Market Trip to Madrid

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Study international business in Spain this January!

Spain in 2016

The International Study in Business Course: MGT470 or MGT 5552 (3 credit hours) will be offered during the spring 2016 semester.

Dates for International Travel:
January 10-16, 2016

Application Deadlines

Scholarship Application Deadline: October 15, 2015

*Scholarship support is available through the Bloch School. The Special Bloch Study Abroad Scholarship application deadline is October 15, 2015. Please contact the UMKC Financial Aid and Scholarships Office at 816-235-1154 to see what other aid may be available for your study abroad program.

Program Application Deadline: December 11, 2015

Program Deposit Deadline: November 1, 2015
*Program deposit is non-refundable after November 1, 2015 Deposit will be applied towards the cost of hotels.


Professor Narbeli Galindo, International Business and Finance professor teaching International Management, Marketing and Finance. Professor Galindo is an accomplished international marketing and finance professional with over 25 years of international corporate business experience. She is currently working as the International Business Development Initiatives Coordinator for the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, Missouri. Professor Galindo has also served as the 2014 President of The International Trade Council of Kansas City and is a current member of the Board of Directors.
Contact: Professor Galindo.

Michael Wizniak is an Instructor of Management at the Henry W. Bloch School of Management at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City (MBA) and the University of Kansas (B.A). Wizniak is a diverse professional and proficient in competitive intelligence, international business, and inter-organizational development and information systems.

Wizniak specializes in strategy development based on competitive business intelligence, geopolitics, and database/network development and administration. Wizniak is passionate about inter-organizational relationship building through business, cultural and academic organizations and community involvement.
Contact: Mr. Wizniak.

Barcelona Harbor

Trip Overview

Located on the Mediterranean Sea, Barcelona is a tourism, cultural and economic center. Barcelona is also the capital of the autonomous region of Catalonia. Antoni Gaudi's unfinished church of the Sagrada Familia is a popular Barcelona landmark. Barcelona is home to six other UNESCO World Heritage Sites. A number of companies related to the European automotive industry, textiles and apparel are located in Barcelona.

Madrid, Spain's capital city, is the third largest in the EU. The city plays an important role in international commerce and is home to several popular art museums. Some companies with locations in Madrid include: the US Embassy, Bank of Spain, KPMG, Coca Cola and Dannon.


Students are responsible for the following program costs:

  • $700 deposit* to be submitted with the program application. The deposit, less $100, is refundable until accommodations must be finalized (around November 1). If an application is rejected, the entire deposit will be refunded. This deposit covers accommodations and some local transportation
  • 3 hours tuition (this class will be part of the spring 2016 semester)
  • International airfare to/from Barcelona
  • Meals in Barcelona
  • Local transportation costs
  • Miscellaneous expenses including entry fees to cultural sites
  • Incidentals
  • Passport costs, if you do not have a passport already
  • University-required HTH health insurance

*Due to currency fluctuations and rising prices, students may be required to pay additional funds prior to the trip.

Dates To Know

Friday, 11/06/2015
5:30-6:45pm - BEH 212 Orientation session (This first session will provide program and trip overview as well as an opportunity for participants to meet).

5:30-8:30pm - BEH 211 Course expectations/Background on Spain

Friday, 11/20/2015
5:30-8:30pm - BEH 211 Spanish culture, government, economic status/backgrounds/ more trip details

Friday, 12/04/2015
5:30-8:30pm - BEH 414 Spanish Corporations/ Presentations

Friday, 01/15/2016
5:00pm - Spain Course ends in Madrid

Henry W. Bloch School of Management
5110 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110

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