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A Unique Dual Degree in Business Administration + International Relations

The study plan for the Dual Degree in Business Administration + International Relations 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 + International Relations 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 + International Relations 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
INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL SCIENCE
Type Core
ECTS 6
HISTORY OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS UP TO 1945
Type Core
ECTS 6
POLITICAL THEORY
Type Core
ECTS 6
INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT
Type Core /Mandatory
ECTS 6
FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
MATHEMATICS I
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
LANGUAGE I
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3

2nd semester

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
HISTORY OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS SINCE 1945
Type Core
ECTS 6
INTERNATIONAL UNPLUGGED I
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
INTRODUCTION TO MARKETING
Type Core
ECTS 6
COST ACCOUNTING
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
MATHEMATICS II
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
INTRODUCTION TO IT
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
LANGUAGE II
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3

Year 2

1st semester

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
INTERNATIONAL UNPLUGGED II
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
COMPARATIVE POLITICS
Type Core
ECTS 6
MANAGEMENT CONTROL
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
STATISTICS FOR BUSINESS
Type Core
ECTS 6
INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS
Type Core
ECTS 6
ETHICS
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
LANGUAGE III
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3

2nd semester

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
INTERNATIONAL UNPLUGGED III
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
PUBLIC OPINION AND POLITICAL COMMUNICATION
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
INTERPERSONAL SKILLS AND MANAGEMENT SKILLS
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
ACCOUNTING FOR DECISION MAKING
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
BUSINESS DECISION MAKING (ECONOMETRICS)
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
MICROECONOMICS
Type Core
ECTS 6
MARKETING RESEARCH
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
LANGUAGE IV
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3

Year 3

1st semester

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS THEORY
Type Core
ECTS 6
AID, DEVELOPMENT AND SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Type Core
ECTS 6
MACROECONOMICS
Type Core
ECTS 6
BUSINESS LAW I
Type Core
ECTS 6
ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
LANGUAGE V
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3

2nd Semester

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
DIPLOMACY AND FOREIGN POLICY
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
INTERNATIONAL LAW
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT
Type Core
ECTS 6
HR MANAGEMENT
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
BUSINESS LAW II
Type Core
ECTS 6
CONSUMER BEHAVIOR
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
LANGUAGE VI
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3

Year 4

1st semester

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
HUMANITIES
Type Core / Mandatory
ECTS 6
PROFESSIONAL DEONTOLOGY
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
ELECTIVES
Type Elective
ECTS 18

2nd semester

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
GLOBALIZATION
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
INTERNATIONAL MONETARY THEORY
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
INTERNATIONAL UNPLUGGED IV-V
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
FINANCE I
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6

Year 5

1st semester

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
INTERNATIONAL STRATEGY
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
RESEARCH METHODS
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
FINANCE II
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
FINAL PROJECT (BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION)
Type Mandatory
ECTS 12

2nd semester

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
GLOBAL GOVERNANCE AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
PEACE AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION STUDIES
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
INTERNATIONAL TRADE
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
INTERNATIONAL UNPLUGGED VI
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
FINAL PROJECT (INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS)
Type Mandatory
ECTS 12
Components
Credits
Basic courses
96
Core courses
204
Elective courses
18
Final project
24
Credits needed to graduate
342

Note: This study plan may be subject to change.

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FIRST YEAR

Your first year will introduce you to the fundamental concepts of business administration and international relations. Subjects such as Introduction to Political Science, History of International Relations and Contemporary Global Issues will give you a broad overview of what international relations comprises of and how it shapes the world. In addition, you will widen your knowledge of business administration by completing courses such as Organizational Management, Introduction to Marketing, Cost Accounting and Introduction to IT. Your first year is a fantastic opportunity to join one of the many IEU Labs available, or gain invaluable work experience by completing an internship.

SECOND YEAR

Your second year will allow you to delve deeper into your courses, where you will discover how these fields complement each other and how you can harness both to solve global challenges. You will begin advanced courses in international affairs, including Development of International Systems, Comparative Politics and Public Opinion & Political Communication. In addition, you will take increasingly complex classes in business administration that include Management Control, Introduction to Economics, Econometrics, Accounting for Decision Making and Market Research. As in your first year, you can choose to join an IEU Lab or complete an internship.

THIRD YEAR

In your third year you will continue to develop a sophisticated understanding of the ways in which business and international relations are integrated in order to understand how international organizations and global corporations operate. You will continue to advance your skills as a business professional by studying Macroeconomics, Entrepreneurship and Consumer Behavior. This will be complemented by your courses in international relations, including an in-depth study of the European Union and subjects that include Foreign Policy and International Political Economy. By the end of this year you will have acquired an appreciation of the role international law plays in global affairs.

FOURTH YEAR

Your fourth year will enable you to develop a greater appreciation of the ways in which international organizations function, through courses that include International Monetary Theory and Peace & Conflict Resolution Studies. You will decide which elective courses to pursue, and enhance your critical thinking skills to approach complex problems from diverse perspectives. Business courses including Strategic Management and HR Management will enhance your managerial skills, enabling you to become a fully rounded professional.

FIFTH YEAR

In your fifth and final year you will deliver both the BBA and International Relations final projects. You will develop and explore in depth a topic of your choice, and deliver a written project that you will present to a panel of judges. In addition, you will pursue advanced courses in both business and international relations, such as Global Governance and International Organizations, Production and Operations Management, Research Methods, International Trade and International Business.