Sport Management and Entrepreneurship

students looking out over a spanish city

Experience a summer abroad studying sport management! This program, affiliated with the University of Barcelona, offers students the opportunity to acquire a global vision of the dynamic, diverse, and quickly changing sport industry.

Quick Information

LocationSAI at the University of Barcelona
Application DueMarch 1, 2024
Academic DateJuly 3-Aug. 2, 2024
Credit Hours5
Requirements2.75 MU GPA at time of application. Good academic standing. Sophomore standing. Open to all MU students.
Estimated cost$7,862* (doesn’t include airfare)
ContactShanon Dickerson, Director of Study Abroad


Home to the 1992 Olympic Games and the famous Barça soccer team, Barcelona is a hub of sports activity. In addition to sports related field trips, tours to the Born historic neighborhood, Picasso museum and the nearby beach town of Sitges offer a chance to lose yourself in the impressive city and surrounding areas of Barcelona.

Accommodation and Meals

Students will be housed in self-catered apartments or residence hall with shared occupancy bedrooms.

Students will be responsible for their own meal costs. Though the individual spending habits of each student will vary, please see the budget information below for an estimate of the average out-of-pocket meal expenses.

Program Travel

Students will arrange their own round-trip travel to Barcelona and will be provided with suggested flight dates and arrival times. For budgeting purposes, estimates are provided below. Students who wish to have the cost of their flight billed directly to their MU accounts should contact the Director of Study Abroad to make arrangements through MU’s preferred travel agency. Transportation from the Barcelona airport directly to your accommodation will be provided. Once in Barcelona, all program-related travel is included in the program fee.


Students will be enrolled in 5 credits of AFNR _0590, an International Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources “placeholder” course. This “placeholder” enrollment corresponds to the 10 ECTS credits in which students will be enrolled at SAI. At the conclusion of the program, final grades are issued by SAI. These credits transfer back to MU on an A/F basis, with 10 ECTS credits transferring as 5 MU credits.

Students must complete a Course Proposal for Study Abroad with assistance from the CAFNR Director of Study Abroad. Once this is completed, students will work with their advisors to determine how the credits will count toward their individual graduation plans.

Estimated Cost

Non-refundable deposit:$350
Intl Center Fees:$245
Program Fees$7,267*
Total cost estimate without airfare: (includes accommodation)$7,862
Airfare estimate:$1,500-$1,800
Additional meals estimate:$1,000-$1,500
Additional misc. estimate:$750-$1,000

*$300 Security Deposit is returned, less any charges, within 90 days of the program end and mailed to students via check.