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 as a result. Admission to the program is open to bachelor students ranking in the top 5% of their program, 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 in which they can network and learn with top-tier industry professionals. With presentations on the most relevant topics and critical insights from the current world, the course also features a launch event and closing ceremony to be enjoyed by all students and visiting professionals.
2022 La Paz Challenge
This year, 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.
2021 Amazon Alexa Challenge
Last year’s 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.