Program Details

This course is designed to introduce students to the entrepreneurial world and the start-up process. It has a strong personal and professional component as it will help students identify, develop, pitch and launch their own real-life business projects.
Alcala De Henares, Spain; Madrid, Spain
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
MayMester Intersession, Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:

This course will introduce students to the entrepreneurial world and the start-up process. The course is divided in four different units that each explore one phase of the business development process including framing, prototyping, financing, and pitching. It is designed to be a very practical experience and participants will work in interdisciplinary teams on different real-life business projects. Students are welcome to bring their own business proposals to the course.

This course has both strong personal and professional development components. Personal development will occur as students learn to identify their own strengths and weaknesses and work on them in order to successfully manage their dreams and ideas. Students gain professional growth through opportunities to visit different accompanies and start up centers, meeting with entrepreneurs and professionals of different fields, and engage in experiential learning with professional mentors.

This course is designed for a general audience (business and non-business majors) interested in launching their own businesses in the future.

Setting Description:
The program takes place in the city of Alcalá, a historical university town conveniently located near Madrid.  Classes are held in the University of Alcalá, one of the oldest universities in Europe, recognized as a  World Heritage Site in 1998. Madrid is one of the most important and vibrant cities of Europe. This historical site home to some of the most prestigious museums, national and international companies and world institutions offer a rich network of entrepreneurship centers, incubators and business accelerators. Madrid is also a reference for fairs and business events of recognized international prestige.
4100 EUR. Tuition • Accommodation (double rooms & 3) • 3 meals/day • Advising prior to departure • Company visits • Cultural activities • Excursions • Insurance • Local support 24/7 • Airport pick up • On site orientation.