from June 29 to July 23


Venue: University of Alicante campus.


Contact hours: 76 hours


-  Certificate of Attendance (minimum of 80% attendance, will be handed in the last day of class)
- Certificate of Achievement: Students need to pass their evaluation to obtain this certificate, it will be delivered
after receiving final grades before the end of October 2020.

Requirements: Intermediate English Level

Registration: From March 15 until the course is full.
Online registration available:




DIRECTOR: Felipe Ruiz Moreno
              Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales.
              Universidad de Alicante.

Shannon Breske
           College of Business.
            University of Missouri-Columbia, USA



This four-week program, completely taught in English, is a unique opportunity for cross-cultural socialization between American and European students since classes are composed of students coming from the University of Missouri-Columbia (USA) and students from different European universities, including the University of Alicante. The program consists of two modules (please, read further details below), one offered by the University of Missouri-Columbia and one offered by the University of Alicante, during a four-week period. Each module comprises two courses; students participating in the program must attend one course of each module.


The SBP includes several company and institutional visits:

  • EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office)  in Alicante
  • Foortwear Manufacturing  Company  in Elche
  • Guided winery visit in Monóvar

All   guided visits are part of the SBP program (mandatory, class hours) and they include several meetings with different managers and business representatives.

Please, be advised that company visits are SUBJECT TO CHANGE depending on external factors (companies,  representatives, etc)




Classes run from Mondays through Thursdays (Fridays off)

- Monday, Wednesday and Thursday (from 9:00 to 13:30): Classes on campus

-   Tuesday: company visits

Classes are all in English and taught in the morning:
  9:00 to 11:00 Class Module A (Missouri)
11:00 to 11:30 BREAK
11:30 to 1:30 Class Module B (Alicante)





University of Missouri

- Course 1: Introduction to Business Law (Faculty: Prof. Sherry Mariea, University of Missouri)

Course objectives and approach:

Overview:  This course will focus on how global business leaders can: 

1) make educated choices about resolving legal and ethical issues in an international business environment and

2) implement business practices which prevent or minimize legal problems.  

Therefore, we will take a walk through basic categories of legal topics that impact businesses which operate globally.  In each category, we will begin with United States laws, and then will compare to at least two other countries, with an emphasis on Spain.  To assure that you are being given a valuable introduction to the most pertinent international legal issues facing today’s business leaders, this course will cover a lot of material.

Progression of topics: The course material is generally divided into three segments:

Segment 1:      Sources of Law, Constitutional Law, Legal Systems, Tort Law, Criminal Law, and Ethics

Segment 2:      Contract Law, Property Law, and Business Organizations

Course 2: Finance 3000, Corporate Finance ( Faculty:  Joe Hegger, University of Missouri)

The students will need to bring a Financial Calculator to each class meeting

Course Description: Financial decision-making in a corporate environment. Time value of money, capital budgeting, cost of capital, working capital management and financial instruments issued by the firm.

Course objectives: The course introduces the basic theoretical concepts in corporate finance and their application to corporate financing and investment decisions.

Universidad de Alicante

- Course 1: Current issues in Intercultural Management: Leading Across Multinational Organizations (Faculty: Prof. Pilar Barra Hernández, University of Alicante)

Managers and business people must deal with the complexity of cultural differences. Business customs and practices are different around the world. Knowing how people and companies behave could be the key to success.  The objective of this course is to equip students with the tools to lead across a variety of cultures –effectively and confidently. The course will focus on: 1) introducing how national culture influences corporate culture; 2) recognizing cultural differences and their importance on business relationships;  3)  exploring intercultural communication;  4) learning both business etiquette and the way to negotiate; 5) analyzing the keys to improve business negotiations. This course provides a comprehensive view of Spanish business culture and behavior. Besides, real examples will be used to compare both corporate cultures and business behaviors around the world.

- Course 2: Current issues in International Marketing: International Marketing and Marketing in the European Union (Faculty: María Dolores de Juan Vigaray, Felipe Ruiz Moreno. Department of Marketing, University of Alicante)

This course examines three relevant applications of Marketing principles: 1) Tourism Marketing, which focuses on the tourism marketing and its singular traits, explores the tourism marketing strategies that will have an impact on the future of the industry, and provides a local and global perspective on tourism marketing issues. 2) EU Marketing, where a global overview of European Marketing is provided, with European marketing strategies, understanding how the consumer mind works in a global market like Europe. 3) International marketing and its application to international business. For a growing number of companies, being international is no longer a luxury but a necessity for economic survival. These and other issues affecting the world economy, trade, markets, and competition will be discussed.





Facultat de Ciències Econòmiques i Empresarials
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