Dual Degree in Business Administration & International Relations | IE University

Dual Degree in Business Administration & International Relations

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duration5 years
locationSegovia or Madrid
Mode of StudyFull-time
duration5 years
locationSegovia or Madrid
Mode of StudyFull-time

Outside the classroom

At IE University, we believe that what you learn outside the classroom is just as important as what you learn in the classroom. That’s why we make sure every student has endless opportunities to expand their cultural, personal, and professional horizons.  

With our exchange programs, for example, you can study at any of our partner universities across the globe and open yourself up to a whole new culture or language—something that’s becoming more and more important in our increasingly interconnected and globalized world. We also have our special IEU Labs, a hands-on and internship-like experience on campus that helps you learn extra skills and better prepares you for your future career.  

There are also more than 150 clubs to help you find like-minded people who share your hobbies and interests. Ranging from theater to sports, academia, and more, there’s something for everyone.



Studying abroad is just one of the many ways IE University allows you to discover global perspectives and gain cross-cultural insights. The chance to live and study in another country will open you up to new possibilities, ideas, and worldviews. It’s a life-changing experience that will stay with you long after graduation.

Embark on a global adventure! Click here and find out in which semester you can go on an exchange and start planning your transformative international experience.

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The IE University experience involves much more than academic studies. Our practice-based methodology takes you beyond the classroom walls and straight to the frontlines of the industry you’re passionate about. We offer an exceptional range of opportunities that allow you to tailor your studies to your specific career goals and enhance your employability by obtaining extra qualifications.


Students receive academic guidance from tutors and advisors who provide direction, encouraging the integration of the different degree elements. Build a personalized academic program that matches your professional aspirations.


IEU Labs are IE University’s alternative to traditional internships. Designed for first- and second-year students seeking high-level internship placements, the IE Labs provide a hands-on, internship-like, on-campus experience, where you work on projects for leading companies and institutions in a variety of sectors.


Holding them as one of its values, IE University understands the Humanities are key to understanding the reality of our world, and applying critical thinking skills to complex, global challenges. Students can select which Humanities course to complete, based on their interests.


Advanced Seminars complement the core degree by giving students deeper knowledge of subjects in a very diverse area of studies.


Additionally, students can take part in several internships, gaining professional skills and enhancing that highly valued international profile.


Aside from mastering Spanish, our students can decide to study other relevant languages of today’s globalized world, including French, Portuguese, German, Arabic, or Chinese.


Work in teams to gain practical, hands-on experience and contribute towards positive change.

Research and Advisory on International Affairs (RAIA)

The youth-led international think tank welcomes IE University students into a joint Summer Research Program to analyze different climate leaders using the RAIA methodology. The primary objective of this initiative is to delve into the role these  leaders play in climate policy, pinpoint the turning points that led them to their climate leadership positions, explore the solutions they advocate and evaluate the impact they've had in the real world.

United Nations Systems Staff College (UNSSC)

The UNSSC is dedicated to creating a better and more equal world, with the transformative power of learning at its core. IE University students participate in an enriching experience involving real research that makes a real change. Through planning, data collection and analysis, and the opportunity to showcase insightful findings, students are guaranteed a challenging and impactful experience.

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

The OECD is focused on improving lives by shaping policies that lead to more equality on a global scale. During this project, students develop research methodologies and craft recommendations based on quantitative and qualitative analysis in the areas of either geopolitical risk or ESG reporting.


All our students take courses designed by the United Nations System Staff College for UN practitioners around the world. These courses, aimed at bolstering leadership skills, are taught in an asynchronous and online format through a custom-designed platform for IE University.

Students who successfully complete their work obtain an official diploma certified by the UNSSC.

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Our students have the opportunity to participate in various international Model United Nations competitions. 

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Students will also be able to put their academic knowledge and skills into practice.


During their second year, students in the International Relations program have the option to participate in the Transformational Leadership Journey. This trip offers a unique opportunity for students to enrich their learning through travel experiences in various locations, including Nepal.

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The strong connection that IE Business School has built with the global business sector is a crucial benefit for our students, for several reasons:

Practical experience

Company alliances provide IE University students with real-world, practical experience in a business setting. This can be invaluable for students who want to gain hands-on experience and apply theoretical knowledge to real-world business situations.

Networking opportunities

Through our alliances with companies, IE University students can expand their professional networks, meet potential employers and establish relationships that can lead to future employment opportunities.

Enhanced curriculum

Collaborating with companies enhances our curriculum, ensuring that IE University students are learning the latest business practices and gaining relevant, in-demand skills.

Improved career prospects

A strong partnership with companies increases the employability of IE University students, as it demonstrates that IE Business School has close relationships with the business community, and is committed to preparing our students for successful careers in the field.


The Dual Degree in Business Administration and International Relations also benefits from other partnerships with multilateral organizations, governmental organizations, private stakeholders, and nonprofits alike—putting students at the heart of an ecosystem of change-makers. These alliances give students opportunities ranging from exchange programs and internships to participation in competitions. Learn more about our partners here.


The School and IE University are members of CIVICA—The European University of Social Sciences—which unites ten leading European higher education institutions in the social sciences, humanities, business management and public policy. Our students will have the opportunity to participate in common activities in Europe at some of these universities.


IE University is part of APSIA, an association that encompasses leading international affairs schools around the world. By collaborating with other educational institutions and the professional international affairs community, APSIA works to address the common problems faced by humanity. In that sense, it’s a key community for sharing ideas and gathering information.

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IE University is part of the pan-European 1Planet4All project that empowers young visionaries to make an impact in the ongoing climate crisis. 1Planet4All is a project that seeks to promote the active participation and commitment of European youth in the fight against the climate emergency.

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