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The study plan for the Bachelor in Economics at IE University has been designed with the prestigious academic experience at its core, our academic faculty’s expert knowledge and research in each area, and the linkages between the University and the professional world.

The Bachelor in Economics aims to teach young ambitious individuals to build the proper skill set to become professionals capable of facing real-world challenges.

Through our hands-on teaching methodology, students from the Bachelor in Economics will find the perfect ideal balance between what is studied throughout their degree and the projects that are applied based on real-world scenarios.

This will aid them to develop profiles that are able to adapt to new trends happening now in the 21st century.

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Bachelor in Economics Study Plan

1st Semester

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
Mathematics for Economists
Type GPA
ECTS 6
Foundations of Microeconomics
Type GPA
ECTS 6
Foundations of Macroeconomics
Type GPA
ECTS 6
Economic History
Type GPA
ECTS 6
Impact Writing Lab
Type GPA
ECTS 3
Programming for Economists I
Type HST
ECTS 3

2nd Semester

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
Development and Growth Economics
Type GPA
ECTS 6
International Trade and Monetary System
Type GPA
ECTS 6
Probability & Statistics
Type GPA
ECTS 6
Game Theory
Type GPA
ECTS 6
Research Methods for Economists
Type HST
ECTS 3
Programming for Economists II
Type HST
ECTS 3

1st Semester

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
Econometrics
Type GPA
ECTS 6
Financial Economics & Accounting
Type HST
ECTS 6
Institutional Economics
Type GPA
ECTS 6
Industrial Organization and Strategy
Type GPA
ECTS 6
Public Economics & Political Economy
Type GPA
ECTS 6

2nd Semester

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
Behavioral Economics, Finance & Decision-Making
Type HST
ECTS 6
New Economy: Digital, Ecosystems & Platforms
Type GPA
ECTS 6
Corporate Finance
Type HST
ECTS 6
Economic Modeling & Simulation
Type HST
ECTS 3
Market, Auction and Contract Design
Type HST
ECTS 3
Data Science for Economists
Type HST
ECTS 3
Economic Reporting Lab
Type GPA
ECTS 3

1st Semester

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
Economic Nudging and Policy Design
Type GPA
ECTS 6
Economics of Wellbeing
Type HST
ECTS 3
Capital Markets
Type HST
ECTS 3
Experimental Economics
Type HST
ECTS 3
Economics of Innovation and Technological Change
Type GPA
ECTS 3
BlockChain and Cryptocurrency
Type GPA
ECTS 3
GovTech and the Economic Environment
Type GPA
ECTS 3
IE Challenge
Type OB
ECTS 6

2nd Semester

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
Electives
Type OB
ECTS 30

1st Semester

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
Economic Research: Regions & Industries
Type GPA
ECTS 6
Econometrics II: Identification & Time-series
Type GPA
ECTS 3
Machine Learning & Analytics for Economists
Type HST
ECTS 3
Economic Research: Consumers & Markets
Type HST
ECTS 6
Risk Modeling & Management
Type HST
ECTS 6
Financial Analysis & Valuation
Type HST
ECTS 6

2nd Semester

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
Economic Research: Operations, Distribution & Supply
Type HST
ECTS 6
Economic Research: Financial Assets
Type HST
ECTS 3
FinTech and Digital Banking
Type HST
ECTS 3
Asset & Portfolio Management
Type HST
ECTS 3
Financial Trading: Equity, Debt & Complex Products
Type HST
ECTS 3
Capstone Project
Type CP
ECTS 12

1st Semester

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
Economic Research: Regions & Industries
Type GPA
ECTS 6
Econometrics II: Identification & Time-series
Type GPA
ECTS 3
Machine Learning & Analytics for Economists
Type HST
ECTS 3
Economic Research: Consumers & Markets
Type HST
ECTS 6
Macro- and Micro-Economic Policy Analysis
Type GPA
ECTS 6
Problem Solving for Economic Consultants
Type GPA
ECTS 3
Political Risk Analysis
Type GPA
ECTS 3

2nd Semester

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
Type
ECTS
Education, Human Capital, and Productivity
Type GPA
ECTS 3
Environmental Economics and Sustainability
Type GPA
ECTS 3
Health Economics and the Genetic Revolution
Type GPA
ECTS 3
Urban Economics and Smart Cities
Type GPA
ECTS 3
Impact Assessment and Project Scale-Up
Type GPA
ECTS 3
Labor Economics, Digitalization, and AI
Type GPA
ECTS 3
Components
Credits
Basic Courses
60
Core Courses
108
Elective Courses
60
Final Project
12
Credits needed to graduate
240

*This study plan is under revision and may be subject to change.

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FIRST YEAR

Preparing for the future of economics requires professionals that understand the very basics of the field and have the skills that adapt to the rapidly changing world we live in. Throughout your first year, you will set the foundations for the rest of your four years by mixing basic economics skills with a modern twist of new challenges. Focusing on the fundamentals of economics while touching on modern programming and writing skills that will prepare you to take on deeper and more complex challenges that are to come. You will touch on theories and begin research to understand how to solve new problems that the world is currently facing.

SECOND YEAR

Understanding how the economy is shaped and governed in different societies around the world is fundamental for a successful future in this field. During your second year, you will begin refining your mathematics, decision-making and strategy skills, entering the study of human behavior and the new economy. Analyzing and interpreting information to understand how it effects the economy. Learning new tools and exploring different situations in order to propose new solutions.

THIRD YEAR

Innovation, technology and GovTech are disrupting this field to the next level. In your third year, you will dive deeper in the technology that is forcing rapid changes to the field. Learn firsthand and keep up to date with the latest strategies that will give you the ability to make the right decisions. Hone your critical thinking skills to prepare you for a future that is becoming more digital than ever. The economist that know how to analyze with different platforms and make decisions based on data are the ones that will make an impact.

FOURTH YEAR

Adapt your last year to your interests and focus. By choosing the track in Economic and Financial Analysis for Business, you will do research and focus more on the digital direction that the economy is turning to while applying it to business. In the track on Country, Sector and Policy Analysis you will concentrate on the political science spectrum, on policies, and how cities and environments are shaping the path of the economy.