Your personalized study path


IE University takes an applied, hands-on and student-centered approach to education. Because our students have unique aspirations and career goals, their study path is also personalized. Students can tailored their academic track, which consist of the core degree components, as well as specific internships or IE Labs, and advanced seminars.

The program foundation consists of core program courses and the IE Module, an area of concentration for which you will receive a diploma, electives, an exchange option, and a final degree project of your choice, guided by an advisor. You can find below all these personalized schemes that will enable you to achieve your career goals.




  Your Advisor

The student advisor is at the center of IE University educational experience. They guide students in a person a personalized way throughout their university life to ensure that they achieve their personal, academic and professional goals. The advisors are highly skilled and experienced academics, senior managers and top professionals in a variety of corporations and international organizations.


Find out more about your advisor


Study Plan
Year 1  
Semester 1
• Mathematics I
• Ethics
• Contemporary Cultures
• Introduction to Management
• Financial Accounting
• Introduction to Economics
Semester 2
• Personal Skills
• Cost Accounting
• Microeconomics
• Mathematics II
• Introduction to Marketing
• Introduction to Information Technology
  IE Labs / Social Impact Lab


Year 2  
Semester 1
• Management Control
• Macroeconomics
• Statistics for Business
• Business Law I
• Finance I
Semester 2
• Accounting for Decision Making
• Business decision Making
• Economic Environment
• Marketing Research
• Business Law II
• Consumer Behavior
  IE Labs / Social Impact Lab


Year 3  
Semester 1
• Strategic Management
• Entrepreneurship
• Finance II
• Production and Operations Management
• HR Management
Semester 2
• Management Information System
• Management Skills
• Concentration or elective course
  Internship option / Exchange option


Year 4  
Semester 1
• Proposal for Final Project
• Concentration or elective courses  
Semester 2
• Final Project
• Concentration or elective courses
  Internship option


Components Credits
• Core Courses 144
• IE Module 24
• Concentration 30
• Internship up to 30
• Final Project 12
• Credits needed to graduate   240

Students graduating from this program will receive a  Bachelor in Business Administration diploma. In addition, they will receive the European Diploma Supplement (EDS), which will list all the official courses completed.


Concentration Diplomas
You can customize your bachelor degree by choosing from an extensive range of electives that fit your interests and profile, or by choosing a concentration that allows you to specialize in a specific sector or field.   
Specialize in effectively managing financial resources, as well as assessment, investment management, risk evaluation, and allocation of financial resources. Students taking this concentration can work in the IE Trading Room with our Bloomberg and MatLab software.
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management
  • Corporate Valuation
  • Financial Derivatives
  • Financial Systems and Institutions
Learn to launch and manage your own business and brand, differentiate yourself from competitors, and plan and design your product or service for a target market.
  • Creating and Financing New Ventures
  • Generating Business Value from New Technologies
  • Management Control for Start-ups
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets
  • Family Business
  • Digital Business
Learn how to identify market opportunities for specific products and services and to develop an effective marketing strategies for a diverse international market.
  • Global Strategic Marketing 
  • Product and Brand Management
  • Pricing for Value and Profitability
  • Advertising Management and Design
  • Managing Channels and Salesforce
  • Managing and Marketing New Products
  • E-Commerce and Digital Marketing
International Business
Gain experience in international management through a set of courses specifically designed to give you a specialist insight into areas of global business.
  • International Growth
  • International Relations
  • International Outsourcing
  • International Strategy
  • International Finance and Emerging Markets


BBA exchange program
If you want the chance to view your studies from new perspectives, the BBA exchange option will be of interest to you.You can choose to do an exchange study program for up to two semesters at one of our prestigious partner institutions in North and South America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East.
These are just some of the academic institutions which you can choose from to go on exchange:

Rotterdam School of Management, The Netherlands
Stockholm University, Sweden
WHU, Otto Beisheim School of Management, Germany
Jacobs University, Germany
Mannheim University, Germany
European Business School, Germany
ESSEC, France
EDHEC, France
Sciences Po, France
University of Exeter, UK
Leeds University, UK
Cass Business School, UK
Dublin Quinn School of Business, Ireland
Institute of Business Studies, Russia
University of St. Petersburg, Russia
Sabanci University, Turkey


Sauder Business School, University of British Colombia, Canada
McGill University, Canada
USC, Marshall School of Business, USA
SMU, Cox School of Business, USA
USC, Moore School of Business, USA
Syracuse University, USA
Washington University, Olin School of Business, USA
University of Texas - Austin, USA


Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Singapore Management University, Singapore
Seoul National University, Korea
Meiji University, Japan
University of Melbourne, Australia
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
University of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tsinghua University, China
Tongji University, China
Jiao Tong University, Antai School of Management, China
National Taiwan University, Taiwan


Universidad de Desarrollo, Chile
IBMEC, Brazil
INSPER, Brazil
EDESP, Getúlio Vargas, Brazil
Universidad de Sao Paulo, Brazil
Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico
PUC, Peru


CBI – Kuwait University, Kuwait
College of Management, Israel
University of Pretoria, South Africa
Ashesi University, Ghana



       IE Module

The IE Module forms a part of every bachelor program, it consists of 4 courses where you will be integrated with students from other fields of study.


Business Management

Learn the fundamental aspects of business operations and management and how to create your own business plan.


Consider reality from different perspectives in order to develop your own point of view.


Understand ethical dilemmas and moral traditions of other cultures and consider your professional impact in society.

Interpersonal Skills

Develop your communication and leadership skills in order to work collaboratively in professional environments.


Find out more about IE Module


Final Degree Project

Final Degree Project

The Final Degree Project is a major part of the fourth year’s curriculum. Students choose their topic with faculty and are guided by their advisor, drawing upon the knowledge the student has gained from specific academic areas and internships or IE Labs projects which the student carried out during their degree program.


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María Gabriela Cardoza

María Gabriela Cardoza

I want to do business ... ...
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María Gabriela Cardoza

I want to do international business and I think it offers a setting where they bring students from everywhere in the world and there’s so much diversity.

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Daniel Lilischkies

I was looking for a more international focus on business ... ...
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Daniel Lilischkies

I was looking for a more international focus on business as well as have the chance to learn a new language.