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  • Locations: Madrid, 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.
Fact Sheet:
College/School: College of Business Program Type: Auburn University Faculty-Led Program
Majors: Business Majors, Business Minors, Other Majors upon approval Student Level: JR-Junior, SO-Sophomore, SR-Senior
GPA: 2.25 (Undergraduates) Applicant Restrictions: Only AU students may apply
Language of Instruction: English Course Prerequisite: All course prerequisites must be met
Contact: Dr. Dan Padgett,
Program Description:

Complete Business Minor in Rome, Italy & Madrid, Spain

Please fill out this survey: The faculty director will be in contact with you regarding the next steps for the application process. 

Download a copy of the BUSMINORBrochureMADRID2019

PROGRAM OVERVIEWRome and Madrid Stamp

Thinking about a Business Minor? Want to go to Rome or Madrid? Why not do all three? Get your Business Minor and see both Rome and Madrid this summer.
The Harbert Rome / Madrid 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.
The program will include significant travel and cultural opportunities in both Rome and Madrid. 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 Rome and Madrid, 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.
In Rome you will have an 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.  In Madrid, students will see the Spanish capital’s Royal Palace, Prado National Museum, Retiro Park, Cybele’s Fountain, Las Ventas bullring, Madrid Rio, and Santiago Bernabeu stadium—home of Real Madrid soccer, etc).

Program Objectives: Madrid Cover Photo

This 7+ week program provides a unique academic and cultural experience. Get your Business Minor to differentiate yourself, strengthen your resume, improve your professional experience, and enhance job opportunities. Students will attend classes and have time for exploring both Rome and Madrid. Classes include both online and in-person instruction, and are sequenced so you will focus on one class at a time. Two courses will be completed before your abroad trip and the remaining three courses will be completed abroad. This structure will allow you to successfully complete your academic work, while still having plenty of time to experience all Rome and Madrid have to offer.

(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.  Take any courses needed to complete your minor or take them all.  Students cannot count ECON 2020 for both Business Minor and Common Core.
  • Microeconomics (ECON 2020**)
  • Fundamentals of Accounting (ACCT 2810)
  • Principles of Marketing (MKTG 3310)
  • Principles of Management (MNGT 3100)
  • Principles of Finance (FINC 3610)
**May substitute Operations: Management of Business Processes (SCMN 2153-2 credit hours) and Professional Development in Business IV (BUSI 4013-1 credit hour).

Note: Courses subject to change. Students must have completed prerequisites for course credit. See Director for course dates and format.

Program open to all business majors/minors or related fields. Students must have a 2.25 or higher GPA, and must complete all requirements for credit.


Important Dates Business Minor

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.


Program Fees: $8,549: 
Madrid Outdoor
Program fees include AU coursework credit hours (3-15 possible), housing in Rome and Madrid for the duration of the program, flight from Rome to Madrid, breakfast, Rome and Madrid bus and metro pass for duration of the program, cultural and professional programs, day tours of Rome and Madrid, 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) 
  • Airfare to Madrid and return from Madrid
  • Most meals
  • Passport and visa if needed (visa not required for US citizens)
  • Optional tours and entrance fees to some sights
  • Auburn Abroad fee ($677 - required for all AU students for AU study abroad programs; billed separately on student's eBill)
  • HCoB Professional Fee if applicable

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. 

Madrid, Spain

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. 


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 internship.

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


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.