We spoke to Daniel Kselman, Vice Dean at the IE School of Global and Public Affairs, to learn more about this undergraduate program.
The Bachelor in International Relations is a unique program that prepares a new generation of global professionals to confront the complexity of international affairs in both the public and private sector. We spoke to Daniel Kselman, Academic Director of International Relations at the IE School of Global and Public Affairs, to learn more about this undergraduate program.
Tell us about the IE School of Global and Public Affairs.
The IE School of Global and Public Affairs is a prestigious school dedicated to training international professionals capable of understanding complex global issues and managing real-world organizations. The school’s flagship programs are the Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations and the Master’s Degree in International Relations. It also contains rapidly growing dual degree programs with the IE Business School and the IE Law School, and is now home to nearly 400 students from all over the world. Also, the IE School of Global and Public Affairs is a member of the exclusive Association of Professionals Schools of International Affairs (APSIA), a clear indicator of its expertise and prestige.
What can prospective students expect from the Bachelor of International Relations at IE University?
The Bachelor of International Relations at IE University is a truly unique degree. The international job market demands multidisciplinary professionals who can understand how economics, business, law, and politics interact in today’s world. This is precisely the training that we provide our students with.
In this undergraduate program, we integrate different but complementary disciplines to train global experts capable of managing issues and organizations on an international scale. We do so with the unique focus on innovation and entrepreneurship that characterizes all IE programs. Upon graduation, our students are prepared to be leaders within a new generation of international professionals.
What makes this program unique?
The IE University Bachelor in International Relations not only integrates distinct disciplines, but also distinct teaching and learning methodologies. We believe it’s important to teach our students to think critically, but also to develop the necessary soft skills to improve their capacity for organizational leadership, teamwork, and negotiation.
At the IE School of Global and Public Affairs, students learn by hands-on experiences in internships, IEU labs, case studies, simulations, and workshops with experts and practitioners. In addition, they acquire this training in a uniquely international environment: IE is one of the world’s most diverse academic institutions, currently home to students from over 100 different countries!
Who should pursue this degree?
This degree is ideal for students looking to cultivate successful international careers which positively impact a variety of fields, including business, policy-making, conflict resolution, and economic development. The program is perfect for proactive individuals who not only want to understand how the world works, but also to be part of a new generation of global professionals who bring innovative solutions to global challenges.
What can graduates do with this degree?
The IEU Bachelor in International Relations provides students with the skills they need to work and excel in positions in both the public and private sectors. Whether they are working in international organizations like the EU or UN, in consulting or human resources for multinational corporations, or managing international humanitarian and development projects, graduates of the IEU Bachelor in International Relations will be poised for success.
What advice would you give to someone considering the International Relations program at IE University?
We recommend developing an active knowledge of world events, an open mind, a solid work ethic, and perhaps most importantly, creativity and imagination! Studying international relations at IEU is an exciting and life-changing experience. For those of you interested in applying to the program, please pay us a visit so that we can begin this experience together.