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Business, International Studies & Communication Courses with Locals in English -Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

According to the annual QS ranking, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) is one of the top universities among those established within the last 50 years. It is recognized throughout Europe for its strong reputation and academic rigor. It is occasionally referred to as the "Harvard of Spain."

The Business programs at UC3M are particularly well-regarded internationally and their Economics department is ranked among the top 50 programs in the world.

This program at UC3M offers lower and upper division courses in a variety of subjects, including business, economics, international studies, and journalism. Students have the unique opportunity to take these courses in English with local Spanish students, as well as with other international students.

Students may select courses taught in English from the following departments:

  • Business Administration (AACSB accredited)
  • Economics
  • Film, Television and Media Studies
  • Finance and Accounting (AACSB accredited)
  • International Studies
  • Journalism
  • Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Students with an advanced level of Spanish or higher (minimum 5 semesters of college-level Spanish) may also take liberal arts courses instructed in Spanish with international students.

All courses are instructed by faculty from the host university and are held with either local or international students. Students take class on the Getafe campus, located south-west of Madrid's city center.

Please note that a student visa is required for programs over 90 days. Please reference the Student Visa & Embassy page for more information. Applying for a visa could require out of state travel.


Minimum GPA

Students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.00.

Minimum Admissions Prerequisites

To take any courses in Spanish in this program, students must have an Advanced level of Spanish or higher (minimum 5 semesters of college-level Spanish).

Course Information

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Please note that there are no beginning level Spanish courses offered in this program.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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