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


Year 1  
Semester 1
• Mass and New Media
• Contemporary History
•Organizational Management
• Digital Literacy
• Foreign Language
• Ethics- IE Module
Semester 2
• Globalization
• Humanities
• Freedom of Speech
• Culture, Literature, Art and Image
• Minorities
• Interpersonal Skills - IE Module
Online Period
Internship Option
Year 2  
Semester 1
• International Relations
• Sociology of Consumption
• Information Law: Media Regulation
• Media Corporations
• Audiovisual Language
Semester 2
• Public Opinion and Political Communication
• Multimedia Reporting
• E-Government: Democracy and Technology
• Corporate Communication
• Journalistic Genres
Online Period
Internship Option
Year 3  
Semester 1
• Intellectual Property
• Virtual Communities
• Digital Content Management: Design and Production
• Spanish-American Journalism
• Brand Management: Marketing and Public Relations
• Cross-Cultural Communication & Development
• Professional Deontology - IE Module
Semester 2
• E-Commerce
• Advertising Planning
• Protocol
Angloamerican Journalism
• Audience Research
• Organizational Skills - IE Module
Online Period
Internship Option
Exchange Option
Year 4  
Semester 1
• Final Project
• Concentration courses
Semester 2
• Final Project
• Concentration courses
Internship Option
Exchange Option
Components Credits
• Core Courses 156
• IE Module 24
• Concentration 48
• Final Project 12
• Credits needed to graduate
Students graduating from an institution in the European Higher Education Area receive two official documents. You will receive the Bachelor in Communication diploma, as well as the European Diploma Supplement (EDS),which will list all the official courses you have completed.




You can choose a concentration to specialize in, and obtain a supplemental diploma in that specific area.


Journalistic Communication
Develop your communication skills through radio, television, print and digital publications using the latest media technologies.

Corporate Communication
Learn to manage media, public relations and internal communications for international companies and organizations.

Audio Visual Communication
Approach innovative ways of creating, designing and directing audiovisual works, using the latest technological tools. Learn cultural, narrative and economic aspects of audiovisual content production.

Communication (general electives)
Students may choose subjects from the three communication tracks or from the curricula of other IE University programs.



          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 the IE Module



  Exchange Program

If you want the chance to view your studies from new perspectives, the 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:

University of Texas, Austin - Texas, USA


Nanyang Technological University (NTU) - College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences - Singapore


Erasmus University, School of History, Culture and Communication -Rotterdam, The Netherlands


University of Technology Sydney (UST) - Sydney, Australia


Jacobs University - Bremen, Germany



See the full list of exchange options here.



    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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