Loyola University Chicago

Study Abroad

IQS-Exchange Program

Loyola Exchange Program

University Affiliation

Ramon Llull University (enrollment of 13,000 undergraduates)

“Based in Barcelona and established in 1990 as a non-profit University, the aim of the URL is to provide a quality education that provides answers to the needs of the society, focused on the individual student. The URL promotes not only the intellectual education but also personal growth, and is one of the most innovative and pioneering universities within the Spanish State.

Its methodology favors the integral education of the person and the domain of new technologies in order to train future professionals so as to be able to respond to the most demanding responsibilities.”

Program Focus—Business Studies

Visit the University website—www.iqs.es.


“Barcelona is the capital and most populous city of Catalonia and the second largest city in Spain, with a population of 1,605,602 in 2006. It is located on the Mediterranean coast, between the mouths of the rivers Llobregat and Besòs, and is limited to the west by the Serra de Collserola ridge (512 m).

“Barcelona is a major economic centre, with one of Europe's principal Mediterranean ports, and its airport is the second largest in Spain. Founded as a Roman city, Barcelona became the capital of the Counts of Barcelona and the Crown of Aragon. Besieged several times during its history, Barcelona is today an important cultural centre and a major tourist destination and has a rich cultural heritage. Particularly renowned are architectural works of Antoni Gaudí and Lluís Domènech i Montaner that have been designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

“Barcelona's cultural roots go back 2000 years. To a greater extent than the rest of Catalonia, where Catalonia's native Catalan is more dominant, Barcelona is a bilingual city: Catalan and Spanish are both official languages and widely spoken. The Catalan spoken in Barcelona, Central Catalan, is the one closest to standard Catalan. Since the arrival of democracy, the Catalan culture (very much repressed during the dictatorship) has been promoted, both by recovering works from the past and by stimulating the creation of new works. Barcelona is designated as a world-class city by the Globalization and World Cities Study Group and Network.”

(Source: www.wikipedia.org)

Curriculum Type

International students at the Facultad de Economia IQS can choose from a variety of undergraduate business courses offered in English during the Spring semester. According to their Spanish proficiency level, students may choose to take regular courses lectured in Spanish. A Spanish language course for foreign students will run for 3 weeks before the start of the Spring semester.

It is essential that students who wish to study at the Facultad de Economia IQS during the fall semester have a good command of Spanish, oral as well as written.

Course Offerings

  • Corporate Finance Theory
  • Entrepreneurship
  • International Financial Markets
  • Globalization & Economic Integration
  • International Marketing
  • Leadership
  • Logistics Management
  • Marketing Plan
  • Spaniard Economy, Demographics, Politics & Society

Please visit the website to view a list of course offerings and syllabai.

Academic Calendar Dates

Late Sept./Early Oct.–Early Feb. (Fall Semester)

Early Feb.–Late June (Spring Semester)

Submit an application before the Application Deadline

Types of Accommodation

  • Residence Halls: Male, Female or Mixed Dormitories
  • Independent Housing in Local Apartments

(Housing fees are paid directly to the Halls of Residence by the student)

Program Costs

Loyola Tuition, IQS University Room and Board

Loyola (OIP) Fee—$1000 for semester and yearlong programs, $500 for summer programs

*To see a detailed list of additional estimated expenses click here.

Financial Aid Transfer

Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant, Federal Stafford Loans, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal PLUS Loans, IL Monetary Award Program Grant (MAP), Loyola scholarships and grants.

Application Process

  1. Submit the LUC online application.
  2. Contact Kelly Heath (kheath2@luc.edu) in the Office for International Programs for the IQS-Exchange application.