Go Global!

PC students have their choice of taking 3-4 electives in accounting, finance, marketing, management, and international business. International business electives include the opportunity to “Go Global!” which complements students’ academic experiences, equipping them with the skills needed to lead anywhere in the world. Graduate business programs offer students the opportunity to participate in either faculty-led short-term or global project management courses during their program.

Spring 2024

SPAIN spelled out with images of Madrid and San Sebastian embedded in the letters

As part of a full-semester course, students will have the opportunity to travel to Madrid and San Sebastian, Spain during spring break to be immersed in the tourism and hospitality scene.

Students will also have the opportunity to extend their trip to Spain with a visit to Bilbao, Spain.

This course counts as MBA 674: Global Ethics which fulfills the core ethics requirements.

The application is now open and the deadline to apply is October 13.


The course will be held over the spring 2024 semester.

Course Meetings

  • January 28
  • February 25
  • April 7

All classes will meet from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. on Zoom.

Spring Break Trip

  • Leave US: March 8
  • In Spain: March 9-15
    • Mainly in Madrid and Spain, with possible day trips to other cities or towns
  • Optional travel to Bilbao: March 15-17
    • Includes a visit to the Guggenheim Museum


Go Global! is open to undergraduate students admitted to the 4+1 MBA and all graduate business students.

Academic Details

Faculty Leads

  • Dr. Patrick O’Malley, a Spain-base subject-matter expert
  • Dr. Jacqueline Elcik, senior associate dean, School of Business

Course Offerings

  • MBA 674: Global Ethics, OR
  • MBA 695: Global Business Management

Industry Themes

  • Travel
  • Food
  • Culture
  • Economics
  • History

Costs and Aid

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Program fees cover:

  • Transportation to site visits and lectures
  • Accommodations
  • International travel insurance
  • Some meals

Additional Fees:

  • Tuition for three-credit course
  • Airfare
  • Transportation to and from airports in US and Spain
  • Cell phone
  • Some meals
  • Entertainment costs

Optional Visit to Bilbao

  • Approximately $400
  • Includes hotels and meals

Application Process

The Center for Global Education will facilitate the application process. The application is now open!

A minimum of 14 students is required to run this program. If that threshold is not met, the program will be canceled.

Application Timeline

  • Deadline to apply and submit a $500 deposit: October 13, 2023
  • Second deposit of $1,000: November 10, 2023
  • Final payment of $1,000: January 15, 2024



Previous Offerings

Barcelona, Spain – Canceled due to COVID-19

Study a global perspective on major corporate ethical, legal, and governance issues in Spain, the Spanish-speaking world, and the greater Ibero-American Community of Nations.

MBA 699 International Marketing: London, England
Buckingham Palace
Visited global companies in banking, fashion, retail, media, and travel, and saw how they are responding to the challenges and opportunities from Brexit. Experienced the unique and historical sites the city has to offer!

MBA 695: Edinburgh, Scotland Spring 2018
A street in Scotland.
Focused on business pending separation from Europe (known as Brexit).

MBA 698 Global Project Management: Be a Project Leader for IGT, Spring 2017

Edinburgh Napier University logo
This 7 week course partnered with Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland and IGT. MBA students served as project leaders in this real world project, working and leading a global team in Human Computer Interaction Analysis. Students used global team communication tools such as Slack and data dashboards. Class meetings took place at PC, IGT world headquarters in Providence, as well as a week at IGT Canada in New Brunswick Canada, March 6-10, 2017.

Global Project Management course at IGT in New Brunswick

MBA faculty led program, MBA 662 Marketing Global Luxury Brands: Spring 2017

PC MBA students examined the phenomenal growth of the multi-billion dollar global market for luxury goods and services. The MBA 662 course consisted of 3 pre and post class meetings and a one-week study abroad component, March 4-March 11, 2017 in Milan, Italy. While in Milan, students attended 4 lectures from International Italian faculty and industry professionals, as well as several company & cultural visits.

MBA students and faculty at Lamborghini in Milan, Italy

“I had an awesome, unforgettable experience. Thanks to PC I had the opportunity to go abroad to Italy and visited such incredible companies. It was very educational for me to know another country’s point of view of the luxury world. ”

Theresa Dorego, MBA ’18

Read More about the Milan Trip

MBA 695 – Global Management and International Experience: Spring 2016

The MBA Program designed a faculty-led global management course to Paris, France. The global course featured pre and post class meetings, a visit to Schneider Electric, US corporate headquarters in Andover, MA, and a week in France. The visit to Paris included company visits to Nestle’, OECD, Chapal Showroom, Comite’ Interprofessional du vin de Champagne, and Charles Mignon Champagne House, and 3 lectures from Parisian faculty. In addition, students visited Versailles, Normandy, and many of the sights of Paris.

MBA Students in Paris

Laura Hasler MBA'16

“The program really complemented my MBA studies and was a great opportunity to really expand upon my mindset in regards to leadership, teamwork, and innovation. Going abroad provided an opportunity to hear from leaders in a variety of different businesses and see how they interact and demonstrate their leadership and teamwork skills.”

Laura Hasler, MBA’16

MBA 698 – International Project Management

PC MBA program partnered with Edinburgh Napier University, where MBA students served as project managers for teams of Computer Engineering students. The project was a real life experience from a Scottish firm on data security. The students collaborated primarily via Slack and Skype sharing documents, data files and progress reports. The global project managers wrote a “Project Introduction Document” and reported all activities on “Dashboards”.

Katie Leyden MBA'16

“It’s one thing to be in a classroom and learn about global markets, global business, and global ethics. But to actually be immersed in the global project as a project manager was a remarkable experience! A lot of it had to do with coordinating time schedules and working across continents and really being able to transcend global differences as well. It was really a unique experience to actually be able to work with students throughout the world.”

Katie Leyden, MBA’16