Introduction

Universidad CEU San Pablo reinforces its commitment to excellence and internationalization and offers its students, through a unique initiative in Europe, the opportunity to enrich their academic profile by complementing their undergraduate degree at Universidad CEU San Pablo with excellent training in international business management taught by professors at Boston University Metropolitan College. Therefore, students’ participation in the CEU-Boston University program will serve to accredit both their international profile and their ability to navigate one of the most demanding academic environments in the world.

ADVANTAGES OF THE PROGRAM

The main aim of this program is to provide its students with a profile that makes them more employable and aids the acquisition of high-level professional skills. The American education system’s contribution to the education of students on this program ensures they learn the technical English required for suitable professional development at an international level and stimulates the critical thinking required to develop essential skills for conflict resolution and decision-making.

Compatible Degrees

In order to participate in the CEU-Boston University Program – International Business Certificate, it is necessary to be enrolled as a student of the CEU San Pablo University during duration of the program. The compatible degrees with this IBP are the following:

  • Degree in Business Administration and Management (bilingual)
  • Degree in Economics. Mention in Finance (bilingual)
  • Degree in Economics. Mention in International Business (bilingual)
  • Degree in Business Intelligence (Spanish)
  • Double Degree in Business Administration and Management and Business Intelligence Double Degree (Spanish)
  • Double Degree in Economics and Business Intelligence (Spanish)
  • Double Degree in Law and Business Administration and Management (bilingual)
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  • Double Degree in Business Administration and Management and Marketing and Business Management (bilingual)
  • Double Degree in Economics Mention in Finance and Business Administration and Management (bilingual)
  • Double Degree in Economics Mention in International Business and Business Administration and Management (bilingual)
  • Degree in Advertising and Public Relations 
  • Double Degree in Business Administration and Management and Marketing 
  • Double Degree in Advertising and Public Relations and Marketing and Business Management 
  • Double Degree in Advertising and Public Relations and Marketing 

Students who complete the CEU-BU Program will, after obtaining the International Business Certificate and having satisfactorily met all requirements for the undergraduate degree at CEU, have access to one of the multiple master’s programs offered by Metropolitan College (Boston University) at advantageous academic and economic conditions compared to other candidates. Having completed the Program, they may be exempt from up to 2 out of the 10 master’s subjects at Boston University.

BOSTON UNIVERSITY

Boston University, founded in 1839, has over 32,000 students (4,200 international) and over 4,000 professors. It is one of the largest private universities in the world today. Boston University ranks among the world's top universities in terms of employability: http://www.bu.edu/today/2012/bu-grads-rated-among-world-most-employable/

The Faculty - Metropolitan College

Boston University Metropolitan College (MET) was founded in 1965. For half a century, its mission has been to expand the influence of Boston University, ensuring that the resources of a leading research university are accessible to the community and to the world through the exchange of ideas and an innovative spirit, in which students participate in new perspectives and new challenges.

Characteristics

STRUCTURE

During their undergraduate studies in Madrid, students on the program take 3 intensive modules taught by professors at Boston University:

  • Digital Marketing
  • Current Trends in Business
  • Business Analytics

After having studied the first 3 modules in Madrid, students then study the final modules at the Boston University campus in Boston, where they are admitted as fully-fledged students.

METHODOLOGY

Students on the program benefit from two different and complementary educational methods which, combined, provide them with a global perspective and ability to adapt that will be highly valued when entering the labor market.

LANGUAGE

The program modules are taught in English and the assignments related to the program are also to be submitted in English. Although the program enables students to improve their level of English, it is aimed at candidates with an upper-intermediate level of English.

QUALIFICATION OBTAINED

“International Business Certificate” (*) granted by Boston University Metropolitan College

(*) Studies that do not lead to an officially recognized qualification

Degrees

  • The student will obtain the Official Diploma of the corresponding Degree, granted by the CEU San Pablo University, and also the "International Business Certificate" (*) granted by the Boston University Metropolitan College.
  • Bilingual Program Diploma granted by the CEU San Pablo University (*)

* Studies that do not lead to an officially recognized qualification.

