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Global Dual Bachelor’s Degree in International Business & International Relations

Global Bachelor Double Degree in International Business and International Relations Madrid

Take on a leadership role to face the difficulties arising in the current globalized world. An exhaustive, rigorous and international program offering solid academic and practical training from the business world.

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Highlights of the international relations & business degree

The Double Degree in International Relations and Business is a five-year programme designed to equip you with the skills to be able to lead business organisations or have a successful career in politics – on diplomatic missions or national or global institutions. The business and international relations degree, taught entirely in English and made up of 360 ECTS, has a practical approach that we see you complete work placements and internships, as well as take part on international study exchanges in the USA, Europe or Asia.

Villaviciosa de Odón 360 ECTS
Start: 18 sep. 2023 Title issued by Universidad Europea de Madrid
5 Years School of Social Sciences and Communication.
Official degree

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Why study the Global Bachelor Double Degree in International Business and International Relations?

Expand your career opportunities

Imagine working in an international environment, identifying which challenges of globalization need to be taken into account in business and decision making.

Create solutions for global challenges.

The Bachelor’s Degree in International Business and International Relations, taught entirely in English, prepares you for assuming a leadership role to tackle the difficulties of today's globalized world. It has a demanding curriculum that offers you solid academic and practical training from the economics, business, trade and international relations perspectives.

A 100% international experience

You will complete two international exchanges during your third year, choosing from more than 100 destinations thanks to our agreements with the best universities in Europe, North America and Asia.

A different methodology

Learn how to professionally interact with different international agents, from states and public and private institutions to multinationals, international organisations and NGOs.

Global training programme

You will study an ambitious program in order to become a global professional capable of holding a business position in any country and any socio-economic environment.

In touch with the professional world

From day one, you will connect with the professional world thanks to: a CV created with company collaboration; faculty members working in banking, business or international trade; and compulsory internships.

Internationally recognised quality

Universidad Europea de Madrid was the first Spanish university to receive the prestigious ACBSP Accreditation (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs) for all of our Business Department programs. This accreditation highlights the excellence of the University’s faculty, learning outcomes and commitment to continuous improvement. It demonstrates the internationally recognised quality of its training programs through students’ ability to demonstrate advanced skills development in line with employers’ needs.

A study plan designed to give you understanding of business and international relations

You will study an ambitious program to become a global professional capable of holding a business position in any country and under any socioeconomic environment. You will gain a work profile with a great capacity for management and leadership, an integral vision of the company and an international perspective. You will be immersed in a professional reality from day one: a CV designed with company collaboration; a faculty made up of professors in who work in banking, business or international trade and compulsory internships that allow you to live and learn about the profession.

1Accounting and Financial Analysis6DREN
1The Economic Environment6DREN
1Environments: Cultural, Political and Legal6DREN
1Fundamentals of International Business6DREN
1Contemporary Geopolitics6DREN
1Communication Skills6DREN
1Language A I6DREN
1Introduction to Marketing6DREN
1Principles of Business Management6DREN
1History and Theory of International Relations6DREN
1Human Rights and Development Cooperation6DREN
2Competitor Analysis6DREN
2Financial Accounting and Management Control in the International Enviroment6DREN
2Financial Economics6DREN
2World Economics6DREN
2International Taxation6DREN
2Sources of International Finance6DREN
2Language A II6DREN
2Business Intelligence6DREN
2International Marketing6DREN
2Human, Economic and Political Geography6DREN
2Concepts of International Relations: Actors and Factors6DREN
3International Trade6DREN
3International Law and Contracting6DREN
3International Strategic Management6DREN
3Internationalisation Strategies6DREN
3International Finance6DREN
3Human Resources Management6DREN
3Managerial and Negotiation Skills6DREN
3Language A III6DREN
3Commercial Research6DREN
3Production Management and International Operations6DREN
3Documenting Sources6DREN
3Current-Day Observations6DREN
4Distribution and Logistics6DREN
4International Business Ethics6DREN
4Project Management6DREN
4Emerging Markets and Developed Countries6DREN
4International Negotiation and Diplomacy6DREN
4University Activities6DREN
4Environmental Hazards and Climate Change6DREN
4Internship I6DREN
4Internship II6DREN
4Graduation Project: Global Bachelor's Degree in International Business6DREN
4Theory of State and Comparative Political Systems6DREN
4Comparative Legal Systems6DREN
5Public International Law6DREN
5Cultural Differences and Interculturality6DREN
5Spain's Foreign Policy6DREN
5International Terrorism and Organised Crime6DREN
5The United Nations6DREN
5Theory and Analysis of International Conflicts6DREN
5Diplomatic and Consular Law6DREN
5Defence and Security Alliances6DREN
5Image Abroad and Public Diplomacy6DREN
5International Legal Conflicts6DREN
5Graduation Project: Global Bachelor's Degree in International Relations6DREN

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External internship regulations

Internships are a key component of your training. Acquiring experience after what you have learnt in your degree is the best way to enter the employment market. There are two types of internships: curricular—which are included in your study plan—and extracurricular—which you can do on a voluntary basis.

