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Program Description:
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Madrid Center & Business at IE University

An agreement with IE University in Madrid (IEU) opened the door for management students to take classes (taught in English) at one of the great European business institutions. With over 65% of students coming from abroad, IEU offers SU Madrid students a chance to study business in a truly diverse community, providing the international outlook needed to be successful in a global world. All SU Madrid students with a background in management are eligible for this program.

Program Details
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Open to visiting students
  • Credit hours: 12-19
Available Courses

Since courses change from semester to semester, the most current list of IE courses is available on the SU Abroad website.

Your Campus in Madrid: The Instituto & IE University

Located in the vibrant heart of the city, the Instituto Internacional is the home of SU Madrid. A former private palacio, the Instituto also houses other U.S. study abroad institutions. The Instituto organizes cultural activities for its students, such as lectures, concerts, seminars, and more. Its main aim is to develop links between Americans and Spaniards, and it offers a conversation exchange program between American and Spanish students.

IEU is located in Madrid's financial district in the Salamanca neighborhood, about a 20 minute walk from the SU Madrid Center.

Program Features

If the IEU calendar allows, students are required to enroll in one of the Signature Seminars, which occur before the beginning of the semester. However, IEU students are not always able to take classes at IEU and participate in the Signature Seminar due to the calendar. Students will combine coursework at IEU with course offerings at the SU Madrid Center. Typically, students will enroll in one to two courses at IEU and two to four additional courses at the SU Madrid Center. During their study at IEU, students will have access to IEU services and facilities, such as libraries, computer labs, and sports.


In Madrid, students can choose between two options for housing: a homestay with a Spanish family or placement in a residence hall with a roommate from the SU Madrid program.

In the homestay option, you will live with hosts in Madrid (usually two students to a household, though occasionally, you may live singly). This experience allows you to assimilate quickly and to immerse into a Spanish lifestyle, taking breakfasts and dinners with your Spanish hosts and participating in la sobremesa (discussion around the table), and other Spanish customs.

The residence hall, Colegio Mayor El Faro, is situated in the Moncloa neighborhood of downtown Madrid and is a 25-minute walk to the SU Madrid Center. The rooms are furnished, including a small kitchen with a sink, mini-fridge, and microwave. Bed linens and bath towels are provided and laundered weekly by the cleaning staff. Three meals a day in the El Faro cafeteria are included in this option.

Program Cost

The cost of the SU Madrid program includes SU tuition and a program fee. Financial aid is available. The academic calendars at foreign universities may differ from the SU Center academic calendar and may require additional housing days based on the student's registration. This billing may occur after the program has begun. For a complete breakdown of costs, we have prepared a budget sheet (Madrid Planning Budget 2017-18.pdf) for students and their families.

Hear from SU Madrid Alumni!

Talk to our SU Madrid global ambassadors if you have any questions about the program - they are students who have just recently returned from a semester in Madrid. You can also check out our program reviews on


Callie Rogemoser, SU Madrid Admissions Counselor:

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2017 03/31/2017 ** Rolling Admission 08/21/2017 12/21/2017
NOTE: End date is tentative and subject to change pending release of the local university's calendar.
Spring 2018 10/01/2017 ** Rolling Admission 01/08/2018 05/09/2018
NOTE: Dates are tentative and subject to change pending release of local university's calendar.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.