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 Bachelor in Economics & Bachelor in International Relations aims to provide young, ambitious individuals with the proper skill set to become professionals capable of facing global challenges with an analytical mindset.
Through our hands-on teaching methodology, students from the Dual Degree in Economics & International Relations will find the perfect balance between a theoretical and a practical education.
This enables them to develop profiles that can be adapted to the reality of the 21st century and acquire the most in-demand skills.
- 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
FIRST YEAR – BUILD THE FOUNDATIONS FOR THE NEW ECONOMIST
A global economist looks at the world of economics from a global perspective. They study economic trends and international relations for all the countries and regions in the world, not just their own. In this first year, students will step into the shoes of global economists and learn the fundamentals of economics, programming, and the history of international relations, as well as the basis for both disciplines.
SECOND YEAR – BECOME A FINANCIAL AND DATA-DRIVEN ECONOMIST
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 current financial trends in fintech, cryptocurrencies, and new digital platforms. Students will also analyze how finance plays a role in international relations and the political economy. Lastly, students will acquire the quantitative practical skills they need to analyze, model, and visualize data and economics using the latest data analysis techniques.
THIRD YEAR – BECOME A POLITICAL AND SOCIAL ECONOMIST
A global economist must possess the knowledge and skills to engage in the political negotiations that will bring about economic changes in society, both on a national and international level. In order to do this, students will explore political theories, political economy, and international law, and learn how to negotiate conflicts, climate change agreements, and social and development projects. Students will become confident enough to discuss the political economy of international institutions like the European Union, or the foreign policy of different countries. Furthermore, students will acquire skills to solve the economic dimensions of social issues like poverty, human rights, environmental issues, or conflicts.
FOURTH YEAR – BECOME A POLICY & DIGITAL ECONOMIST
A global policy and digital economist must find data-driven solutions to public-policy challenges based on robust evidence, expert insight, and data analysis. Students will not only learn the fundamentals of macroeconomics, fiscal and monetary policy, the economics of globalization, social insurance, and public investment, but will study 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 study abroad in various universities around the globe and take the electives of their choice.
FIFTH YEAR – BECOME A MANAGERIAL ECONOMIST
Ultimately, a global economist is not only focused on research and analysis but on managing international economic projects with multinational corporations, organizations, or development banks. Students will acquire the skills and knowledge they need 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, so they are fully prepared to hit the ground running in their future roles.
- Participate in public and expert debates on the economy and politics at the national and international level.
- Apply abstract reasoning and critical thinking to understand economic, political and social processes and propose solutions to complex problems in multidisciplinary environments.
- Conduct model-based socioeconomic analyses to identify dynamics and key factors affecting changes or stability over time.
- Convert large volumes of data into usable information and develop solutions that are relevant for a given context from the socioeconomic and business management standpoints.
- Write convincing written texts applicable to a variety of academic and professional contexts.
- Develop arguments that demonstrate a critical understanding of political and social phenomena.
- Apply the knowledge acquired to develop interpretations of current economic phenomena and argue the case.
- Make use of historical and current documentary sources.
- Develop the technical IT competences necessary for a professional setting.
- Present a global vision with regards to trends and debates in international relations.
- Evaluate the economic dimension of international public and private policies.
- Plan and implement public and private policies at the international level, providing justification for their implementation.
- Use different information sources and channels to create and convey information, ideas, problems and solutions related to current international affairs.
- Train to conduct research and studies on the international sphere and its political, economic, social and cultural facets.
- Possess a critical understanding of the legal implications of international relations.
- Develop public- and private-sector strategies for real economic contexts.
- Communicate orally and in writing in both Spanish and English in a professional and academic context.
- Analyze and consider contemporary challenges and the social and cultural complexity of globalized society through a critical and creative lens.
- Apply suitable ethics-based judgements to all professional activities and relationships, with the ability to differentiate between personal and professional life.
- Apply and adapt knowledge and competences to a variety of international academic and professional contexts.
- Develop flexible problem-solving tools for organizational management that take the satisfaction of different stakeholders into consideration.
- Acquire a critical understanding of the historical foundations and principles of private and public statutory law.
- Analyze the different branches of law from the perspective of their economic, political or social functions.
- Understand the basic principles of certain non-legal matters concerning the regulation of the different branches of law, and which are important for the attainment of a multidisciplinary education.
- Apply abstract reasoning and analytical competences so as to understand economic, political and social contexts and formulate solutions to complex problems in multidisciplinary settings.
- Promote constitutional and democratic values, the principles of the rule of law and the protection of fundamental rights as a representative of the legal profession.
- Analyze the institutions of public and private law.
- Achieve a comparative perspective of law and understand the evolution of civil and common law systems on a global level.
- Identify and determine the scope of legislative changes in each area.
- Understand the main public and private institutions, their genesis and interconnection, as well as the procedures of their activities and the guarantees they provide.
- Identify, formulate and solve substantive and procedural issues related to the different branches of public law.
- Understand legal phenomena on a supranational level.
- Develop analytical and practical competences in the resolution of cases of international and European law.
- Acquire negotiation and reconciliation competences in the legal sphere.
- Think creatively and develop new ideas and concepts in the field of law.
- Understand classical and contemporary political theories.
- Analyze and compare the structure and functioning of the main political systems.
- Recognize the paradigms, concepts and principles of political science.
- Understand microeconomic and macroeconomic models and obtain specific information from them.
- Be capable of identifying the key aspects of an economy and the operation of local and global markets.
- Understand international relations’ evolution as a discipline by placing it in the corresponding political, economic, legal and social contexts.
- Understand the historical dimension and evolution of the political and social processes hitherto in play in international relations.
- Produce, gather, analyze and interpret data and statistics.
- Understand the concepts, framework of application and theoretical foundations of international relations.
- Justify political and social stances in line with the discipline’s different theories.
- Understand the relationships between the different stakeholders in play as a function of a region’s current economic policy model.
- Understand the legal aspects and decision-making processes used as a part of nations and international organizations’ foreign policies in accordance with international law.
- Evaluate cases related to international jurisdiction, applicable law and the recognition and enforcement of judgements.
- Understand the structure, organization and operation of different types of international and supranational institutions, with particular focus on the European Union and the challenges it will face in the future.
- Analyze the course of global issues such as international terrorism, challenges in health and education and development cooperation.
- Understand and analyze the international economic environment and the economic dimension of international institutions using economic and financial tools in line with a given policy direction.
- Analytically connect past and current knowledge and processes through interdisciplinary analysis.
- Design communication strategies and apply political communication techniques.
- Apply the knowledge acquired to experimentation and the generation of new knowledge.
- Integrate and deploy all knowledge acquired throughout the program.
- Develop decision-making competences and an entrepreneurial mindset.
- Create collaboration plans for partnerships between public and private institutions.
- Identify the main cultural identity traits that characterize today’s world by understanding the main contemporary ideological trends.
- Behave professionally in accordance with the core principles and ethics of the profession.
- Manage unforeseen situations by being able to adapt to organizational changes.
- Use knowledge of the discipline to analyze and evaluate current situations.
- Form a part of interdisciplinary and multicultural teams to achieve shared goals in a diverse environment.