT 3100)
- MKTG 4920: Marketing Internship (prerequisite MKTG 3310)
- FINC 4920: Finance Internship (prerequisite FINC 3610)
- ISMN 5900: Independent study in BUAL or ISMN (prerequisites BUAL I and II)
Note: Students must have completed MNGT 3100, MKTG 3310, and FINC 3610 no later than Spring 2020 to participate. Elective Courses subject to change. See posted course list for course dates and format.
- ECON 3200: Money and Banking
- MKTG 4400: International Marketing
- FINC 3700: Financial Markets & Institutions
- SCMN 4970: Project Management
- BUSI 3250: International Business Operations
Program Fees are $8,979 and include:
- AU coursework credit hours (6-12 typical)
- Internship Consulting placement
- Housing in Madrid for the duration of the program
- Madrid transportation pass for duration of the program
- Cultural and professional programs
- Madrid walking tour
- Welcome and Farewell Receptions
- International insurance (does not replace major medical)
Estimated Additional Costs are $3,619 and include:
- Airfare to Madrid and return
- 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 ($150) if applicable
Housing in Madrid is in professionally managed student apartments located in central, safe neighborhoods. Student apartments typically include roommates (student can request roommates) and shared facilities. Apartments typically include laundry facilities, kitchen, and Internet. Meals not included in program fee. Specific housing location and details will be provided prior to departure from U.S.
You will live and work in the political, economic and cultural center of Spain. Madrid third-largest city in the EU which boasts world-class museums, shopping, restaurants, bars and cafes. It is known as the heart of an Empire on which the sun never set. Madrid is the soul of the World Cup Champions 2010. Madrid is also the birthplace of tapas.
Travel will include some of the most famous attractions in Madrid, the Spanish capital including:
- Royal Palace
- Prado National Museum
- Retiro Park, Cybele’s Fountain
- Las Ventas bullring
- Madrid Rio
- Santiago Bernabeu stadium—home of Real Madrid soccer
Potential visits to nearby cities such as: Toledo, Valencia, Granada, or Cordoba are also possible.
Note: Tours and specific details will be provided prior to departing the U.S. and subject to change.
PASSPORT AND VISA REQUIREMENTS
If you do not have a PASSPORT: Please check http://travel.state.gov 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 their internship and meet any additional Ireland immigration requirements (passport must be valid through at least July 2021).
Currently, Spain does not have any visa or special requirements for US citizens. We will apprise you if requirements change for US citizens. International students will be responsible for determining and meeting any Spanish immigration rules applicable to their specific situation. Contact Auburn Abroad for more information.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Contact Harbert Global Programs with any program specific questions:
Dr. Dan Padgett
Harbert College of Business
Associate Professor of Marketing
Department of Marketing
Office: 250 Lowder Hall
Dr. Garry Adams
Harbert College of Business
Associate Professor of Strategic Management
Department of Management
Office: 412 Lowder Hall