Students who complete the CEU-BU Program will be able to access the multiple master's programs offered by the Boston University Metropolitan College, with advantageous economic and academic conditions compared to other candidates. Students may be exempted from up to 2 of the 10 master's degree courses offered by the Boston University in recognition to the completion of this program.

Prices

Prices

In addition to the ordinary USPCEU fees, which are specific to the Degree the student is taking, the program includes specific fees that cover the following:

  • Education associated with the programme given by the Boston University professors, both in Madrid and in Boston
  • Complementary activities organised for the students on the program
  • Support from the programme coordinators in Madrid and Boston
  • Right to 2 two TOEFL ITP exams and a preparatory course
  • Study skills courses: how to prepare a CV, create a presentation, write a paper etc.
  • Teaching and university fees and a compulsory health insurance in Boston
  • Access to the Boston University's facilities, services and activities
  • Issuance of additional diplomas associated with the program


These additional specific fees are the following:

Academic Year 2020-2021
1er año 3.353 €
2º año 3.353 €
3º año 3.353 €
4º año 14.702 €
Total 24.761 €

Program Scholarships

Each year, Boston University - Metropolitan College International and CEU San Pablo University jointly award a scholarship to cover the specific fees of the CEU-BU International Business Certificate Program for the benefit of a student with a high academic performance.

In addition, regardless of the public or private grants and subsidies that the students wish to apply for their own, the program will provide students with mobility grants. These grants will be awarded at the end of the semester prior to the mobility based on the student's academic record and the results of the program modules. The amount granted will be deducted from the total amount of the mobility to Boston.

Admission

Conditions for Admission

In order to be admitted into the CEU-Boston University program, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • pass the University entrance exams
  • conduct an interview in English
  • take a test of competences
  • take an official TOEFL ITP test at the USPCEU

To enrol, please visit our Admission Services page.

The student must comply with all the administrative and legal requirements demanded by the Boston University for international students studying in the United States.

In addition, the student must comply with the regulations that the Boston University applies to its students.

Conditions of Permanence in the Program

To stay on the program, the student will have to:

  • pass at least 60% of the ECTS of the first academic year
  • pass each module with a grade higher than a C

Specific Conditions for the mobility to Boston University

To take part in a mobility to the Boston University, students will have to:

  • Score a level of 84 points on the TOEFL IBT (6,5 IELTS) in the months prior to the mobility
    *exceptionally during the Covid-19 crisis, the level of English can be accredited with a level of 110 points in the Duolingo test
  • Pass at least 90% of the credits of the pre-mobility courses
  • Meet all administrative and legal requirements for admission as a university student in the State of Massachusetts
  • Know and respect the rules the Boston University applies to its students http://www.bu.edu/dos/policies/lifebook/

Testimonies

Boston University Students

"My experience in the CEU-BU program has been nothing but great. Thanks to it I've been able to not only be successful in my academic and professional life, but has allowed me to personally grow immensely due to the international exposure the program brings.

Boston is one of the most international cities in the world, and being in the US gave us the opportunity to understand and live a different way of life, very different from the one in Spain. Plus, the program also allows students to have another international mobility, in my case London, which further reinforces the international baggage we carry.

If I can give you some advice, it is to certainly enroll in the CEU-BU program, which will make your university years an unforgettable experience. On the plus side, companies love a good Bostonian"

María Gavilán Santa - Boston 2018


"Spending a semester at Boston was one of the most enriching experiences I have ever had in my life. You are able to live an American college experience at a whole other level and discover the beautiful city of Boston full of joy and amazing people. For sure, it exceeded my expectations in every possible way and I will definitely recommend this program to everyone seeking a striking adventure."

