Dual Degree in Economics + International Relations

Drive economic transformation at a global scale
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The Dual Degree in Economics + International Relations
IS FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE…

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.

LOOKING FOR…

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.

TO BECOME…
  • 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
This Dual Degree will teach you how to direct organizations that create value for our society, with an emphasis on building strong relationships between states, businesses, international organizations, and other political, economic, and social entities such as NGOs and think tanks. By understanding the dynamic global landscape we are submerged in, you will learn how to design and lead strategic policies to solve complex worldwide challenges and shape tomorrow’s world. Students will explore innovative models linked to digital platforms, emerging technologies, and collaborative action to understand and bring about change on a global scale.

**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).
PROGRAM

Undergraduate Degrees

DURATION

5 years

LANGUAGE

English

LOCATION

Segovia and Madrid

Mode of study

Full-time

Format

In-person

Intake

September

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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.

In the particular case of the Dual Degree in Economics + International Relations, you are expected to attend your classes in person. However, if you are unable to attend for justifiable reasons, you have the possibility to participate remotely as a temporary solution.

Location

You will study the Dual Degree in Economics & International Relations in Segovia and Madrid. You will spend the first two years at the campus in Segovia, before moving to Madrid for year three, four and five.

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Fact Sheet

Program

Dual Program in Economics and International Relations

Bachelor in Economics and Bachelor in International Relations

Duration

5 years

Language

English

Centres of study and Number of places

Centro de Estudios Superiores IE (Madrid)

Bachelor in Economics – 60 places

Bachelor in International Relations – 160 places

Facultad de Ciencias Humanas, Sociales y de Comunicación (Segovia)

Bachelor in Economics – 50 places

Bachelor in International Relations – 60 places

Credits

Total number of credits: 480 (240 + 240) ECTS*

Distribution of credits and subjects**:

Core subjects – 120 ECTS

Mandatory subjects – 234 ECTS

Elective subjects – 102 ECTS

Final Project – 24 ECTS

Area of knowledge

Economic Sciences, Business Administration, Marketing, Trade, Accounting and Tourism

Social Sciences, Social Work, Labour Relations and Human Resources, Sociology, Political Science and International Relations

Teaching methodology

Face-to-face

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Assurance agency

ACSUCYL*** – Buscador Títulos Oficiales

 

*European Credit Transfer System

**The character of the subjects is defined by the Spanish legislation

***Quality Assurance Agency for the University System in Castilla y León

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GET TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THIS DUAL DEGREE

Borja Santos, Executive Director of Undergraduate programs at IE School of Global and Public Affairs, and Patricia Gabaldón, Academic Director of the Bachelor in Economics explain in-depth the Dual Degree in Economics and International Relations.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF 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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