IE School of Politics, Economics & Global Affairs and the United Nations System Staff College have partnered to provide world-class training in the Master in International Development. Students will be primed to tackle the complex challenges associated with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and promote sustainable prosperity around the world.
The program 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 designed the curriculum for this master’s alongside IE University experts and professors.
As a natural step for ambitious individuals who want to make a change in the world, the program equips students with the skills and expertise to generate a positive global impact.
This unique international development master’s program enables students to promote sustainable, social, economic and environmental prosperity around the world.
Students in the program 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.
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.
IE University is proudly a full member of the Association for Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA), the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA), and the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR). It is also united as a member of the European University of Social Sciences (CIVICA).
Students will have the opportunity to visit and experience firsthand the inner workings of different international organizations including the UN. They will be able to meet and shadow professionals throughout their week, gaining a practical vision on what it encompasses.
Students will receive support and encouragement for internships and careers within the UN and other global organizations to prepare for their future careers. They’ll be able to develop a global network to take them to new heights and bridge the gap between Europe and America.
Two types of students can undertake a Master in International Development:
Are you interested in a career in international development and looking to pursue a leading master’s program to enhance your undergraduate education? This program is designed for graduates of political science, international relations, economics, social sciences or an equivalent area of study.
Are you looking to take on more responsibilities and generate a greater impact at your company or organization? This international development program is designed for professionals who already have some experience in the development field. Build upon your knowledge and address the challenges of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.
The Master in International Development takes a hands-on approach to sustainable development. As our Vice Dean explains, the program has been designed in partnership with the UNSSC.
The Master in International Development equips you with the tools to develop, design, implement and evaluate new solutions to challenges such as inequality, access to education and eradicating poverty. You’ll learn to anticipate possible outcomes and create innovative solutions to drive positive change.
Our partnership with the United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) reinforces your learning experience. You’ll be positioned for a career in international development with the skills, resources and opportunities for success. Take on the world of international development through practical cases, teamwork, simulations, field experiences, debates, case studies and in-class use of technological tools.
Students must fulfill the following requirements to be able to request the issuance of the Official University Degree upon completion of the Master's Program. If educational prerequisites are not provided and/or if the requirements are not met on time, the student will not be able to request the official university degree as issued by the Spanish government. In this case, the studies will not be official under Spanish educational regulations.
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.
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.
This is an intensive yet hugely rewarding program for ambitious students ready to apply business and management expertise to international development.
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Created around sustainability and global economics, IE University's International Development Master's program is built in partnership with the United Nations System Staff College. Taking place during 10 months in Madrid, Spain, the master’s program ensures world-class training built around the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
IE University’s Master in International Development is co-designed with the UNSSC, giving our students access to immersion opportunities and workshops with the UN. The program equips you with the skills and expertise to generate a positive global impact.
Our Master in International Development enhances your employability. With firsthand learning from the UN and other top international agencies, our graduates are equipped to make a lasting impact in their chosen field.
IE University’s Master in International Development is considered one of the most prestigious programs in the world thanks to its partnership with the United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC).
The Master in International Development at IE University is a natural step for ambitious individuals who want to make a change in the world through the public, private or nonprofit sectors.