Dual Degree in Business Administration + International Relations - Highly qualified

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A PERSONALIZED STUDY PATH

Our English-language bachelor’s programs are designed to develop your leadership skills and prepare you to tackle the professional challenges of the modern workplace. We encourage all students from our undergraduate programs to participate in high-quality enrichment opportunities.

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.

Our applied and student-centered approach to education helps identify your unique strengths and gives you the chance to build your own path. Immersed in this dynamic environment, you will have access to our cutting-edge resources, and you will be able to customize your program by adding complementary courses, advanced seminars, internships, and IEU Labs.
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PERSONALIZED SUPPORT

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.

IE START-UP LAB

The IE Start-Up Lab is an on-campus incubator, where professors and entrepreneurs provide students with feedback and guidance on their business plans. With access to further resources and plan preparation help at IE Business School’s Venture Lab, you can pitch your idea to potential investors at IE Venture Days, bringing your idea to life.

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FINAL DEGREE PROJECT

The Final Degree Project displays the culmination of fourth year students’ learning. The topics are chosen with faculty input with step-by-step guidance provided by an advisor. Drawing upon the knowledge gained from specific academic areas, internships or IE Labs projects, this is a chance to show off the extent of your architectural learning and design creativity.

IEU LABS

IEU Labs are IE University’s alternative to traditional internships. Designed for first and second year students seeking high level internship placements, the IEU 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.

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INTERNSHIPS

Real-world professional experience is fundamental as students prepare to enter the working world. The Dual Degree in Business Administration + International Relations offers internship opportunities with top international organizations. Gain experience in your desired field, experience new cultures and set yourself up for success.

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A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITIES

Once you finish your degree, you’ll be ready to develop your career in a wide range of areas. Whether you are inspired by working in multinational companies and startups or by making a career as a consultant for a global corporation, a development expert in an NGO or a policy officer for a transnational public entity, as an IE University Business Administration and International Relations graduate, you will be more than prepared to use your expertise to provide a service to society on an international scale, and make a positive impact in your field and potentially beyond. Below you will find some of the areas you can specialize in.

CONSULTING

As a consultant, you’ll be able to advise businesses and organizations on how to optimize their strategies. You will also conduct research and collect data to understand organizations and how they operate. You will have the opportunity to work with different stakeholders on a wide variety of consultancy projects and fields, and implement business solutions across all business functions and areas.

MULTINATIONAL COMPANIES

If you’ve always pictured yourself working for a multinational company, now is your chance! By joining one, you’ll be able to make an impact by working in diverse business areas like finance, accounting, marketing, operations, and human resources, among others. You’ll be able to follow a career path that focuses on a specific area, becoming a successful marketing, finance or operations manager and director. You will be able to work with businesses at a global scale and in the multinational arena.

STARTUPS

Entrepreneurial ventures are also a great way to develop your career. As a business owner, you can try new innovative processes to optimize business functions, and use your creativity and entrepreneurship to come up with new business ideas. You will also be able to create and implement solutions to improve competitiveness, and develop business strategies to compete effectively in entrepreneurial markets.

CONSULTANT FOR A GLOBAL CORPORATION

You will be in charge of researching, forecasting, and evaluating the effects of public policy on corporations, using public sources, political intelligence, and personal contacts. You will also maintain relationships with existing stakeholders, develop new businesses, and establish and maintain two-way communication with relevant official bodies and stakeholders. In addition, you will perform media management and other publicity activities.

DEVELOPMENT EXPERT FOR AN NGO

You will manage, monitor, and evaluate projects. You will draft funding proposals to ensure the future success of specific overseas programs, develop relationships with partner organizations in the field, and encourage capacity-building. Moreover, you will be implementing security procedures to ensure the safety of staff working in unstable areas, maintaining an overview of the security situation and making appropriate decisions. Lastly, you will be lobbying and advocating to represent the needs of poor communities to sponsors, governments, and the public.

POLICY OFFICER FOR A TRANSNATIONAL PUBLIC ENTITY

You will contribute constructively to issues where many interests are involved. You will represent your department’s interests and negotiate with others to reach a position of mutual satisfaction. You will formulate and implement policy, sustain diplomatic relations with partner countries, and work closely with delegations and embassies.

BECOME HIGHLY QUALIFIED WITH A MASTER’S DEGREE AT IE

In our fast-paced world, the demand for professionals who can think on their feet and work across boundaries is perpetually increasing. At IE University, we believe that postgraduate study provides the opportunity to not only develop your skills and pursue your passions, but also to advance your career and establish yourself as a specialist in your desired area. Expand your knowledge and improve your standing in your field to stand out in today's challenging job market.

Follow your Dual Degree in Business Administration and International Relations with one of these recommended Master's:

SPECIALIZE IN BUSINESS

- Master in Business Administration
- Master in Management

Consolidate your international business profile with a Master from IE Business School. Become an expert in your area with our world-class programs, and prepare for a future full of personal and professional success.

SPECIALIZE IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

- Master in International Relations

Further your global education with the Master in IR at the world-renowned IE School of Global and Public Affairs. Enhance your knowledge of current international landscape to become a dynamic, globally minded game-changer.

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