UCLA Travel Study

Management: International Business Law & Taxation

  • Dates


  • Location

    Barcelona, Girona and Madrid

  • Program Fee

    UC Undergrads: TBA

    UC Grad Students: TBA

    Visiting Students: TBA

    Fees are subject to change by action of the UC Regents: View full fee disclaimer

This program begins with live and online sessions at UCLA, introducing you to the fundamentals of international business law and taxation.  The course then continues abroad in Barcelona and Madrid – offering students an in-depth understanding of international business from the legal and tax perspectives. The curriculum places special emphasis on both U.S. and European regulation of international business transactions. The program will feature time in Barcelona, Girona and Madrid with cultural visits to sites of interest.


Program Courses

All students will enroll in two required courses while attending the program:

  • MGMT 109 (4 units)
  • MGMT 127C (4 units)

Course Descriptions

MGMT 109: International Business Law (4 units)

Prerequisites: MGMT 108 recommended, but not required.

International Business Law (MGMT 109) offers students an overview of the legal issues that businesses face as they expand their operations to other countries. International litigation, the Convention for the International Sale of Goods, international banking laws, GATT/WTO, NAFTA and United States regulation of foreign businesses will be among the topics covered. Special emphasis will be placed on the European Union and its regulatory scheme.

MGMT 127C: International Taxation (4 units)

Prerequisites:  MGMT 127A recommended, but not required.

International Taxation (MGMT 127C) provides students with an understanding of both “inbound” and “outbound” business transactions from a taxation perspective. Learn how the United States treats foreign companies doing business locally and how the United States and foreign countries tax companies who conduct business abroad. The course offers special emphasis on tax treaties between the U. S. and the countries of Europe.

Both courses satisfy requirements for the UCLA Business Economics major and UCLA Accounting minor. Business Economics majors and Accounting minors should consult with their academic advisor about course credit.

Optional Course

MGMT 199: Directed Research (4 units)

If desired, students may choose to enroll in one MGMT 199 course in addition to the two required courses.

Students will write an academically rigorous 15-20 page paper on a topic approved by the instructor. Please note that deadline dates apply even if you plan to travel after the program ends. There is an additional fee for this independent study course.

Students can enroll in optional courses by submitting the Optional Course Registration Form, as well as proof of instructor consent, to info@ieo.ucla.edu. You can enroll up until the Friday of the second week of your program.


TBA.  Syllabus and schedule are subject to change at the discretion of the instructor.


Travel Study courses must be taken for a letter grade.  Grades are typically based on class attendance and  participation, journals, a mid-term examination, and a final examination. Grading criteria is subject to change at the discretion of the instructor.


TBA.  You are responsible for purchasing your own textbooks. We strongly suggest you read as much of the text material as possible before you depart. Textbook information will be available at a later date.

Budget and Financial Aid

Budget Estimate UC Undergrads UC Grad Students Visiting Student
Program Fee TBA TBA TBA
Textbooks (estimate)  $150  $150  $150
Airfare (estimate)  $1500  $1500  $1500
Meals (estimate)  $1200  $1200  $1200
Spending Money (estimate)  $800  $800  $800

Program fee includes registration and course fees, accommodations, some meals, program excursions and health insurance. Program fee also includes transportation between Barcelona, Girona and Madrid.

Airfare, textbooks, optional courses, other meals, optional excursions, and any COVID-19 testing required for travel are additional.

Fees are subject to change by action of the UC Regents. View full fee disclaimer.

Document Fee

Non-UCLA students will be charged a $50 Document Fee. This is a one-time document fee which covers fees for first-class mailing of official transcripts, diploma and much more. Please visit the Registrar’s Office Website for more information. Matriculated UCLA Students: Please visit the Registrar’s Office Website for document fee information.


All undergraduate students will be charged a $61 IEI fee per summer. The IEI (Instructional Enhancement Initiative) fee is a course materials fee that is charged in order to support the use of technology in undergraduate education at UCLA. 


We recommend that you budget accordingly to cover optional sightseeing, laundry, internet cafes, emergencies, etc.  How much to budget depends on your travel, entertainment and souvenir choices. It is always best to overestimate your spending. Take the time to research the cost of living in your destination and the activities you want to participate in while abroad.

Purchasing Airfare

Please do not purchase airfare until instructed to do so by your Travel Study Program Coordinator.

Optional 199 Course Fee
Optional 199 UC Undergrads UC Grad Students Visiting Students
Course Fee TBA per unit TBA per unit TBA per unit

Fees are subject to change by action of the UC Regents. View full fee disclaimer.

Financial Aid

Financial aid for Summer Sessions Travel Study programs is available to qualified UCLA students. All other students should inquire about financial aid at their home institution. For details about the financial aid application process, please visit the Financial Aid section of this website.

On Location


Students will reside in hotels in Barcelona, Girona and Madrid. All housing is double occupancy.

UCLA Travel Study reserves the right to change housing location. Should this be necessary, we will arrange comparable accommodations elsewhere.


No meals are included.

Please let us know when you apply for this program if you have any special dietary needs as well as any physical or medical conditions. We will advise you accordingly.


This program includes several excursions as part of its curriculum. A schedule of excursions will be available at a later date.

Free time is built into this program for independent sightseeing. If you plan on traveling extensively, we recommend that you budget additional spending money.