Programs in Law, International Affairs & Public Policy

WHAT ARE THE PROGRAMS IN LAW, INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS & PUBLIC POLICY ALL ABOUT?

Globalization is transforming our world, driven by technological advancements and impacting everything from geopolitics to socioeconomic norms.

With traditional approaches failing to meet organizational needs, a new generation of diversely skilled legal and international-relations professionals are looking beyond borders to find more dynamic solutions.

The Law, International Affairs & Public Policy programs have been specifically designed to provide cutting-edge training that responds to this new context. Positioned at the intersection of law, international affairs, public policy, management and technology, this area combines these interconnected fields to provide modern leaders with the tools for impact. Alongside the comparative methodology in all legal programs, you will graduate with the skill set to drive change across the public, private and non-profit sectors.

  

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If you see our changing dynamic as an opportunity to drive progress, these programs can provide the tools of change.

Reasons to choose this area

A wholly international scope

The international mindset across this area is evident in our extensive exchange network with institutions such as Sciences Po, Tilburg University and University of St. Gallen—to name a few—alongside research initiatives that grow our knowledge base, international reputation and expert network. What’s more, the comparative law methodology in all legal programs has been specifically designed to teach global and universal concepts by comparing different legal systems.

Benefit from global partnerships

Our exclusive partnerships with leading organizations in the field provide a real-world view of today’s sector reality. Alliances with institutions such as the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (Apsia), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the International Bar Association (IBA), and the Law Schools Global League truly allow our students to stand out in a competitive environment.

Learn from a top faculty

At IE University, our faculty features academics and professionals with extensive experience in big businesses, international organizations, law firms and consulting firms. Representing both the public and private sector, their experience at institutions ranging from Deloitte and Save the Children to Google and the UN provide unrivaled insights and networking opportunities for all program participants.

Experience both the public and private sector

Across all programs, this area is characterized by its close ties to the real world, providing the skills to make an impact from day one. Through close partnerships with institutions, consultancy firms and law firms within the public and private sphere, you will have the opportunity to build long-lasting relationships with leading sector players—while gaining key insights to stand out in a fast-paced context.

Leverage the power of tech and business

The importance of technology cannot be understated as individuals with the right tech skill set are better able to impact the world and achieve their ambitions. However, fully leveraging the power of technology requires having a strong background in business best practices. Across all programs in this area, the interplay between business management and technology is always present, providing students with an essential added advantage over the competition.

LAW, INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS & PUBLIC POLICY Programs

  • BACHELOR’S PROGRAMS

    • Bachelor in International Relations

      This bachelor is a hands-on program that prepares students for a career in the international public and private sectors. Our international environment and outlook shapes global citizens, able to adapt to diversity and engage in complex economic, political and social dynamics.

      PROGRAM

      Undergraduate Degrees

      DURATION

      4 years

      LANGUAGE

      English

      LOCATION

      Segovia and Madrid

      INTAKE

      September

    • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)

      Our innovative Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) trains corporate lawyers who can work with international clients in cross-border transactions and become leaders in their organizations and in society.

      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 + Laws

      This program prepares students for a range of careers in law and business, and to work in a dynamic corporate environment. This program is marked by the fundamental elements of IE University: academic excellence, an entrepreneurial spirit, and an international environment.

      PROGRAM

      Undergraduate Degrees

      DURATION

      5 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 Laws + International Relations

      This program offers a practical degree, focused on the fundamentals of international affairs and global law. You will acquire critical thinking skills along with the credentials required for legal practice, allowing you to provide solutions that address issues on a global scale.

      PROGRAM

      Undergraduate Degrees

      DURATION

      5 years

      LANGUAGE

      English

      LOCATION

      Segovia and Madrid

      INTAKE

      September

    • Dual Degree in Philosophy, Politics, Law & Economics + Data & Business Analytics

      This program encourages students to understand social environments and make data-driven decisions to impact societies and organizations. Students will gain strong analytical skills by experimenting with the latest data technologies and tools applied to the philosophical, political, legal, and economic fields.

      PROGRAM

      Undergraduate Degrees

      DURATION

      5 years

      LANGUAGE

      English

      LOCATION

      Segovia and Madrid

      INTAKE

      September

    • 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

    • 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 Executive MBA programs

    • Máster en Asesoría Fiscal de Empresas (LL.M.)

      El programa permite al estudiante desarrollar tanto sus habilidades tributarias y jurídicas como otras de las que ha de estar dotado un asesor fiscal. El programa proporciona conocimientos de los distintos sistemas tributarios nacional e internacionales y una completa formación empresarial a través del Módulo MBA.

      PROGRAMA

      Máster

      DURACIÓN

      10 meses

      IDIOMA

      Español

      LOCALIZACIÓN

      Madrid

      FORMATO

      Tiempo completo

      CONVOCATORIA

      Septiembre

    • Executive LL.M.

