Programs in Finance, Economics & Trade

WHAT ARE THE PROGRAMS IN FINANCE, ECONOMICS & TRADE ALL ABOUT?

Globalization has helped trade transcend borders, redefining the traditional pillars of management, economics and finance in the process.

This change has been driven by technology and innovation, which are increasingly relevant in economic infrastructures. On top of this, new dynamics and global socioeconomic phenomena are rewriting the rules of ethical conduct across sectors. Professionals in this volatile world need to be agile, possessing a deep understanding of the modern complexities of globalized markets, trade and society at large.

The Finance, Economics & Trade programs at IE University have been developed to match the pace of change, training the next generation of corporate leaders, strategists and financial professionals to face this context.

Within this area, students will acquire the financial and administrative skill set to become key strategic players in any organization’s transformation initiatives.

  

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If you want to put your strategic mind to use in a dynamic financial context, regardless of sector or organization, then this area is for you.

Reasons to choose this area

EXCHANGES AROUND THE WORLD

This area features programs where you can take advantage of partner agreements with institutions such as London Business School and Frankfurt School of Finance and Management. Alongside these exchange programs, there are further opportunities to gain global experience in financial hotspots, with optional trips to London, New York, Ghana and Frankfurt.

BUSINESS SKILLS FOR A FAST-PACED LANDSCAPE

For those looking to gain practical business experience with innovative programs and technologies, you will have access to IE University’s skills labs throughout this area. You may decide to take part in our Trading Lab, which features a cutting-edge collection of analytical tools. Alternatively you could devise solutions for organizations such as Madrid, Esprit and Ikea in our insight-2-innovation Consulting Lab.

INDUSTRY-SPECIFIC MATHEMATICAL INSIGHTS

Every program in this area balances strategic mathematical insights with advanced real-world training. Guided by our world-class faculty with innovative learning methodologies, this allows all students to gain the necessary analytical and problem-solving skills to achieve success in finance, economics and business.

A WORLD-CLASS FACULTY WITH SECTOR EXPERIENCE

Our unique academic offering is brought to life in interesting and actionable ways thanks to the unrivalled expertise of our world-class faculty. As leaders and innovators in their respective fields, they’re able to challenge and inspire you in equal measure with up-to-the-minute insights from across the finance, economic and trade sectors.

GAIN A FOOTHOLD IN A COMPETITIVE SECTOR

As one of the most competitive industries in the world, it can be difficult to break into finance and trade. Made up of a dedicated team of qualified professionals, our Talent & Careers team provide expert advice on everything from interview skills to CV writing. What’s more, they’ll be on hand to make introductions to our network of 3,500+ global recruiters.

TOP PROFESSIONAL NETWORKS

The programs across this area are designed to foster strong personal and professional relationships among each year’s cohort. As your careers progress, this network of dynamic finance and economic minds will grow ever stronger and more valuable. Alongside our world-class faculty, alumni network and new business contacts, the connections you make at IE University could set you up for a lifetime of success.

Finance, Economics & Trade Programs

  • BACHELOR’S PROGRAMS

    • Bachelor in Economics

      In this rigorous and challenging program students study economics, political science, behavioral science and modern applied technology to analyze the new reality of economics and how it affects the social systems in which we live and work.

      PROGRAM

      Undergraduate Degrees

      DURATION

      4 years

      LANGUAGE

      English

      LOCATION

      Segovia and Madrid

      INTAKE

      September

    • Bachelor in Business Administration

      The Bachelor in Business Administration is an innovative and international program that will help you develop the business and management competencies you need to have a successful career either in multinational corporations or starting your own company.

      PROGRAM

      Undergraduate Degrees

      DURATION

      4 years

      LANGUAGE

      English

      LOCATION

      Segovia and Madrid

      INTAKE

      September

    • Bachelor in Philosophy, Politics, Law and Economics (PPLE)

      The Bachelor in Philosophy, Politics, Law & Economics is an applied and multidisciplinary degree for those wanting to learn about the system dynamics underpinning how the world works.

