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  • Locations: Barcelona, Spain
  • Program Terms: Summer
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Fact Sheet:
Class Standing: 1-Freshman, 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior, 6-Non-Degree Seeking Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.00 Field of Study: Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Finance, International Business, Management, Marketing
Housing Options: Residence Hall Program Type: Faculty-Led Program
Program Description:
International Business Strategy and Integration in Barcelona

Summer 2018
Course Dates: TBA
Dates Abroad: TBA
Price: $2,930 (to be finalized)

Attend an Information Session
  • Tuesday, August 29th, 9-10am in 3301B, 3M Sales Lab
  • Thursday, September 7th, from 9-10am in 3301D, Boardroom
  • Thursday, September 21st, 9-1 am in 3301D, Boardroom
  • Thursday, September 28th, 12-1pm in 3301D, Boardroom
  • Friday, October 6th, 10-11am in 3301B, 3M Sales Lab


The course is the integration of business administration principles and concepts for strategy design, implementation and control in domestic, international, and global markets.


During this program in Barcelona, you will study competitive positioning for Spanish companies in their various sectors. Special emphasis will be on industries that are important to local economies and Spain as a whole. Industry analysis  may include logistic services; auto industry; hospitality and tourism; technology sector and clothing manufacturers.

Since BA 405 is a "capstone" course in the curriculum; knowledge gained in previous business courses, particularly marketing, economics, decision science, and organizational behavior, will be applied to the problems faced by the general managers.

All participants are required to register for the following SDSU course, offered through the College of Extended Studies (CES):
  • BA 405: International Business Strategy & Integration (3 units)* **
* Required Prerequisites: MGT/BA 350, BA 300, FIN/BA 323, MIS 301/302 or BA 360, MKTG/BA 370 and BA 310 (if you started SDSU in 2015 or later). These need to be complete by the end of spring semester 2017
** Students must be available to complete in-person/online work before the dates abroad.

  • TBA

Eva NicasioEva Nicasio Mercier is a part time Lecturer in the SDSU College of Business teaching strategic management and international business and has over 25 years' experience in international trade. She is currently the Director of Global Finance Management for a Japanese multinational company in San Diego.

As an expat, Ms Nicasio Mercier lived and worked in Europe for several years as Commercial Director and Operations Manager in the Netherlands and is well versed in business culture and practices throughout Europe. Her management experience includes managing business units in several major European countries including Spain, Germany, Netherlands, and the UK.

Ms Nicasio Mercier's experience in other areas of the world include setting up permanent establishment models in global markets such as India, UAE and Latin America including administrative, fiscal tax planning and transfer pricing as well as operational tactics such as recruitment and training.
Her multi-cultural, multi-lingual background provide for a unique perspective and enriching experience.


Payment Schedule:

Included in the Program Fee:
  • TBA
Not Included In the Program Fee:
  • TBA
Refund Policy:
Program Costs Refund:
  • TBA
Course Tuition Refund:
*Withdrawals are effective on the date that the CES Faculty-Led Program staff receives written notification from you, the student. Email notification is acceptable.

Funding & Scholarship Information:

Visit the CES Study Abroad website for more information about financial aid, scholarships, military and veterans benefits, and other funding sources. 
  • Open to all approved upper division business majors or minors in the College of Business Administration. For all other students, please email Professor Gary Grudnitski, Director of Undergraduate Programs, with your name, red id and reason for choosing the program.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • SDSU students cannot be on academic probation (less than 2.0 GPA) or disciplinary probation (expulsion, judicial, or suspension) at the time of application and/or at the time of course registration. The standard CES refund policy for study abroad applies if you are found to be on probation after applying to the program.
  • Minimum age to participate is 18
  • After applying and being accepted into the program, all participants must complete BOTH a mandatory pre-departure orientation sponsored by the College of Extended Studies (CES) as well as a program-specific orientation(s) with their faculty leader(s) prior to departure. Details about both will be sent after acceptance into the program.

This application is not yet open for summer 2018.  Please add your name to the inquiry list below so we can notify when it is available.


  • Click HERE for a list of Frequently Asked Questions about College of Extended Studies (CES) study abroad programs.
  • If you would like more information about the application and registration process or have general questions, please contact Amanda Chamberlain, Study Abroad Advisor, in the College of Extended Studies, Faculty-Led Study Abroad office:,  (619) 594-0540.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.