IE School of Global and Public Affairs

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IE School of Global and Public Affairs equips professionals to understand complex global affairs, manage organizations and occupy leadership positions in international entities in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. IE School of Global and Public Affairs is a full member of APSIA, the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs, a platform for the exchange of knowledge in the field of international relations, whose members include Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Columbia and Sciences Po. IE School of Global and Public Affairs is the only school in Spain and the seventh in Europe to belong to this global elite.


The school offers 4 programs or areas of study -

Master in International Relations The Master in International Relations trains influential leaders to make a meaningful impact in the international arena. Designed to be truly transformative, this program gives students the technical knowledge and first-hand experience they need to embark upon successful international careers. This program provides students with a strong global affairs and business foundation, complemented by a week-long field work in Brussels, while also allowing them to pursue strategic diplomacy and comparative regional studies. After the third and final semester in Madrid, students can customize their program spending an additional semester at a partner university.

Master in International Development IE's School of Global and Public Affairs and the United Nations System Staff College have partnered to provide world-class training for professionals who want to tackle the complex challenges associated with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and want to promote sustainable social, economic and environmental prosperity around the world. The United Nations System Staff College has built the curriculum for this Master together with IE experts and professors. Provided in the tuition is an immersion week to a United Nations operation where students will gain first-hand experience in a development mission.

Executive Master in Internationalization and Trade The Executive Master in Internationalization and Trade is a pioneering program designed to give talented professionals a deeper understanding of the dynamics that are reshaping trade and globalization. This innovative and unique 15-month blended degree has been designed together with the International Trade Center and the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation. The program combines live video conferences and interactive forums with week-long face-to-face sessions in Geneva and Madrid. This approach enables students to continue their current career while simultaneously pursuing a valuable and meaningful education.

International MBA + Master in International Relations (Dual Degree) If you’re drawn not only to global affairs, but also to the rapidly evolving world of business, this Dual Degree program could be the perfect fit. It combines IE Business School’s highly renowned International MBA with the Master in International Relations from IE School of Global and Public Affairs. In less than two years, you’ll build a solid foundation in the most important aspects of business administration and management, plus a thorough understanding of international affairs, strategic diplomacy and comparative regional studies.

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