The Dual Degree in Business Administration & International Relations offers a comprehensive look at international affairs and business. Students explore political, economic and social systems to understand how these areas interact with the world of business. The program combines the expertise of two prestigious, globally focused Schools; IE Business School and the IE School of Politics, Economics & Global Affairs.
**Students who complete a Dual Degree at IE University receive two undergraduate diplomas upon graduation. Both programs are fully compliant with the Bologna Process and accredited by the Spanish Government and the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). This IE University Dual Degree is taught in Madrid at CES IE.
dynamic, globally focused, business minded and committed to discovering new perspectives while cultivating critical thinking skills.
a challenging, international program which offers a solid foundation in business, geopolitics and current events.
You can study the Dual Degree in Business Administration & International Relations in Segovia and Madrid. If you decide to start in Segovia, you will spend the first two years at the campus in Segovia, before moving to Madrid for your third, fourth and fifth years. If you start the program in Madrid, however, you will spend all five years of the program in the Spanish capital.
Dual Degree in Business Administration & International Relations
Bachelor in Business Administration & Bachelor in International Relations
Centro de Estudios Superiores IE (Madrid)
Bachelor in Business Administration – 500 places
Bachelor in International Relations – 160 places
Facultad de Ciencias Humanas, Sociales y de Comunicación (Segovia)
Bachelor in Business Administration – 200 places
Bachelor in International Relations – 60 places
Total number of credits: 480 (240 + 240) ECTS*
Distribution of credits and subjects**:
Core subjects – 120 ECTS
Mandatory subjects – 228 ECTS
Elective subjects – 108 ECTS
Final Project – 24 ECTS
Economic Sciences, Business Administration, Marketing, Trade, Accounting and Tourism
Social Sciences, Social Work, Labour Relations and Human Resources, Sociology, Political Science and International Relations
*European Credit Transfer System
**The character of the subjects is defined by the Spanish legislation
***Quality Assurance Agency for the University System in Castilla y León
Reasons to take the Dual Degree in Business Administration & International Relations at IE University.
By merging the extensive expertise of IE Business School with the international profile of IE School of Politics, Economics & Global Affairs, you’ll learn from top professionals, academics and world leaders, benefiting from the close partnerships both schools have with the global business world.
The international scope of this program provides a global vision of business and international relations within a diverse community. Spend a semester abroad at one of our prestigious partner universities in over 50 countries worldwide. Learn other languages and unlock a world of possibilities.
Our world-renowned faculty inspires students to consider new perspectives. Thanks to our 12:1 student-to-professor ratio in this dual degree, small class sizes allow for regular, personalized feedback, while our academic mentors provide guidance and resources to help you realize your full potential.
Decide the path you want to pursue and customize your program with elective courses curated to help you reach your career goals. Enhance your critical-thinking skills to approach complex problems from diverse perspectives. Receive help and resources to bring your own ideas or startup to life.
IE School of Politics, Economics & Global Affairs’ partnership with the UNSSC provides opportunities with the UN throughout your studies including summer programs, mentoring sessions and capstone projects. Meanwhile, IE Business School’s Corporate Mentorship Program connects students with volunteer mentors and senior professionals from across the corporate world.
We are leaders in innovative teaching methodologies. To prepare students to face real-world professional challenges, we help students put theory into practice through IR Labs, summer internships and study abroad opportunities.
If you want to launch a project, social initiative or business, we’ll help you find the resources you need to bring your idea to life.
Stand out with an AACSB and EQUIS accredited degree in business. This prestigious accreditation is given only to the world’s best business schools.
Customize your study path to reach your career goals. Our academic mentors provide guidance and resources to help you realize your full potential.
Upon graduation, you will have two degrees, both fully compliant with the Bologna Process and accredited by the Spanish government and the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). Start your career with a competitive edge.
Studying at IE University places you within a unique international environment that fosters a global mindset. Surrounded by a diverse community on campus and in the classroom, you will discover new perspectives and explore different worldviews. Our students also have access to a wide selection of study abroad opportunities at over 90 partner institutions.
In this program, you will benefit from IE Business School’s world-class expertise to acquire the global management profile top corporations are looking for. Our students become well-rounded professionals, able to develop policies, manage projects and adapt to a variety of corporate settings.
Our hands-on program simulates the real-world challenges you’ll face in your professional career. Through specialized training in negotiation, strategy and public speaking, you will develop a unique skill set that stands out in today’s job market. In class, you’ll obtain solid foundations in theory, which you will put into practice through summer internships or IEU Labs.
During the program, you will learn how to design initiatives that add value to society. Our students are also encouraged to participate in social impact projects where they coordinate non-profit initiatives. If you have an idea for a business or a non-profit, take it to the IEU Start-Up Lab, where you will find all the resources you need to bring it to life!
At IE University, more than 75% of our student body comes from outside Spain, representing an average of 130 nationalities on campus each year. We take great pride in these numbers—and in the individuals behind them.
Our students are natural go-getters with a global outlook and a dream of a better future. Regardless of their degrees or passions, they strive every day to unleash their innovative potential and reach their goals. Driving this shared vision are people from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. They are both united and entirely unique. These are our students. Discover their stories.
Borja Santos, Vice Dean of IE School of Politics, Economics & Global Affairs, and Henry Bradford, Associate Dean of the Bachelor in Business Administration explain in-depth the Dual Degree in Business Administration & International Relations.
Our 500-strong faculty guides students to unleash their potential day in, day out. Their influence across all five Schools can’t be overstated, inspiring young, energetic minds as they define their personal and professional trajectories.
But what kind of person does it take to create such impact? The individuals that make up the IE University faculty are special. Coming from diverse, global backgrounds, they each bring distinct perspectives and innovative ideas that embody what makes IE University stand out. Their stories are personal and unique—but don’t take our word for it. Read their stories to see for yourself.