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.
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.Discover more
- 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.