Bachelor in Applied MathematicsHarness applied math to solve real-world challenges
natural problem-solvers with sharp critical-thinking abilities and an interest in the practical application of mathematical knowledge.
a hands-on program that trains you in analytical thinking to become an expert problem-solver. You want to be able to leverage your expertise to benefit companies and society, based on mathematics as a catalyst for innovation.
- an operations research analyst
- a mathematician
- a financial analyst
- a sustainability expert
- an epidemiologist
- an automation expert
- a high frequency trader
The Bachelor in Applied Mathematics is a demanding program that gives students an in-depth understanding of the application of mathematics across a variety of disciplines to solve real problems. By gaining hands-on experience, you will be prepared to implement the methods learned in any context or industry.
Upon graduation, your newly developed expertise will be evident with increased creativity and problem-solving skills, and the ability to apply mathematics to any career. Equipped with an undeniable competitive edge in today’s mathematically oriented job market, you will be able to embark on a unique career path in the industry of your choice.
Segovia and Madrid
*The first intake for this program is scheduled to begin in September 2023. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Admissions Department.
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In the particular case of the Bachelor in Applied Mathematics, you are expected to attend your classes in person. However, if you are unable to attend for justifiable reasons, you have the possibility to participate remotely as a temporary solution.
If you choose to study the Bachelor in Applied Mathematics, you will study the first year in Segovia and the last three years in Madrid.
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BUILD YOUR PATH TO SUCCESS
BENEFIT FROM AN APPLIED, CONTENT-RICH AND WELL-STRUCTURED PROGRAM
As a discipline, applied mathematics focuses on simplifying reality in abstract terms to focus on the result you want to achieve. For this reason, the program’s content has been designed to help you understand the areas where mathematics can be applied, and discover how to translate real problems into a mathematical language that can lead to professional solutions. To help you achieve this, you will also gain a grounding in the essential technology that will allow you to use math to create an impact in the real world.
MAKE AN IMPACT IN SOCIETY
Thanks to IE University’s in-depth knowledge of and experience in teaching applied mathematics, this degree will allow you to become highly proficient in understanding mathematics models and applying them to real-life problems. Math is the building block of many of society’s most important ventures, impacting financial decisions, IoT dynamics, pollination and even aiding in the analysis of epidemics’ development and contagion modeling. Each of these activities require some form of mathematics, whether it’s algebra, calculus, statistics, analysis, compatibility, optimization, logical reasoning, operations, algorithms, ratios or proportions.
PERSONALIZE YOUR STUDIES
This program offers the opportunity to customize your own study path by selecting one of five concentrations where you can apply mathematics. Within your electives, you will have the opportunity for further personalization thanks to the guidance of a mentor, who will help you play to your particular strengths or interests. In this way, you can graduate armed with a strong professional profile that stands out among the competition.
A MATH PROGRAM UNLIKE ANY OTHER
The scope of this unique program goes beyond complex algorithm structures and network systems. Surrounded by other individuals with similarly sharp minds, you will develop the skills you need to interpret reality through a mathematical lens, and solve the most complex problems that companies and society currently face. As part of the Bachelor in Applied Mathematics, not only you will learn from top mathematics experts, who will draw on their professional experiences to supercharge your impact, but you will also gain advanced computing tools directly related to the real-world field where you launch your career.
BOOST YOUR CAREER POTENTIAL WITH MATHEMATICS
There is huge demand for mathematicians in banks, governments, health, engineering, operations, automation and services—and this demand is only increasing. Employment for mathematicians is projected to grow 33% during the next 10 years and according to U.S News and World Report, Mathematicians rank # 3 in Best Business Jobs. Not only does mathematics play a central role in a wide range of careers, but it heavily influences important research in other disciplines. By gaining keen logical skills and the ability to think outside the box, this program will give you a distinct edge in the business world.
A HANDS-ON APPROACH WITH REAL-WORLD APPLICATIONS
The Bachelor in Applied Mathematics at IE University has been expertly designed to bring mathematical theory to life following practical and highly engaging methodologies. As so much of the program is built around personal choice, students are able to embark on a customized learning journey that trains them to apply specific mathematical knowledge where it’s necessary. Achieving this requires a balance between theoretical equations and mathematical concepts and the actionable skills necessary to solve problems, using real simulations. Immersed in our dynamic educational environment, you will be encouraged to question everything as you transform into an industry-shaping professional.
CHOOSE YOUR OWN SPECIALIZATION
The first two years will center on mathematical foundations, before being introduced to the range of access modules for later personalization. In the third year, you will begin to specialize in different areas: Health and Biology to explore medical imaging and drug development and use in medical industries; Economics, where you investigate mathematical modeling in the foundations of economics; or Banking and Financial sector, which will deal primarily with financial markets modeling. Other options include the Energy and Sustainability sector, based around renewable and alternative sources of energy, and the Operations and Automation sector, which will focus on the variables of process optimization and logistics. Lastly, you can also choose to continue the study of pure mathematics for your final year.
VENTURE INTO THE MODELING WORLD
Mathematical modeling empowers individuals to translate practical problems into mathematical formulations. In doing so, they are better equipped to draw insights through theoretical and numerical analysis which can then be turned into actionable solutions. A central pillar of this program revolves around developing this all-important skill. Not only does mathematical modeling have wide-reaching and indispensable applications, but it also provides unrivaled precision and a clear direction when it comes to problem-solving. By gaining such a deep understanding of the world of modeling, you will have the invaluable ability to be able to design or control superior systems in fields that range from anthropology and architecture to finance, linguistics and pharmacology, to name a few.
DRIVE MATHEMATICS IN THE DIGITAL ERA
Modern technology is driving transformation in everything from civil engineering to healthcare to machine learning, and it’s all rooted in a mathematical foundation. We can even go so far as to say that without mathematics all science and technology would be meaningless, as scientific theories—such as quantum mechanics—require mathematical training in order to exist. By studying applied mathematics, you gain the ability to peer into the foundations of everything around us, allowing you to see the world in a highly visual and digital way. With this unique, foundational perspective of the motor of the modern world, you can help drive change in areas such as big data analysis, statistical analysis and computer calculations, among others.
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LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY TRACK
Success in global business depends on our ability to communicate. With this in mind, our programs seek to immerse students in the real-world conditions of the international business markets. This bachelor's degree is taught entirely in English in order to prepare students for future careers in top organizations. For students looking to improve their English skills, we offer a special Language Proficiency Track (LPT) in year one to help students progressively adapt to studying in English.