IE School of Global & Public Affairs offers dynamic programs in Global Affairs, Political Science and Economics, preparing dynamic global leaders with real solutions to real-world challenges.
IE School of Global & Public Affairs takes curious students intent on changing the world and transforms them into innovative global leaders.
At our core, we believe that bringing together different perspectives—both inside and outside of the classroom—is the key to our students’ success; allowing them to apply their knowledge to solve real-world problems from the very start. Through hands-on learning, a world-class faculty, state-of-the-art research labs and networking events; we create and deliver unique, dynamic bachelor’s, master’s and dual degree programs.
Our students graduate with the ability to excel in different sectors in Global Affairs, Political Science and Economics. And through our partnerships with multilateral organizations, governmental organizations and nonprofits, they gain a new global perspective and access to a host of professional opportunities.
With an outstanding learning environment and our range of leading-edge bachelor’s, master’s and dual degree programs to boot, IE School of Global & Public Affairs will help you create the future that you want and transform you into a global leader along the way.
Dean of IE School of Global and Public Affairs, shares a welcome message to the upcoming students of this year.
IE School of Global and Public Affairs is committed to creating global leaders who are ready to face the future, creating a world governed for all while constantly adapting to change.
We equip students to excel as top professionals in international public, private and non-profit sectors with a hands-on approach to contemporary global affairs.
Upon completion, our graduates step onto the world stage with a comprehensive understanding of how societies, businesses, technology, trade, politics and more, are affected by global international relations, public policy and economics and development. Students will gain insights into the intersection of the public and private sectors, the Atlantic world and its global dimension, and the complex interactions between innovation, technology and society.
All our programs are delivered through an experiential, hands-on approach that prepares students to become the next generation of leaders in public and private sectors around the globe.
To achieve this, we base our teaching strategy around three interconnected pillars: teaching, research and the educational ecosystem, a multidisciplinary approach to practical teaching that’s continuously informed and updated by our faculty’s research.
These pillars form the basis of who we are. By cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset, we aim to overcome real, modern challenges, propelled by our focus on innovation and cutting-edge technology. This goes hand in hand with our belief in the power of diversity and connection, balanced with unique perspectives gained through the study of the humanities. Finally, we see it as our responsibility to leverage all these aspects to promote a more sustainable future for all.
Our faculty consists of world-leading practitioners, experts and professors from a diverse range of nationalities and backgrounds. During class, students have the opportunity to work closely with these professors and professionals, as well as through attending conferences and roundtables, and hearing guest speakers. Each of our faculty members contributes their own unique set of skills and knowledge within the field of international relations, economics, social entrepreneurship and regional studies.
Our centers and initiatives—such as the Center for the Governance of Change, the Transatlantic Relations Initiative or the PublicTech Lab—each aimed at continuous innovation, offer our students experiences that will give them insight into the global arena.
The intricate relationship between businesses and governments becomes even more complex at a global level. Students learn how to influence and navigate the areas where the public and private sectors converge.
Transatlantic relationships encompass their own realm of challenges, including trade, financial regulation, democratization and terrorism, among many others. Students become leaders in cooperative efforts throughout the Atlantic world, with a particular focus on the US-European relationship.
As both technology and society evolve at a rapid pace, it is important to understand the impact that their changes have on one another. Students become familiar with the global forces that drive and merge innovation, technology and society.