Madrid Management Internship


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The Madrid Management Internship Program is offered in the Spring for those who have completed six semesters of college-level Spanish or the equivalent. Offered in conjunction with the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, it consists of:

  • two management courses taken at the UAM (direct enrollment) 
  • an advanced-level Seminar on Contemporary Spain
  • an internship for credit (4.0), along with the academic internship course

BU Questrom School of Business students should refer to Questrom’s lists of pre-approved courses before applying.

HUB SA 330: Study Abroad Internship Course 

Hub Area: The Individual in Community

Taken in tandem with a work placement, the course allows students to gain a greater understanding of workplace culture within the host country. It provides a framework to explore and reflect on the professional and cultural practices observed in the internship. The course and placement form an intercultural learning experience in which students can examine socio-cultural differences, beliefs and values while immersed in a diverse organizational and professional community. Through class sessions and assignments, students address the ways in which culture influences both work and learning. Effective 2021, this course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: The Individual in Community.

*Students will be enrolled concurrently in the non-credit HUB SA 330 Study Abroad Internship unit through which they will, on successful completion of the concurrent 4-credit academic internship course, earn 1 Hub Unit in the area of ‘The Individual in Community’.  The course HUB SA 330 does not award credit, but rather modifies the learning outcomes to facilitate the goals of the Individual in Community unit. Students will see two entries on their transcripts: one for the HUB SA 330 Study Abroad Internship (0 credits, 1 IIC Hub unit) and the other for the credit-bearing internship course (4 credits, course code dependent on the field of specialization in which the students complete their internship).

Course numbers depend on the fields of specialization in which the students complete their internship and the nature of the internship work. The following course numbers are open to students who complete an internship in Spanish: 

    • CAS AH 505 Internship in the Arts/Architecture
    • CAS EC 497 Internship in Business/Economics *Madrid Management students 
    • CAS PO 401 Internship in Politics
    • CAS PO 403 Internship in Comparative Law
    • CAS PO 405/IR 455 Internship in International Organizations
    • COM CM 471 Internship in Advertising/Public Relations
    • COM FT 493/494 Internship in Film/Television
    • COM JO 411 Internship in Journalism
    • CAS CS 219 Internship in Information Technology
    • SHA HF 390 Field Placement in Hospitality Administration

        Additional Links

        bu.edu/abroad – Management Internship Program

        UAM Resources

        UAM Seminar Syllabus

        Universidad Autónoma de Madrid