Bachelor in Economics - A personalized study pathDrive economic transformation in the digital era
OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM
With our exchange programs, for example, you can study at any of our partner universities across the globe and open yourself up to a whole new culture or language—something that’s becoming more and more important in our increasingly interconnected and globalized world. We also have our special IEU Labs, a hands-on and internship-like experience on campus that helps you learn extra skills and better prepares you for your future career.
There are also more than 120 clubs to help you find like-minded people who share your hobbies and interests. Ranging from theater to sports, academia, and more, there’s something for everyone.
THE EXCHANGE PROGRAM
Studying abroad is just one of the many ways IE University allows you to discover global perspectives and gain cross-cultural insights. The chance to live and study in another country will open you up to new possibilities, ideas, and worldviews. It’s a life-changing experience that will stay with you long after graduation.
The Exchange Program allows you to study at yet another prestigious and international university, while gaining credits towards your program at IE University. We’ve established exchange agreements with over 160 universities in 50 countries across the globe, so the possibilities are endless. No matter where the program takes you—from Singapore, to Michigan, to South Africa—you’re sure to gain valuable professional experience in your chosen area.
These are just a few of the top-tier academic institutions available for your study abroad experience:
USA & Canada
Middle East & Africa
- USA & Canada
- Latin America
- Middle East & Africa
A PERSONALIZED STUDY PATH
The IE University experience involves much more than academic studies. Our practice-based methodology takes you beyond the classroom walls and straight to the frontlines of the industry you’re passionate about. We offer an exceptional range of opportunities that allow you to tailor your studies to your specific career goals and enhance your employability by obtaining extra qualifications.
Our applied and student-centered approach to education helps identify your unique strengths and gives you the chance to build your own path. Immersed in this dynamic environment, you will have access to our cutting-edge resources, and you will be able to customize your program by adding complementary courses, advanced seminars, internships, and IEU Labs.
Students receive academic guidance from tutors and advisors who provide direction, encouraging the integration of the different degree elements. Build a personalized academic program that matches your professional aspirations.
Advanced Seminars complement the core degree by giving students deeper knowledge of subjects in their main area of study.discover more
IEU Labs are IE University’s alternative to traditional internships. Designed for first- and second-year students seeking high-level internship placements, the IE Labs provide a hands-on, internship-like, on-campus experience, where you work on projects for leading companies and institutions in a variety of sectors.Discover more
Students can take part in a number of internships, gaining professional skills and enhancing that highly valued international profile.Discover more
CHOOSE YOUR OWN SPECIALIZATION
& POLICY ANALYSIS
TRACKThe track in Country, Sector and Policy Analysis will introduce you to the world of economic policy, country risk analysis, strategic sectors, and international consulting. As a student, you will have the opportunity to learn a unique mix of analytical, problem solving, and public policy skills, all necessary for achieving excellence and creating impact in both the global public and private sectors. If you are looking for a deeper understanding of international economics, sustainability, business expansion, and global governance then this is the right track for you.
In this track, you will access newly emerging professional opportunities at the intersection of the private and public sectors.
After graduation, you will have a global career and gain all the skills needed to seize innovative opportunities in the context of rapid technological change.
In the first semester of this track, you will learn how to approach problems from a different perspective. Your objective in this first semester is to become a problem-solver and apply your newly acquired analytical skills to concrete situations, all accompanied by practical, hands-on challenges. You will learn how to research and design high-end consulting reports, as well as how to design effective organizational strategies for growth, sustainability, and impact.
The world is changing, and our global society faces a constantly evolving array of new technologies, ideas, and problems. In this track’s second semester, you will focus on appreciating how this change is playing out in key strategic sectors, from the development/aid sector, to green business and sustainability, energy, the new world of work, and artificial intelligence. You will leave the program a professional with impressive digital knowledge, with the capacity to seize opportunities in an ever-more complex global environment.
WHERE CAN THIS TRACK TAKE YOU?
