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

The study plan for the Dual Degree in 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 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 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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The study plan in year four and five centers around three learning blocks: Exchange Data and Business Analytics, Exchange PLE, 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.

1st semester

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
Fundamentals of Probability and Statistics
Type Core
ECTS 6
Introduction to Economics
Type Core
ECTS 6
European Legal history
Type Core
ECTS 6
Social Analysis Unplugged: Gateway Seminar
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Introduction to Politics
Type Core
ECTS 6
Writing skills
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Data Insights and Visualization
Type Core
ECTS 3
Mathematics I
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3

2nd semester

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
Fundamentals of Data Analysis
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Simulating and modeling to understand change
Type Core
ECTS 6
Microeconomics
Type Core
ECTS 6
Constitutional Law
Type Core
ECTS 6
Presentation skills
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Social Analysis Unplugged: Capstone Seminar II
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Technology Trends Today
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3

1st semester

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
Probability and Statistics for Data Analysis & Management
Type Core
ECTS 6
Maths for data management and analysis
Type Core
ECTS 6
Macroeconomics
Type Core
ECTS 6
Political Philosophy and Political Theory
Type Core
ECTS 6
Social Analysis Unplugged: Gateway Seminar I
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Intro to Private Law
Type Core
ECTS 6
S. Sci. Research Methods and Critical Assessment I
Type Core
ECTS 3

2nd semester

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
Algorithim and Data Structures
Type Core
ECTS 6
Programming for Data Analysis & Management
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Public Economics
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Legal Theory
Type Core
ECTS 6
Social Analysis Unplugged: Gateway Seminar II
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Administrative Law
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Social Fundamentals of Behavior
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
S. Sci. Research Methods and Critical Assessment II
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3

1st semester

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
Social Analysis Unplugged: System Thinking
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Forecasting and Time Series Analysis
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
AI - Machine Learning Foundations
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Theory of Choice (Decision Theory)
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Advanced Data Structures and Storage
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Professional bootcamp: Teamwork
Type Core
ECTS 3
Public International Law
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6

2nd semester

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
Advanced Databases
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Operating Systems & Parallel Computing
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
AI - Machine Learning & Analytics
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Analyzing Social Media
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Game Theory and Strategic Decision Making
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Monetary Economics
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Social Analysis Uplugged: Data visualization and communication
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
European Union Law
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Professional bootcamp: Self management
Type Core
ECTS 3

1st semester - Exchange Data and Business Analytics

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
Career Preparation and Design
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Electives
Type Electives
ECTS 15
Humanities
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Business Management
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6

2nd semester - Exchange Data and Business Analytics

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
Designing Artificial Intelligence & implementing smart technologies
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Recommendation Engines
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Big Data Technology
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Stream Analytics
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
NLP, Text mining and Semantic Analysis
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Electives
Type Elective
ECTS 6

1st semester - Exchange Politics, Law and Economics

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
CAREER PREPARATION AND DESIGN
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
ELECTIVES
Type Electives
ECTS 3
HUMANITIES
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
CULTURE AND SOCIETY (HUMANITIES II)
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Data visualisation, dashboard and storytelling
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6

2nd semester - Exchange Politics, Law and Economics

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
PUBLIC POLICY
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
BEHAVIOURAL POLICY
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
ELECTIVES
Type ELECTIVES
ECTS 18

1st semester - Exchange + IEU

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
CAREER PREPARATION AND DESIGN
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
ELECTIVES
Type ELECTIVES
ECTS 21
HUMANITIES
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6

2nd semester - Exchange + IEU

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
PUBLIC POLICY
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
RECOMMENDATION ENGINES
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
CULTURE AND SOCIETY (HUMANITIES II)
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
BIG DATA TECHNOLOGY
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Data visualisation, dashboard and storytelling
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6

1st semester - Exchange Data and Business Analytics

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
Advanced Topic - Connected Industries, Smart Cities & e-Governments
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Public Policy
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Culture and Society (Humanities II)
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Behavioural Policy
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Advanced Topic - Sales & Marketing Analytics
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Data visualisation, dashboard and storytelling
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6

2nd semester - Exchange Data and Business Analytics

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
Datathon for Social Impact
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Emerging Topics in Data Analysis and Management
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Advanced Topic - Health & Genetics Analytics
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Final Projects
Type Final Project
ECTS 24

1ST SEMESTER - EXCHANGE POLITICS, LAW AND ECONOMICS

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
ADVANCED TOPIC - CONNECTED INDUSTRIES, SMART CITIES & E-GOVERNMENTS
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
DESIGNING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE & IMPLEMENTING SMART TECHNOLOGIES
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
RECOMMENDATION ENGINES
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
BIG DATA TECHNOLOGY
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
STREAM ANALYTICS
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
NLP, TEXT MINING AND SEMANTIC ANALYSIS
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
ADVANCED TOPIC - SALES & MARKETING ANALYTICS
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3

2ND SEMESTER - EXCHANGE POLITICS, LAW AND ECONOMICS

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
Datathon for Social Impact
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Emerging Topics in Data Analysis and Management
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Advanced Topic - Health & Genetics Analytics
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Final Projects
Type Final Project
ECTS 24

1ST SEMESTER - EXCHANGE + IEU

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
Advanced Topic - Connected Industries, Smart Cities & e-Governments
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Designing Artificial Intelligence & implementing smart technologies
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Stream Analytics
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
NLP, Text mining and semantic analysis
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Behavioural Policy
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Advanced Topic - Sales & Marketing Analytics
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3

2ND SEMESTER - EXCHANGE + IEU

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
Datathon for Social Impact
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Emerging Topics in Data Analysis and Management
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Advanced Topic - Health & Genetics Analytics
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Final Projects
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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FIRST YEAR

Your first year will enable you to appreciate the many ways in which 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 PLE 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 PLE, such as Datathons, Sales and Marketing Analytics, Health and Genetics Analytics, and Big Data Technology.