Academic Calendar

GBSB Global Business School uses the quarter system where there are four 10 week study periods (or quarters) during the year. Students are expected to attend three quarters, but may attend all four quarters (including summer quarters) to graduate sooner. Summer quarters are available based on the number of students signed up.

STARTING DATES ACADEMIC YEAR 2020- 2021

Our flexible approach to education and unique curricular design allows new students to start their studies in the beginning of each academic quarter. The starting dates for new undergraduate and graduate students are the following:

BBA/MA/MSc Programs
Fall Quarter – September 25, 2020
Winter Quarter – January 11, 2021
Spring Quarter – April 9, 2021

MBA Programs
Fall Quarter – September 14, 2020
Winter Quarter – January 11, 2021
Spring Quarter – April 9, 2021

ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2020-2021

FALL QUARTER

September 2020 - December 2020

Orientation Days
Sept 24-25 (BCN), Sept 25 (MAD)

Pre-Weeks (MBA)

September 14 - 25

WEEK 1

Sept. 28 - Oct. 2

WEEK 2

October 5 - 9

WEEK 3

October 11 - 16

WEEK 4

October 19 - 23

WEEK 5

October 26 - 30

WEEK 6

November 2 - 6

WEEK 7

November 9 - 13

WEEK 8

November 16 - 20

WEEK 9

November 23 - 27

WEEK 10

Nov. 30 - Dec. 4

WEEK 11

December 7 - 11

Defense Week

December 14 - 18

Christmas Holidays

Dec. 19 - Jan. 10

WINTER QUARTER

January 2021 - March 2021

Orientation Day
January 11

WEEK 1

January 11 - 15

WEEK 2

January 18 - 22

WEEK 3

January 25 - 29

WEEK 4

February 1 - 5

WEEK 5

February 8 - 12

WEEK 6

February 15 - 19

WEEK 7

February 22 - 26

WEEK 8

March 1 - 5

WEEK 9

March 8 - 12

WEEK 10

March 15 - 19

WEEK 11

March 22 - 26

Defense Week

Mar. 29 - Apr. 2

Global Study Trip

March 26 (Tentative)

Spring Holidays

Mar. 27 - Apr. 11

SPRING QUARTER

April 2021 - June 2021

Orientation Days
April 9

WEEK 1

April 12 - 16

WEEK 2

April 19 - 23

WEEK 3

Apr. 26 - Apr. 30

WEEK 4

May 3 - 7

WEEK 5

May 10 - 14

WEEK 6

May 17 - 21

WEEK 7

May 24 - 28

WEEK 8

May 31 - June 4

WEEK 9

June 7 - 11

WEEK 10

June 14 - 18

WEEK 11

June 21 - 25

Defense Week

Jun 28 - Jul 2

Graduation Ceremony

July 1 (tentative)

Summer Holidays

June 26 - September

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS: December 19 - January 10

SPRING HOLIDAYS 2021: March 27 - April 11

 

Bank Holidays (Barcelona Campus)

October 2020: 12th: Spain National Day(Statewide)

November 2020: 1st: Todos los Santos(Statewide)

December 2020: 6th: Day of the Constitution(Statewide), 8th: Inmaculada(Statewide), 25th: Christmas(Statewide), 26th: Saint Esteban(Autonomic)

January 2021: 1st: New Year(Statewide), 6th: Reyes(Statewide)

April 2021: 2nd: Friday of Eastern(Statewide), 5th: Monday of Eastern(Autonomic)

May 2021: 1st: Day of workers(Statewide)

June 2021: 24th: Saint John(Autonomic)

August 2021: 15th: Virgin's ascension(Statewide)

 

Bank Holidays (Madrid Campus)

October 2020: 12th: Spain National Day(Statewide)

November 2020: 1st: Todos los Santos(Statewide), 9th: Day of La Almudena(Local)

December 2020: 6th: Day of the Constitution(Statewide), 9th: Inmaculada(Statewide), 25th: Christmas(Statewide)

January 2021: 1st: New Year(Statewide), 6th: Reyes(Statewide)

April 2021: 1st: Thursday of Eastern(Autonomic), 2nd: Friday of Eastern(Statewide)

May 2021: 1st: Day of workers(Statewide), 2nd: Day of Madrid(Autonomic), 15th: San Isidro(Local)

August 2021: 15th: Virgin's ascension(Statewide)

 

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