      PROGRAM

      Undergraduate Degrees

      DURATION

      4 years

      LANGUAGE

      English

      LOCATION

      Segovia and Madrid

      INTAKE

      September

    • Dual Degree in Business Administration + International Relations

      The Dual Degree in Business Administration and International Relations offers a comprehensive and practical study of international affairs and solid business skills that will give you a global perspective of economic, political and social interactions.

      PROGRAM

      Undergraduate Degrees

      DURATION

      5 years

      LANGUAGE

      English

      LOCATION

      Segovia and Madrid

      INTAKE

      September

    • Dual Degree in Economics + International Relations

      The Dual Degree in Economics and International Relations is a rigorous and challenging program where students obtain solid economic foundations combined with global geopolitics, powered by advanced analytical technologies and tools.

      PROGRAM

      Undergraduate Degrees

      DURATION

      5 years

      LANGUAGE

      English

      LOCATION

      Segovia and Madrid

      INTAKE

      September

  • Masters and MBA programs

    • Executive Master in International Trade

      The Executive Master in International Trade is a window into the disruptive role of innovation and emerging technologies in international businesses, and the associated challenges and opportunities for companies that want to expand their international footprint.

      DURATION

      15 months

      LANGUAGE

      English

      LOCATION

      Madrid - Geneva - Online

      FORMAT

      Blended

      INTAKE

      April

    • Master in Finance

      A 1-year financial voyage through the most up-to-date areas, such as: leveraged by-outs, credit derivatives and mergers and acquisitions. Do you have what it takes to face the market head on with our Master in Finance?

      DURATION

      1 year

      LANGUAGE

      English

      LOCATION

      Madrid

      FORMAT

      Full-time

      INTAKE

      September & April

      OPTIONAL TRIPS

      London, New York, Ghana & Frankfurt

    • Global Master in Finance

      Professionals with at least 5 years of experience need a program that sets its sights global to get ahead of the game: global networks, global knowledge, global vision. Are you a global professional?

      PROGRAM

      Master

      DURATION

      15 months

      LANGUAGE

      English

      LOCATION

      Online + Madrid + Frankfurt

      FORMAT

      Blended

      INTAKE

      October

    • International MBA

      Our flagship full-time MBA program in Madrid. Get into a voyage to uncharted business heights. An intense full-time 50% customizable program. Designed to create an environment for transformation, a hothouse for unconventional thinking. Only for the brave.

      PROGRAM

      MBA

      DURATION

      11 months (plus extension options)

      LANGUAGE

      English or Bilingual (English & Spanish)

      LOCATION

      Madrid

      FORMAT

      Full-time

      INTAKE

      September & January

    • Master in Management

      It’s a brave new world out there. After more than 10 years inspiring recent graduates, our Master in Management offers the most customizable program to date providing you with innovative skills and techniques to successfully negotiate the twists and turns on the road ahead and shape the future you.

      PROGRAM

      Master

      DURATION

      1 year

      LANGUAGE

      English or Bilingual (English & Spanish)

      LOCATION

      Madrid

      FORMAT

      Full-time

      INTAKE

      September and January

    • Master in Public Administration

      The IE University Master in Public Administration (MPA) is designed for professionals who are prepared to lead and innovate in a world of exponential change. Whether you work in public affairs, government, consultancy, or nonprofits, your keen interest in leadership and innovation comes from a desire to improve the lives of citizens around the world.

      PROGRAM

      Master

      DURATION

      10 Months

      LANGUAGE

      English

      LOCATION

      Madrid with an immersion week in Singapore

      FORMAT

      Full-time

      INTAKE

      October

    • Master in Real Estate Development

      It is a one-year advanced degree aimed at understanding the breadth and depth of the development process. With a foundation in the economic, financial, strategic, and legal aspects of real estate development throughout the world, this comprehensive course goes beyond traditional subjects of the field.

      PROGRAM

      Graduate

      DURATION

      10 months

      LANGUAGE

      English

      LOCATION

      Madrid

      FORMAT

      Full-time

      INTAKE

      October

    • Global Master in Real Estate Development

      This holistic degree has been designed to cover financial concepts such as investment and real estate management, with a focus on sustainability. Leading companies in the sector will guide explorations of every facet of residential and commercial land use, offices, hospitality, and the logistics of case studies.

