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Dual Degree in Economics & Applied Mathematics

​​​Solve global challenges with economics and mathematics
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 Economics & Applied Mathematics

The Dual Degree in Economics & Applied Mathematics combines a comprehensive understanding of economics with the robust nature of applied mathematics. Pursuing this dual degree program will provide you with a unique skill set that is increasingly sought after across a wide variety of career paths.

The economics component of the Dual Degree in Economics & Applied Mathematics provides a deep understanding of the modern global economy. By studying econometrics, political science, applied analytics, behavioral science and technology, you will gain insights that prepare you to drive economic transformation, efficiency and growth in the digital era. The applied mathematics component teaches you to simplify complex real-life events using abstract mathematical concepts. It helps develop your problem-solving and analytical abilities through the study of areas including calculus, linear algebra, statistics, differential equations, mathematical modeling, computer programming and machine learning.

As a graduate of the Dual Degree in Economics & Applied Mathematics, you will possess an ability to view and understand the world from an economic standpoint, as well as gain a profound comprehension of mathematical applications. This enhanced multifaceted perspective will grant you a competitive edge in the fast-growing math-related job market. The program’s comprehensive approach will place you among the top candidates for careers in finance, economic consulting, data analysis, sustainable development and a whole host of other fields. Upon graduation, you will be in a prime position to help shape the future of the global economy while leveraging the power of mathematics to drive innovation and positive societal change.

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WHO IS THIS PROGRAM FOR

IS FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE…

Analytical thinkers with a passion for mathematics, science and data coupled with a desire to understand the complex principles that underpin global economics, a strong work ethic and a desire to make a tangible impact on society.

LOOKING FOR…

A hands-on program that combines mathematical expertise with a deep understanding of economics in the digital and tech era. This program educates you in the language of mathematics, cultivates your analytical- and abstract-thinking skills and teaches you to apply them to real-world economic problems using various programming languages. It equips you with the skills you need to have an impact on economic and business performance, improving people's lives in both the public and private sectors in the process.

TO BECOME...

  • ​​​Financial Data Analyst
  • Econometric Analyst
  • Risk Management Consultant
  • Financial Modeling Specialist
  • Data Scientist in Economic Analysis
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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 Economics & Applied Mathematics, you will study the first two years in Segovia and the last three years in Madrid. 

REASONS TO STUDY THIS DUAL DEGREE

Five reasons to choose the Dual Degree in Economics & Applied Mathematics at IE University:

01.

COMBINE THE POWER OF ECONOMICS AND MATHEMATICS TO UNLEASH YOUR POTENTIAL:

This dual degree program harnesses the individual capabilities of both economics and mathematics, allowing you to benefit from the natural synergies. By merging mathematical reasoning and economic analysis, you will develop a unique skill set that enables you to tackle complex real-world problems, make data-driven decisions and create innovative solutions. The interdisciplinary approach will allow you to understand and ultimately shape our modern economy.

02.

MASTER CUTTING-EDGE TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES:

In this program, you will gain hands-on experience with advanced computational tools, data analytics and economic modeling techniques. You will learn to leverage technology, computing and data science to navigate the digital era and extract meaningful insights from complex economic systems. This mastery of state-of-the-art tools and techniques will grant you a competitive edge in the job market, where employers increasingly seek professionals proficient in both economics and mathematics.

03.

IMPACT SOCIETY THROUGH INNOVATIVE ECONOMIC ANALYSIS:

You will acquire all the tools necessary to make a tangible impact on society, government and the business world. The program emphasizes the application of economic principles to address pressing societal challenges, shape public policy and drive business performance. By understanding the intricate intersection between economics, technology and public policy, you will develop the skills required to drive positive change and contribute to the betterment of society.

04.

LEARN FROM LEADING INDUSTRY EXPERTS:

The program’s teaching faculty is made up of industry-leading experts and renowned academics who bring a wealth of knowledge and real-world experience to the classroom. You will learn from professionals who have made significant contributions to governments, international consultancy firms, financial institutions and EU bodies. Their diverse backgrounds and vast wisdom will ensure you are kept up to date on all the latest studies, discoveries and trends in economics, enabling you to stay at the forefront of the field.

