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A Unique Dual Degree in Business Administration + Laws

The study plan for the Dual Degree in Business Administration + Laws 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 Dual Degree in Business Administration + Laws 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 Dual Degree in Business Administration + Laws 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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STUDY PLAN

Year 1

1st semester

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
Management Tools and Principles
Type Mandatory
ECTS 4
Applied Business Mathematics
Type Core
ECTS 5
European Legal History
Type Core
ECTS 6
Constitutional Law
Type Core
ECTS 6
Building Powerful Relationships
Type Mandatory
ECTS 5
Intro to Programming
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Financial Accounting
Type Core
ECTS 6

2nd semester

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
Cost accounting
Type Core
ECTS 6
Mathematics for management
Type Mandatory
ECTS 5
Marketing Fundamentals
Type Core
ECTS 5
Introduction to private law
Type Core
ECTS 6
Legal thought
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Business-driven information technologies
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Statistics and data analysis
Type Core
ECTS 6

Year 2

1st semester

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
Corporate Finance
Type Mandatory
ECTS 5
Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Type Mandatory
ECTS 5
Marketing Management
Type Mandatory
ECTS 5
Microeconomics
Type Core
ECTS 6
Administrative Law I
Type Core
ECTS 6
Civil Law- Contracts
Type Core
ECTS 6
Unplugged I- Business and Law competition
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3

2nd semester

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
Unplugged II- Business plan into action
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Administrative Law and Economic Regulation
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Macroeconomics
Type Core
ECTS 6
Technological Innovation
Type Core
ECTS 4
Venture Creation and planning
Type Mandatory
ECTS 4
Marketing in Action
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Civil Law Property
Type Core
ECTS 6
Public International Law
Type Core
ECTS 6

Year 3

1st semester

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
Organizational behavior
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Torts
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Commercial law I
Type Core
ECTS 6
Strategies for companies in industries & markets
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
IE University Challenge
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Taxation I
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
EU Law
Type Core
ECTS 6
Civil Law Family
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3

2nd semester

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
Unplugged III- Advising International Business on their international expansion
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Strategies for the multicultural corporations
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Financial Reporting & Analysis
Type Mandatory
ECTS 5
Commercial Law II
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Global Economy En.
Type Core
ECTS 6
Taxation II
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Data Analysis for Economics
Type Mandatory
ECTS 5

Year 4

1st semester - EXCHANGE BUSINESS SCHOOL

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
Electives/Internship/Exchange
Type Electives
ECTS 30

2nd semester - EXCHANGE BUSINESS SCHOOL

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
Operations Management
Type Mandatory
ECTS 5
Management Control
Type Mandatory
ECTS 5
Human Capital Management
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Supply Chain Management
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Unplugged- Deontology
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Capital markets
Type Mandatory
ECTS 5
Humanities
Type Core
ECTS 6

1st semester - EXCHANGE LAW SCHOOL

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
Electives/Internship/Exchange
Type Electives
ECTS 30

2nd semester - EXCHANGE LAW SCHOOL

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
Unplugged- Deontology
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Criminal Law
Type Core
ECTS 12
Labour Law
Type Mandatory
ECTS 9
Humanities
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Conflicts and Business Law
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3

1st semestre - EXCHANGE + IEU

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
Electives/Internship/Exchange
Type Electives
ECTS 24
Humanities
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6

1st semester - EXCHANGE + IEU

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
Operations Management
Type Mandatory
ECTS 5
Strategies in a disruptive world
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Capital markets
Type Mandatory
ECTS 5
Litigation I
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Criminal Law I
Type Core
ECTS 6
Labour Law I
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Unplugged- Deontology
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Management Control
Type Mandatory
ECTS 5

Year 5

1st semester - EXCHANGE BUSINESS SCHOOL

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
Criminal Law I
Type Core
ECTS 6
Labour Law I
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Litigation I
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Unplugged IV- Recap: Closing deals in different Regions
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
TFG Law/ Business
Type Mandatory
ECTS 12
Conflicts and Business Law
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3

2nd semester - EXCHANGE BUSINESS SCHOOL

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
TFG Law/ Business
Type Mandatory
ECTS 12
Criminal Law II
Type Core
ECTS 6
Labour Law II
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Litigation II
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Strategies in a disruptive world
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Human Rights
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3