In order to complete curricular internships in companies, you will need to have 50% of the credits approved and to register the subject before starting your internship. These internships are monitored by the company and the internship coordinator, and interim and final reports are prepared for evaluation.

If you want to take your work experience to the next level before finishing your university education, you can pursue an extra-curricular internship. You can do them in any academic year, but keep in mind that internships are a formative complement to your studies; therefore, the more knowledge you have acquired throughout your studies, the more you will benefit from the internship experience.

Universidad Europea has signed over 3,000 agreements with different institutions, companies or financial institutions, such as Banco Santander, Deloitte, Adidas, Telefónica, Grupo Día, Accenture, Phillips Ibérica, Microsoft, PWC, Salesforce, etc.

Universidad Europea has 253 agreements for study abroad exchanges which sometimes allow for international internships, such as with the University of Berkeley or McGill.

Additionally, it is worth noting the professional projection of these students in international organizations which continuously require students from this discipline, such as:

  • World Bank
  • International Monetary Fund
  • European Central Bank

International business and relations degree career opportunities

A cutting-edge syllabus focused on the market, an experiential academic model, an international outlook and compulsory internships make up the core of the degree, increasing your employability and entrepreneurial capacity and making it easier for you to access the national and international job market. As a Graduate in International Business and International Relations, you will be highly skilled with an international projection, fully capacitated for the international management of a company. You will acquire the knowledge, techniques, skills and conduct needed in international business culture. This is a culture that demands professionals with multidisciplinary knowledge, solid management and business techniques, economic and language skills, geopolitical knowledge, an understanding of how institutions work and international experience. You will acquire the latter through international exchanges during your degree.

  • As a director, specialist or manager of any department of a company or multinational corporate organisation in any sector or activity.
  • At border control agencies.
  • As an entrepreneur managing your own company or family business.
  • As an international, commerce and economic relations expert at foreign trade organisations, firms and consulting agencies.
  • In research or planning centres and institutions or Think Tanks.
  • At the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Central European Bank or at private financial institutions.
  • At diplomatic missions or consulates.
  • As a business development advisor or consultant.
  • In international business development and inter-organisation cooperation.


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Credit recognition and centre transfers

You don’t have to stick with something you don’t like. That’s why we’ve designed specific plans for credit recognition and transfers. Request your online credit recognition review, transfer your academic file and start studying at Universidad Europea.

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The faculty on this degree has 70% of doctors.

