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Dual Degree in Business Administration & Humanities

duration5 years
languageEnglish
locationSegovia and Madrid
intakeSeptember
Mode of studyFull-time
FormatIn-person
duration5 years
languageEnglish
locationSegovia and Madrid
intakeSeptember
Mode of studyFull-time
FormatIn-person

THE DUAL DEGREE IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION & HUMANITIES

The Dual Degree in Business Administration & Humanities offers a global educational experience that merges the analytical, digital and critical-thinking skills from the Bachelor in Humanities with the practical business acumen and managerial competencies from the Bachelor in Business Administration. This unique combination prepares you with the hard and soft skills, and the long-term foresight, necessary to lead and thrive in international organizations and entrepreneurial ventures.

Our esteemed faculty comprises leading scholars and practitioners from both the business world and the humanities, who will guide you in developing critical perspectives to understand complex scenarios and excel in management, quantitative skills, and written and oral expression.

Through an understanding of disciplines such as history and philosophy, this program emphasizes a deep understanding of cause and consequence and historical patterns and cycles, which will strengthen your capacity to lead in the complex and globalized business world. Furthermore, study of the enduring disciplines of the humanities will develop your capacity for critical analysis, creativity, empathy and compassion—all precisely the qualities that create informed, future-driven business leaders.

The Dual Degree in Business Administration & Humanities takes an innovative approach, blending the long-standing disciplines of the humanities with the managerial tools and latest technological innovations of the prestigious Bachelor in Business Administration from top-ranked IE Business School.

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WHO IS THIS PROGRAM FOR

IS FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE…

Determined to embrace complexity and make a real difference in future business, management and entrepreneurial ventures on a global scale by acquiring excellent business training and the background knowledge, critical-thinking skills and foresight and strategic thinking that an education in the humanities can provide.

LOOKING FOR…

A comprehensive education that will enable you to become a real leader of change and innovation in the future. You’ll be seeking to add sophistication to your management education for a better understanding of the world, and gain and develop quantitative skills alongside key transferable skills such as critical thinking, creativity and innovation, communication, intercultural sensitivity and cultural awareness, problem solving and foresight, ethics and integrity.

TO BECOME...

  • Strategy consultant
  • Marketing and communications specialist
  • Business development manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Corporate affairs specialist
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Location - 2 years in Segovia + 3 years in Madrid | IE University

location

If you choose to study the Dual Degree in Business Administration & Humanities, you will study the first two years in Segovia and the last three years in Madrid. 

*This program is under verification process and is subject to change. 

Reasons to study this dual degree

Five reasons to choose the Dual Degree in Business Administration & Humanities at IE University:

01.

GAIN LONG-TERM VISION FOR AN ORGANIZATION AND ITS CONTEXT

The unique blend of the deep-rooted disciplines of the humanities in dialogue with the managerial and business expertise of IE Business School will bring you long-term vision for organizations and their broader societal context. You´ll learn to think in a critical manner, looking beyond immediate challenges to understand the larger implications of business decisions on a global scale. The forward-thinking leadership skills you´ll develop will prepare you to lead organizations with confidence, responsibility and compassion.

02.

ASSESS DATA AND INFORMATION MORE CRITICALLY, AND COMMUNICATE ACCORDINGLY

In today’s world, you´ll need to acknowledge and address an increasing amount of information and stimuli. Throughout this dual degree program, you´ll learn to assess data and process information critically, a skill that will set you apart as a future leader. Humanities components such as literature will teach you reading comprehension and interpretation, as well as ways to organize information. In ethics courses, you’ll learn to think critically, filter out fake news, and make informed decisions based on reliable evidence. As a result, you’ll become a powerful and credible communicator in diverse business scenarios.

03.

GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES

This program provides a holistic, global survey of the interconnectivity of society, culture and economy. You’ll study the development of societies across all continents. In turn, you’ll be prepared to address challenges on a global scale and work in international business environments. Through increased cultural awareness and sensitivity, you’ll learn to be an adaptable leader who can strategize in diverse markets.

04.

AN EDUCATION THAT DOES NOT EXPIRE

In today’s rapidly changing world, it’s more important than ever to develop the skills you´ll need to adapt to complex scenarios. This dual degree introduces a deeply analytical way of thinking that will render you a lifelong leader and learner who is able to find contemporary and innovative solutions to emerging challenges.

05.

OBTAIN A DUAL DEGREE

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a Dual Degree in Humanities & Business Administration, reflecting your expertise in both of these complementary fields. This recognition enhances your marketability and positions you as a versatile professional capable of making an impact in various industries.

Dual Degree in Business Administration & Humanities PILLARS

DEEP-ROOTED DISCIPLINES

This program takes a contemporary and innovative approach to long-standing disciplines of the humanities. Through the study of literature, history, philosophy and art, among others, and an understanding of the full scope of the business and managerial world, the program creates a multidisciplinary and global environment that will dare you to take on new perspectives. By embracing this contemporary approach, you’ll be able to understand and navigate complex global challenges, informed by time-honored disciplines.

GAIN PERSPECTIVE AND THINK CRITICALLY

A humanistic education will bring you the much-needed perspective on humanity’s past that will allow you to make better-informed decisions that will stand the test of time. This interdisciplinary approach enables you to be an effective communicator, think critically and solve problems innovatively, bridging different perspectives, cultures and disciplines in a globalized society. A good manager and an excellent leader is always someone who can make the right decisions and solve any problem that arises, taking into account not only data but also human factors.

CREATIVITY FOR MANAGEMENT

There’s a notable difference between management and leadership. The capacity for finding innovative solutions is nested in our metaphoric mind and can be boosted. Imagining disruptive and creative solutions to problems is the key to leadership, and one of the pillars of this dual degree is teaching you how to make the most of your creative skills and apply them efficiently to management.

A BACHELOR’S FOR FUTURE BUSINESS LEADERS

This program is designed for future business leaders who want to make a significant impact in organizations or entrepreneurial ventures on a global scale. IE University takes great pride in its diverse community and this program takes a global approach to the study of humanities. Rather than rigidly categorizing the world into Western and non-Western spheres, the Dual Degree in Business Administration & Humanities focuses on the interconnected networks that have shaped our global landscape. Through this celebration of diversity, and a wide array of cultural perspectives in the classroom, you’ll emerge as a more culturally sensitive and socially aware individual. Additionally, from a deep understanding of ethics, linguistics and thick data, you’ll also be capable of addressing complex challenges such as the design, distribution and use of emerging technology.

Student Stories

At IE University, more than 75% of our student body comes from outside Spain, representing an average of 130 nationalities on campus each year. We take great pride in these numbers—and in the individuals behind them. 

Our students are natural go-getters with a global outlook and a dream of a better future. Regardless of their degrees or passions, they strive every day to unleash their innovative potential and reach their goals. Driving this shared vision are people from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. They are both united and entirely unique. These are our students. Discover their stories.

GET TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THIS DUAL DEGREE

Henry Bradford, Associate Dean of IE Business School, and Catalina Tejero, Vice Dean of Humanities & Arts explain in-depth the Dual Degree in Business Administration & Humanities.

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Faculty Stories

Our 500-strong faculty guides students to unleash their potential day in, day out. Their influence across all five Schools can’t be overstated, inspiring young, energetic minds as they define their personal and professional trajectories. 

But what kind of person does it take to create such impact? The individuals that make up the IE University faculty are special. Coming from diverse, global backgrounds, they each bring distinct perspectives and innovative ideas that embody what makes IE University stand out. Their stories are personal and unique—but don’t take our word for it. Read their stories to see for yourself.

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