Barcelona, Spain

ESADE Barcelona, Spain

Program Overview

The McIntire School of Commerce and ESADE are offering third-year Commerce students an opportunity to study international business in Barcelona during the spring semester of students' third year of study. 


The curriculum is designed to provide the essentials of the courses you would have taken at McIntire during this semester, so you will not fall behind your classmates who do not study abroad. The skills you develop and the experiences you have in this program will surely be a very valuable part of your total UVA educational experience. ESADE course offerings are extensive, and all Commerce students will find a good selection of courses that interest them.

Students registered in the third-year McIntire ICE curriculum at an approved study-abroad program are required to register for at least 12 (U.S.) credits at partner schools, along with 4.5 online credits taught by McIntire faculty. Courses completed at partner schools will be treated as transfer credit on the UVA transcript and must be completed with a C (satisfactory) or better to be eligible for transfer (grades are not transferred). To determine the minimum passing grade for non-U.S. grading scales, McIntire uses the World Education Services (WES) conversion chart.


On-campus housing is limited and may not be available for exchange students. ESADE will provide information regarding local apartments that are available.  

Spring 2019 Academic Calendar
Jan. 7 Welcome day
Jan. 7-18 Mandatory orientation program
Jan. 21 Semester begins
​April 15-21 ​Easter break
May 31 Semester ends
Examples of Previous Approved Courses
​Course Title ​Transfer Credit
International Marketing Strategies ​COMM 3050
​Corporate Social Responsibility ​COMM 3050
​International Finance ​COMM 3050
​Business Environment & Public Policy ​COMM 3050
​Cinema: Business, Society & Sustainability ​COMM 3050
​Social Entrepreneurship ​COMM 3050

For more information, view our course planning information.

This program is an exchange program, with tuition being paid to UVA. Additional information and details about the ESADE program can be found on their website.