  • Almudena Rodríguez
    Human Resource Management.
    Almuneda Rodríguez has specific knowledge on employer branding and internal communication. She has 25 years’ experience in HR and communications management positions at IBEX companies. She currently works as a senior advisor for internal communications and employer branding.
  • Almudena Vázquez
    Language C II.
  • Antonio Alcocer
    Project Management.
    Antonio Alcocer has had a long international career in management positions relating to consulting, strategic management, finance, project management, business development and marketing. He has PMP, EFA and Six Sigma professional certifications. Antonio is CEO of Alcocer&Co and is president of the charitable organisation Minds4Change.
  • Antonio Jesús Pinto Tortosa
    History and Theory of International Relations, Human Geography, Economics and Politics.
    His doctoral thesis focused on the impact of the Haitian slave revolution (1791) in the Hispanic Caribbean. As part of his doctoral training, he completed three research stays at international centres of excellence in the cities of London, New York and Pittsburgh (USA).
  • Aranzazu Otero
  • Belén García-Delgado Giménez
    Document sources.
    Belén’s specialties include applied documentation as well as research methodology. She has collaborated in various research projects and is the author of a range of book chapters, articles in high-impact journals and papers that she has presented at various conferences. She began her professional experience in libraries and documentation centres, combining this work for some time with teaching before finally fully dedicating herself to education. Since 2007, she has taught documentation and research methodology in English and Spanish for different bachelor’s degrees.
  • Cesar Lajud Desentis
    Emerging Powers and Markets, Current Global Geopolitics, International Business and Diplomacy.
    With extensive experience as a consultant and commercial advisor for Mexico in different countries, César has acted as Consulate General for Mexico in California and has led projects for the World Bank in Equatorial Guinea.
    César was previously at London International College and the University of Sunderland in London (taught in English); Saint Louis University in Madrid; Florida International University, Florida Atlantic University and Miami Dade College in Florida, USA (taught in English); Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (taught in Spanish); and, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Rio de Janeiro in Brazil (taught in Portuguese).
  • Eli Seidel
    Logistics Distribution.
  • Felipe Graeml
    International Strategic Management, Internationalisation Strategies, Management of Production and International Operations.
  • Francesco Cortellese
    International Taxation.
  • Gloria Canales
    The Economic Environment, the Global Economy, International Trade, Global Powers and Emerging Markets, Environmental Risks and Climate Change.
    César was previously at London International College and the University of Sunderland in London (taught in English); Saint Louis University in Madrid; Florida International University, Florida Atlantic University and Miami Dade College in Florida, USA (taught in English); Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (taught in Spanish); and, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Rio de Janeiro in Brazil (taught in Portuguese).
  • Guillermo Martínez
    Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Guillermo Rocafort
    The European Union in the World.
    Guillermo is the author of more than 20 books on history, economics and law. His books on economics discuss topics such as tax havens. Guillermo has worked as an analyst of political and economic news in Latin America, and has participated in numerous national and international university congresses.
  • Héctor Carretié
    International Finance.
    Héctor holds different positions at private companies in Madrid and London (CFO, KAM and controller). He is an expert in the following: the global economy, the global economy and COVID-19, international finance, blockchain and eXtensbile Business Reporting Language (XBRL).
  • Hutan Hejazi
    Environments: Cultural, Political, Legal an
    d Ethical Environments in International Business, Lobby Groups.
  • Ivan Oliver Hillard
    The Foundations of International Business, Principles of Business Management.
    Ivan has a Master’s Degree in International Conflict and International Relations. He also has a Master’s Degree in International Business and Trade. His PhD is in Business and Corporate Social Responsibility.
  • Javier Fernández Collantes
    Communication Skills.
    Since 2013, Javier has been working in the Education and Translation Department as a professor of English, French, Spanish Language Education I and II and Language Education. In addition, he teaches communication skills in English as a part of the Bachelor’s Degree in International Business and is a tutor for the internship course of the Master’s Degree in Bilingual Education.
  • Javier Martínez
  • Jesús A. Soto Pineda
    Law and International Procurement.
    Jesús has worked as a professional in Colombia, the United Kingdom in Spain. He is the director of the Legal and Political Science Department of the Faculty of Social Science and Communications at Universidad Europea. His research topics and professional work revolve around trade law, competition law and international commercial arbitration. He has completed postdoctoral terms abroad in Chicago at Kent College of Law and at Zuyd University of Applied Sciences.
  • Jesús Muñoz
    Competitive Market Analysis, Statistics.
    Jesús is professor of economics at Universidad Europea Madrid, where he also teaches classes as a part of the Master’s Degree in International Trade and Economic Relations. He also contributes to teaching the Master’s Degree in Business Internationalisation and Foreign Trade and the Master’s Degree in Management and Administration in the Social Economy and Cooperatives at Universidad Católica de Ávila.
  • Julia Pulido Grajera
    In the field of research, she has been a research fellow at the London School of Economics/IDEAS and principal investigator of the research group, ‘International Security, Public Policies and Global Governance’ of Universidad Europea. She is a member of the University of Salamanca’s Transnational Organised Crime Observatory and of the Working Group for the Illicit Trafficking and Criminal Networks Observatory of the Elcano Royal Institute.
  • Julieta Espín Ocampo
    Final Degree Project, Middle East and Maghreb.
  • Julio Guinea
    Diplomatic and Consular Law.
    A Doctor of Law who graduated ‘cum laude’ in Legal Articulation of Common Foreign and Security Policy and Common Security and Defense Policy.
  • Laura Gauthier Blassi
    Language C II.
  • Laura Juárez
    Introduction to Marketing, International Marketing.
  • Laura Pérez Rastrilla
    Theory of the State and Political Systems, Foreign Policy of Spain, Foreign Image and Public Diplomacy.
    A Doctor in Journalism, Laura focused her doctoral thesis on: ‘Kosovo: The First NATO Strike Operation. Information and propaganda in the Spanish media’. With a Master in Social Communication, Laura is a volunteer for the Red Cross Communication Department. She combines teaching with consultation work on communication and international relations.
  • Luis Fernando García
    Financial and Accounting Analysis, International Accounting, Mergers and Acquisitions.
    Luis Fernando has worked as a professor both in Argentina and Spain, teaching financial accounting, expenses accounting and corporate accounting at Universidad Carlos III in Madrid and Universidad Europea Madrid, giving classes both in Spanish and English. Along with other professors in Universidad Europea Madrid’s Accounting Department, he published a financial accounting manual that uses active methodologies applied to the new European Higher Education Area. He works as an international tutor for Universidad Europea Madrid’s exchange programs both for outgoing and incoming students. His main areas of research are international and national accounting standards in Spain, Brazil, Canada, the Netherlands and China.
  • Luis Lacalle
    International Marketing, Business Intelligence, Business Research.
  • Marina Mattera
    Innovation Management.
    Since 2011, Marina has been involved in education and teaching, with the goal of improving the methodologies used and the quality of learning in higher education environments. She has participated in international projects financed by the EU in the context of the H2020 project (Erasmus+), projects implemented by the Spanish Ministry of the Economy and Competitiveness (a national plan) and internal projects. She has also been the coordinator of a consulting project for the World Bank.
  • Ricardo Rodríguez Arribas
    Public International Law.
  • Sara Grandio Tierno
    Language C II.
  • Susana Sousa
    Financial Economics, International Financing Sources.
    Susana has worked at brokers and investment banks, providing intermediary, portfolio management, treasury and arbitration services. With vast experience as a university professor and in the business world, she is currently director of the International Relations Department and director of the Global Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations at UEM, as well as an honorary member of UCM. She has completed international exchanges at the Haas School of Business (Berkeley), Harvard University (Cambridge) and the London School of Economics. Her main areas of research include tourism financing, value creation and new teaching methodologies.
  • Ted Liu / Gabriela Bronchner
    International Relations: Actors and Factors, Security and Defense Alliances.

