Students in the Spanish Track spend their third and fourth years in Madrid, Spain where they study at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas in the ICADE Business School.
ICADE Business School at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas
The Universidad Pontifica Comillas was founded more than 100 years ago and is one of the most prestigious private universities in Spain. Backed by a rich humanistic tradition and rigorous academics, the university offers programs in law, business administration and management, industrial engineering, computer science, theology, nursing and human and social sciences. It offers multiple cultural, sport and social activities which students can experiences its other Spanish and international students.
ICADE Business School benefits from long history of training business professionals. ICADE represents a strategic commitment to the future, combining the best of the past with innovative teaching, research and transfer of knowledge in the field of business.
For more information on the Universidad Pontifica Comillas and the ICADE Business School’s dual degree program click here.
Madrid, El Foro
Madrid is the capital of Spain and its largest city. It is also a bustling financial hub, industrial and publishing center, and a business capital with reach through much of Southern Europe. The city is home to numerous historic sites including the King’s Palace, the Cathedral, Buen Retiro park and Plaza Mayor. It is also well known for its rich collection of European art which is housed at the Prado Museum.
Madrid is home to over 3 million inhabitants which creates a lively urban hub of Madrileños centered in beautiful historic architecture. Students will also want to take an opportunity to watch a game at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium, where the Real Madrid futból club plays home matches in northern Madrid.
The Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Management provides students with the necessary personal and professional competencies to enable them to develop management positions in the different strategic areas of the company: finance, human resources, marketing, etc. or the public administration. It also provides students with the skills to start their own business.
Moreover, the Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Management provides essential knowledge and skills necessary to prosper in different professional environments: national and international: companies, public and private and profit and non-profit organisations.
Additionally, the student also obtains a ”Diploma in Communication Skills and Foreign Language Studies”. This Diploma is a Comillas Diploma and accredits a high level of English through training modules on the English language and other courses taught in English related to the specific areas that are part of the program.
Students also study for a Diploma in Personal, Communicative and Professional Skills which allows them to acquire instrumental and personal skills.
Since the University does not have its own residence halls, Comillas attempts to help and orientate students in their search for accommodation through the Information and Accommodation Office.
International students should begin their search for accommodation as soon as possible to find adequate lodging for their stay in Madrid. Since the search for a flat or apartment is the sole responsibility of international students, and requires time and the signing of a contract, those interested in this possibility should arrive in Madrid at least one week before the start of classes.
Students in the Spanish track will also have the opportunity to intern at a number of multinational companies based in Madrid, including consulting firms Accenture, Ernst & Young, KPMG and Deloitte, as well as IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, and Amazon.