Dual Degree in Economics + International RelationsDrive economic transformation at a global scale
Passionate about understanding the complexity of global economic challenges. While you are at ease debating and engaging in international issues, you are also interested in the complexity of economics in the digital and tech era, and ready to lead global change with analytical and data-driven thinking.
A program that will provide you with the skills to understand rational and non-rational human behavior, economic decisions, and complex social and economic issues. You’ll master new technologies for economic data analysis and develop an understanding of different cultures and political systems.
- A consultant for an international financial institution
- A professional of a regional development bank
- A policy developer
- A behavioral economics advisor
- A market analyst of an international finance company
- An economic researcher of an international think tank
- An economic advisor in an international private firm
- A researcher of economic, political, and social data at a political party
- A reporter at an international economic journal/newspaper
- A manager at a security, peace, or an 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
Liquid Learning at IE University
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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.
MAP YOUR OWN PATH TO SUCCESS
ACCESS A WIDE RANGE OF PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
With a deep understanding of different cultures, pressing economic challenges, and political interests, position yourself to solve global complex economic and social problems at every level. Pursue a career in a wide variety of fields spanning the public, private, and non-profit sectors, including banks, private firms, governments, international organizations, consultancy firms, and research centers.
WORK WITH EXPERT FACULTY
Our faculty brings real-world expertise to the classroom with experience in prominent positions at government, international banks, companies, and multilateral institutions (EU, UN, etc.). Today’s pioneers in economics and international relations range from top researchers and influential voices in the political arena, to authorities driving economies in governments and institutions. You will interact with these world leaders in the academic and business world, receiving support and feedback as you develop connections with the real world.
SOLVE TOMORROW’S GLOBAL CHALLENGES
Combine economic and technical knowledge with an understanding of complex global interactions and the way individuals behave to solve real-world challenges. Acquire the necessary economic tools to develop innovative solutions from a global perspective, informed by analyzing international conflict and agreement to fully understand the interplay between economic decisions and human behavior. By matching geopolitics with economics, you will develop a holistic skill set to better analyze and solve challenges 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 economist role. Broadening your mindset, you will learn to respond to rapid international challenges, innovation, and emerging technologies to lead teams forward in any organization of your choosing.
GO BEYOND BORDERS
This groundbreaking program will guide you to see the world from new perspectives, and what better way to do this than as part of a class of international students? Bringing together a plethora of backgrounds and experiences from around the world, classes feature insightful discussions with international colleagues that will challenge your understanding and approach to global economics and relations.
TAKE ADVANTAGE FROM OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH THE 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’ll apply the latest technological platforms and tools to everything you learn, and leave the program as an established analytical, tech-proficient professional capable of harnessing the power of tech for global organizations.
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