Your professional development

Because our students have unique aspirations, we help you to customize your study path in order to reach your career goals, with the guidance of an advisor who is your mentor and helps you integrate all the elements of your program in order to build a strong professional profile.

Create a tailored academic program by choosing from an extensive range of components offered in the program. In addition to the core components of the Bachelor in International Relations program, students can choose to carry out specific internships, work in a variety of IE Labs, and participate in advanced seminars which cover certain academic topics in depth.

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Gain access to top internship opportunities working with IE Labs as a consultant for prestigious companies and institutions. IE Labs are IE University’s alternative to traditional internship placements. For students seeking internship placements, the IE Labs provide hands-on, internship-like experience on campus, working as consultants and on research projects for leading companies and institutions in a variety of sectors.

Students work in the IE Labs under the tutorship of professors, while experts provide training in areas like marketing, funding, strategy and legal aspects. IE Labs also include practical workshops throughout the year led by executives from participating companies.


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During the program students can choose to participate in a Social Impact Project whereby they work in non-profit organizations and other initiatives, managing social projects in international settings. Students find this experience to be one of the most memorable and enriching parts of their program.
Junior Achievement (and EBS Summer Law School), Spain
Coaching Corporation, Spain
Doctors Without Borders, Spain
Strawberry Earth, Netherlands
Aflatoun - Child Finance, Netherlands
Bernard Van Leer Foundation, The Hague, Netherlands
Missing Children Europe, Brussels, Belgium
Mestizage, Denmark
UNICEF, Brazil
Fundación Andar, Mexico
Action Aid, Madrid and South America
Club Atlético de Madrid, Argentina, Kenya, Ireland
BBVA Foundation, Peru and Colombia
Habitat for Humanity, Argentina
The Kids League, Uganda
Fundación Atlético Madrid (Strathmore University Educational Trust), Kenya
Finacieros Sin Fronteras, Ghana
Kasarini Primary School, Kenya
Elonga Internship Program, Namibia


The IE Start-Up Lab is an incubator where students can develop their business plans and make them investment ready, with the guidance of professors and entrepreneurs. Students are given further resources with the support of IE Business School’s Venture Lab, where they can pitch their idea to potential investors at IE Venture Days and turn their ideas into reality.


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  Advance Seminars

Advanced Seminars complement the core degree by giving students deeper knowledge of subjects in their major area of study, and enable students to integrate other fields of study into their program.


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Take the next step in your education
Become highly qualified with a master’s degree at IE.
In an increasingly challenging and fast paced world, the demand for professionals with a specialized Master who excel in an international environment is continuously increasing. By taking your education one step further, you will be provided with the essential skills that will build not only your character and mindset, but that will also meet the needs of the specific field you wish to work in, including the private and public sectors or your own business venture.
Graduating from the Bachelor in International Relations gives you preferential access to study one of the many master programs offered at IE. You can complete a Bachelor and Master’s degree in as little as 5 years, and gain a competitive skill set on which to build a successful career.


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