      PROGRAM

      Graduate

      DURATION

      15 months

      LANGUAGE

      English

      LOCATION

      Madrid - Online - Mexico City - London

      FORMAT

      Part-time

      INTAKE

      April

  • Dual Degree programs

    • Master in Finance + Master in Business Analytics & Big Data

      This Dual Degree combines two rigorous master’s programs to provide ambitious professionals with the financial acumen and data science expertise to succeed in the competitive financial services industry.

      DURATION

      Fall intake: 18 months; Spring intake: 23 months

      LANGUAGE

      English

      LOCATION

      Madrid

      FORMAT

      Full-time

      INTAKE

      Fall and Spring

    • International MBA + Master in Finance

      This Dual Degree unites IE Business School’s internationally renowned IMBA with its highly specialized Master in Finance, providing expert insight into the financial world along with a world-class education in international business.

      DURATION

      19 months

      LANGUAGE

      English

      LOCATION

      Madrid

      FORMAT

      Full-time

      INTAKE

      January & September

    • Master in Management + Master in Finance

      The Master in Management and Master in Finance Dual Degree allows students to take a proactive step into the future. It teaches them how to fulfill the needs of the globalized economy, while balancing expertise in both management and finance.

      DURATION

      22 months

      LANGUAGE

      English

      LOCATION

      Madrid

      FORMAT

      Full-time

      INTAKE

      January / September

FINANCE, ECONOMICS AND TRADE CAREER PATH

The Finance, Economics and Trade programs will pave the way into a fast-moving, high-potential sector. Alongside world-class training, our expert career services provide the tools and support to design a successful job search. For many alumni, IE University’s Talent & Careers Department has been instrumental in helping them make an impact in major global companies. Taking part in this area could land you a position in:

BUSINESS AND FINANCE ROLES

✓ Investment Banking
✓ Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
✓ Private Equity
✓ Venture Capital
✓ Asset Management
✓ Financial services

TRADE ROLES

✓ Consultant
✓ Business Development
✓ Business Intelligence
✓ Stock Trader
✓ Trade Advisor

ARCHITECTURE AND DEVELOPMENT ROLES

✓ Construction management, architecture, urban planning
✓ Property law and land development
✓ Sustainable economy

LEADERSHIP ROLES

✓ Executive management
✓ Company and strategy direction
✓ Market and risk analysis

INDUSTRY TRENDS

Tech-led disruption

Every aspect of today’s sector has been affected by tech-led disruption. In this fast-paced and ever-changing context, a wide variety of opportunities emerge for individuals with the insight and skill set to take advantage. Given the extended reach of this sector, you could find your niche in banking and finance, property development or anywhere else.

Our globalized context

The all-encompassing nature of globalization has impacted every traditional pillar of business. With physical borders rarely impeding economic activity, there are more opportunities to grow, expand and collaborate on a global scale. Although this means the general environment has become exponentially more competitive, the reward for those able to turn it to their advantage is immense.

An evolving financial landscape

With the sudden rise of FinTech and new players challenging the status quo, banks were left reeling by the pace of change. As these financial powerhouses catch up, they’re starting to incorporate technologically innovative solutions into their service offering. Whether they come from R&D, tech-transfer initiatives or other means, traditional institutions need visionary professionals to retain their market hold.

Increased strategy and interconnection

As the sector becomes accustomed to more complex, cross-border financial dealings, there is a rise in the importance of strategic planning. In order to make strategically sound decisions, today’s professionals need to be able to factor in cultural and ethical aspects alongside their industry expertise. Individuals that take this holistic approach will have greater success in international trade logistics, cross-border investments and more.

"During the Master in Finance I had the opportunity to go beyond and network with students and professors from the International MBA and the Master in Management programs, having the opportunity to develop long-term links with extremely interesting individuals."
VICENTE PASCUAL
Master in Finance, Chief of Ride Hailing & Co-founder at Cabify

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