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

Segovia and Madrid

Intake

September

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LOCATION

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.

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."
"Enjoying the tranquility of the campus at Segovia and the intensity of life in Madrid, with some wonderful professors that not only helped me grow academically, but personally"
"I would like to work at an international organization and truly make an impact"
"The quantity of endless running or walking paths in Segovia, the light that falls on the Alcazar and the Cathedral at sunset, the pure air in the city, and the fact that everything is so close to hand."
"I love working in a creative digital environment and have a passion for copyright law with a focus on music and information"

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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ABOUT THE SCHOOLS

This program has been designed with the combined expertise of IE School of Global and Public Affairs and IE School of Human Sciences and Technology.

IE School of Human Sciences and Technology

At HST, our end goal is to train the next generation of changemakers through programs taught by the best professionals in the industry who understand the power of technology, human behavior and communication, and how these are intertwined.

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IE School of Global and Public Affairs

IE School of Global and Public Affairs is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research, shaping leaders able to understand a complex, and fast-changing world.

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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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