Bachelor in Philosophy, Politics, Law and Economics (PPLE) - Your future path

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A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY

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.
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UNLIMITED OPTIONS

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. These are just some of the many career paths open to Bachelor in Philosophy, Politics, Law and Economics grads.

LAWYER

Your background in politics and economics will prepare you to explore how these areas impact legal systems. As a practitioner of law, you will be able to use your knowledge of economic and political theory to provide legal advice and council to large corporations, governmental institutions or individuals.

POLITICAL ANALYST

A career in political science relies on a thorough understanding of how policy making impacts socioeconomic systems. As a political analyst, governments, corporations and international organizations will ask you to forecast political trends and comment on recent decisions to anticipate the effect these will have on legal, economic and social structures.

ECONOMIC CONSULTANT

Economic consultants have a number of important responsibilities. Your career path will largely involve designing economic policy for organizations in the public and private sector, as well as researching and analyzing economic data to forecast market trends. You may also work for corporations, governments or NGOs to assess and observe economic performance.

GLOBAL POLICY MAKER

The political, philosophical, legal, and economic savvy you will acquire in this program will prepare you to become a sharp global policymaker. In this role, you'll put your multidisciplinary skills into practice, designing smart and sustainable policies for organizations, governments, and NGOs at a global level.

WHERE OUR STUDENTS WORK

Clara Alicia Rojas - PPLE | IE University

CLARA ALICIA ROJAS - COMMERCIAL SALES INTERN AT AMAZON WEB SERVICES

"While interning at Amazon Web Services as a Commercial Sales Intern this summer, I experienced first-hand the fascinating intersection of technology and economics. Working there has been the best education, and from day one I felt totally immersed in Amazon’s culture with many responsibilities and opportunities to step outside of my comfort zone. Better yet, I was able to put into practice the knowledge I acquired at IE University to see just how I can use my education in the real world."

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Alen Tadevosky - PPLE | IE University

ALEN TADEVOSY - RESEARCH ANALYST AT ARCANO

"In today’s world, one can no longer afford to analyze issues from just one perspective. The Bachelor in Philosophy, Politics, Laws and Economics has armed me with the abilities and skills that I could employ from day one in my role as a Research Analyst. By constantly being challenged in the classroom you soon realize that you have one comfort zone—its absence."

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Ricardo Ángel Barrientos - PPLE | IE University

RICARDO ANGEL BARRIENTOS - BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT INTERN AT CHOCO

"Choco is a high-growth FoodTech startup that is excelling despite really adverse market conditions. Working for the expansion team and launching in a new city was a challenging and exhilarating experience. Like IE University, Choco is a place full of driven, diverse and intelligent people. I see my work at Choco as a real-world extension of my learning at IE University, both serving as a place for entrepreneurs and game-changers."

Elena Yustres - PPLE | IE University

ELENA YUSTRES RODRÍGUEZ - INTERNSHIP IN THE PRIVATE BANK DEPARTMENT AT DEUTSCHE BANK MADRID

"My summer internship in the Private Bank Department at Deutsche Bank was an extremely enriching experience. Despite the profound changes in the financial sector due to the current context, I managed to witness the intricacies of portfolio management firsthand, and to explore the way political and economic events affect investment decisions. My degree in Philosophy, Politics, Law and Economics was very helpful in that sense, as it served as an excellent base to build more concrete knowledge and skills."

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BECOME HIGHLY QUALIFIED WITH A MASTER’S DEGREE AT IE

Follow your Bachelor in Philosophy, Politics, Law and Economics with one of these recommended Master’s:

PPLE + MASTER IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

With the Master in International Relations, you will acquire the skills you need to make your mark on the world of business, policy making, conflict resolution or economic development. Designed by the world-renowned IE School of Global and Public Affairs (an affiliate member of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs, or APSIA), this program produces International Relations experts. Your foundations in philosophy, politics, law and economics, as well as your thorough understanding of international affairs, will put you on track to becoming a global leader in your sector of choice.

PPLE + MASTER IN FINANCE

Use the quantitative knowledge and critical thinking skills you acquired during the Bachelor of Philosophy, Politics, Law & Economics to make important financial decisions. With a comprehensive understanding of economics, philosophy, law, and politics, you will have a considerable advantage when it comes to excelling in the competitive world of finance. The Master in Finance, ranked #2 worldwide by the Financial Times, is backed by IE Business School, a widely respected leader in business education.

PPLE + LLB + MASTER IN LAWS

This study plan is ideal for students looking to practice law in Spain. Follow your Bachelor in PLE (with a specialization in law) with a Master in Laws from IE Law School. Your firm grasp on economics and politics will provide you with a privileged perspective in the legal sector. Your critical thinking skills and understanding of comparative methodologies will help you build strong cases in the future.

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