5 ways studying the Dual Degree in Business Administration and International Relations can boost your career prospects

@Meagan Gardner

The job market is becoming more and more competitive by the day, and individuals are having to work harder to secure their dream jobs. It’s not enough to simply have a comprehensive knowledge of the field—employers are now seeking individuals who can offer much more to the role.

At IE University, we understand the importance of ensuring all our students are prepared to enter the job market, and we strive towards ensuring each individual has access to the best resources and education possible.

Professors at IE University are also esteemed practitioners in their respective fields. As such, they are able to guide their students in the right direction towards successfully obtaining their dream job.

The Dual Degree in Business Administration and International Relations is a challenging yet thought-provoking degree, which delves into the world of international affairs and business. Students study a well-rounded program with a focus on political, economic, and social systems and how they interact with the world of business.

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Students working collaboratively in the classroom

The program is designed for dynamic, business-minded students who are ready to commit themselves into transforming into the professional world’s next generation of game-changers. Thanks to the Dual Degree in Business Administration and International Relations, our students are prepared to do this in the following ways:

BUILDING A UNIQUE PROFILE

At IE University, we encourage our students to follow a personalized path catered to their unique career goals. For this reason, you will be able to tailor your studies towards your interests. In addition, our academic mentors will be there to provide you with the help and resources needed to help you reach your full potential.

Under the guidance of IE Business School, you will also learn the key managerial skills which are becoming increasingly sought-after by recruiters. You will be able to develop policies and manage projects for a wide range of corporations.

TWO FULLY ACCREDITED DEGREES

As a student of the Dual Degree in Business Administration and International Relations, you will benefit from the combined expertise of two prestigious schools: IE Business School and the IE School of Global and Public Affairs. The two schools have worked closely to develop a program that incorporates the fundamentals of each side to the degree.

In addition, by studying a Dual Degree at IE University, you will receive two undergraduate diplomas upon graduation, undoubtedly setting you high above the rest when entering the job market.

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MAKE A DIFFERENCE WITH SOCIAL IMPACT PROJECTS

Throughout the program, we will encourage you to design initiatives that add value to society, including social impact projects in which you will coordinate non-profit initiatives. At IE University, you will be provided with all the resources needed to help bring your ideas to life. Specifically, the IEU Start-Up Lab will help you learn the techniques involved in creating a project, allowing you to add this invaluable skill to your portfolio.

DEVELOP A GLOBAL VISION

IE University is known for its renowned international environment where students from different cultural backgrounds are encouraged to learn and progress alongside one another. As a student at IE University, you will soon come to appreciate the importance of global awareness and understand the usefulness of exploring different world views.

You will also have access to a variety of study abroad options at over 90 partner institutions if you wish to expand your horizons even further.

LEARN FROM A PRACTICE-BASED APPROACH

A core value which we pride ourselves on at IE University is guaranteeing that our students experience a practice-based approach to learning. By studying the Dual Degree in Business Administration and International Relations, you will take part in simulations of real-world challenges to gain a first-hand insight into the professional working world. You will receive specialized training in negotiation, strategy, and public speaking to help you put into practice the solid foundations of theory you have learned in the classroom.

In addition, numerous summer internships are offered to students who wish to take their learning one step further and add some vital real-world experience to their portfolio.