In order to understand today's world, it is of utmost importance to understand the economic ties that exist among people, businesses and countries. Global markets are an undeniable reality, strengthened by new communications and transportation technologies, as well as by financial instruments.
The current economic crisis demonstrates both the risks and the opportunities that arise in an economic environment like today's. Institutions, governments and academia must work together to produce proposals and measures that will help strengthen the economic situation we are experiencing.
Students are trained to work in an institutional setting where international perspectives and foreign language skills are basic elements.
Students can do an exchange program at the end of their program of study; the School has agreements with 101 institutions throughout the world.
There is a clear academic focus to the study of economics. It involves developing a view of society that brings together mathematical perspectives with humanistic elements.
Students must be able to properly handle subjects such as Algebra and Calculus, as well as Economic History and Anthropology.
The first two academic years are the same as for students in the Management program. Students acquire basic knowledge of macro- and microeconomics, finance, statistics and commercial management.
During Third and Fourth Year, students specialize in one of two areas: Political Economics or International Economics and Finance. Students also have the possibility of spending an academic semester in the IESE Program at the campus of the IESE Business School (University of Navarra) in Madrid.