Master in International DevelopmentA more sustainable world is within reach
Madrid with an immersion week in a UN operation
The curriculum encompasses the 5 P’s defined by the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace, and Partnership. The United Nations System Staff College has built the curriculum for this Master together with IE experts and professors. Provided in the tuition is an immersion week to a United Nations operation where students will gain first-hand experience in a development mission.
This unique and comprehensive program equips ambitious individuals who want to make a change in the world, with the skills and expertise needed to generate a positive global impact. Students will receive the tools needed to promote sustainable social, economic and environmental prosperity around the world.
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IE's School of Global and Public Affairs and the United Nations System Staff College have partnered to provide world-class training for professionals who want to tackle the complex challenges associated with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
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Students must fulfill the following requirements to be able to request the issuance of the Official University Degree upon completion of the Master Program.
ACQUIRE THE SKILLS TO BUILD A MORE SUSTAINABLE WORLD
The Master in International Development equips students with the tools to develop, design, implement and evaluate new solutions touching on topics such as inequality, access to education, eradicating poverty and other issues negatively impacting the world.
Our partnership with the United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) reinforces the learning experience, setting students up with the skills and opportunities they need to start or develop a career in international development. IE’s learning methodology focuses on practical cases, teamwork, consulting projects, business simulations, and class debates. Additional teaching methods include case studies, simulation exercises, field experiences and in-class use of technological tools for applied learning.
Students will acquire a comprehensive understanding of the field, enabling them to quickly analyze and dissect each challenge, anticipate the possible outcomes and create innovative solutions to drive positive change.
week immersion at a UN operation
of sessions to be taught by practitioners, and senior UN staff
Workshops and presentations by outside experts
Top Reasons to join The Master in International Development
Benefit from our partnership with the UNSSC
Students in the MID will be lectured by United Nations experts and practitioners, visit UN offices and, at the end of their program, receive a certificate from the UNSSC.
Prepare for a career in international organizations, public or non-profit sectors
Students will receive support, encouragement and facilitation for field internships and careers within the UN system and other top organizations.
A one-week immersion in a UN operation
Students will have the opportunity to visit and experience firsthand the inner workings of a UN operation. They will be able to meet and shadow professionals throughout their week, gaining a practical vision on what a UN operation encompasses
Learn from experienced professors and top practitioners
Students will get the chance to engage with top professionals and experts from the UN system and other top organizations through courses, seminars, capstone projects and special events.
Study at a top-tier School that is a full member of APSIA
Beyond being a full member of the Association for Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA), IE ranks as the 5th European Business School and its online MBA ranks #1 worldwide.
Grow within a very diverse student body
More than 130 nationalities on campus every year.
Develop a global network by joining IE alumni
More than 60,000 high-level professionals around the world have already graduated from IE and stay connected through our Alumni Association.
Live the Madrid experience
A bridge between Europe and America where you can learn the third most spoken language in the world.
Meet our students
Huan, ChinaPostgraduate student
Paula, SpainMaster’s student
UNSSC Associate Fellow
Shuhan, ChinaMaster’s student
Research Assistant at IE University
Andrew, USAMaster’s student
Consultant, International Fact-Checking Network
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GET TWO DEGREES IN LESS THAN TWO YEARS
This dual degree is an intensive and rewarding program, that opens doorways for ambitious individuals eager to make their mark in the international development arena.More information
This is an intensive yet hugely rewarding program for ambitious students ready to apply business and management expertise to international development.More information
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