Bachelor in International RelationsBecome an actor at a global level
The Bachelor in International Relations
Is for individuals who are…
At ease debating and engaging in challenging issues at an international level. You’re passionate about making a difference in the world, and wish to acquire an in-depth understanding of different cultures, economic challenges, and political issues in order to solve complex global problems.
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.
- a member of your country’s Foreign Service
- a project leader for a multilateral organization
- an executive in a multinational corporation
- a development expert in an NGO or foundation
- a leader in a political party
- a research manager in a think tank
- a consultant for an international consultancy
- a humanitarian and environmental activist
The Bachelor in International Relations prepares students for an international career in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Drawing on the expansive expertise of the IE School of Global & Public Affairs, students will be immersed in a unique learning environment where they will be shaped into tomorrow’s global leaders, acquiring the skills needed to drive change in complex, cross-border economic, political, and social challenges. Well-connected and highly accredited, the IE School of Global & Public Affairs is a member of the exclusive Associations of Professional Schools of International Affairs and Public Affairs (APSIA), the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA), and the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR).
The Bachelor in International Relations is fully compliant with the Bologna Process, and is accredited by the Spanish government and the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).
Segovia and Madrid
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
BUILD PROFESSIONAL SKILLS
The International Relations degree uses hands-on, practical methodologies in Policy Labs and simulations, and experiences beyond the classroom in internships and study trips to face real world, professional challenges.
BENEFIT FROM CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTORS
Today’s professionals are expected to be more dynamic to meet the needs of a complex and interconnected world. IR students develop the skills needed in both the private and public sectors.
BE PART OF A SCHOOL RECOGNIZED BY APSIA
IE School of Global and Public Affairs is a member of the exclusive Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA), assuring the high quality of our program as part of one of the world’s best universities for international relations.
PERSONALIZE YOUR STUDIES
Reach your goals with a customizable study path that allows you to choose among three different concentrations in case you want to specialize in a specific area of International Relations. With the guidance of a mentor who helps integrate all elements of your program, build a strong professional profile that stands out.
OBTAIN A FULLY ACCREDITED DEGREE
The Bachelor in International Relations is fully compliant with the Bologna Process and is accredited by the Spanish government and the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).
A PRACTICE-BASED APPROACH
Get to grips with real-life challenges through our practical case study approach and seminar discussions in the Policy Lab. These semester-long courses will delve into critical areas such as conflict resolution, negotiation, strategy, and public speaking. End your studies with a capstone project, a group-based, consultancy-oriented final project with a real client in the IR space. 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 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.
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We give you the chance to build your own career path. In the third and fourth years, choose from a range of electives which make up one of the three offered concentrations, entitling you to a supplemental diploma.
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, international development organizations, NGOs, etc. With a huge variety of international sectors, 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.PLAY MARS CONQUEST
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.
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.MORE ABOUT OUR PARTNERS & ACCREDITATION
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.
Bring solutions to global challenges
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IE School of Global and Public Affairs is a member of APSIA
Promote justice on the world stage
The European Module is a prestigious endorsement by the European Commission in recognition of the innovative methodology of our undergraduate law degrees.
The IE School of Global and Public Affairs is a member of APSIA.
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