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Spain: Operations and Human Resources

The Global Programs team in Poole is pleased to announce the planned study abroad programs for Summer 2022. Applications are now open!

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This program exposes students to two critical functions of business within an international setting. While studying operations and human resource management, students participate in several company visits to gain insight into the Spanish business environment. Outside of the classroom, students will experience the rich culture of Sevilla through a flamenco dance show, enjoying tapas tastings and admiring the unique architecture of the city. 

Program Dates

May 17 – June 24, 2022

Commit deadline: March 15th


Seville, Spain

Program Cost



BUS 370 | Operations Management
Concepts in planning, controlling, and managing the operations function of manufacturing and service firms will be covered. Topics include operations strategy, process choice decisions, forecasting, production planning and control, and trends in operations management. Common tools for informed decision-making in these areas will be discussed.

MIE 330 | Human Resource Management
The systematic principles for managing the human resource component of organizations. Topics include: environmental influences on planning, recruitment, and selection; managing workforce diversity; developing effectiveness and enhancing productivity; compensation, benefits, and security; and strengthening employee-management relations.

M 380 | Doing Business Globally (Spain)
This experiential course combines in-class learning with out-of-classroom experiences to learn how business is done in Spain from multiple perspectives. *The M 380 course fulfills 3 credits of the interdisciplinary degree requirements for all NC State students. In addition, it counts as an elective for the business administration minor.


MIE 201: Introduction to Business Processes
Pre-requisites must be successfully completed before the start of the program. Students are able to apply to the program before they are enrolled in or while they are enrolled in the pre-requisite course. Acceptance to the program is conditional on the student enrolling in the pre-requisite and then successfully completing the course before the start of the program. 

If a student fails the pre-requisite course and is not able to repeat the course before the start of the program, he or she will be required to withdraw from the program and the refund/withdrawal policy will come into effect. Exceptions to the refund/withdrawal policy will not be made due to a student’s failure to pass the pre-requisite course. 

Academic Considerations

  • All courses are NC State courses and the grade earned in the course will count toward NC State GPA.
  • Review your degree audit to determine how courses will count for your major or minor. This program is designed for Poole majors and minors but all NC State students, who meet the prerequisites, are welcome to apply.

Calendar & Excursions

Alcazar Palace in Seville

Local excursions around Seville and in other cities will examine both the culture and business aspects of Spain. Students will explore the Alcazar Palace, enjoy a flamenco show, taste the local cuisine through tapas and visit the town’s famous cathedral. Beyond the cultural experiences, students will meet with local business men and women to learn how business is done in Spain. Company tours can include an olive oil factory and a local tourism company.