Dual Degree in Economics + International RelationsDrive economic transformation at a global scale
Passionate about understanding the complexity of the global economy in a highly interconnected and digital world. You want to become a leader who creates sustainable impact through data-driven decision-making and a multidisciplinary approach that includes economics, history, politics, and international relations.
A rigorous program that will equip you with a solid economic foundation combined with broad geopolitical and social understanding, and powered by advanced analytical skills and state-of-the-art technological tools.
- A consultant for an international financial institution
- A regional development bank professional
- A policymaker
- A behavioral economics advisor
- A market analyst for an international finance company
- An economics researcher for an international think tank
- An economics advisor for an international private firm
- An economic, political, and social data researcher for a political party
- A reporter for an international economics journal/newspaper
- A manager for a security, peace, or economic intelligence agency
- A social entrepreneur
**Students who complete a Dual Degree at IE University receive two undergraduate diplomas upon graduation. Both programs are fully compliant with the Bologna Process and accredited by the Spanish Government and the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).
2 Years Segovia + 3 Years Madrid or 5 Years Madrid
LIQUID LEARNING AT IE UNIVERSITY
Find out more about our Liquid Learning Model.
Agility, flexibility and fluidity are key to navigating today’s increasingly digital, constantly changing world.
At IE University we have developed Liquid Learning, a unique and evidence-based educational model that transcends conventional learning methodologies and platforms by fusing physical and digital learning spaces so that you can access first-rate education, no matter where you are.
You will study the Dual Degree in Economics & International Relations in Segovia and Madrid. If you decide to start in Segovia, you will spend the first two years at the campus in Segovia, before moving to Madrid for your third, fourth and fifth years. However, if you start the program in Madrid, you will spend all five years of the program in the Spanish capital.
MAP YOUR OWN PATH TO SUCCESS
ACCESS A WIDE RANGE OF PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
Once you are equipped with a profound understanding of different cultures, pressing economic challenges, and politics, you will be ideally positioned to solve complex global economic and social problems on every level. You will be able to pursue a career in a wide variety of fields spanning the public, private, and non-profit sectors, including banks, private firms, governments, international organizations, consulting firms, and research centers.
WORK WITH EXPERT FACULTY
Our faculty brings real-world expertise into the classroom through their experience holding prominent positions in governments or in international banks, companies, and multilateral institutions (the EU, the UN, etc.). Today’s pioneers in economics and international relations include top researchers and influential voices in the political arena as well as authorities who have driven economic policy from within governments and international organizations. You will interact with these world leaders in the academic, political, and business world and receive their support and feedback as you develop connections with the real world.
SOLVE TOMORROW’S GLOBAL CHALLENGES
You will combine economic and technical knowledge with an understanding of complex global interactions to develop innovative solutions to pressing challenges such as climate change, migration, and sustainable and inclusive growth... By pairing geopolitics with economics, you will develop a holistic skill set to better analyze and solve problems in both the public and private spheres.
GAIN A STRATEGIC PERSPECTIVE
Our complex and interconnected world needs dynamic professionals to identify new opportunities and risks. By applying economics to international affairs, finance, international trade, management, social development, urban development, and the environment—at both a global and local level—you will acquire a strategic, global perspective that goes well beyond the traditional role of an economist. By broadening your mind, you will learn how to respond to rapid international challenges, innovation, and emerging technologies and be a team leader in any organization of your choosing.
GO BEYOND BORDERS
This groundbreaking program will help you see the world from a new perspective. With an emphasis on diversity and a multicultural experience, classes offer you the chance to have insightful discussions with classmates and colleagues from all over the world. This will enrich your understanding and your approach to global economics and relations.
TAKE ADVANTAGE FROM OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH THE UNITED NATIONS STAFF SYSTEM COLLEGUE (UNSSC)
In this program you will be taught by United Nations experts and practitioners and will gain cutting-edge insights into political, social, economic and environmental issues in order to create innovative solutions to tackle the world’s most complex challenges. You will be able to become part of many different UN initiatives such as international competitions, career workshops, simulations, UN conferences and webinars, internships, research projects and many more. At the end of the program, the students that demonstrate outstanding academic performance and commitment to making a difference will receive a special certificate from the United Nations System Staff College.
APPLY ECONOMICS WITH A STRATEGIC GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE
Learn to approach global complex problems from a holistic point of view and prepare to face today’s international challenges as you explore the dynamics that underpin our economic reality. By fusing economics with international relations, you will be well positioned to understand the complex interconnections between geopolitics, human behavior, and economic policy and learn to respond to the key challenges impacting our world today. Joining classmates from around the world, you’ll become a global citizen with an in-demand worldview that will enable you to tackle problems on an international scale as you become an economist of tomorrow.
ACQUIRE PRACTICAL SKILLS THROUGH OUR HANDS-ON APPROACH
Get to grips with real-life challenges through our practical methodology. Throughout the program, you will take part in mock debates and simulations, attend conferences and networking events, and participate in research programs. Additionally, you will gain expertise through selective internship placements in a variety of institutions. By bridging the gaps between theory and practice, you will acquire a broad perspective of how global issues and economic matters merge, and will be in the best position to fully address the impact of economics on our global society.
LEARN TO THINK ANALYTICALLY AND HARNESS THE LATEST TECHNOLOGIES
New economic models, cryptocurrencies, data banks, and digital trade are changing the way public and private organizations operate around the world. In order to adapt to this constantly innovating landscape, you will learn the fundamentals of big data, machine learning, programming, and emerging tech to take advantage of new economic opportunities. You’ will apply the latest technological platforms and tools to everything you learn, and leave the program as an established analytical and, tech-proficient professional capable of harnessing the power of technology for global organizations
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