Bachelor in EconomicsDrive economic transformation in the digital era
passionate about analytical thinking and data, and interested in understanding the complexity of the principles that underpin economics in the digital and tech era.
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.
- 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
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).
Segovia and Madrid
If you choose to study the Bachelor in Economics, then you will study the first two years in Segovia and the last two years in Madrid.
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.
A SURE PATH TO SUCCESS
MERGE TECHNOLOGY, PUBLIC POLICY AND ECONOMICS
The new economy requires talent that combines foundational knowledge in economic analysis with public policy and technology. Tools and skills like computing and data science, as well as proficiency in the public sector, are needed to make better decisions in the complex world of economics. You will study a comprehensive and coordinated mix of courses that will teach you how to help shape the economy.
DEVELOP QUANTITATIVE AND CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS
You will learn the fundamentals of economics and then dive deeper into the quantitative aspects of research and analysis. The rigorous curriculum of this bachelor will allow you to understand real-world challenges in economics today, and will give you the tools necessary to develop the most innovative solutions for the challenges of tomorrow.
Benefit from the latest studies and discoveries
You will have access to knowledge generated by diverse research centers in economics, including IE’s Center for the Governance of Change. You will have the opportunity to attend conferences, network, participate in and publish papers with experts in the field through these centers. This hands-on experience will give you insight into some of today’s most pressing issues and challenges, and a voice in how to tackle them.
Make an impact in society, government and companies
Learn and build on economic principles to understand how individuals allocate limited resources to satisfy their needs in both the public and private sectors. You will develop the tools necessary to foresee responses to changes in policy and markets and to have a positive impact on society.
Work with expert faculty
You will be surrounded by academics and professionals who are today’s pioneers in economics. Our faculty is made up of a diverse group of experts that bring real-world expertise to the classroom and come from prominent positions in government, national banks and EU institutions. They range from top researchers, to influential voices in the political arena, to authorities driving economies in governments and institutions.
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.
HEAR FROM THE EXPERTS
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.
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.
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.
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.
ABOUT THE SCHOOLS
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OUR FACULTY STORIES
"With the emergence of big data, the next generation of economists have the tools to extract insights and even wisdom. This will allows students to interpret new truths and uncover new possibilities. Students will always need to remain critical and ask the right questions, but the future of the financial world is more open than ever."LEARN MORE ABOUT PROFESSOR FOECKING
HOW CAN WE BRING ECONOMICS INTO 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.
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.