IE University, recognized internationally for its high-quality teaching and prestigious partnerships, enables graduates to compete for top positions across all industries globally. We help our richly diverse students to shape and launch their professional careers, equipping them with all the resources and skills they need to succeed in the job market of today and tomorrow.
Our unique learning environment facilitates professional and personal growth, empowering students to discover their full potential while guiding them in their individual professional journeys.
Our students develop highly sought-after profiles and are actively recruited by employers of leading corporations even before they graduate. Our extensive network and close ties with the business world offer endless opportunities, from important positions in major multinational companies to roles in smaller organizations and startups. Other students choose to develop entrepreneurial projects either during or after their studies by building and managing their own companies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Career report of graduates in Dual Degree in Business Administration & International Relations
The Corporate Mentorship Program provides an opportunity for students to connect with volunteer mentors from the corporate world. Mentorship builds relationships between students and senior level business professionals from various industries.
The UN Mentoring program is part of the joint activities we organize between the Bachelor in International Relations and the United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC).
During the program, students have the opportunity to be mentored by a Junior Professional Officer from the UN throughout the spring semester. JPOs are bright young professionals who are beginning their career paths within the United Nations System. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to learn more about what it’s like to work at the United Nations or other multilateral organizations.
Graduating is only the first step in your ongoing professional journey. See where our former students are and discover the endless opportunities that await IE University’s graduates.
The IE Careers Forum is IE University’s premier careers fair, connecting students with top recruiters to maximize their chances of gaining job opportunities before and after graduation. Organized by the IE Talent & Careers team, this event features a roster of industry-specific forums that allow students to explore various career options in depth.
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