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  • Locations: Madrid, Spain
  • Program Terms: Summer
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 03/20/2018 ** Rolling Admission 06/10/2018 07/28/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
College/School: College of Business Department/School: Business
Program Type: Auburn University Internship/Externship AU Faculty Director(s): Garry Adams,
Majors: Business Majors, Business Minors, Other Majors upon approval Student Level: JR-Junior, 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
Maximum Number of Participants: 25
Program Description:

Business Minor in Madrid, Spain

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


Thinking about a Business Minor? Want to go to Madrid? Why not do both? The Madrid International Consulting Project program is offered in cooperation with the 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 work experience that will set you apart from your peers.

This program offers a unique opportunity working on a team based project for an international company in Madrid.
Teams are created to include complimentary skill sets needed to complete client projects so will typically include 3-5 Auburn students from different majors.

The program will include significant travel and cultural opportunities. No foreign language skills required. English speaking staff will be available as needed for translation and to interface with clients. Students will also have a week break in the middle of the program to travel on their own in Europe (July 1 – 7th, 2018). 

Objectives of the Program: 

This 7-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. Students will also gain valuable experience working with students in different majors, as well as gain experience developing and making presentations and preparing and writing formal business reports.


Academic Program & Requirements (6-12 Credit Hours Typical) All 5 classes are offered to complete
a Business Minor:  
All courses are 3 credit hours. 

  • Madrid Cover PhotoACCT 2110: Principles of Financial Accounting
  • ACCT 4410: Income Tax 1
  • ACCT 5420: Income Tax 2
  • ECON 2020: Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON 2030: Principles of Macroeconomics 
  • ECON 3200: Money & Banking
  • FINC 3610: Principles of Finance
  • FINC 3700: Financial Markets and Institutions
  • MKTG 3310: Principles of Marketing
  • MKTG 4400: International Marketing
  • MNGT 3100: Principles of Management
  • MNGT 4800: Strategic Management
  • XXXX 3920/4920: Internship in major (departmental approval required) or
  • XXXX 4970: Special Topics in major 
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.

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Once accepted, students are required to pay a deposit of $1000 to secure a spot in the program. Students who withdraw after Dec. 31, 2017 will forfeit their deposit. Students who withdraw after Feb. 2, 2018 will forfeit the deposit plus half of the remaining fees due. Students who withdraw after Apr. 6, 2018 will forfeit all fees due without refund.

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Students stay in either a 3 star or higher hotel or self-service apartments in Madrid, with easy access to bus and/or metro lines and necessary amenities. 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 Madrid’s great 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 from the U.S.


Program Fees are $8,549 and include: Madrid Outdoor
  • AU coursework credit hours (6-12 typical)
  • Consulting client placement
  • Housing in Madrid for the duration of the program 
  • Breakfast
  • Madrid bus and metro pass for duration of the program
  • Cultural and professional programs
  • Touring (A day tour of Madrid and at least one weekend excursion outside Madrid)
  • Welcome and farewell receptions
  • Trip cancellation insurance
  • Emergency evacuation insurance (does not replace major medical)
Specific tour/event details provided before departure from U.S. and subject to change.
Estimated Additional Costs: $3,619 (not included in program fees) 
  • 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 ($657 - required for all AU students for AU study abroad programs; billed separately on student's eBill)
  • HCoB Professional Fee if applicable

Madrid, Spain

You will live and work in Madrid.  Madrid is the political, economic and cultural center of Spain.  The third-largest city in the EU, Madrid boasts world-class museums, shopping, restaurants, bars and cafes. The heart of an Empire on which the sun never set. The soul of the World Cup Champions 2010. Birthplace of tapas. Madrid has reason to be proud. 

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


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.


For FAQs for Global Programs please see FAQs for Global Programs 2018Contact the Faculty Director with any program specific questions:

Dr. Garry Adams
College of Business,
Associate Professor of Management
Department of Management.
Tel: (334) 844-6511