Honours Program

Honours Program

PURSUING ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

At IE University, we pride ourselves on the success and determination of our students. Exceptional achievement should be recognized and rewarded, and we have created the IE Undergraduate Honours Program to foster academic excellence.

Admission to the program is open to IEU schools' top-performing students in their final two years by invitation from the Honours Program Committee.

The Honours Program provides enrolled students with experiences that foster academic vigor and professional prospects.

The university hosts a specialized program for participating students—an exciting academic environment where they can network and learn with top-tier practitioners and professionals.

With presentations on the most relevant topics and critical insights from the current world, the course also features a launch event (Open Ceremony) and a closing ceremony (The Weekend Segovia Campus Challenge) to be enjoyed by all students and visiting professionals.

Key Dates

Invitation: In December, our Honours Program's committee extends exclusive invitations to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional academic prowess and potential leadership.

Program: The activities are conducted face-to-face throughout January and February. The main events include the Opening Ceremony, networking dinners, exclusive seminars, company meetings, and the Weekend Challenge in Segovia.

2023 ALUMNI CHALLENGE

We recognize that an IE student's journey extends beyond graduation, and our IE Alumni are integral members of our family, enjoying a lifetime of benefits and engagement activities. In this innovative initiative, students have shaped the future alumni experience by leveraging cutting-edge technologies such as Web 3.0 and the Metaverse to overcome challenges and advance our objectives. Notably, the Final Jury was defended in the Metaverse for the first time.

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2022 LA PAZ CHALLENGE

The challenge is a social impact project in collaboration with La Paz Hospital in Madrid. The goal is to enhance the relationship between various parties at La Paz Hospital: patients and their families, the entire medical staff, NGOs and more. Students are tasked with developing an innovative action plan to improve customer experience.

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2021 AMAZON ALEXA CHALLENGE

Two years ago the challenge was a collaboration between IE University and Amazon Alexa. Students were tasked with brainstorming ways that voice technology—specifically Amazon Alexa—could be used to improve the educational experience in the IE Tower. They were split into teams and had three weeks to work intensively under expert guidance before pitching their idea to a panel of judges.

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MISSION AND OBJECTIVES

TO FOSTER COLLABORATION

The Honours Program brings together top students from all degrees and programs across IE University. Through relevant and insightful courses and initiatives that promote interdisciplinary learning, students will learn to be more creative, flexible, and open-minded—ensuring they are better equipped to tackle the challenges of an increasingly globalized world.

TO GIVE RECOGNITION

The Honours Program is a mark of distinction. It is a sign to employers and society that members are one of a kind. In an increasingly competitive and demanding job market, this is exactly what students need to excel in their professional careers after graduation.

TO CHALLENGE

With access to extra initiatives and courses outside their degree and program, students are given the opportunity to build their knowledge base, hone their leadership skills, and expand their personal and professional contacts.

TO INSPIRE

All of the initiatives and courses in the Honours Program are designed and led by industry-leading professionals and experts. By creating opportunities that focus on building the skills necessary to be successful professionals, we hope to motivate students to reach their maximum potential, and to help them uncover new passions and aspirations as they collaborate with like-minded peers.

PILLARS

INTEGRITY

Members of IE University’s Honours Program are set to become tomorrow’s global changemakers. Members gain the relevant skills, knowledge, and contacts they need to not only become successful and respected, but also responsible, humble, and moral leaders.

DISTINCTION

As a mark of excellence, our Honours Program ensures that our top students stand out from the crowd. It proves to future employers and the surrounding community that members are gifted and pioneering individuals who always strive for excellence—going above and beyond what is required and expected of them.

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PRESTIGE

Designed by world-class faculty and industry experts, the Honours Program provides highly motivated students with the opportunity to interact with leading professionals. The result is a challenging yet intimate and supportive environment brimming with revolutionary content and unparalleled learning opportunities.

HONOURS PROGRAM COMMITTEE

OUR STUDENTS

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"Beyond recognizing prestige, excellence and integrity, the 2021 IE University Honours Program prospers by connecting cognitive diversity and individual excellence, unleashing unlimited potential for success, personal development and deep relationships."

Florian Schambergen | IE University

Florian Schambergen

Dual Degree in Business Administration and Law

"The Honours Program helps you to become the best version of yourself. It pushes you to explore the challenges of the world around you, while also encouraging you to take care of your mental health—an important factor which is often undermined."

Elsa Arnaiz | IE University

Elsa Arnaiz

Dual Degree in Law and International Relations

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