Bachelor in Economics

Drive economic transformation in the digital era
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The Bachelor in Economics
Is for individuals who are...

passionate about analytical thinking and data, and interested in understanding the complexity of the principles that underpin economics in the digital and tech era.

Looking for...

a program that will provide the skills necessary to impact economic and business performance, and help improve people’s lives in both the public and private sectors through a deep understanding of human behavior, economic environments and markets.

To become...
  • An economic consultant
  • A policy developer
  • A behavioral economics advisor
  • A ­ financial market analyst
  • A government research consultant
  • A company sector analyst
  • An equity analyst
  • A blockchain risk analyst
  • A sustainable economy advisor
  • A country analyst
In this rigorous and challenging program students study econometrics, political science, applied analytics, behavioral science and technology to analyze the new reality of economics and how it affects the diverse contexts in which we live and work. IE University’s proven expertise in management and technology are the foundations for this bachelor. This program is aimed at individuals passionate about analysis and economics, who want to drive economic transformation, efficiency and growth in the digital era.

The Bachelor in Economics is fully compliant with the Bologna Process, and is accredited by the Spanish government and the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).
PROGRAM

Undergraduate Degrees

DURATION

4 years

LANGUAGE

English

LOCATION

2 years Segovia + 2 years Madrid or 4 years Madrid

Intake

September

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LOCATION

You can study the Bachelor in Economics in Segovia and Madrid.

If you decide to start in Segovia, you will spend year one and two at the campus in Segovia, before moving to Madrid for year three and four. If you start the program in Madrid, however, you will spend all four years of the program in the Spanish capital.

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A SURE PATH TO SUCCESS

Five reasons to take the Bachelor in Economics at IE University

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

DRIVE ECONOMICS IN THE DIGITAL ERA

The ever changing economic sector must integrate the digital technologies that shape our lives. The internet of things, artificial intelligence, machine learning, analytics, and big data affect decision making and policy, and create new opportunities in the local and global economic landscape. Traditional economics often underestimates the impact that new technologies have on societies, governments and businesses. In this program, you will study the implications of automation, e-platforms, and circular and sharing economy, which are often excluded in regular economic programs.

CHOOSE YOUR OWN SPECIALIZATION

After building solid foundations in economics during the first three years of the program you will be able to specialize in two different ¬fields during you fourth academic year. These specializations, designed to give you the tools necessary to drive different areas within economics, will help you tailor your studies to your own needs. One possibility is to specialize in Country, Sector and Policy Analysis to better understand how governments and different sectors play an important role in the economy. The other possibility is to specialize in Economic and Financial Analysis for Business to dive deeper on how the economy affects ¬ financial markets and business performance across different industries and sectors.

UNDERSTAND SOCIETY AND HUMAN BEHAVIOR

The foundations of traditional economics have been constructed with an assumption of rational human behavior and optimal decision-making. But research has shown that human conduct is reshaping economic principles that were once thought to be written in stone. In this bachelor, you will explore and study behavioral economics, experimental economics and behavioral nudging which gain more relevance in the field every day.

GAIN A GLOBAL UNDERSTANDING OF THE ECONOMY

You will study the economy from a global perspective to comprehend its impact on international relations, governments and organizations. In this program, you will explore topics like public affairs, governance, trade and crisis management allowing you to understand the dynamics that underpin the economic reality that drives our world. This broad approach to the study of economics will allow you to develop the skills necessary to become a successful economist capable of tackling challenges on an international scale.

GET TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THIS BACHELOR DEGREE

Patricia Gabaldon, Academic Director of this program at IE University, explains in-depth the Bachelor in Economics.
"I wanted to study in a foreign country where I could meet different people. I also wanted to study in English to improve my English proficiency level."
"I found in IE University the flexibility to adapt the BBA program to my needs."
"I am currently working in the People Operations team at Google London, I would not be where I am today if it had not been for my years at IEU."
"I would like to work at an international organization and truly make an impact."

Balancing a nation’s books: Bachelor in Economics students take part in National Budget 2021

Designed and run by Professor Jose Manuel Puente, the exercise is a perfect case of learning by doing. The professor set a complex problem before the teams: draw up a budget that balances the fictional country’s books and satisfies all the ministries’ competing needs. The idea of the simulation was to put into practice everything the students had learned throughout the year. Working in teams of nine, they had to bring together the policies, theories, and variables they had studied to produce a viable strategy for economic policy.

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THE DUAL DEGREES OF IE UNIVERSITY

Develop a multidisciplinary profile and specialize in two distinct, yet connected fields, by combining another bachelor’s degree with your studies in Economics.

Dual Degree in Economics + International Relations

The Dual Degree in Economics and International Relations is a rigorous and challenging program where students obtain solid economic foundations combined with global geopolitics, powered by advanced analytical technologies and tools.

PROGRAM

Undergraduate Degrees

LANGUAGE

English

DURATION

5 years

APSIA

UNSSC

HEAR FROM THE EXPERTS

Industry experts share their views on the impact of modern economics on the world we live in.

JUERGEN FOECKING DISCUSSES THE MERGING OF TECH AND ECONOMICS

Juergen Foecking, who’s currently working at the Institutional Relations European Parliament Office in Spain, explains how technology is impacting economics.

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LARA DE MESA EXPLAINS THE RELEVANCE OF ECONOMICS TODAY

Lara de Mesa, Head of Responsible Banking at Banco Santander, shares her view on economics’ role in the modern world.

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PROFESSOR GÓMEZ EXPLAINS THE ROLE OF DATA IN TODAY’S ECONOMY

Juan Pedro Gómez, Finance Professor at IE University, gives us some insight on how data is used in economics.

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NURIA PESQUERA PAINTS A PICTURE OF 21ST-CENTURY ECONOMICS

Nuria Pesquera, Director of Behavioral Economics at BBVA, shares her thoughts on the economics of the twenty-first century and the skills you need to stay ahead in the industry.

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OUR FACULTY STORIES

Coming from diverse, global backgrounds, they each bring distinct perspectives and innovative ideas that embody what makes IE University stand out. Their stories are personal and unique—but don’t take our word for it. Read their stories to see for yourself.
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Susana Martínez

“One of the keys to success is being humble and embracing new knowledge. The more you learn, the more you realize that there are so many new things to complement your vision. A passion for learning is key—there is no limit to your brain!”

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Adriana Hoyos - BIE Faculty | IE University

Adriana Hoyos

“As much as theory is key, it becomes dust in the wind when it is not applied or implemented into a tangible end product.”

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HOW CAN WE BRING ECONOMICS INTO THE 21ST CENTURY?

Has our understanding of economics changed in the digital context?
Rethinking Economics for the 21st Century

SOCIAL MEDIA PLAYS AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN ECONOMICS

Time is precious, and if you take into account the fact that the average individual spends around 6 hours and 42 minutes online each day—that’s more than 100 days spent online each year—you can begin to understand why companies are now making a conscious effort to win over their customers’ interests.

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SHARING IS CARING

Digital technology has made way for the rise of the sharing economy—a system in which individuals share their goods and services with strangers to make a profit.

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