The Bachelor in Applied Mathematics at IE University provides students with practical skills and real-world experience through a hands-on teaching approach.
The curriculum is designed to help students build a strong foundation in mathematics and its applications, with a focus on developing the ability to solve concrete problems.
The program aims to produce graduates who are well-equipped to adapt to new trends and emerging innovations in the 21st century.
In Year 1, you will study basic core subjects that lay the solid foundations of theoretical and practical mathematical knowledge. In the first semester, you will study calculus, linear algebra, discrete mathematics and geometry. These subjects will enable you to understand the language and methods of mathematics and to develop your capacity for abstract thinking. These subjects will be complemented with an introductory programming course in the first and second semesters, along with probability and statistics, data visualization and databases in the second semester. Additionally, you will also choose a humanities course, closely aligned with IE University’s values and geared to widen your perspective.
In Year 2, you will delve deeper into key mathematical concepts. You will study ordinary differential equations, numerical computation methods, numerical linear algebra, machine learning and various statistical models and optimization techniques. These subjects will be complemented with transversal skills—entrepreneurship, technology and communication—preparing you for the professional world.
After the first two years, you will be equipped with a solid foundation in mathematical tools and concepts. In Year 3, you will tackle more complex and advanced concepts: partial differential equations, algorithms, optimization, nonlinear dynamics, Bayesian statistics and stochastic processes, deep learning and mathematical modeling. These courses will show you how to apply mathematics to other disciplines—just like you will be expected to do in your future position—and to the first semester’s IE Challenge, where you will be conducting consultancy for companies to improve their sustainable development goals alongside fellow classmates. In the second semester, you will choose two electives and, if you wish, what concentration you would like to pursue: Industrial Mathematics, Artificial Intelligence or Financial Mathematics.
Year 4 focuses on the concentrations. You will choose from a wide selection of electives to tailor your training to your personal career goals. You can complete your degree with a concentration, either in Industrial Mathematics, Artificial Intelligence or Financial Mathematics, or create your own unique and customized path by combining courses from different concentrations. A considerable amount of time will be devoted to working on your capstone project, which you will present in the second semester. This final year will also offer you the opportunity to participate in an exchange program to study in any one of our prestigious partner institutions in over 50 countries.
One of the characteristics that make the Bachelor in Applied Mathematics unique is the three concentrations available. At IE University, we believe in providing students the option to build and customize their study plans. You will be able to choose from three concentrations: Industrial Mathematics, Artificial Intelligence and Financial Mathematics.
You will learn from industry experts in each of these concentrations—professors with world-class academic backgrounds and firsthand professional experience. They will provide you with the tools to face the most complex challenges in the field of mathematics.
Mathematics can be applied to various industries and scientific fields: transportation, logistics, biology, public health, neuroscience, economics, social sciences and many more. If you choose the Industrial Mathematics concentration, you will learn about specific mathematical models and theories that are crucial in industry and beyond.
excited to apply mathematical models to optimize and analyze industrial processes including manufacturing, supply chain management and energy systems; comfortable with programming tools and experienced in simulation and optimization tools; and eager to continue learning about new advances in mathematical methods and their applications in industry.
a thorough toolbox of mathematical and computational tools to model challenging problems and predict the behavior of complex systems, applied to various industries. The courses include complex systems, complex network theory, cryptography and mathematical models for specific industries.
Artificial Intelligence encompasses a variety of concepts that can enable companies and institutions to gain efficiency and adaptability in their processes. As a result, many resources are being devoted to AI research. This concentration will give you access to the most up-to-date content and tools, making you a desirable candidate in this fast-evolving field.
curious about innovative ways to process information, comfortable with programming languages and machine learning libraries, interested in applying mathematical models to robotics or complex computer systems, and have the desire to stay up-to-date with the latest developments in AI research and technology.
a further expansion of your knowledge of mathematics within the scope of artificial intelligence. You will become proficient in concepts of machine learning, including forecasting, deep learning, computer vision, reinforcement learning and natural language processing. You will also study information theory, and robotics and automation. Through practical projects, you’ll be able to apply your mathematical knowledge to solve AI-related issues, becoming a well-rounded AI expert—a position that isin high demand across multiple sectors.
