Dual Degree in Economics + International Relations - Highly qualified

Drive economic transformation at a global scale
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Our English-language bachelor’s programs are designed to develop your leadership skills and prepare you to tackle the professional challenges of the modern workplace. We encourage all students from our undergraduate programs to participate in high-quality enrichment opportunities.

The IE University experience involves much more than academic studies. Our practice-based methodology takes you beyond the classroom walls and straight to the frontlines of the industry you’re passionate about. We offer an exceptional range of opportunities that allow you to tailor your studies to your specific career goals and enhance your employability by obtaining extra qualifications.

Our applied and student-centered approach to education helps identify your unique strengths and gives you the chance to build your own path. Immersed in this dynamic environment, you will have access to our cutting-edge resources, and you will be able to customize your program by adding complementary courses, advanced seminars, internships, and IEU Labs.
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Liquid Learning at IE University

In this new reality, we understand it’s not always possible to attend class in person. That’s why we developed our Liquid Learning approach, which seamlessly adapts to individual needs and provides equal access to world-class education—whether on campus or online wherever you are.

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Students receive academic guidance from tutors and advisors who provide direction, encouraging the integration of the different degree elements. Build a personalized academic program that matches your professional aspirations.


The IE Start-Up Lab is an on-campus incubator, where professors and entrepreneurs provide students with feedback and guidance on their business plans. With access to further resources and plan preparation help at IE Business School’s Venture Lab, you can pitch your idea to potential investors at IE Venture Days, bringing your idea to life.



The Final Degree Project displays the culmination of fourth year students’ learning. The topics are chosen with faculty input with step-by-step guidance provided by an advisor. Drawing upon the knowledge gained from specific academic areas, internships or IE Labs projects, this is a chance to show off the extent of your architectural learning and design creativity.


IEU Labs are IE University’s alternative to traditional internships. Designed for first and second year students seeking high level internship placements, the IEU Labs provide a hands-on, internship-like, on-campus experience, where you work on projects for leading companies and institutions in a variety of sectors.



Real-world professional experience is fundamental as students prepare to enter the working world. The Dual Degree in Economics + International Relations offers internship opportunities with top international organizations. Gain experience in your desired field, experience new cultures and set yourself up for success.

a world of opportunities

Once you finish your degree, you’ll be ready to develop your career in a wide range of fields. Whether you are inspired by working in finance, marketing, human resources, customer experience or manufacturing, as an IE University Economics and International Relations graduate, you will be more than prepared to use your expertise to optimize management decisions in companies, and to make a positive impact in the corporate world. Below you will find some of the areas you can specialize in.

A professional of a regional development bank

Apply your economic knowledge, analytical skills, and international relations awareness to design economic strategies and supply investment capital to developing businesses and industry. You’ll work with emerging and high-potential businesses and individuals to drive economic growth in regional areas and empower local commerce and communities.

A behavioral economics advisor

Use your understanding of market behavior, sociology, and psychology—combined with statistical analysis—to design value-driven missions for success in the current market. Whether self-employed, working for a world-leading consultancy, or in a private enterprise, you will identify challenges and opportunities for a wide range of organizations and lead analysis-driven solutions for change.

A market analyst of an international finance company

Examine, collect, and interpret financial information as you help companies around the world make better business decisions. Use your global mindset and geopolitical awareness to explore markets around the world, as you write data-driven reports on competitors, market conditions, and consumer behavior to guide organizations forward.

An economic researcher of an international think tank

Shape economic policy in a particular sector or industry as you join other talented professionals in an exciting, influential, and fulfilling environment. Apply research methods and rigorous quantitative and qualitative methods to collate and analyze data to drive global, regional and national policy. You’ll contribute new ideas and research to developing fields and use your keen interest in public policy, current affairs, and economics to succeed.

An economic advisor in an international private firm

Advise and support private and public organizations with thorough economic planning and analysis. You’ll support the preparation of policy and operational papers, provide technical assistance, and advise on the implementation of technical plans to help organizations meet their goals and objectives. By reviewing development programs, projects, and policies—as well as their economic implications—you’ll be a key player in advising on institutional change and development.

A manager at a security, peace, or an economic intelligence agency

Provide rigorous, best in class economic analysis to inform all stages of policymaking. You will apply qualitative and quantitative insights to uncover forward-looking perspectives to design strategies for success. Guiding your team, you’ll provide intellectual and strategic leadership to organizations around the globe—always informed by thorough, data-driven analysis.
Learn to respond to today’s global challenges and shape the world of tomorrow with the Dual Degree in International Relations and Economics. With a deep understanding of economics, geopolitics, and international relations, you’ll be in the unique position to drive a positive impact at all levels of an organization—whether in the public, private, or non-profit spheres. Combining rigorous economic study with social awareness and advanced technologies, you will leave this program with the skills and tools to thrive on the global stage as you join a dynamic group of international professionals designing innovative solutions to today’s most difficult challenges.


In our fast-paced world, the demand for professionals who can think on their feet and work across boundaries is perpetually increasing. At IE University, we believe that postgraduate study provides the opportunity to not only develop your skills and pursue your passions, but also to advance your career and establish yourself as a specialist in your desired area. Expand your knowledge and improve your standing in your field to stand out in today's challenging job market.

Follow your Dual Degree in Business Administration & Business and Data Analytics with one of these recommended Master's:


- Master in Business Administration
- Master in Management
- Master in Finance

Consolidate your professional profile with a Master from IE Business School—a top-ranked leader in business education. Become an expert in your area with our world-class programs, and prepare for a future full of success.


- Master in International Relations

Further your global education with the Master in IR at the world-renowned IE School of Global and Public Affairs. Enhance your knowledge of current international landscape to become a dynamic, globally-minded game-changer.