1st Semester - EXCHANGE LAW SCHOOL

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
Human Rights
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Management Control
Type Mandatory
ECTS 5
Human Capital Management
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Unplugged IV- Recap: Closing deals in different Regions
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
TFG Law/Business
Type Mandatory
ECTS 12
Litigation I
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Supply Chain Management
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3

2nd Semester - EXCHANGE LAW SCHOOL

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
Strategies in a disruptive world
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Litigation II
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Operations Management
Type Mandatory
ECTS 5
Capital markets
Type Mandatory
ECTS 5
TFG Law/ Business
Type Mandatory
ECTS 12

1st semester - EXCHANGE + IEU

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
Human Capital Management
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Supply Chain Management
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Litigation II
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Criminal Law II
Type Core
ECTS 6
Labour Law II
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Conflicts and Business Law
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Unplugged IV- Recap: Closing deals in different Regions
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Human Rights
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3

2nd semester - EXCHANGE + IEU

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
TFG Law/ Business
Type Final project
ECTS 24
Electives/Internship
Type Electives
ECTS 6
Components
Credits
Basic Courses (B)
108
Obligatory courses (OB)
183
Elective courses
24
Final project
24
Credits needed to graduate
339

Note: This study plan may be subject to change.

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STUDY PLAN

FIRST YEAR

During your first year, you will learn the foundations of business and law, how they complement each other, and what relationship they have with other fields within the corporate environment. Through courses like Management Tools and Principles, Mathematics for Management, Constitutional Law, Introduction to Private Law, and Marketing Fundamentals, you will start to develop a critical-thinking mindset that will allow you to approach business and law through an interdisciplinary lense. This first year is also a great time to join an IEU Lab and to take part in a social-impact project.

SECOND YEAR

In this year, you will study advanced courses that focus on corporate law and entrepreneurship. During both semesters, you will study Accounting, Finance, Capital Markets and Commercial Law II, which provide a basic understanding of the corporate world. Our entrepreneurship modules, Entrepreneurship 360º, Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the IE Challenge, will encourage you to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and solve legal challenges. You will also study courses related to the economic and legal sectors around the world.

THIRD YEAR

During the third year, you will focus on globalization and the economic and legal environment. Students begin by exploring how globalization is impacting the fields of business and law through the Strategy, Multinational Enterprise, EU Law and Contracts modules. Then, through the Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Global Economic Environment, Administrative Law I and Taxation I modules, you will analyze different economic environments and learn how to make better business decisions. In addition to this, students have the chance to look closely at corporate and entrepreneurial law.

FOURTH YEAR

In your fourth year, you can choose to pursue an internship or spend a semester or two on an exchange at one of our prestigious partner institutions. You will select elective courses from a wide range of options, and tailor your study path in order to pursue the areas you are truly passionate about. Finally, all students have the opportunity to acquire invaluable professional experience by completing an internship.

FIFTH YEAR

In your final year, you will work on and present your final project, which can be on a topic of your choice. This in-depth research will form the foundation of a final written project, which will be presented to a panel of academics and professionals. Alongside this, you will learn the soft skills needed to manage a multinational corporation through the Organization Behavior, HR and Labor Law I modules, as well as how to address conflicts in the Litigation I and Private International Law modules.

