Bachelor in International Relations Become an actor at a global level

IE School of Global and Public Affairs is a member of APSIA.

The Bachelor in International Relations

Is for individuals who are…

at ease debating and engaging in challenging issues. You understand the complexity of different situations, and are passionate about bringing about solutions through diplomatic means.

Looking for…

a multifaceted, cross-sector program that will equip you with the necessary hard and soft skills to influence policy on a global level and impact change in society.

To become…

  • a member of your country’s Foreign Service
  • a consultant for a multilateral organization
  • an executive in a multinational corporation
  • a development expert in an NGO

The Bachelor in International Relations prepares students for a career on the international level, in either the public or private sector. Drawing on the expertise of IE School of Global and Public Affairs, a member of the exclusive Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA), learn in a unique global-leader shaping environment to engage and drive change in complex, cross-border economic, political and social situations.

PROGRAM

Undergraduate Degrees

DURATION

4 years

LANGUAGE

English

LOCATION

Madrid, Segovia

LOCATION

You can study the Bachelor in International Relations both in Segovia and Madrid. If you choose to start your international relations studies in Segovia, then you will study the first two years in Segovia and the last two years in Madrid. On the other hand, if you choose to start your international relations studies in Madrid, then you will study all four years in Madrid.

MAP YOUR OWN PATH TO SUCCESS

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

A PRACTICE-BASED APPROACH

Get to grips with real-life challenges through our practical case study approach and seminar discussions in the IR Lab. These semester-long courses will delve into critical areas such as conflict resolution, negotiation, strategy, and public speaking. Get further experience with selective internship placements in a variety of institutions, and prepare yourself for success.

A MULTIDISCIPLINARY PROGRAM

Get a real feel for the complexity of International Relations as a global discipline with our multidisciplinary approach. Students will explore topics such as the role of multilateral organizations, states and the corporate world in shifting the international order through through a variety of academic lenses, including political science, economics and law.

MANAGEMENT IN THE GLOBAL ARENA

Acquire the skills you need to become a well-grounded global-affairs professional, adept at working in a corporate setting. Students of this program will benefit from IE University’s world-ranked experience in management and business. This is a fundamental part of becoming a decision-maker, able to manage projects and policies at the highest levels.

THINK CRITICALLY, FIND SOLUTIONS

Success in International Relations requires a number of skills. Critical thinking is as important as the ability to influence actors and negotiate effectively. Learn to apply all these analytical and reasoning skills, alongside the art of persuasion and diplomacy, to bring about solutions at an international level.

CONCENTRATIONS

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS, ECONOMICS AND DEVELOPMENT

Get a wide-ranging, holistic understanding of the functions and development of international business. Students learn about a number of challenges international companies face, and gain informed perspectives on issues faced by developing countries. Taking these problems in hand, students propose sustainable plans using a critical and engaging innovative approach. With a wide range of topics including sustainable development, human rights, economics and global outsourcing strategy, gain a comprehensive insight into successfully operating on an international level.

Specifically for students of the Bachelor in International Relations, this track prepares internationally orientated innovators looking to work in multinational companies, NGOs, etc. With a huge variety of international sectors, including marketing, immigration and refugee services, among others, you’ll get the opportunity to make a difference wherever your passion lies.

GEOPOLITICS AND DIPLOMACY

Assess contemporary geopolitical challenges and identify solutions to the complex global conflicts we are currently facing. This concentration introduces the conceptual framework needed to manage international relations while getting you familiar with important factors that drive political and social struggles, security challenges and the dynamics of global political stability.

The multidisciplinary nature of this concentration allows exploration of political climates and sources of conflicts at a regional level. Developing a wide variety of peacebuilding and crisis communication skills, the core components of this program include country risk analysis, terrorism control and international negotiation and intervention, among others. With a wide range of international career possibilities across many sectors, this concentration will help students achieve their global ambition.

GOVERNANCE OF EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES AND INNOVATION

Exciting developments in technological innovation will play a vital role in the future of international business activities. This concentration teaches students to anticipate and respond to technological disruptions, and how to generate business value from new technologies. Gain a comprehensive understanding of the impact and implications of emerging technologies on companies and society, as well as making projections for how automation and digitalization will shape the work of the future.

Topics including applied ethics of technologies, product and brand management, cybersecurity and law, among others, will prepare students for the challenges, benefits, and threats created by technological advancements. This will open the door to many dynamic careers, including marketing, IT management and risk analysis, public policy, big data and many more.

Mars Conquest - Take the challenge

International relations are all about creating a balance between leadership and security. It’s all about engaging in difficult economic, political and social dynamics that go beyond borders and cultures to solve global issues.

Mars conquest is a negotiation simulator game created by the IE School of Global and Public Affairs. The objective is to gain and develop the right amount of power and technology to colonize Mars. Play as Russia, USA, Iran, Brazil, India, Japan, Pakistan, China or the European Union. Every country or the EU has a space program with some more powerful than others and, during the game, you have to share or steal technology from other countries, spy on them or create a bilateral agreement with another country.

You also have the option to isolate yourself from other countries and the EU and conquer Mars for yourself. Every action has a consequence which could strengthen the relationship with other countries and institutions or avoid any kind of collaboration and break international agreements such as the Outer Space Treaty.

This is just one approach that shows the importance IE School of Global and Public Affairs places on learning the art of negotiation, and the need to keep up with new technological trends.

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ABOUT IE SCHOOL OF Global and Public Affairs

The IE School of Global and Public Affairs shapes well-rounded professionals, able to hold leadership positions across sectors and disciplines at an international level. Our multidisciplinary approach to professional education brings together theory and practice to effectively tackle global challenges.

PARTNERS & ACCREDITATION

The IE School of Global and Public Affairs is a full member of APSIA, the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs. Comprising of only thirty-seven schools worldwide, the association assures academic excellence and a first-rate commitment to education in the field of International Relations.

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PROGRAMS

IE School of Global and Public Affairs offers programs both at an undergraduate and graduate level. The full-time programs are offered entirely in English to train internationally oriented students for successful multi-sector careers.

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MEET OUR STUDENTS!

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ELENA SAN DEOGRACIAS

Originally from Segovia, Elena’s Bachelor degree in International Relations at IE University has taken her far from her native city. As an advisor at the State Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Madrid, she spent ten months taking part in the Permanent Mission of Spain to the United Nations, New York.

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THE DUAL DEGREES OF IE UNIVERSITY

Develop a multidisciplinary profile and specialize in two distinct, yet connected fields, by combining another bachelor’s degree with your studies in international relations.

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PROGRAM

Undergraduate Degrees

LANGUAGE

English

DURATION

5 years

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PROGRAM

Undergraduate Degrees

LANGUAGE

English

DURATION

5 years

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