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  • Locations: Barcelona, Spain
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Program Description:
This program has been cancelled for Summer 2021. 

BEM 261: The Legal Environment of Business (Business Core)

Explore the legal environment in which business decisions are made in for-profit and nonprofit organizations through the unique lens of a Spanish city and global business capital: Barcelona. The course traditionally emphasizes how the law develops and how economic, political, social, international, and ethical considerations influence this development. In Barcelona, we will take advantage of unique opportunities to consider contrasting and ever-changing constitutional, property, and civil rights and their particular effect on business and the work of business professionals. As we learn an overview of private law topics (including torts, contracts, and agency) and public regulation, we will use site visits and European case studies to illuminate both international development and the sometimes-contrasting development of law in the United States.

 
Parc Guell Barca ESE
Overview This program has been cancelled for Summer 2021. 


As a crossroads of business and transportation for Europe and Northern Africa, Barcelona is a fascinating place to observe the intersections of cultures and the expectations that they bring to a broad range of business transactions and interactions. In addition to its status as a business crossroads, Barcelona's place as the capital of the Catalonian region means that it is also at the center of a swirl of constitutional and political issues, and so it is the perfect place to observe the ways the legal context affects the strategies and everyday realities of business. Combine this unique political context with Barcelona's dynamic startup and tech business sectors, and explore them in the middle of one of the world's great cities, and you have an unprecedented opportunity for understanding the depth of impact that law and strategy can have on business and the work of business professionals. We will maximize the opportunities of the setting while also creating ample opportunities for students to explore and direct their own development during this compact summer experience.


 
Location
One of the world's most dynamic and vibrant cities, Barcelona offers endless possibilities for cultural, historical and social exploration.  From the Roman-era walls of the Gothic Quarter to the Modernista architectural wonders that line the elegant Passeig de Gracia, the city is one of the contrasts which blend effortlessly into a single, beautiful Mediterranean tapestry.  With a major port, high speed train station and international airport, Barcelona is the gateway to southern Europe and a hub from which business, economic and entrepreneurial activity thrives.
Program BEM 261: The Legal Environment of Business (Business Core)

Explore the legal environment in which business decisions are made in for-profit and nonprofit organizations through the unique lens of a Spanish city and global business capital: Barcelona. The course traditionally emphasizes how the law develops and how economic, political, social, international, and ethical considerations influence this development. In Barcelona, we will take advantage of unique opportunities to consider contrasting and ever-changing constitutional, property, and civil rights and their particular effect on business and the work of business professionals. As we learn an overview of private law topics (including torts, contracts, and agency) and public regulation, we will use site visits and European case studies to illuminate both international development and the sometimes-contrasting development of law in the United States.

This course will be of particular benefit to business students who are interested in underlying legal theory and in the practical application of law for businesses that interact on the global stage. Students with interests in entrepreneurship and politics may also benefit from the subject matter and the distinctive opportunities of studying in Barcelona.

Dates: Summer Session II, 2021. Exact dates TBD. 
Faculty Matthew Phillips
Associate Teaching Professor
WFU School of Business
phillimt@wfu.edu
(336) 758-2537
Accommodation Student will live in shared apartments.
Excursions Tentative excursions include:

Rakuten TV
CCC (who does fake news monitoring for Facebook)
The 22@ innovation district
Selection
  • Good Academic Standing
  • Interest in subject matter
  • Open to all majors
Costs The total cost of summer study abroad can be broken down into four categories:
  • Program Fee – Usually covers room, in-country travel, excursions, some meals and other costs associated with the program.
  • Tuition – Students on WFU summer programs pay WFU summer school tuition per credit hour. The 2020 summer rate was $900/per credit hour. Expect a slight increase for Summer 2021.
  • Airfare (estimated) – Varies per location. Students are responsible for their own airfare unless otherwise noted.
  • Personal Expenses (estimated) – These will vary depending on the students' spending habits, cost of living in the destination country, and the number of meals included in the program fee. This may also include visa fees, vaccinations, academic supplies/books and other miscellaneous daily expenses.
Program Fee (estimated) - $3,000
Tuition (estimated) (3 hrs) - $2,700
Airfare (estimated) - $1,700
Personal Expenses (estimated) - $1,100
Estimated total cost - $8,500
Scholarships Scholarships are available through the Center for Global Programs and Studies

http://studyabroad.wfu.edu/funding/#Summer%20Scholarship Information
Contact
Matthew Phillips
Associate Teaching Professor
WFU School of Business
phillimt@wfu.edu
(336) 758-2537

Michael Tyson
Assistant Director for Study Abroad: Summer and Short Term Programs
116 Reynolda Hall
336-758-4072
tysonmj@wfu.edu

Taylor Burdette
Study Abroad Advisor
Center for Global Programs and Studies
336-758-2523
burdett@wfu.edu

 
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This program is currently not accepting applications.