This track combines a holistic view of modern economics while simultaneously diving into the public sector, allowing you to become a professional capable of working in multiple areas, sectors, and places. You will be primed and ready for employment in international consulting, research departments in private companies, multilateral organizations, impact investment, international development, and think-tanks.
ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL ANALYSIS FOR BUSINESS TRACKWith its hands-on approach to analytics, risk management, and other essential skills needed for any future-proof career, the track in Economic and Financial Analysis for Business is a career-focused and business oriented path. With its innovative methodology and thorough analysis of the impact of technology in the financial sector, including digital banking, blockchain, and cryptocurrencies, this track equips you to step into the role of the economist of the future.
In the Economic and Financial Analysis for Business track, you will be exposed to the fundamental areas necessary to become an expert economic analyst in the financial field. This track’s future-forward curriculum focuses on the crucial role of innovation as well as the driving changes present in global finance. You will learn to examine and understand the powerful link between technology and the economy. You will also be prepared to face, analyze, and understand a world in which traditional labor markets have been radically transformed, due to the automation of processes, and where collaborative economies and the circular economy have changed the way people behave.
Expect to be crunching the numbers during the first semester. This specialization focuses on the use of mathematics and statistics to better understand economic systems. Through studying courses focusing on econometrics, risk management, and international markets, you will learn how to identify and tackle a wide range of global economic matters. You will understand the concept of risk-taking, its quantification and implications in decision making, and how economic analysis and specific models are applied to the three areas of operations, distribution, and supply. As a student, you will be exposed to the differences in various markets and sectors and how to better handle potential problems in any business.
Building upon the skills acquired in the previous semester, you will apply what you’ve learned to real-world finance cases in industries ranging from fintech and digital banking to asset and portfolio management. You will gain firsthand insight into how financial analysis is applied to the valuation of companies, how to manage the assets of your business based on investment objectives, and how to gain a competitive edge in trading. As well as diving into intriguing material in your classes, including the implications of capital, types of debt, and complex financial products (structured funds, swaps, derivatives, etc.), you will also make use of your gained knowledge by working on a capstone project.
WHERE CAN THIS TRACK TAKE YOU?
This track specializes in analysis, technology, and problem-solving in the economic sector. It will equip you with the skill set needed to pursue professional opportunities in numerous fields, including banking, trading, fintech, and quantitative analysis. As a graduate, you’ll have the opportunity to choose from a wide range of professional careers, including positions such as economic consultant, financial and investment analyst, accountant, auditor, statistician, stockbroker, or banker. You could also choose to expand your professional portfolio by working in other fields such as business intelligence, economic planning, or company investment.
BE A PART OF SOMETHING GREATER
The goal of the Finance Lab is to provide students with a real-life experience in corporate finance, asset management, advisory services, and venture capital.
You will apply modern corporate finance theory, develop projects focused on the private equity sector, identify and analyze venture capital firms investing into highgrowth tech companies.
As the world becomes more and more digital, many industries are adopting software development techniques for their daily operations. In the Tech Lab we will get familiar with some of those techniques, allowing students to be one step ahead of the market.
The main idea behind the Lab is to show how a technical project is managed and implemented, from the requirements intake, through design and implementation, up to delivery to the client.
The Center for the Governance of Change (CGC) is a powerful research and educational institution that advances our ability to visualize, govern, and cultivate change in various fields. It offers opportunities for students at every stage of their professional and academic careers, in the form of workshops designed to stimulate and inspire the leaders of today and tomorrow. In addition, it oversees multiple outreach projects, such as public conferences and a local lecture series.Discover more
Whether you have a long-standing passion or the desire to try something new, there’s plenty of activities to get involved in. The university has a huge array of options to choose from, with over 120 student clubs and organizations. What’s more, you’ll be based in the vibrant cities of Madrid and Segovia where there are endless cultural and social activities right on your doorstep.
And if you still can’t find the club you’re looking for, set up your own! The university is always happy to help support students in establishing their own organizations.