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 follow a tailored academic track that consists of core degree courses, electives, specific internships, as well as advanced seminars and a final degree project of their choice, guided by an Advisor.

The program foundation consists of core program courses in International Relations, the IE Module, elective courses, an exchange option and a final degree project of your choice, guided by an advisor. You can find below a list of all the personalized schemes that will enable you to achieve your career objectives.


       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

History of International Relations up to 1945
Introduction to Political Science
Political Theory
Introduction to Economics
Organizational Management
Semester 2
History of International Relations since 1945
Applied Economics
IR Unplugged I
Interpersonal skills
Humanities - IE Module
Ethics - IE Module
IE Labs or internship option
Year 2  
Semester 1
IR Unplugged  II
Aid, Development, and Social Entrepreneurship
Research Methods in IR
International Relations Theory I
Comparative Politics
Semester 2
IR Unplugged III: The European Union
International Political Economy
International Law
Public Opinion & Political Communication
Diplomacy and Foreign Policy 
  IE Labs or internship option
Year 3  
Semester 1
Management of the Multinational Corporation
Peace and Conflict Resolution
Global Governance and International Institutions
Project Management
Professional Deontology - IE Module 
Semester 2
International Finance
International Trade
International Relations Theory II
IR Unplugged IV-V: Policy Analysis
Organizational Skills
Exchange option
Exchange and Internship Option
Year 4  
Semester 1
IR Unplugged VI
Semester 2
Final Degree Project

Exchange and internship option
Components Credits
• Core Courses 132
• IE Module 24
• Electives 42
• Language 21
IR Workshop 15
• Final Projects
• Credits needed to graduate
Students graduating from the Bachelor Degree program will receive a Bachelor in International Relations diploma. In addition, they will receive the European Diploma Supplement (EDS), which will list all the official courses completed.



          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


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:



Sciences Po, Paris, France

Jacobs University, Bremen, Germany

University of Exeter, Exeter, United Kingdom

University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom

University of St. Gallen, Gallen, Switzerland



Singapore Management University, Singapore

Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan

Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea

University of Technology Sydney (UST), Sydney, Australia



Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey



University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa



McGill University, Montreal, Canada

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA

Syracuse University, New York, USA



Universidad de Sao Paulo (USP), Sao Paulo, Brazil


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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