Dual Degree in Economics + International Relations - Study PlanDrive economic transformation at a global scale
A Unique Dual Degree in Economics & International Relations
The Dual Degree in Economics & International Relations aims to teach young ambitious individuals to build the proper skill set to become professionals capable of facing real-world challenges.
Through our hands-on teaching methodology, students from the Dual Degree in Economics & International Relations will find the perfect ideal balance between what is studied throughout their degree and the projects that are applied based on real-world scenarios.
This will aid them to develop profiles that are able to adapt to new trends happening now in the 21st century.
Liquid Learning at IE University
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- Core courses
- Mandatory courses
- Elective courses
- Final project
- Credits needed to graduate
Note: This study plan may be subject to change.Contact the Admissions Department for details and updates
A global economist looks at the world of economics from a global perspective. They study economic trends and international relations affecting all countries and regions, rather than just their own county or region. In this first year, students will step into the shoes of global economists, learning the fundamentals of economics, programming, the history of International Relations, and the basis of both disciplines.
International organizations and corporations require a financial economist to help them obtain the funds needed for short- and long-term investments, operational requirements, corporate reorganization initiatives, and expansion projects using data-driven solutions and technologies. This year, students will gain the tools needed to view the world from a financial perspective. They will explore how capital markets work and discover the current financial trends in cryptocurrency, fintech, and new digital platforms. Students will also analyze how finance plays a role in international relations. Lastly, students will acquire the practical skills to analyze, model, and visualize data and economics using the latest data analysis technologies.
A global economist requires the knowledge and skills to engage in negotiations that define economic changes in society, both at the national and international level. To do that, in the third year of the program, students explore political theories, political economy, and international law, and learn how to negotiate conflicts, climate change agreements, and social and development projects. Students will gain confidence in discussing the political economy of international institutions like the European Union or the foreign policy of different countries.
A global policy and digital economist should find data-driven solutions to public policy challenges based on robust evidence, expert insights, and data analysis. Students will learn not only the fundamentals of macroeconomics, fiscal and monetary policy, the economics of globalization, social insurance, and public investment, but also more advanced topics like labor economics, institutional economics, or the economics of wellbeing. Furthermore, students will learn about the new digital economy, ecosystems, and platforms, as well as the policies needed to incorporate new technological changes and innovation in the digital era. During the second semester, students will be able to take part in an exchange with various universities around the globe, taking the electives of their choice.
Finally, a global economist is not only focused on research and analysis, but also on managing international economic projects with multinational corporations, organizations, or development banks. Students will acquire the skills and knowledge to become efficient managers in these contexts and environments. They will become familiar with the latest technologies in machine learning, AI, programming, and economic analysis, ensuring they are fully prepared to hit the ground running in their future roles.