Irene Aniz Genovés – Boston 17


"La experiencia ha superado con creces mis expectativas. Tienes la oportunidad de aprender en un sistema educativo totalmente diferente, con un profesorado excelente que han trabajado o trabajan en importantes empresas y saben transmitirte perfectamente sus conocimientos y vivencias.

En lo personal, te ayuda a crecer, madurar y conocer gente extraordinaria de cualquier parte del mundo. Sin duda, es una experiencia que repetiría mil veces."

Marina Pérez de Siles Romero, Boston 2016


"BU-CEU program is one of the best decisions I've ever made. I´ve enjoyed taken some classes in English at CEU the first years of my degree. The best part of it is, of course, the mobility to Boston University. It was an amazing experience where I got to learn a lot about the American culture and I got to grow in an academic and personal level.

We had great teachers and very interesting courses and we were completely immersed in the University life. Living and studying there was a very enjoyable experience and I would recommend it to everyone!"

Rocío del Olmo Álvarez, Boston 2016


"My semester in Boston has been one of the most nourishing and enriching experiences I have had so far during my University studies; being able to grow, mature and acquire new visions and perspectives about cultural diversity and global business.

The courses were challenging, offering knowledge about international business management, strategies and marketing techniques that in a near future will be a powerful tool for our professional life.


Overall, Boston has given me long lasting friendships, the possibility of belonging to Boston University's alumni and associations and feeling part of the BU community"

Mónica Marroquín, Boston 2015 


"From my first year of College I was expectantly awaiting my one year mobility to Boston University, and it did not disappoint: top notch professors, international classes, hand-picked courses, amazing installations, varsity sports, dorms and dining halls.

Just like I had imagined! That not including the 5 feet of snow we got during the winter, but all the more magical due to it. All in all, my stay in Boston was an exciting adventure that I will always remember and treasure, due to all the things I’ve learned and all the people I’ve met."

Cristina Maldonado, Boston 2014


"¿Que por qué repetiría mi semestre en Boston? Porque he vuelto con mucho más de lo que llevaba. Porque aprendes de un sistema educativo diferente, porque ves cómo una clase se puede dar de muchas formas distintas, porque BU ofrece más de lo que puedes asimilar y porque hay mucho más que la formación académica.

Porque vuelves con amigos de distintas partes del mundo, porque con ellos y con los que ya tenías viajas y visitas ciudades nuevas, o recorres las calles de “The Walking City” una y otra vez. Repetiría porque, por mucho que te lo cuenten, si no vas a Boston, no lo vives."

Paloma Puente Arana, Boston 2014


Diego Sacido, Boston 2013


"This semester at BU has been an amazing and unforgettable experience. You get to know people from all over the world, attend classes with such a different perspective that you open up your mind and learn to see the world from other points of view.

These months seem to be a lot from the beginning, but they are not. BU has so many interesting events and activities to offer, and Boston has a lot of things to do. It also allows you to travel around easily. Take advantage of them and you will feel that days are too short and four months not enough!"

María Martínez Carrón, Boston 2012


"El programa de BU-CEU ha sido una experiencia inolvidable tanto a nivel académico como personal. Todo ello se debe al gran nivel de preparación y coordinación que demuestran el esfuerzo de ambas Universidades por hacer de este programa la mejor experiencia internacional posible para un alumno universitario."

Miguel Fernández, Boston 2011


Guillermo Erice, Boston 2010


Javier Iliso, Boston 2010


Gonzalo Aparicio, Boston 2009


 

Boston University Professors

"These are the kind of students we like in our classrooms because the way that Boston University structures their classes, it's not a one-way lecture. We like to interact with students."
Professor San Chee (Lecturer Administrative Sciences)


"Getting onto the CEU-BU Program is extremely competitive....they're extremely motivated....these students have an exceptional opportunity to get great jobs."
Professor Stephen A. Leybourne (Assistant Professor of Administrative Sciences)

FAQs

  1. Who should participate in this program?

    The program is aimed at students with a clear international vocation and a good level of English.

