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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: Accounting, Business, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Management, Marketing
Program Type: Faculty-Led Program
Program Description:
Marketing in Barcelona

Summer 2018
Dates: TBA
Price: TBA

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


This study abroad course will examine marketing as a business activity, field of employment, and social institution. It will compare the marketing dynamics of two metropolitan areas, San Diego and Barcelona, as a mechanism to develop a richer understanding of marketing, consumer, and cultures.


Marketing is dynamic, pervasive and exciting. It focuses on understanding consumers, advocating for them, and developing loyal relationships with them.  It steers innovation, strategy, revenue generation, profitability and, ultimately, drives economic development and corporate performance. It can also have a positive social impact if pursued in an ethical and socially responsible manner.

The class will be entirely online except for two weeks while we are abroad. During the course time abroad we will have class meetings with in-class activities, case analyses and field trips in Barcelona that will require your attendance and participation in order to receive full credit.  As part of the course, we will have the opportunity to visit a number of businesses in Barcelona in order to learn more about how businesses operate in Spain.

All participants are required to register in the following SDSU course, offered through the College of Extended Studies (CES):
  • MKTG 370: Marketing (3 units)

  • TBA


Payment Schedule:

Included in Program Fee:
  • TBA
Not Included in Program Fee:
  • TBA
Refund Policy:
Program Costs Refund:
  • TBA
Course Tuition Refund: 
Refunds for course tuition follow the College of Extended Studies (CES) standard refund policy

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.