Barcelona Summer School
The Barcelona Summer School is one of the tracks of the TBS Summer School program, a unique experience that will allow you to get to know some European countries while you study business and learn about most in-demand subjects.
If you want to discover more about the whole program which lasts up to 5 weeks, you can visit the TBS Education site.
The Barcelona Summer School will allow you to gain crucial theoretical and hands-on business practice over the summer months. Perfect if you are looking to make the most of the summer downtime and take the opportunity to improve your career prospects.
Our summer course is centered around Barcelona’s most relevant business development during the last decade: Entrepreneurship & Innovation. The program’s modules will be provided with an entrepreneurial approach to business:
- AI for Business
- Digital Marketing
- Entrepreneurship & Innovation
- Social Innovation
- Fashion & Luxury Goods
- New Venture Financing
- Omnichannel Retail Strategy
- Social Media Marketing
Barcelona is the ideal location as it has a thriving fashion scene, as well as being a constantly evolving and highly innovative city.
With students from all over the world, the summer school will provide you with an invaluable international networking experience whilst giving you the chance to explore the culture and lifestyle of one of Europe’s liveliest cities.
Moreover, the course will also count towards your ECTS credits!
Reasons to join this Summer program
- TBS Education is accredited by the three major organizations regulating international business training: AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS, something only 1% of business schools have achieved globally.
- Learn about the specifics of European business with a distinctly international focus.
- Gain up to 14 ECTS credits whilst advancing your career opportunities.
- Take advantage of the opportunity to study, visit leading companies, and take part in fun and interesting cultural and social activities.
- Experience a taste of life in a cosmopolitan European city: Barcelona, famed for its modernist architecture and thriving investment hub.
More information on the Barcelona Summer School
If you are willing to enjoy a truly international experience in Barcelona while you learn business, TBS Barcelona Summer School is your program.
If you need more information about our Summer School do not hesitate to contact our Admissions Department.
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