Spend your summer studying in Madrid!
We invite you to embark on this life-changing journey to gain a new perspective on your studies, make new friends from all over the world, immerse yourself in a different culture, and discover something new about yourself! Join an exclusive 4-week study program that offers some of UAM’s high-quality courses, all taught in English by top professors and researchers of UAM’s Faculty of Economics and Business Studies.
Summer School of Economics and Business targets international and domestic students keen to gain academic enrichment in Management of Public Environmental Policies, Environmental Taxation, Climate Change Economics, Global Marketing Management, and other cutting-edge economic disciplines.
The SSEB Program is divided into an Economics Track and a Business Track, each composed of two courses.
In addition, you have an option to choose one course from each Track and follow a Mixed Track.
Environmental Economics & Policy Analysis (6 ECTS credits)
This course focuses on the main issues related to public environmental policies and management. In particular, the course deals with the role of the Public Sector for internalizing environmental externalities through public policies. The subject also studies the valuation of the benefits and costs of those policies.
Some issues will be analyzed in depth: environmental taxation and ecological tax reforms, climate change economics, and some applications. As a result, students will be able to understand the justification and effects of environmental public policies, as well as to formulate them, and analyze them. Students will also develop useful abilities for their professional life, and they will learn methodological tools valuable for careers in the public and private sectors and in Academia.
International Finance (6 ECTS credits)
This course aims to provide students with the skills and knowledge that will allow them to develop tasks linked to financial management in internationalized firms, and, more specifically, in multinational firms. In particular, the course will analyze the operative segments of the international financial markets, as well as its products, in order to get financial resources and financial instruments to hedge risks to which the internationalized firm is exposed.
Furthermore, the course will deal with specific issues that are relevant to the financial management of the multinational firm. Likewise, the course will analyze how the international environment affects the internationalized firm and how to cope with it. The course is primarily based on a combination of lectures (theory) and case studies (concepts in action). A number of related readings are proposed alongside the topics. Some group assignments will allow students to put learnings into practice.
Global Marketing (6 ECTS credits)
This course will provide the participating students with a decision-oriented framework for the development and implementation of global marketing programs. Consequently, students will learn to analyze, select, and implement appropriate conceptual frameworks pertaining to five broad management decisions related to global marketing management; whether or not going International; deciding which market to enter; deciding how to enter a foreign market; designing the global marketing program; and implementing and coordinating the global marketing program. At the end of the course, students will be better equipped to understand how firms can achieve international competitiveness by designing, implementing, and controlling global marketing programs.
Doing Business in Spain (6 ECTS credits)
The students will be prepared to plan their business and careers, manage their relationships with co-workers, bosses, subordinates, Spanish organizations, and starting a business in Spain.
This course will provide the participating students with a decision-oriented framework for the development and implementation of business projects in Spain. Consequently, students will learn to (1) analyze, (2) select, and (3) implement appropriate conceptual frameworks pertaining to five broad management topics related to doing business in Spain:
1. Understanding the Spanish culture;
2. Analyzing the Spanish firms;
3. Deciding to be employee or entrepreneur;
4. Knowing the negotiation processes; and
5. Adapting to the etiquette and protocol typical of Spain. At the end of the course, students will be better equipped to understand how to do business in Spain as employer or employee.
Student can choose one course from each track
“Participating in the Summer School gave me a valuable cultural experience alongside significant educational benefits. It was an unforgettable 6 weeks of studying, traveling, making friends and above all; having fun!” Abbas Mohammadian (Iran)
“Taking a course at UAM’s Summer School of Economics and Business was one of the best experiences of my life, not only because I had the opportunity to learn a lot about finance and economics, but also because I met a lot of great people from different nationalities. It was amazing to share my culture with them and have the chance to get to know each other. If you have the opportunity to study abroad and go to Madrid, I definitely recommend UAM. You won’t regret it at all!” Jeniffer Ledezma Miramontes (Mexico)
Apply for the SSEB if you are a Bachelor student or graduate in Economics or Business, and your level of English is at least B2. Some courses may also be appropriate for students and graduates from other fields, such as Social Sciences in general, Political Science, Law, etc.