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A Unique Dual Degree in Philosophy, Politics, Law & Economics + Data & Business Analytics

The study plan for the Dual Degree in Philosophy, Politics, Law & Economics + Data & Business Analytics at IE University has been designed with the prestigious academic experience at its core, our academic faculty’s expert knowledge and research in each area, and the linkages between the University and the professional world.

The Dual Degree in Philosophy, Politics, Law & Economics + Data & Business Analytics 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 Philosophy, Politics, Law & Economics + Data & Business Analytics 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.
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STUDY PLAN

The study plan in year four and five centers around three learning blocks: Exchange Data and Business Analytics, Exchange PPLE, and Exchange IEU. You will have complete control over each learning block, mixing and matching the order you take them to best suit your educational needs.

Year 1

1st semester

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
Fundamentals of Probability and Statistics
Type Core
ECTS 6
Elementary Logic
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
European Legal history
Type Core
ECTS 6
Introduction to Political Science
Type Core
ECTS 6
Writing skills
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Data Insights and Visualization
Type Core
ECTS 3
Learning to Observe, Experiment and Survey
Type Core
ECTS 6

2nd semester

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
Fundamentals of Data Analysis
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
History of Ancient and Medieval Philosphy
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Microeconomics
Type Core
ECTS 6
Constitutional Law
Type Core
ECTS 6
Government and Comparative Politics
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Simulating and Modeling to Understand Change
Type Core
ECTS 6
Mathematics
Type Core
ECTS 6

Year 2

1st semester

Courses
Type
ECTS
Macroeconomics
Type Core
ECTS 6
Probability and Statistics for Data Management & Analysis
Type Core
ECTS 6
Public Administration and Management
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Public International Law
Type Core
ECTS 6
Mathematics for Data Management and Analysis
Type Core
ECTS 6
Modern and Contemporary Political Philosophy
Type Core
ECTS 6

2nd semester

Courses
Type
ECTS
Programming for Data Analysis & Management
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Public Policy Analysis
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Forecasting and Time Series Analysis
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Administratve Law
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Analyzing Social Media
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Algorithm and Data Structures
Type Core
ECTS 6
Legal Philosphy
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6

Year 3

1st semester

Courses
Type
ECTS
AI - Machine Learning Foundations
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Public Economics
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Econometrics
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Data Structures and Storage
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
European Union Law
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
IE Challenge
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6

2nd semester

Courses
Type
ECTS
Monetary Economics
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Big Data Technology
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Advanced Data Structures and Storage
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
AI - Machine Learning & Analysis
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Operating Systems & Parallel Computing
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Political Parties and Social Movements
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Introduction to Private Law-Civil Law
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6

Year 4

1st semester

Courses
Type
ECTS
Professional Bootcamp: Self-Management
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Electives
Type Electives
ECTS 24
Professional Bootcamp: Team-work
Type Core
ECTS 3

2nd semester

Courses
Type
ECTS
Advanced Databases
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Recommendation Engines
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Data Visualisation, Dashboard and Storytelling
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
NLP, Text Mining and Semantic Analysis
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Social Semniar
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Darathon for Social Impact
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Project Management
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Advanced Topics/ Seminars
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3

Year 5

1st semester

Courses
Type
ECTS
Moral Philosophy
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
International Trade Law and Policy
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Designing AI
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Stream Analytics
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Game Theory and Industrial Organization
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Epistemology and Philosophy of Social Sciences
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6

2nd semester

Courses
Type
ECTS
Career Preparation and Design
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Emerging Topics in Data Analysis and Management
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Advanced Topics / Seminar
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Final Project
Type Final Project
ECTS 24
Components
Credits
Basic Courses
108
Core Courses
183
Elective Courses
24
Final Project
24
Credits needed to graduate
339

Note: This study plan may be subject to change.

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STUDY PLAN

The study plan in year four and five centers around three learning blocks: Exchange Data and Business Analytics, Exchange PPLE, and Exchange IEU. You will have complete control over each learning block, mixing and matching the order you take them to best suit your educational needs.

FIRST YEAR

Your first year will enable you to appreciate the many ways in which philosophy, politics, law and economics define the dynamics of our societies and organizations. You will learn how these fields complement each other and relate within the corporate and social environment. Various courses will kickstart your critical thinking skills, and allow you to approach problems from a multidisciplinary perspective. Your first year will also be an introduction to the world of data science and the application of edge technologies to extract value from data.

SECOND YEAR

In your second year you will study more advanced courses in PPLE and data science and analytics. In both semesters you will delve into your studies to truly understand how to analyze social realities using more advanced technologies and methods. In addition, you will acquire knowledge of specific subjects in social sciences to develop a managerial view and a strong analytical capacity of the reality that surrounds you.

THIRD YEAR

Your third year will enable you to integrate your technological knowledge, complex data analysis skills and understanding of social dynamics to become a multidisciplinary practitioner. By delving deeper into your data analysis courses, you will gain an appreciation of how different societies and organizations functions and evolve. You will experiment and apply the latest technologies to real-life cases and problems to truly extract the power of data.

FOURTH YEAR

In your fourth year you will build on the skills you’ve already acquired to become a true leader and a successful professional. During this year you can choose to pursue an internship or spend a semester or two on exchange at one of our prestigious partner institutions. You will select elective modules from a wide range of options, and tailor your study path in order to pursue the areas you are truly passionate about. Finally, all students have the opportunity to acquire invaluable professional experience by completing an internship.