Quality guarantee

Universidad Europea is renowned for its academic excellence and has been recognised worldwide with awards as prestigious as the European Seal of Excellence 500+, QualiCert certification, and the Madrid Excellence award.

In the international accreditation rating, QS Stars, Universidad Europea has obtained a total of four stars out of five. This external accreditation system determines the level of excellence achieved by universities in several areas. Universidad Europea has achieved the maximum score of five stars in employability, teaching, facilities and social responsibility.


Internal Quality Control System

Universidad Europea has established an internal quality control system in accordance with the directives of the Fundación para el Conocimiento Madri+d, Regional Agency for the Evaluation of the Quality of Universities, as a structure for guaranteeing the quality of new degrees in accordance with the quality directives of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and Organic Law 4/2007 of 12 April modifying Organic Law 6/2001 of 21 December on Universities.


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Frequently Asked Questions

The importance of having an international profile has become increasingly important over the past few years because of the multinational and multicultural way that society has evolved. The Double Degree in International Business + International Relations at Universidad Europea offers you the possibility to attain two undergraduate degrees in five years and allows you to develop deep knowledge in both business and international relations.

Our graduates develop a versatile profile that opens doors to careers across the globe in many sectors. If you choose to study here, you will be able to gain a real insight into the professional world thanks to our agreements with large organisations in which you can carry out work placements and internships.

Our study plan ensures that you hone your skills in both areas, with subjects including:

  • Theory and Analysis of International Conflicts,
  • Diplomatic and Consular Law,
  • Defence and Security Alliances,
  • International Negotiation and Diplomacy,
  • World Economics
  • Business Intelligence
  • International Strategic Management

While international business and international relations go hand-in-hand and, together, will help you achieve a profile to enjoy a successful career in whatever sector and wherever you choose around the world, there are some differences between the two. Let us explain:

  • International relations is the study of how political, social, and religious forces interact with each other in largely peaceful ways (although conflict does sometimes arise). The curriculum is based on the liberal arts, history, geography and social sciences.
  • International business, as the name suggests, focuses more on how global organisations trade goods and services. There is more of a focus on the management and finance side - with subjects typically including budgeting, production management, distribution and logistics, and competitor analysis.

Graduating with a double degree in international business and international relations will open doors to a varied and global career.

Our graduates have gone on to become leaders in all sorts of industries and environments. This is just an example of what you can expect to do:

  • Director or manager of any department of a company or multinational corporate organisation.
  • Entrepreneur managing your own company or family business.
  • International, commerce and economic relations expert at foreign trade organisations, firms and consulting agencies.
  • Researcher at institutions or Think Tanks.
  • At the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Central European Bank or at private financial institutions.
  • Diplomatic missions or consulates.
  • Business development advisor or consultant.

Choosing Universidad Europea as the place to study business and international relations will help set you apart.

This is because we have a focus on experiential learning. So, as well as learning the theory behind business structures and international relations, you will be putting it into practice from day one thanks to agreements with companies across all sectors. You will have compulsory internship periods, as well as two international exchange opportunities - you can choose from more than 100 options in the US, Europe and Asia.

In addition, you will have access to a top class faculty made up of leading experts in banking, financial services, politics and international relations.