05.

UNLOCK A BROAD SPECTRUM OF CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

The Dual Degree in Economics & Applied Mathematics will open doors to a wide array of exciting and rewarding career opportunities. You can pursue roles such as quantitative analyst, financial data scientist, risk analyst, econometrician, investment strategist, market research analyst and more. The combination of mathematical proficiency, economic expertise and analytical thinking will also position you as a sought-after professional in finance, consulting, research, government and technology. This diverse range of career paths showcases the limitless possibilities that await you upon completing the program.

Dual Degree in Economics & Applied Mathematics PILLARS

A WELL-ROUNDED AND PRACTICAL APPROACH:

This dual degree program takes a hands-on approach, emphasizing the practical application of mathematical and economic theories. Participating in engaging methodologies and real-world case studies ensures you acquire an understanding of how economics and mathematics intersect and how they can be applied to solve complex problems. The program strikes the perfect balance between theoretical concepts and actionable skills, preparing you to make a meaningful impact in your future career.

CUSTOMIZATION AND SPECIALIZATION:

The flexibility of the program means you have the chance to tailor your learning journey to your passions and career aspirations. Over the first three years, you will build a strong foundation in both economics and mathematics, before selecting a specialization, undertaking an internship and taking part in an exchange in year four.

MATHEMATICAL MODELING AND DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION:

A central pillar of the program, mathematical modeling gives you the expertise you need to translate real-world problems into mathematical formulations. This skill is all about using your theoretical knowledge to analyze and interpret data in order to devise practical solutions. The advent of the digital era has seen the combination of economics and mathematics take a central role in driving innovation and transformation across industries. Completing this program will equip you with the knowledge and tools to navigate this digital landscape, harnessing the power of big data, statistical analysis and computational techniques to aid economic decision-making and create added value.

GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE AND UNDERSTANDING:

The Dual Degree in Economics & Applied Mathematics helps you develop a comprehensive understanding of the global economy and its impact on society, governments and businesses. Explore the implications of digital technologies, such as automation, e-platforms and the circular economy, while also studying the influence of human behavior on economic principles. By combining mathematical expertise with an understanding of economic dynamics, you will cultivate a unique skill set designed to help you navigate and address economic challenges on an international scale. This integrated approach fosters well-rounded economists and mathematicians who can make informed decisions and drive positive change in a complex and interconnected world.

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.

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Irene Alda, Academic director from the Dual Degree in Economics & Applied Mathematics explains in-depth this Dual Degree.

Irene Alda, Dual Degree in Economics & Applied Mathematics academic director.
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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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What is a Dual Degree in Economics & Applied Mathematics?

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The Dual Degree in Economics & Applied Mathematics combines a comprehensive understanding of economics with the robust nature of applied mathematics. Pursuing this dual degree program will provide you with a unique skill set that is increasingly sought after across a wide variety of career paths.

Is maths and economics a good combination?

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Yes, maths and economics is a good combination as it enhances analytical and quantitative skills essential in understanding and solving complex economic problems.

What can I do with a maths and economics degree?

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As a graduate of the Dual Degree in Economics & Applied Mathematics, you will possess an ability to view and understand the world from an economic standpoint, as well as gain a profound comprehension of mathematical applications. This enhanced multifaceted perspective will grant you a competitive edge in the fast-growing math-related job market.

What is applied mathematical economics?

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Applied mathematical economics applies mathematical methods and models to analyze economic phenomena and make predictions, aiding decision-making in various economic sectors.

Which two sciences can be combined with economics?

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Economics can be combined with various sciences, such as mathematics, statistics, computer science, psychology, sociology, and political science At IE University, you can combine economics and applied mathematics by studying the Dual Degree in Economics & Applied Mathematics program.

Should I major in math or economics?

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Yes, studying the Dual Degree in Economics & Applied Mathematics is a good choice. The program’s comprehensive approach will place you among the top candidates for careers in finance, economic consulting, data analysis, sustainable development and a whole host of other fields.