Master in International RelationsIt's time to impact the world
The Master in International Relations trains influential leaders to make a meaningful impact in the international arena. Designed to be truly transformative, this program gives students the technical knowledge and first-hand experience they need to embark upon successful international careers.
Madrid, with a one-week fieldtrip to Brussels
Its curriculum both encompasses and transcends traditional distinctions between the public, private and non-profit sectors. All courses are taught by distinguished professors with a wide range of experience in the world of international relations.
The core courses are divided into four areas: global affairs foundations, international business and economics, comparative regional studies, and social entrepreneurship and development. These comprehensive topics cover a variety of relevant issues and provide students with a strong foundation in both global affairs and business.
The academic plan is complemented by a week-long fieldwork visit to Brussels. This trip allows students to visit and learn from regional and global players such as the European Union and NATO, as well as private-sector and non-governmental organizations.
What’s more, students can choose to spend an additional semester at one of our partner universities around the world. After their third and final semester in Madrid, they have the chance to broaden their horizons at prestigious global institutions such as Sciences Po, the University of Pittsburgh and the Universidad de San Andrés. This rounds out the degree program with an international experience that will serve them well as they begin or continue their professional journey.
Students must fulfill the following requirements to be able to request the issuance of the Official University Degree upon completion of the Master Program.
A unique curriculum
The Master in International Relations combines a foundation in global affairs with the business knowledge students need to become successful profesionals.
Its core courses are divided into four areas: global affairs foundations, international business and economics, comparative regional studies, and social entrepreneurship and development. Master in International Relations students also study a foreign language and complete a final project, either a Master’s thesis or a capstone consulting project. The program is complemented by a week-long fieldwork visit to Brussels and an optional international exchange semester at one of our prestigious partner universities.
Top 10 Reasons to join IE’s Master in International Relations
Be at the forefront of globalization
Get ahead of the world’s new complexities and face any global challenge with a new, more sustainable vision of business and project management.
Succeed in an international career in top companies, public institutions and NGOs
Three months after graduation, 90% of MIR graduates are already working in the field of International Relations or studying abroad.
Study at a center that is fully accredited by APSIA
Apart from being a full member of the Association for Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA), IE also ranks as 5th European Business School and its online MBA ranks #1 worldwide (Financial Times, 2015).
Learn from experienced professors and top practitioners
Receive insights from high-level politicians, diplomats, and business experts.
Grow within a very diverse student body
More than 50 nationalities are represented among the MIR students and there are more than 100 nationalities on campus every year
Become a driver of sustainable development
Get the skills that turn students into new leaders who impulse social change.
Participate in an all-inclusive fieldwork visit to Brussels
Meet the experts of the European Union institutions as well as international organizations during a one-week trip to Brussels that is included as part of the master’s experience.
Take part in an exchange period at one of our renowned partner universities around the globe
MIR students have the option of doing an additional term at Sciences Po (France), University of St. Gallen (Switzerland) or University of Pittsburgh (United States).
Develop a global network by joining IE alumni
More than 50,000 high-level professionals around the world are already graduated from IE and stay connected through our Alumni Association.
Live the Madrid experience
A bridge between Europe and the Americas where you can learn the third most spoken language in the world.
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GET TWO DEGREES IN LESS THAN TWO YEARS
Dual-degree students reinforce their global affairs knowledge and develop the leadership and management skills they need to face challenges that span across multiple sectors.
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