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Spain | Portugal | 2017

Global Enterprise Management

Business in Spain and Portugal

Get a first-hand look at how Spain and Portugal's businesses – both local and international – weathered the recent economic crisis. Talk to Americans doing business in Spain, hear about local success stories, and discover the road to recovery in sunny Madrid and Lisbon. Learn how to expand a company's footprint around the globe and how to maintain industry leadership in difficult economic times. The Spain and Portugal program is a perfect case-study for global business in the modern age!

Program Costs

$3,680 Single Room Accommodation*
$3,180 Student Shared Room (participant responsible for finding roommate)*

TBD Guest Fee: Shared Room with Student

The program fees include:

  • Lodging for six nights
  • Breakfasts and a lunch or dinner each day
  • Academic sessions
  • Speakers
  • Cultural tours and activities
  • Transportation during the program week
  • Certificate of completion
  • Final dinner

Airfare, taxi, and other travel expenses are additional. Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements.
If you plan to take this course for academic credit, standard tuition fees will also apply in addition to the program fee. If you take this course for no credit, it WILL NOT fulfill your global requirement. Global Programs office will notify the Programs Office to register you for course credit.

*Program prices are subject to change.

Tuition Reimbursement

Students who receive company tuition reimbursement are obligated to meet their tuition payment due date regardless of the Global trip completion date or grades availability. The $50.00 late company reimbursement fee and a daily finance charge of .027% will accrue upon any unpaid overdue balance.

Graduation Information

Students taking Global Business Intensive Courses offered in April will be enrolled in the Spring trimester and will graduate in August at the earliest.

Safety Issues and Course Cancellation

Planning of this course is contingent upon a safe and secure environment in the country and region of designation. Any change in safety conditions that may impact the successful facilitation of the course will result in modification and/or cancellation of this course and may result in only partial reimbursement of program costs to participants. Pepperdine University assumes no liability for cancellation of a program due to circumstances beyond its control.

Guest Policy

At this time, the guest policy for this program has not been finalized. Please check in with GSBMGlobalPrograms@pepperdine.edu for more information and check our Global Programs Guest Policy for guest participation rules.


Participants will stay in a hotel close to most companies that the program will visit. Hotel lodging fees are included in the Program Fee.

Mandatory Pre-Departure Class Session:


Important Dates  
Program Dates:

April 23-29, 2017

Application period opens:

November 5, 2016 at 9 AM

Application close date:

January 27, 2017

Sample Program Itinerary (Items are subject to change.)


Arrival in Spain (early afternoon.) Accommodations check-in, orientation, reception, and evening dinner

Monday - Friday

Company Visits (generally 9 AM - 3:30 PM)

Sample Company Visits: IBM Madrid, DHL Express Madrid, KPMG, Startup Lisbon. *Subject to change

Visit to a local cultural center/ restaurant to experience Spanish/ Portuguese culture

Closing Dinner in a cultural Portuguese restaurant

Cultural activities: Walking tour of Madrid and Lisbon Main Street and local companies

All breakfasts provided daily.


Accommodations check-out and departure from Portugal