Master in International Relations “A world of possibilities...” School of Arts and IE Business School Humanities 01/02 in International Management Master in International Relations IE Master in International Relations QUICK FACTS Type: Master’s degree (full-time)* Profile: University graduates, no professional experience required Length: 10 months Intakes: October Language of instruction: English Admissions period: Rolling admission process, no deadlines Campus: Madrid *Those students in possession of an official university diploma, or with an equivalent official diploma that allows access to post-graduate studies in the country of your university studies, will be awarded an Official University Master Degree in International Relations by IE University. This official university diploma is adapted to the European Higher Education Area in accordance with the Bologna Process. It is worth 60 credits ECTS and provides you with access to third cycle studies, and therefore, to doctorate programs. For more information, please contact email@example.com IE School of Arts and Humanities 03/04 Master in International Relations A word from our Dean I would like to thank you for your interest The Master in International Relations’ objective is to train in IE School of Arts and Humanities’ Master internationally-oriented professionals with a good knowledge in International Relations. of the different elements that make up our complex and multipolar world. The program focuses on the most influential Whether you read the information in this brochure, explore the of international organizations, the European Union, which is a school website, or ask members of the widespread IE community model for every process of regional integration on the planet (which consists of students, alumni, professors and other IE and one of globalization’s main driving forces. professionals) you will reach the same conclusion - that selecting IE for your graduate studies in international relations is the first The Master in International Relations at IE has all the ingredients step in a successful strategy for your professional and personal for success in an international career. Should you decide that development. IE is the right place to invest a year of your life in pursuit of the knowledge and professional skills necessary in this dynamic The Master in International Relations at IE School of Arts and changing world, the extent of your contribution to society and Humanities is a program wholly dedicated to teaching, and your own professional success will depend solely on your researching, and reflecting on world affairs. As such, it will act as commitment to achieving them. the spearhead of IE’s international projection, which responds to our firm belief that global awareness is vital to the success of But don’t take our word for it - find out for yourself. today’s projects in both public and private sectors. It is not by mere chance that some 40.000 of our alumni are working on 5 continents, and that more than 80 nationalities are represented among our student body. In addition, the diversity of our faculty places us among the most international postgraduate institutions in the world. Arantza de Areilza Dean, IE School of Arts and Humanities IE School of Arts and Humanities 05/06 Master in International Relations Why study the Master in International Relations at IE School of Arts and Humanities? APSIA Affiliate Member APSIA comprises 34 member schools and 25 affiliated programs in North America, Asia, and Europe, all dedicated to the improvement of professional education in international affairs and the advancement thereby of international understanding, prosperity, peace, and security. The Master in International Relations at IE School of Arts and Humanities was admitted as an Affiliate Member in September 2010. CHCI’s Membership The IE School of Arts and Humanities is a member of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes, an association dedicated to the fostering of knowledge related to the humanities and interpretative social sciences. The European Union International Environment Spain offers a vantage starting point for the study of European Students at IE enjoy a truly international atmosphere, with institutions: on the one hand, Spain is now a consolidated major more than 80 nationalities present on campus and a faculty player in the EU; on the other, memories from the times when comprised of roughly 50% international professors. it was a newcomer are still fresh, thus facilitating an analysis of the position that many Central and Eastern European countries International Recognition occupy today. IE School of Arts and Humanities and IE Business School are closely integrated. The School of Arts and Humanities offers Faculty courses that permeate all the undergraduate and postgraduate A Master in International Relations is only as good as the programs at the University. At the same time, IE School of Art professors that make up the faculty. At IE, our faculty provides a and Humanities benefits from IE Business School expertise unique learning experience, combining hands-on practice with and its international recognition as one of the top 10 business cutting-edge research and scholarship. schools in the world, according to international journals such as Financial Times, The Economist, Businessweek