IQS is a century-old university center, founded by the Jesuits, with great tradition and prestige in the industrial and business world. It is also a founding member of the Universitat Ramon Llull and enrolls 1400 students. IQS is engaged in the personal, academic and professional education of people, both ethically and comperehnsively, on the basis of social committment. Owing to its scientific tradition, IQS provides a practical and rigourous education. IQS has a strong relationship and association with science and business industry. It provides great flexibility, dymanism and constant evolution through innovation and adaption to academic and social reality.
There are a variety of course each and can be found on the IQS Website.
Students will participate in a Spanish for Business course or Spanish intensive course prior to the start of regular classes.
Course Approval Process
All courses taken on study abroad programs must then be approved by the appropriate college course approval contact as listed in the link below. Approval is indicated by the appropriate college representative’s signature on the Course Approval Form.
Please visit Course Approval Process webpage to review the approval process and print a Course Approval Form: http://www.marquette.edu/abroad/course-approval-process.shtml
Grades and Credit Transfer:
Study abroad is an academic experience. While your grades will not count towards your GPA, it is vital that you are academically successful. To earn credits for courses taken abroad, you will need to earn the equivalent of a ‘C’ or better at your host institution—this is a 5 out of 10 at IQS-Universitat Ramon Llull. You cannot take classes pass/fail at your host institution.
You are required to take the equivalent of at least 12 U.S. credits while abroad. This program runs on the ECTS system (European Credit Transfer System). 2 ECTS credits typically count for 1 US credit. A course worth 6 ECTS will transfer back to Marquette as 3 US credits.
IQS does not have its own accommodation for students, but the IQS International Relations Office offers support to study abroad students in finding housing in Barcelona.
Barcelona is the capital and the most populous city of Catalonia and the second largest city in Spain, after Madrid, with a population of 1,621,537 within its administrative limits on a land area of 101.4 km2 . The urban area of Barcelona extends beyond the administrative city limits with a population of between 4,200,000 and 4,500,000 on an area of 803 km2 (310 sq. mi), being the sixth-most populous urban area in the European Union after Paris, London, Ruhr area, Madrid and Milan. About five million people live in the Barcelona metropolitan area. It is also Europe's largest metropolis on the Mediterranean coast. It is the main component of a union of adjacent cities and municipalities, with a population of 3,218,071 in an area of 636 km² (density 5,060 hab/km²). It is located on the Mediterranean coast between the mouths of the rivers Llobregat and Besòs and is bounded to the west by the Serra de Collserola ridge (512 m/1,680 ft).