      The program is business-law focused and covers American Common Law, its application in international practice and management essentials, vital to the practice of law for business clients.

      PROGRAM

      Master

      DURATION

      9 months

      LANGUAGE

      English

      LOCATION

      Madrid - Online - Chicago

      FORMAT

      Part-Time Master Program

      INTAKE

      September

    • Master in International Development

      IE's School of Global and Public Affairs and the United Nations System Staff College have partnered to provide world-class training for professionals who want to tackle the complex challenges associated with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Students of the Master in International Development will receive world-class training that will enable them to promote sustainable social, economic and environmental prosperity around the world.

      DURATION

      10 months

      LANGUAGE

      English

      LOCATION

      Madrid with an immersion week in a UN operation

      FORMAT

      Full-time

      INTAKE

      October

    • Master in International Relations

      The Master in International Relations trains professionals in the dynamics that shape global affairs and provides them with the ideas and tools required to effectively lead government agencies, corporations, civil society and multilateral organizations in a fast-changing environment.

      DURATION

      10 months

      LANGUAGE

      English

      LOCATION

      with a one-week fieldtrip to Brussels and the OECD Headquarters in Paris

      FORMAT

      Full-time

      INTAKE

      October

    • 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 of Laws (LL.M.)

      As the legal sector transforms, lawyers need to become more dynamic with a broad skill set to complement their legal expertise. The Master of Laws responds to this environment, offering legal professionals the opportunity to either gain a General LL.M. or specialize in International Business Law, International Dispute Resolution, or Intellectual Property and Technology Law.

      PROGRAM

      Master

      DURATION

      10 months

      LANGUAGE

      English

      LOCATION

      Madrid

      FORMAT

      Full-time

      INTAKE

      October

    • Master in Legal Tech

      Divided into three main blocks—Law for Tech, Tech for Law, Digital Business Transformation—this program, responds to the market demand for expert legal professionals with tech expertise. Developed in collaboration with IE’s School of Human Sciences & Technology, students also get the opportunity to take part in two in-person residential periods in Madrid and Israel, alongside a network-expanding virtual experience in Silicon Valley.

      PROGRAM

      Master

      DURATION

      12 months

      LANGUAGE

      English

      LOCATION

      Online - Madrid - Silicon Valley - Herzliya

      FORMAT

      Part-time

      INTAKE

      March

    • Master in Global Corporate Compliance

      Whether you’re starting to reshape the compliance culture in your organization or launching a new career path, this advanced program should be your next step. Offered in a part-time format, the master takes a global, inclusive approach to helping professionals from all backgrounds develop a sophisticated understanding of business ethics, compliance strategies and the international legal framework.

      PROGRAM

      Master

      DURATION

      11 Months

      LANGUAGE

      English

      LOCATION

      Madrid -New York – Online

      FORMAT

      Part-time

      INTAKE

      March

    • IE Brown Executive MBA

      IE Business School and Brown University together into unique alliance to offer a world-recognized joint Executive MBA. Immerse yourself into a transnational experience that goes beyond the boundaries of traditional business education. We offer a unique formula for unique mindset who seek to inspire those around them and disrupt the future of business.

      PROGRAM

      Executive MBA

      DURATION

      15 months

      LANGUAGE

      English

      LOCATION

      Madrid, Cape Town, Providence and Online

      FORMAT

      Blended

      INTAKE

      March

    • 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

    •  

  • Masters de Acceso a la Abogacía

    • Doble Máster en Abogacía y Asesoría Fiscal de Empresas (LL.M.)

      El programa ofrece una visión actual del mundo tributario, jurídico y empresarial, transformando al alumno y dotándole de las herramientas y habilidades necesarias para prestar un servicio de asesoramiento fiscal de primer nivel. La formación técnica y fiscal del programa se complementa con el Módulo MBA y el Módulo LegalTech.

      DURACIÓN

      15 meses

      IDIOMA

      Español

      LOCALIZACIÓN

      Madrid

      FORMATO

      Tiempo completo

      CONVOCATORIA

      Septiembre

    • Doble Máster en Abogacía y Asesoría Jurídica de Empresas (LL.M.)

      El programa proporciona una formación práctica que permite al alumno profundizar en todas las áreas que exige el asesoramiento jurídico de empresas en la actualidad. La formación técnica y jurídica del programa se complementa con el Módulo MBA y el Módulo LegalTech.

      DURACIÓN

      15 meses

      IDIOMA

      Español

      LOCALIZACIÓN

      Madrid

      FORMATO

      Tiempo completo

      CONVOCATORIA

      Septiembre

    • Doble Máster en Abogacía y Asesoría Jurídica de Empresas Bilingüe (LL.M.)

