IE University, recognized internationally for its high-quality teaching and prestigious partnerships, enables graduates to compete for top positions globally, across all industries. We help our rich diversity of students to shape and launch their professional careers, equipping them with all the resources and skills they need to succeed in the job market of today and tomorrow.
Our unique learning environment facilitates professional and personal growth, empowering students to discover their full potential while guiding them down their personalized professional journey.
Our students develop highly sought-after profiles and are actively recruited by employers of leading corporations even before they graduate. Our extensive network and close ties with the business world offers endless opportunities, from important positions in major multinational companies to roles in smaller organizations and startups. Other students choose to develop entrepreneurial projects, either during or after their studies, building and managing their own companies.
Your degree from IE University opens you up to a world of opportunity. Upon graduation, you’ll be ready to start a career in a range of areas across sectors.
Societies, companies and governments need to keep up with changes in the economic environment that deeply affect the groups and individuals that shape them. You will have the expertise needed to become an economic consultant ready to understand individuals’ needs, and propose actions to satisfy them by optimizing the allocation of limited resources.
An innovative future, where existing policies are no longer relevant, requires professionals capable of understanding regulatory uncertainty. Policy developers review, improve and implement policies and strategies on a variety of matters related to the economic development of companies and governments.
Research has shown that many traditional economic principles are inconsistent with natural and irrational human behavior. By studying and understanding the fundamentals of human behavior and its implications in classic economic theory, you will develop the skills necessary to restructure economic principles and propose solutions to the most pressing economic challenges faced by companies and organizations.
Finance is a data-driven industry. The biggest challenge of a financial analyst is being able to understand and analyze financial statements, market trends and microeconomic conditions. As a financial market analyst, you will be able to make business recommendations for companies and organizations, and predict outcomes of deals and financial operations.
The public sector is an exigent environment. In today’s ever changing world and with the rise of big data, governments are demanding profiles able to use the avalanche of information available to come up with efficient solutions. As a government researcher, you will discover and generate actionable ideas that will influence state and local government policies, helping to transform organizations.
The rise of renewables, environmental consciousness, growing levels of automation and public pressure for transparency are paving the way for companies and government to step up to the challenge of sustainability. As a sustainable economy advisor, you will be able to assist the public and private sectors to increase economic growth in a sustainable and scalable way.
IE School of Politics, Economics and Global Affairs belongs to the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA), a network of prestigious schools dedicated to the improvement of e ducation in international affairs.
IE University has just become one of the most recent members of CIVICA, the European University of Social Sciences . We’re joining nine leading European higher educa tion institutions that are already part of the alliance. Each member university shares similar core values, an international outlook and academic expertise, while bringing fresh approaches and innovative ideas to the table.
Graduation is only the first step in your professional journey. Bachelor in Economics graduates go on to varied careers in a number of sectors. Many of our alumni currently work for top companies such as KPMG, Deloitte and Deutsche Bank. Interested to find out more about our inspiring alumni? Read their stories here!
The Capstone Program is a group-based, consultancy-oriented final project option offered in collaboration with outside partner organizations. Students develop their final project with institutions like international banks, clubs of exporters, development banks or finance corporations.
Join one of our summer research programs to gain expertise on an academic subject while improving your research, writing and presentation skills. Our Summer Research Program organized jointly with the United Nations System Staff College allows our students to learn more about academic research in economics while understanding the UN system better.
IEU Labs are IE University’s alternative to traditional internships. Designed for first- and second-year students seeking high-level internship placements, the IEU Labs provide a hands-on, internship-like, on-campus experience, where students work on projects for leading companies and institutions in a variety of sectors. Learn more about IEU Labs. Watch how students in the EconData Lab are working on real projects with world-renowned organizations.
Graduating is only the first step in your ongoing professional journey. See where our former students are and discover the endless opportunities that await IE University’s graduates.
The IE Careers Forum is IE University’s premier careers fair, connecting students with top recruiters to maximize their chances of gaining job opportunities before and after graduation. Organized by the IE Talent & Careers team, this event features a roster of industry-specific forums that allow students to explore various career options in depth.
graduates can pursue a variety of career paths in areas such as finance, consulting, government, education, and research. Some common job titles for economics graduates include financial analyst, data analyst, market researcher, policy analyst, management consultant, and economic research assistant. Other potential career paths include working in banking, insurance, or real estate.
Yes, economics is considered a good career for the future. The ever-changing economic environment 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.
Economics is important for businesses, governments, and individuals to understand and navigate financial markets, trade, and public policy. Economists can also work in fields like data analysis, finance, law, and academia, which offer a wide variety of career paths and opportunities. Additionally, as the world becomes more interconnected through globalization and technological advancements, the demand for economists is projected to continue growing in the future.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics in the United States, the median annual salary for economists was $105,020 as of May 2020. However, the highest 10 percent of earners made $185,020 or more, while the lowest 10 percent earned $61,450 or less. It's important to note that salaries can vary widely based on factors such as level of experience, location, industry, and specialization.
The Corporate Mentorship Program at IE University provides an opportunity for students to connect with volunteer mentors from the corporate world. Mentorship builds relationships between students and senior level business professionals from various industries. It allows mentees to work on specific skills, find the career path that motivates them, and learn about business functions and industries directly from the people who are already there.