Master in International RelationsIt's time to impact the world

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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.

DURATION

10 months

LANGUAGE

English

LOCATION

Madrid, with a one-week fieldtrip to Brussels

Format

Full-time

Intake

October

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.

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OFFICIAL DEGREE

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.

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CLASS PROFILE

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.

Master in Management + Master in International Relations

The dual Master's degree in management and international relations is a program for young professionals with less than two years of experience. It begins in February of each year.

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International MBA + Master in International Relations

The dual international MBA and Master's in international relations begins in January and is designed for professionals with more than three years of full-time experience.

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Master in International Relations + Master in International Business Law (LLM)

The dual Master's degree in international relations and international business law (LLM) begins in October.

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