  2. Will students from the CEU-Boston International Program have access to other mobility programs?

    Yes, mobility to the Boston University is compatible with other types of bilateral international mobility or Erasmus. Students who wish to carry out another mobility must comply with the requirements established by their School to ensure that this mobility is compatible with the completion of the program's modules.

  3. What level of English is required?

    The students must score a level that allows them to participate in classes taught in English. As they complete the official degree courses and the program modules, they will acquire the language skills and abilities to study for a semester at the Boston University and subsequently enter the job market. Before moving to the Boston University, students must pass 84 points on the TOEFL IBT or 6.5 IELTS.

  4. What requirements must students meet to go to the Boston University?

    Students must meet two basic requirements:

    • exceed 84 points on the TOEFL IBT
    • pass at least 90% of the credits in the pre-mobility courses
    • successfully pass the three modules in Madrid
  5. What happens if a student does not qualify to go to the Boston University?

    If a student does not meet the requirements, he/she must drop out from the program.

  6. What courses can students take in Boston?

    Students, with the help of the Program's Academic Coordinators, choose from over 30 subjects offered by the Metropolitan College of the Boston University. They can choose subjects from different fields of Management, Finance, Marketing, etc.

  7. What degrees are linked to the CEU-Boston University Programme?
    • Degree in Business Administration and Management (bilingual)
    • Degree in Economics. Mention in Finance (bilingual)
    • Degree in Economics. Mention in International Business (bilingual)
    • Degree in Business Intelligence (Spanish)
    • Double Degree in Business Administration and Management and Business Intelligence Double Degree (Spanish)
    • Double Degree in Economics and Business Intelligence (Spanish)
    • Double Degree in Law and Business Administration and Management (bilingual)
    • Double Degree in Business Administration and Management and Marketing and Business Management (bilingual)
    • Double Degree in Economics Mention in Finance and Business Administration and Management (bilingual)
    • Double Degree in Economics Mention in International Business and Business Administration and Management (bilingual)
    • Degree in Advertising and Public Relations
    • Double Degree in Business Administration and Management and Marketing
    • Double Degree in Advertising and Public Relations and Marketing and Business Management
    • Double Degree in Advertising and Public Relations and Marketing
  1. What are the criteria of permanence in the Boston Modules in Madrid?

    If a student has a grade of C-/C/C+ or below in any Module, he/she will be notified that his/her performance must be improved. If in any of the subsequent Modules a student obtains a grade equal to or lower, he/she must drop out from the program.

  2. What happens if I do not meet the requirements to do the mobility?

    In the event of not meeting the requirements, the student must drop out from the program.

  3. If I leave the program, do I get my money back?

    If a student has to drop out from the programme or wants to cancel his/her participation to the program, the monthly payments done up to the date of cancellation will not be refunded.

  4. How can I obtain a visa to live in the United States?

    The first thing the student needs to travel to the United States is the I-20 form provided by the host university (Boston University), duly completed. After obtaining this document, the student must make an appointment in the embassy's website and pay for the visa. The student will receive all the detailed information at the time of the mobility

  5. My visa has not arrived. Can the CEU speed up the process with the Boston University?

    No. The I-20s issuing departments are units within the universities that work in direct relation with the US security departments, (NSA, Homeland Security, etc), and do not admit any type of interference or pressure. Any violation of this rule may be sanctioned. The visa application is a personal procedure and in no case does the CEU or the Boston University guarantee or take responsibility before anyone for the issuance or non-issuance of a visa and the consequences that this fact entails.

  6. Will I be able to travel outside the United States during my study period there?

    Yes, a foreign student can enter and leave the United States several times if he/she has a valid F-1 student visa. However, he/she will have to inform the International Office of the American university (Boston University) of his/her travel dates in advance.

  7. Does the University take care of the search for accommodation?

    No. The student will have to manage the search for accommodation on his/her own. However, students will be provided with useful information in the months prior to their mobility.