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3 weeks
Full time
Summer / Short course
Scholarships available
Barcelona
English

Program description

Barcelona Summer School

The Barcelona Summer School will give you the opportunity to gain crucial theoretical and hands-on business practice over the summer months. Perfect if you are looking to make the most of the summer downtime and take the opportunity to improve your career prospects.

The Barcelona Summer School is centered around Barcelona’s most relevant business development during the last decade: Entrepreneurship & Innovation. The program’s modules will be provided with an entrepreneurial approach to business:

  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • Fashion and Luxury Goods
  • New Venture Financing

Barcelona is the ideal location as it has a thriving fashion scene, as well as being a constantly evolving and highly innovative city. With students from all over the world, the summer school will provide you with an invaluable international networking experience whilst giving you the chance to explore the culture and lifestyle of one of Europe’s liveliest cities. Moreover, the course will also count towards your ECTS credits!

Admission requirements

In order to apply for the Barcelona Summer School, you need to meet the following requirements:

Academic background

Applications are open to undergraduate students ideally in business. It is also suitable for young professionals and students on a gap year.

English proficiency

You must meet one of the following requirements:

  • English native speaker
  • Bachelor’s degree fully taught in English
  • Non-native speaker with an English certificate: IELTS ≥ 6 or equivalent.
  • Non-native speaker without certificate: You will need to take the TBS English test (online).

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the institute website.


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Program content

During the Barcelona Summer School, you will be provided with an entrepreneurial approach to business in the fashion & luxury and/or the financial sectors.

You will need to take 2 compulsory academic modules, each worth a total of 6 ECTS credits, from the following list:

  • Fashion & Luxury Goods
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • New Venture Financing

Fashion & Luxury Goods

With a focus on the management and marketing of this dynamic and constantly changing sector, this module provides an insight into brand management, corporate image and ensuring long term profitability in the areas of fashion and luxury goods.
During the course, you will learn about the principles of luxury goods, including their characteristics and symbolism, alongside a focus on identifying and forecasting consumer trends. You will also look at the particular challenges facing the sector in terms of distribution and communication; marketing strategy; corporate social responsibility and ethics. In addition, the course also deals with internationalization and how to respond to consumer behavior.

Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Significant time and resources are currently wasted on business planning without any pre-planning evaluation activity that asks the simple question: is it worth spending either time or human and material resources on a new plan?

This module will train you to tackle the specific challenges of innovation you may meet in your corporate entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship programs: Opportunity-seeking, the management of creativity, and the need to operate "beyond the resources currently controlled". We focus on the techniques used to create and evaluate new concepts and new business opportunities in entrepreneurship in advance of formalizing a significant business plan.

The core theme intends you to engage with the process of evaluating a business venture from the time of generating the idea, through idea analysis, opportunity screening, business operation model building, and pre-planning analysis, to the delivery of a team-based feasibility study presented to a panel of investors and entrepreneurs. It will validate new business proposals that are worthy of being implemented into a fully-fledged, investor-ready plan.

New Venture Financing

This module focuses on the financing of newly created companies (start-ups), early-stage ventures and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

During the course, you will learn how to transform a business idea into a business proposal by designing a financial business plan that addresses key questions such as identifying business opportunities, valuing a business proposal with emphasis on the venture capital method, mobilizing resources through estimating financial needs and finally, raising new capital.

Additional topics include the dynamics of the venture capital industry, angel capitalists and their importance in promoting the creation of new firms, bootstrapping and crowdfunding, and the valuation of a private business acquisition.

Finally, this module focuses on quantitative aspects as it is based on demonstrating corporate financial decision-making concepts, tools, and models for financial analysis and enterprise valuation.

Spanish language module

Make the most of your time in Barcelona by learning Spanish. We offer you the opportunity to take a 10-contact-hour Spanish language module for beginners.

The module's time table is embedded in the Barcelona Summer School so that you can combine it with the program's classes and cultural activities.

Consider that this module is not included in the program's tuition fee. Therefore, if you decide to register for it, you will need to pay an additional fee of 160€.

Finally, please take into account that this module does not provide you with ECTS credits.

Social & cultural program

The cultural and social activities we organize form a key part of the Barcelona Summer School as they will allow you to make the most out of your stay by getting to know your classmates whilst having fun discovering all that Barcelona has to offer!

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the institute website for more information

Tuition fees

  • Tuition fee: 1 500 €
  • Optional activities & services*
    • Hospitality package: 820 €**
    • Spanish language module: 160 €
    • Cultural package: 150 €

Qualification


  1. TBS is accredited by the three major organizations regulating international business training: AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS, something only 1% of business schools have achieved globally.
  2. Learn about the specifics of European business with a distinctly international focus.
  3. Gain up to 12 ECTS credits whilst advancing your career opportunities.
  4. Take advantage of the opportunity to study, visit leading companies and take part in fun and interesting cultural and social activities.
  5. Experience a taste of life in a cosmopolitan European city: Barcelona, famed for its modernist architecture and a thriving investment hub.

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About this institute

TBS Business School

TBS in Barcelona is the campus of the Barcelona city of TBS Business School, a group that has teaching centers in Toulouse, Casablanca, Barcelona, ​​London, and Paris. TBS in Barcelona offers advanced training in Business Management (Bachelor in Management, Master...


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Contact info

TBS Business School - Barcelona Campus

Trafalgar street, 10
08010 Barcelona
Spain

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