COMPETENCES

GENERAL COMPETENCES

  • Analyze companies’ needs to adapt instruments, products and services to their specific features.
  • Organize and plan for situations that pose a challenge for decision-making in light of a company’s internal problems.
  • Collect, analyze and summarize information from different sources in order to later apply it to business management.
  • Ability to communicate in English orally and in writing.
  • Adapt a company’s products and services using data analysis instruments.
  • Define mechanisms enabling adaptation to new situations in the business environment.
  • Know and understand the elements, structure, resources, interpretation and application of the legal system and be able to interpret the sources and fundamental legal concepts of each of the different systems.
  • Know and understand the mechanisms and procedures for resolving legal disputes, as well as the legal position of individuals in their relations with administrative bodies and with the public authorities in general.
  • Know and understand how to apply the sources’ priority criteria so as to determine the applicable rules in each case, especially criteria related to compliance with constitutional rules, principles and values.
  • Interpret legal texts from an interdisciplinary perspective using legal principles and social, ethical and deontological values and principles as analytical tools.
  • Deliver convincing legal arguments on theoretical questions concerning various legal matters.
  • Solve case studies in accordance with current statutory law, which implies the prior preparation of material, the identification of problematic issues, the selection and interpretation of the applicable law and a reasoned explanation for those choices.
  • Manage the legal language and terminology of the different branches of the law with skill and precision: Draft legal documents in an orderly and understandable manner. Communicate ideas, arguments and legal reasoning both orally and in writing using the appropriate records in each context.
  • Use information and communication technologies to search for and obtain legal information (legislation and jurisprudence databases, bibliographies, etc.), and as tools for work and communication.

PROGRAM-SPECIFIC COMPETENCES

  • Apply solutions that are efficient in a competitive market based on national and international economic knowledge.
  • Manage a small company or organization, understanding its competitive and institutional position and identifying its strengths and weaknesses.
  • Understand the duties of the different management bodies of a medium or large company or organization in order to perform the management tasks entrusted to it.
  • Evaluate a company’s current situation and foreseeable future in terms of specific situations and markets, using relevant records to enable decision-making.
  • Create management projects for a company as a whole or its different functional units, identifying relevant economic information sources and their contents.
  • Recognize a company’s economic, global and structural situation within the labor market in which it operates, including the subject and/or the company.
  • Interpret the current socioeconomic context based on basic historical, philosophical and political knowledge.
  • Apply the appropriate business diagnostics tools and techniques to each stage of development in order to obtain better evaluation and decision-making at a company.
  • Use the most appropriate models and research methods for a given company in light of its context and normal spheres of business development.
  • Use knowledge of information and communication technologies in all professional activities.
  • Apply professional judgment based on using technical instruments to analyze problems.
  • Identify and manage the conditions enabling employees’ personal development in everyday strategic business settings.
  • Identify the differences, problems and needs present within an organization in order to properly manage them.
  • Access, recognize and use relevant data and information in business settings.
  • Create recommendations for action by applying the legal framework in force.
  • Use cost accounting to make company decisions in collaboration with different corporate stakeholders.
  • Apply novel business ideas in order to design an entrepreneurial reality.
  • Use market strategies in different sectors analytically.
  • Compile, distribute and present statistical data for software development in economics settings.
  • Apply IT solutions to corporate issues, taking the latest advances in the sector into consideration.
  • Acquire a critical understanding of the historical foundations and principles of private and public statutory law.
  • Analyze the different branches of law from the perspective of their economic, political or social functions.
  • Understand the basic principles of certain non-legal matters concerning the regulation of the different branches of law, and which are important for the attainment of a multidisciplinary education.
  • Apply abstract reasoning and analytical competences so as to understand economic, political and social contexts and formulate solutions to complex problems in multidisciplinary settings.
  • Promote constitutional and democratic values, the principles of the rule of law and the protection of fundamental rights as a representative of the legal profession.
  • Analyze the institutions of public and private law.
  • Achieve a comparative perspective of law and understand the evolution of civil and common law systems on a global level.
  • Identify and determine the scope of legislative changes in each area.
  • Understand the main public and private institutions, their genesis and interconnection, as well as the procedures of their activities and the guarantees they provide.
  • Identify, formulate and solve substantive and procedural issues related to the different branches of public law.
  • Understand legal phenomena on a supranational level.
  • Develop analytical and practical competences in the resolution of cases of international and European law.
  • Acquire negotiation and reconciliation competences in the legal sphere.
  • Think creatively and develop new ideas and concepts in the field of law.

TRANSVERSAL COMPETENCES

  • Identify the main cultural identity traits that characterize today’s world by understanding the main contemporary ideological trends.
  • Behave professionally in accordance with the core principles and ethics of the profession.
  • Manage unforeseen situations by being able to adapt to organizational changes.
  • Use knowledge of the discipline to analyze and evaluate current situations.
  • Form a part of interdisciplinary and multicultural teams to achieve shared goals in a diverse environment.
  • Work actively in an international context.

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