      El programa ofrece un enfoque internacional y multidisciplinar, proporcionando al alumno el conocimiento y las herramientas necesarias para prestar un servicio de asesoramiento jurídico cada vez más complejo y global. La formación técnica del programa se complementa con el Módulo MBA y el Módulo LegalTech.

      Programa

      Master

      DURACIÓN

      15 meses

      IDIOMA

      Inglés, Español

      LOCALIZACIÓN

      Madrid

      CONVOCATORIA

      Septiembre

    • Doble Máster en Abogacía y Emprendimiento y Tecnología (LL.M.)

      El programa ofrece un enfoque vanguardista y multidisciplinar, proporcionando al alumno las herramientas para liderar la adaptación de las nuevas herramientas tecnológicas a los nuevos retos jurídicos y a la profesión de la abogacía. La formación técnica y emprendedora del programa se complementa con el Módulo MBA y el Módulo LegalTech.

      PROGRAMA

      Máster

      DURACIÓN

      15 meses

      IDIOMA

      Español

      LOCALIZACIÓN

      Madrid

      FORMATO

      Tiempo completo

      CONVOCATORIA

      Septiembre

    •  

  • Dual Degree programs

    • International MBA + Máster en Asesoría Fiscal de Empresas (LL.M.)

      Adquiere una perspectiva global sobre el funcionamiento de los sistemas jurídicos y fiscales a la vez que desarrollas habilidades estratégicas necesarias para impulsar la innovación y tener éxito en el disruptivo mundo de los negocios de hoy en día.

      DURACIÓN

      19 meses

      IDIOMA

      Español

      LOCALIZACIÓN

      Madrid

      FORMATO

      Tiempo completo

      CONVOCATORIA

      Enero

    • International MBA + Master in International Development

      The Dual Degree pairs IE Business School’s flagship International MBA with the innovative Master in International Development, designed by IE School of Global & Public Affairs in close collaboration with the United Nations System Staff College. Students will explore every facet of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda and its five critical dimensions—people, prosperity, planet, peace, and partnership—to understand the UN’s comprehensive roadmap to a more sustainable future

      DURATION

      19 months

      LANGUAGE

      English

      LOCATION

      Madrid

      FORMAT

      Full-time

      INTAKE

      January

    • International MBA + Master in International Relations

      If you’re drawn not only to global affairs, but also to the rapidly evolving world of business, this Dual Degree program could be the perfect fit. It combines IE Business School’s highly renowned International MBA with the Master in International Relations from IE School of Global and Public Affairs. In less than two years, you’ll build a solid foundation in the most important aspects of business administration and management, plus a thorough understanding of international affairs, strategic diplomacy and comparative regional studies.

      DURATION

      19 months

      LANGUAGE

      English

      LOCATION

      Madrid

      FORMAT

      Full-time

      INTAKE

      January

    • International MBA + Master of Laws (LL.M.)

      This innovative Dual Degree matchs a deep understanding of international law with the essential management tools needed to lead companies forward through an increasingly complex global economy. Students in these programs combine IE Business School’s top-ranked International MBA with one of IE Law School’s prestigious full-time LL.M.s to truly set themselves apart in the competitive job market.

      DURATION

      19 months

      LANGUAGE

      English

      LOCATION

      Madrid

      FORMAT

      Full-time

      INTAKE

      January

    • Master in International Relations + Master of Laws (LL.M.)

      By completing the Master in International Relations & the Master of Laws (LL.M.) Dual Degree, you will become an outstanding professional who combines a solid global affairs foundation with a comprehensive legal perspective. At IE we train our students not only to become experts in the field of Business Law but also conscientious international-oriented leaders who have the necessary skills to manage global operations and challenges with a more sustainable business approach.

      DURATION

      18 months

      LANGUAGE

      English

      LOCATION

      Madrid + 1 week in Brussels

      FORMAT

      Full-time

      INTAKE

      October

    • Máster en Management + Máster en Asesoría Fiscal de Empresas (LL.M.)

      Esta doble titulación permite a los jóvenes profesionales a comprender en profundidad las necesidades de sus clientes para ofrecerles el mejor asesoramiento legislativo en temas fiscales y empresariales de alta complejidad.

      DURACIÓN

      18 meses

      IDIOMA

      Español

      LOCALIZACIÓN

      Madrid

      FORMATO

      Tiempo completo

      CONVOCATORIA

      Enero

    • Master in Management + Master in International Development

      This Dual Degree has been designed by the IE School of Global & Public affairs in conjunction with IE Business School, and in close collaboration with the United Nations System Staff College. Thanks to this dynamic mix of expertise, students will have access to cutting-edge insights into every aspect of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda, while also gaining the practical business, project management and leadership skills to build an actionable roadmap for a more sustainable future.

