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About IE School of Politics, Economics and Global Affairs

We aim to shape a new generation of innovative and entrepreneurial leaders. With diverse and cutting-edge education that promotes a wide understanding of the challenges our planet confronts, we empower our students to drive change. We leverage tech and the experience of a world-class faculty of practitioners to build a unique educational experience.

We merge theory and practice in collaboration with the UN, EU, NATO and other organizations to provide practical and meaningful experiences. Drawing on the research and resources of our network of Centers, and direct access to government heads, policymakers and leading sector figures, we bring the world to our campus and send our students out ready to change the world.

Global Perspectives and Insights

We nurture future global leaders through vibrant interactions within our broad network of partners and prominent figures worldwide. Our dedication to fostering connections grants students access to a wealth of resources and insights from esteemed experts. Explore some of the speakers who have engaged with our students in insightful dialogues.

Networks & alliance partners

Our school connectedness stands out with an unparalleled number of alliances and partners involved in program design, student experiences, and career initiatives. These partnerships extend to various conferences, forums, and events involving multilateral institutions, industry stakeholders, and senior officials, enriching the academic experience.

The perfect program to match your goals

Our programs are designed to shape the next era of creative, impactful global leaders.

The IE School of Politics, Economics & Global Affairs takes world-class faculty, a diverse classroom and innovation to create programs that go above and beyond. Explore our academic programs and find the one that's right for you.

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Why studying in Madrid is beneficial

Madrid offers the perfect blend of traditional culture, a fast-growing economy, professional opportunities and fun. Study in a city full of possibilities, ideal for any ambitious professional.​

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Discover where Segovia can take you​

Traditional culture, small-town charm and natural landscapes—studying in Segovia is an immersive Spanish experience. Escape the big city and study in a World Heritage Site.​

Talent & Careers


    You can’t predict the future—but you can prepare for it. With our range of comprehensive bachelor’s degrees and specialized master’s degrees, as well as the option of a dual degree, you’ll be able to find the program that best suits your professional and personal goals. Get ready to become an innovative, entrepreneurial leader in whatever field you choose, whether at national or global level.


    Today’s world is increasingly interconnected—and organizations need socially conscious leaders with a transformative, interdisciplinary mindset to navigate an uncertain environment and drive lasting, beneficial change. Our practical programs combine lectures with case exploration, workshops and capstone projects, leveraging our strategic partnerships with key international organizations and the private sector—so you’ll maximize your employability with demonstrable skills in solving real-world problems.


    Our practical programs enhance your professional profile, giving you the knowledge and skills to hit the ground running, whichever sector you choose to work in. IE School of Politics, Economics & Global Affairs graduates occupy a wide range of roles in public service, international corporations and nonprofits. Whether you’re aiming to tackle climate change, contribute to the global peace and security agenda, dedicate yourself to social causes or generate a positive impact for your company, we’ll make sure you’re fully prepared to address today’s global challenges.


Our students and staff are always available to share their experiences and help resolve any doubts you might have.


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The Politics Behind Olympic Bans

Russia's ban from the 2024 Paris Olympics is not to be taken lightly and comes from repeated violations of the Olympic Truce, writes Andrew Bertoli.
July 23, 2024