Dual Degree in Business Administration + International Relations - Study PlanBring solutions to global challenges
A Unique Dual Degree in Business Administration + International Relations
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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- Basic courses
- Core courses
- Elective courses
- Final project
- Credits needed to graduate
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.