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At a Glance

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.

  • Type of Degree
  • Undergraduate
  • Language
  • English (or BBA + LPT)
  • Format
  • Full-Time
  • Location
  • Segovia and/or Madrid
  • Duration
  • 4 years
  • Start /Date
  • September

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Earn a fully accredited degree

The Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA) program is fully compliant with the Bologna Process and accredited by the Spanish Government and the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).

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Learn from business experts

IE University is recognized in Europe and worldwide for its expertise in business education. It has been ranked as the seventh best BBA worldwide, according to Youth Incorporated Global University Rankings 2018.

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Make things happen

The program offers the resources and flexibility to turn your ideas into reality and kickstart your business journey. You will develop a truly entrepreneurial mindset and we will guide you through the process of successfully launching your business ideas worldwide.

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Get an international perspective

The BBA program is among the most international in the world. Not only you will study with a truly diverse community, but you will also do internships and have the opportunity to study abroad, benefiting from a learning environment and program content that will give you an international Outlook and a global vision.

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Study at an AACSB & EQUIS accredited school

The Bachelor in Business Administration is accredited by AACSB and EQUIS, two benchmarks of quality that vouch that we’re one of the best and most prestigous
schools in the world.

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Study Plan

The hunt for knowledge



You can study the Bachelor in Business Administration both in Segovia and Madrid.
If you choose to start your business studies in Madrid you will study all four years in Madrid. On the other hand, if you choose to start your business studies in Segovia, then you will study the first two years in Segovia and the last two years in Madrid.

Basic Courses 60
Core Courses 108
Elective Courses 60
Final Project 12
Credits needed to graduate 240

The first year is designed to build a foundation for a successful BBA journey through the development of essential knowledge, skills and personal insights. Students are tested for levels of development, learn about expectations and standards, and become familiar with the values of IE including humanities, entrepreneurship and international collaboration. The curriculum covers key business subjects and introduces essential context and appreciation for the wider world in which business operates.

1er Semester

  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Tools & Principles
  • Applied Business
  • Mathematics
  • Marketing Fundamentals
  • Building Powerful
  • Relationships
  • Humanities I

2nd Semester

  • Cost Accounting
  • Mathematics for Management
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Corporate Finance
  • Microeconomics
  • Research & Academic
  • Writing Skills
  • Humanities II

The second year of the BBA builds on the foundational blocks in year 1, and introduces a number of practical courses which tests and develops the student’s skills and approach to business. Fundamental subjects become more complex and there is a strong element of finance and numeracy. Practical projects in entrepreneurship and marketing expose students to the world of work and delivering results in teams. Students become more aware of the choices they need to make for years 3 and 4, and are given support by our academic teams in identifying key areas for development in order to succeed in specific early career paths. The introduction of technology courses shows the University’s commitment to cross-disciplinary learning and insight into innovation.

1er Semester

  • Capital Markets
  • Marketing Management
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • Macroeconomics
  • Statistics & Data Analysis
  • Business-Driven Information
  • Technologies

2nd Semester

  • Marketing in Action
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Technological Innovation
  • Business-Driven Information
  • Operations Management
  • Global Economic Environment

Students will continue the compulsory track in semester one, with subjects such as strategy and supply chain management which can build on the foundational courses of the first two years. These subjects benefit from the knowledge and experiences in the first half of the BBA. A practical assignment which consists of a cross-university Challenge project will help students apply what they have learned and combine with other subjects. Students continue their journey in semester two with personal choices in electives, study abroad, and internship. They can combine from a wide range of options, to follow their passion for specific subjects and career tracks.

1st Semester

  • Management Control
  • Strategies for Competing in Industries and Markets
  • Human Capital Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Business Law
  • Data Analysis for Economics
  • IE University Challenge

2nd Semester

  • Elective Courses (IE/Exchange)

The final year allows for continued specialization or a broadening experience, at IE University or a partner university. Electives and internships are available in semester one, followed by a final semester which includes the thesis project, a major team assignment, and the capstone strategic course. Students can also chose internships and electives as their final work in the months before graduation. The second semester brings all students on campus one last time, ensuring that the BBA is completed together as a community of learning and to celebrate the achievements from the past four years.

1st Semester

  • Elective Courses (IE/Exchange/Internship)

2nd Semester

  • Strategies for the Multinational Corporation
  • Strategies in Disruptive World
  • Final Project
  • Elective Courses (IE/Internship)

Note: this information is subject to change. Please contact the Admissions Department for the updated curriculum.

A world of Opportunity

Professional Careers

Once you finish your degree, you’ll be ready to get out there and develop your career in a wide range of areas.


As a consultant, you’ll be able to advise businesses and organizations on how to optimize their strategies. You will also conduct research and collect data to understand organizations and how they operate.


You will have the opportunity to work with different stakeholders in a wide variety of consultancy projects and fields, and implement business solutions across all business functions and areas.


If you’ve always pictured yourself working for a multinational company, now is your chance to do it! By joining one, you’ll be able to make an impact working in diverse business áreas like finance, accounting, marketing, operations and human resources, among others.


You’ll be able to follow a career path that focuses on a specific area, becoming a successful marketing, finance or operations manager and director. You will be able to work with businesses at a global scale and in the multinational arena.


Entrepreneurial ventures are also a great way to develop your career. As a business owner, you can try new innovative processes to optimize business functions, and use your creativity and entrepreneurship to come up with new business ideas.


You will also be able to create and implement solutions to improve competitiveness, and develop business strategies to compete effectively in entrepreneurial markets.

Your home away from home

IE University Campus

As a student at IE University, you will gain an international outlook and global connections. You will benefit from diverse perspectives and experiences as you study with peers from around the world. Each year, an average of 130 different countries are represented on campus, and over 75% of students come from abroad.


The campus in the city of Segovia offers a true campus experience. It is housed in the Convent of Santa Cruz la Real, a historic building declared a national heritage site in 1931. Segovia is only 25 minutes from Madrid by high-speed train, and welcomes students from over 130 countries to a global university setting with an academic and lively atmosphere.


In Segovia, youʼll find the perfect setting to become part of a close-knit community. Segovia is a fairytale city full of narrow, twisting alleyways, Romanesque churches, and beautiful buildings


On our campus in Madrid, you will find a groundbreaking education experience, with access to cutting-edge resources, specialized classrooms, and modern facilities. Studying in Madrid provides an opportunity to immerse yourself in a dynamic environment at the center of one of Europeʼs most important financial capitals.


If you decide to study in Madrid, you will benefit from a global environment, top-tier networking opportunities, and facilities equipped with the latest technologies—all shared with the top-ranked IE Business School.