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  • Locations: St. Louis, United States
  • Program Terms: BSBA Summer, Summer
  • Restrictions: WUSTL applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2021 03/21/2021
Rolling Admission 05/31/2021 06/23/2021

** Early application is strongly recommended for all programs. Deadlines that fall on a weekend or holiday are automatically extended to the next workday.

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BSBA Summer Program
Entrepreneurship & Startups in Europe
Professor in Madrid, speakers throughout Spain

Program Overview

This Olin online summer course provides the opportunity to consult for startup companies in one of Europe’s most dynamic entrepreneurial environments: Spain. One of the southern European countries worst impacted by the 2008 recession, Spain was well on the road to a recovery led by small businesses and entrepreneurs when the economic crisis struck again with Covid-19. The course and project challenge students to explore the role of entrepreneurship in Spain’s economic recoveries, the impact of an economic crisis on a startup ecosystem, and the complex relationship between the European Union and Spain. Students will meet local entrepreneurs and work closely with a Spanish startup on a consulting project.
Course description
The 3-unit course, Entrepreneurship & Startups in Europe, is custom designed for Olin students and taught by faculty in Madrid. The course will introduce the macroeconomic and political factors impacting innovation in Spain, considering local, national, EU, and wider regional contexts. Groups of students will be paired with startup companies in Madrid for an intensive consulting project, learning about the needs and goals of Spanish entrepreneurs and analyzing strategic solutions that reflect an awareness of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Spain and the EU.
This course applies toward the Entrepreneurship major and overall total business units within Olin. It also calculates into your WashU GPA.
Professor Aránzazu Narbona
Prof. Narbona is a dynamic professor and business leader in Spain. She completed a Ph.D. with research in international economics at Sciences Po (Paris) and the University of Alcalá (Madrid). Over the years, she has accumulated significant international experience teaching and researching in Spain, France, Belgium, Argentina, and the United States. She currently shares her time between her teaching duties in Madrid at both the European School of Economics and the Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, and managing her own corporate training consultancy practice.
Guest speaker highlights
The course will be virtual meetings with entrepreneurs in diverse business sectors in Spain, panel discussions with local startup hubs, and presentations by business leaders. Expert guest speakers from Spanish universities and economic thinktanks will analyze the impact of Covid on Spain’s entrepreneurial environment and Olin students will be connected with student entrepreneurs at Madrid’s Carlos III University to discuss startup ideas, career goals, and student life.
Enrolled students will also have access to a series of virtual group activities including a Spanish cooking lesson, flamenco dancing class, and a virtual tour of Reina Sofia -- one of Madrid’s most iconic museums.