Human Resources Management

Program Overview

Success in today’s global economy requires greater knowledge of workplace practices and cultures outside the US. The Poole College of Management Human Resources Management in Seville program allows students to observe and understand business practices from a Spanish perspective. In addition to taking a class taught by an NC State professor, students will visit local businesses and hear from guest speakers. Students will gain a better understanding of business practices in Spain and globally.


Students will enroll in two 3-credit classes.

MIE 330: Resource Management

3 credit hours

Rich Podurgal

This course teaches the principles for managing the human resource component of organizations. The NC State faculty member will cover recruitment, workforce diversity, compensation, and employee-management relations. Business visits, guest speakers, and activities outside of the classroom provide real-world examples of these topics in the context of the business landscape of Spain and Sevilla. 

M 380: Doing Business Globally

3 credit hours

This course complements MIE 330 and will earn three credit hours for the business visits and guest speakers. 

Please refer to the Study Abroad Office program page for more information on the credit awarded.

Calendars and Schedules

Summer in Seville 2023 – Orientation




Wednesday, May 10 Arrive in Seville, pick up at the airport, and private bus to Livensa Residence Hall


20.00 pm Welcome Meeting at Residence Hall and Dinner
Thursday, May 11 11.00 am: Orientation Meeting at COWA
First Day of Classes
Wednesday, May 31 Final exam
Wednesday, May 31 20.30 pm Goodbye Dinner
Thursday, June 1 End of the program

NC State Human Resources Management

Excursiones y Visitas a Monumentos 

The following visits are mandatory for all students:



Friday, May 12 Flamenco Show: Meeting point at Casa de la Memoria 7.00 pm
Monday, May 15 Soccer match Betis F.C- Rayo Vallecano (the meeting point outside the “Residencia Estanislao del Campo“, right across from the Besis F.C stadium) 8.30 pm
Wednesday, May 17 Meet in front of COWA for a walking tour & cultural visit to Seville´s Cathedral 12:15 pm
Wednesday, May 24 Corporate visit to Basilippo Olive Oil Factory. Meet in front of Livensa Residence Hall


4.00 pm
Thursday, May 25 Meet in front of COWA for a cultural visit to Seville´s “Reales Alcázares” 12.15 pm
Saturday, May 27 till Sunday, May 28 Trip to Córdoba and Granada. Meet in front of Livensa 8.15 am
Monday, May 29 Corporate visit to Jabugo (Corn-fed Iberian Factory Tour): Meet in front of Livensa 2.30 pm


COWA´s Study Lounge

Class (MIE 330 Human resource management) 9.00 am- 12.00 pm

Information and Application

  • Duration: May 10 – June 1 (approx. 3 weeks)
  • Requirements: 2.5+ cumulative GPA
  • Housing: Livensa Residence Hall
  • The application deadline is determined by NC State
  • Students must complete their application through the NC State Study Abroad Office to be considered for the program.

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