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.
Business students considering this program should meet with an advisor in the Office of International Business Studies (College of Business Administration, David Straz Hall 101) to initially evaluate course options. Once a student is accepted to study abroad, s/he will meet with an International Business Studies advisor to approve courses. Please note that the classes often change: it is the student’s responsibility to remain in direct contact with the Office of International Business Studies to request changes or updates. Grades do not transfer to Marquette University for this program. Only credits will transfer provided that a grade of “C” or higher is earned.
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).