Doors Open for Global Entrepreneurs

April 04, 2012 ESADE Exteriors

Beginning this summer, undergraduate entrepreneurs with a global mindset can take their studies abroad through a new Global Entrepreneurship program at ESADE Business School in Barcelona, Spain. The four-week, six-credit summer program will combine intensive classroom instruction with cultural activities and site visits to Barcelona’s key centers of economic activity, with particular emphasis on the many local businesses that play a vital role in the city’s economy and exemplify its entrepreneurial environment.

“This new collaboration with ESADE will strengthen our global opportunities for business majors, since ESADE is a top-tier institution worldwide, with a reputation for outstanding faculty and programs in entrepreneurship,” says Norean Sharpe, senior associate dean and director of undergraduate programs.

Charles Skuba, professor of the practice in marketing and international business at Georgetown McDonough, will be the faculty director, and Monija Amani, associate director of undergraduate programs, will serve as the staff director to jointly deliver all curricular and co-curricular aspects of the program. During their time in Barcelona, students will study global entrepreneurship and international marketing. In addition to the coursework, students will participate in daily seminars on Spanish language and cultural heritage.

The program is the newest of three summer global experiences — with the other programs in Oxford and Shanghai — that add to the nearly 40 institutions in 35 countries where students earn business credit during the academic year. This partnership with ESADE extends a long-standing alliance with Georgetown McDonough and opens the doors to global entrepreneurship at the undergraduate level.

To learn how to support the Undergraduate Program’s global strategic initiatives and the Undergraduate Dean’s Study Abroad Scholarships, contact msb-undergrad@georgetown.edu or (202) 687-4370.