FIFTH YEAR

In your fifth year you will deliver your final projects. You will develop and explore in depth a topic of your choice, and deliver a written project that you will present to a panel of judges. In addition, you will pursue advanced courses in both data analysis and PPLE, such as Datathons, Sales and Marketing Analytics, Health and Genetics Analytics, and Big Data Technology.

COMPETENCES

GENERAL COMPETENCES

  • Apply abstract reasoning and analytical competences to understand economic, political, social and legal processes and to formulate solutions to complex problems in multidisciplinary environments.
  • Understand social dynamics and be able to advance value proposals for society through institutions and companies.
  • Interpret the dynamics of contemporary societies using social analysis based on the different conceptual repertoires of the degree’s scope.
  • Identify, contextualize, analyze and formulate solutions to complex problems in multidisciplinary environments using logical methods.
  • Apply systems and processes through their modeling and analysis with the aim of analyzing their dynamics and identifying the keys to their influence and development.
  • Transform large volumes of data into information and formulate contextualized solutions from a social and business management point of view.
  • Understand innovation as a force for positive change and the methods that render it a tool for the identification and implementation of change.
  • Apply the different computer technologies that form the current work ecosystem for the management, analysis and visualization of data.
  • Develop communication techniques to become capable of presenting proposals, projects and the results of analyses coherently and effectively.
  • Use critical and self-critical thinking effectively during the execution of both individual and group tasks.

PROGRAM-SPECIFIC COMPETENCES

  • Effectively and efficiently apply the concepts, theories and theoretical paradigms provided by the different social sciences and by the humanities that make up the program, using their associated analysis methodologies and tools, from a multidisciplinary perspective.
  • Know and understand the main elements of the national, European and international legal systems and be capable of interpreting sources and fundamental legal concepts.
  • Interpret legal texts from an interdisciplinary perspective using legal principles in addition to social, ethical and deontological values and principles as tools to analyze and solve legal issues, using information technologies to search for and obtain legal information (legislation and jurisprudence databases, bibliographies).
  • Understand, interpret and evaluate the legal conditions (legislation, regulation, institutional actors) involved in political, economic and social matters.
  • Manage the legal language and terminology of the different branches of the law with skill and precision so as to draft legal documents in an orderly and understandable manner and to communicate ideas, arguments and legal reasoning both orally and in writing using the appropriate records in each context.
  • Identify and design effective economic policies according to the national context.
  • Anticipate trends and macroeconomic results for countries and regions.
  • Simplify complex economic ideas by using practical language, figures and graphs to communicate them in public and professional forums.
  • Define economic and social issues through the use of quantitative tools (mathematics, statistics and econometrics) and propose solutions, as well as systems for their evaluation, control and monitoring.
  • Understand the social, political, economic and legal context in light of the broad conceptual repertoires of philosophy, framing social analyses within complex ideas of humanity and society.
  • Identify the numerous factors and relevant indicators present in social or organizational problems with precision and depth, through the use of data collection, processing and quantitative and qualitative interpretation.
  • Analyze, contextualize and interpret before finally evaluating public and/or institutional policies in light of the social environment, in order to weigh up their internal coherence, their viability and their social and economic profitability.
  • Know and understand the intervention policies in legal, political, economic or organizational matters in order to support institutional growth and/or social improvement, in line with the political-legal, social and economic-business environment of the context.
  • Integrate legal, economic and political knowledge and analysis with the humanist philosophy.
  • Apply philosophical analysis and critical thinking to moral, political and social issues as well as recognize manifestations of philosophical debate in moral and political practices.
  • Develop a philosophical conceptualization of the current situation.
  • Critically analyze data and analysis systems identifying the most appropriate storage, processing, modelling and analysis methods according to the study aims.
  • Understand the different types of data, including the diversity of sources, formats, quantity, quality and usefulness in terms of being amenable to analysis.
  • Apply a variety of techniques related to data mining, algorithm-based machine learning, predictive models and the classification and segmentation of data from different sources and formats.
  • Use visualization tools to explore data, reveal patterns and communicate results to others in order to facilitate decision-making.
  • Design, perform and analyze experiments and other forms of data-driven applied research as a way to test ideas and hypotheses and draw conclusions.
  • Acquire competences in the collection, management, cleaning, structuring, storage and consultation of data both manually and through computer programming.
  • Work effectively with data within organizations’ technological ecosystems.
  • Methodically design and carry out analytical projects in multidisciplinary environments.
  • Understand and apply programmatic and algorithmic thinking for the execution of the different phases of business analytics, including knowledge of the main tools used.
  • Incorporate statistical models into technological tools and smart machines dedicated to data analysis.
  • Apply the knowledge and methods of data analytics to functional areas and business sectors in order to improve their performance, identify opportunities and respond to existing and/or emerging problems.
  • Understand the nature of business, its internal structure and its scope of action from a social (society) and individual (consumer, interest groups, etc.) point of view.
  • Know the principles that govern the behavior of individuals and groups as well as the fundamentals of social activity in the business field.

TRANSVERSAL COMPETENCES

  • Be part of interdisciplinary and multicultural teams with the aim of achieving common goals in a diverse, international context.
  • 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.
  • Work actively in an international context.

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