IE School of Politics, Economics & Global Affairs offers programs to prepare global leaders with real solutions to real-world challenges.
Our School encourages innovation and entrepreneurship, training the global leaders of the future who want to transform the world
Since 2012, we have been committed to training the next generation of global leaders in governments, international organizations, corporations and civil society. We provide the best education to those who share our concern for our planet and the development of our communities. Our graduates build a better world through innovation, technology and entrepreneurship, and they stand out for their dedication to making a difference through public and private service.
At IE School of Politics, Economics & Global Affairs, we are open and promote diverse points of view and perspectives. We seek to offer a well-rounded learning experience as specialists in political science, global affairs, public policies and economics. Our programs combine theory and practice with a hands-on approach and a strong connection to the world of practice. They are multidisciplinary and promote both critical thinking and a sense of purpose to make the world a better place.
Students will have the opportunity to learn from leading academics and practitioners and enjoy a cutting-edge pedagogic environment, gaining access to the world’s preeminent policymakers and business executives. These resources and skills will allow students to launch or further advance their professional careers.
Manuel Muñiz, Dean of IE School of Politics, Economics & Global Affairs, explains our mission and what makes us exceptional. He expands on the qualities that students of the school share and emphasizes why we’re perfectly placed to prepare the next generation of global leaders.
IE University has become a world pioneer in higher education over its 50-year history, delivering innovative and humanitarian teaching with an entrepreneurial emphasis to a hugely diverse student body.
At IE School of Politics, Economics & Global Affairs, we don’t just believe diversity and an international outlook are assets; they’re part of the very fabric of our school. With 1,500 students and more than a thousand alumni drawn from over 70 countries across the globe, we offer a cosmopolitan experience that fosters a global mindset and the building of international networks.
Our programs are highly practical and delivered by professional practitioners with experience at the sharp end of the geopolitical and geoeconomic world. Our school maintains the balance between academic rigor and hands-on experience with case studies, workshops and capstone projects while offering specialization tracks so students can focus on the fields that most interest them.
Teaching is done differently at IE School of Politics, Economics, and Global Affairs. As a nonpartisan school, we welcome diverse points of view and perspectives that are conducive to learning. With Fellowships at the UN and many other institutions like the Organization of American States, our students and graduates have a unique opportunity to launch their professional careers. We are also pioneers at incorporating virtual reality technology used in the classroom, as well as real-life case analysis.
We have built an immersive and practical learning experience. Additionally, international travel opportunities—visiting world-leading organizations including the EU, NATO, OECD, WEF and Oxfam—make our approach to teaching unique.
With a worldwide network of partner institutions and long-term collaborative agreements with corporations, international organizations, NGOs and governments around the globe, we are truly connected. Our students benefit from those connections by working on real-case studies, live projects for real clients and internship opportunities.
As an institution, we are members of all the top academic associations worldwide, fully accredited by the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA), the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, Administration (NASPAA), and the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR).
We are also full members of CIVICA, the European University of Social Sciences, the preeminent network of economics and political science institutions in Europe.
We have built an ecosystem of think tanks, accelerators and incubators, including our renowned Center for the Governance of Change and our Center for Innovation in Global Politics and Economics, that places us at the heart of the search for innovative solutions and fresh approaches to today’s challenges.
Through our centers, students gain access to global thought leaders, resources and new research on the topics that matter. As a meeting place for thought-leaders from around the world, our centers lead the global discussion on innovative approaches to global challenges to bring fresh thinking and new, younger perspectives to the issues facing humanity.
Our connections to preeminent policymakers, multilateral leaders and governmental institutions put our students in direct contact with global players shaping the international stage. Heads of government and leading figures from the UN, the EU and other institutions have visited our campus, giving students access to the front lines of global affairs. We are proud to co-host conferences and events and co-produce publications with these partners.
Solving today’s global challenges requires us to question the status quo. Our programs encourage foresight, insight and drive to create professionals with purpose—those who share our values to play a vital role in an interconnected world. We need multidisciplinary leaders with the skills and expertise to navigate uncertainty and implement lasting, positive change.
IE School of Politics, Economics & Global Affairs is committed to training the next generation of global leaders. By exposing our students to different points of view, our graduates emerge as innovative thinkers who are ready to face the future and create a more sustainable, interconnected world.
Our graduates step onto the global stage with privileged insights into the reflections and discussions that are shaping our future, alongwith the practical expertise to steer change. They know the importance of innovative, system-wide solutions and of staying true to their vision. They recognize that today’s global challenges demand a holistic, creative and entrepreneurial response.