The concentration in Financial Mathematics is for anyone seeking to work in the world of banking, e-commerce and investment funds, or in financial technology and insurtech companies. This concentration is tailored towards one of the professional fields with the highest demand for applied mathematicians. You will learn more about economics and finance, and further expand your knowledge in computation.
passionate about applying mathematical concepts to financial markets and investment problems, familiar with programming languages and data analysis tools and library, enjoy learning about stochastic processes, probability and statistics, and keen to stay updated with current developments in finance and financial mathematics.
in-depth knowledge of areas of mathematics and statistics that are related to finance and the economy. You will expand your view on every aspect of digital economic activity, enabling you to design and analyze core business elements in a wide range of sectors. You will learn about mathematical models applied to finance, game theory, behavioral economics and decision theory, time series and computational economics. You will also gain the knowledge to price and evaluate risk for financial assets and optimize portfolios.
Our agreement with the Royal Spanish Mathematical Society (Real Sociedad Matemática Española, RSME) is a testament to the outstanding quality of the Bachelor in Applied Mathematics from the highest-possible authority in the region. By studying the Bachelor in Applied Mathematics, you’ll discover the real potential of the discipline to open doors professionally and gain the keys that open them.
It’s a chance for students of the program to gain valuable insight into the multidisciplinary aspect of applied mathematics and its current applications across various sectors.
You’ll be connected with the opportunities and knowledge necessary to empower your career in joint, bi-annual workshops that bring industry and academia together in covering a broad range of topics, from sustainability to science and technology.
This collaboration represents a milestone in the development of our program offering to our students; the RSME has described the partnership as “essential” due to the strong commitment it represents to our students both now and in future generations.
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.
Studying at IE University means that once you graduate you will get immersed in an international environment and you will have to face challenges at a global scale. In order to prepare you for the real world and avoid language constraints, our Bachelors are fully delivered in English. For those who need to improve their language skills in order to study in their natural and international language and graduate with a proficiency level of the language, we offer a special track during the first year.
The Language Proficiency Track (LPT) has been designed for those students who wish to progressively adapt to studying fully in English at IE University.
Develop a multidisciplinary profile and specialize in two distinct, yet connected fields, by combining another bachelor degree with your studies in Economics.
The Dual Degree in Economics & Applied Mathematics combines a comprehensive understanding of economics with the robust nature of applied mathematics. Pursuing this dual degree program will provide you with a unique skill set that is increasingly sought after across a wide variety of career paths.
The difficulty of applied math will depend on several factors, including the individual's math proficiency, the rigor of the program, and the specific concentration within the degree. Math is generally considered to be a challenging subject that requires dedication, hard work, and determination to master. That said, applied math programs are designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in their chosen fields. The coursework will typically involve advanced calculus, linear algebra, differential equations, and other complex topics.
At IE University, a Bachelor in Applied Mathematics takes four years to complete.
In applied mathematics, professionals use mathematical theories and concepts to solve real-life problems using various techniques such as modeling, optimization, data analysis, problem-solving and research. The goal is to develop solutions and innovative approaches that can improve processes in areas such as finance, engineering, healthcare, and technology.
At IE University, the program requires around 40-50 courses, which can be completed over 4 years of full-time study. Some of the courses you might take could include calculus, linear algebra, differential equations, probability, statistics, numerical analysis, and computer programming. The program may also include general education requirements, such as English entrepreneurship, humanities, and others.
There are no specific "levels" of a Bachelor of Applied Mathematics, as it is an undergraduate degree program. However, some universities may offer different "tracks" or concentrations within the program. These tracks or concentrations may focus on different areas such as computer science, physics, finance, or engineering. At IE University, we offer concentrations in industrial mathematics, artificial intelligence, and financial mathematics.