      DURATION

      19 months

      LANGUAGE

      English

      LOCATION

      Madrid

      FORMAT

      Full-time

      INTAKE

      January

    • Master in Management + Master in International Relations

      A Dual Degree in Management and International Relations will bolster your career prospects by making you stand out as a professional who is exceptionally ambitious, capable and culturally aware. After completing two internationally renowned postgraduate degree programs in less than two years, you’ll be ready to face any challenge the world throws at you.

      DURATION

      18 months

      LANGUAGE

      English

      LOCATION

      Madrid

      FORMAT

      Full-time

      INTAKE

      January

    • Master in Management + Master of Laws (LL.M.)

      In today’s globalized world, international transactions inevitably transcend jurisdictions. This Dual Degree is designed for ambitious recent graduates who are ready to confront this new reality and kick-start their legal careers. Students in these programs earn two renowned degrees from IE Business School and IE Law School, gaining not only international legal expertise but also the management skills needed to lead teams and drive positive change.

      DURATION

      18 months

      LANGUAGE

      English

      LOCATION

      Madrid

      FORMAT

      Full-time

      INTAKE

      January

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LAW, INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS & PUBLIC POLICY CAREER PATH

The Law, International Affairs & Public Policy programs provide an eclectic mix of complementary and transversal skills to produce leaders capable of making a difference in a broad range of sectors. Alongside aid from IE University’s Talent & Careers Department—which focuses on providing connections and developing recruitment potential—students are in a strong position to gain employment in their chosen field.

Future law, international affairs and public policy career roles include:

Roles associated with the legal world

✓ In-house Lawyer
✓ Legal Expert in International Organization
✓ Chief Digital Officer of a Law Firm
✓ Legal Tech Entrepreneur
✓ Dispute Resolution Lawyer
✓ Global Compliance Auditor
✓ Global Risk Officer

Roles associated with the international affairs world

✓ International Development Specialist
✓ Head of Operations
✓ Policy and Planning Officer
✓ Corporate Social Responsibility Manager
✓ Consultant
✓ Project Manager
✓ Market Research Analyst

Law, International Affairs & Public Policy Sectors

A number of sectors will be open to you from these programs, in both public and private sectors:
  • Top law
    firms
  • International Organizations
  • Multinationals
    in every sector
  • Consulting
    firms
  • Global Tech Leaders
  • Local
    and central governments
  • Leading Charities
  • Your
    own startup

SIGNIFICANCE AND PROMINENCE IN THE LAW, INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS & PUBLIC POLICY WORLD

We provide our students with an exceptional and unique opportunity to remain in direct and constant contact with the best national and international companies, law firms and organizations. As soon as our students begin their studies, they are immersed in the corporate world, allowing them to become professionals ready to stand out in the sector.
  • Allen & Overy
  • White & Case
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Herbert Smith Freehills
  • PWC
  • Santander
  • Amazon
  • Acciona
  • European Commission
  • United Nations
  • ICRC
  • Save the Children

INDUSTRY TRENDS

Tackling climate change through trade agreements

The potential of international trade agreements in holding countries more accountable and tackling the negative effects of climate change is increasingly evident. Currently, the EU makes participation in the Paris climate agreement a requirement when making new agreements. However, there is still progress to be made as many of these commitments are not legally binding to the same extent as other factors and their effectiveness is in dispute.

Data privacy in Europe

In the wake of COVID-19, attitudes to governments sharing health records with private corporations like Google have shifted. While 55% of EU citizens were against sharing of health data before the pandemic, concern is decreasing—especially if it helps the development of new treatments. In Spain, 67% of the population is now willing to share their data, signalling that data privacy will continue to be important in the future of our democratic system.

The political effect of tech progress

The rapid pace of technological advancement is likely to disenfranchise workers from more traditional industries. We can already see this in the global rise of nationalism, such as the Trump administration and Brexit, and Europeans' support (75% in total) for intervention in tech advancement. The answer to this change can be found in education, as a more highly skilled workforce will better adapt to the change, moderating the political reaction.

The changing nature of legal education

As globalization redefines the international landscape, the way legal professionals learn must also change. Legal education is traditionally inward-looking, constrained by regional jurisdictions and practices. The new broad reality calls for a rethink of these approaches, with more focus on technological innovation and problem-solving. This trend toward a more holistic, “practice-ready” approach is helping to fill the demand in an evolving sector.

"IE’s teaching methodology pursues and approaches both soft and hard skills. The connections made with your peers are strong, forming bonds of friendship and potential business partners. It makes the whole experience worthwhile and remarkable. I believe that my career path has changed quite drastically, and the program left me on the right track to embracing an ever-changing landscape."
Felipe González, Ecuador
Partner at ECIJA GPA

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