and The Wall The IE Experience Street Journal. As such, some of the Master in International IE alumni form part of a 40,000 strong network spread over Relations classes will be taught by selected professors from IE 100 countries across the world. They share far more than a Business School, obtaining a thorough and diverse vision of the master’s degree. They share the IE experience – a life-changing International Relations. experience in an international school that is independent and diverse, where entrepreneurship and innovation form part of the day-to-day fabric, along with academic excellence, a superlative corporate network, and a socially responsible vision. IE School of Arts and Humanities 07/08 Master in International Relations Class Profile “Pursuing the Master in International Relations is a challenge not only because of its accelerated pace of learning, but also because of the diversity and international atmosphere that permeates the IE Campus. I learned to relate and work with students and professors from different cultures and different professional fields and disciplines. The skills gained have helped me understand the globalized world in which we live much better and have been decisive in helping me transform a vocation into a specific career plan.” Maria Luque, Spain Alumna, Master in International Relations IE School of Arts and Humanities’ Master in International Relations Students are admitted on the basis of an excellent academic track comprises a talented, diverse and ambitious group of students record and relevant international experience. Although professional capable of bringing strong momentum to the learning process experience is not required for the Master in International Relations, and of leaving their mark on this dynamic and innovative program. a high percentage of the students already have some when doing the program. They come from sectors such as Business, NGOs, The program is aimed at graduates from diverse fields, such Communication, Education, Marketing, Financial Sector, Public as Political Science, Sociology, Law, Economics, Business, Institutions, Law Firms. Communication and Journalism, who have a clear interest in international relations, both within the public and the private sectors, and who would like to work in areas such as government, NGO’s, international consulting or multinational companies. Male Average age Average International Nationalities 41% professional students represented experience Female 59% 26 yrs 3 yrs 75% 35 Academic background Geographic Distribution 4% 4% 15% 23% Sciences Engineering Latin Spain America 24% Social Sciences 24% Humanities 26% 5% Europe Asia 6% Economics 24% 10% 21% Business 6% Law Africa and the North Middle East America IE School of Arts and Humanities 09/10 Master in International Relations Program Structure “Studying the Master in International Relations at IE was one of the best decisions I could ever make. It was crucial for me to start an international career, as it opened me many doors and showed me new markets and opportunities. The broad knowledge that you get, the excellent team of professors as well as the classmates and the international working environment make the Master a perfect combination to access the field of international relations.” Isabel Pérez González, Spain Alumna, Master in International Relations PERIOD 1 PERIOD 2 PERIOD 3 October - December January - March April - July Quantitative Methods and Financial Concepts (Pre- Course) • Spanish/French • Spanish/French • Spanish/French • Orientation • Euro-American Relations • Globalized Terrorism • Quantitative Methods • International Trade and the • Challenges to Democracy in • The European Union International Monetary System Latin America • History of International • International Finance • Understanding Contemporary Field Work in Brussels Relations • Game Theory and Conflict China: Culture and Society • Theories of International Resolution • Management of the Relations • Economic Development Theory Multinational Corporation • International Environmental Negotiation • Politics, Society and IR of the Policy • The European Union: Advanced Middle East • Micro-Macro Economics Topics • New Strategic Players: China and • Comparative Politics India Electives Period Thesis Course schedule subject to minor changes The program consists of twenty-one core courses offered in four different areas: Skills, Competencies and Languages, European Institutions and Security Studies, Social Sciences and Humanities, Economics and Business. Active Learning The Master in International Relations centers on a combination of lectures, seminars, interactive class discussion, group work, group presentations and individual preparation and readings. An essential element of the course methodology is class participation and active debate between students and lecturers. This program encourages a practical, interactive and hands- on academic environment. IE School of Arts and Humanities 11/12 Master in International Relations Features of the Master in International Relations Soft skills Public-private convergence The program places a marked emphasis on the specific skills and The Master in International Relations distinguishes itself from languages that form an essential part of international relations. other international relations programs by building synergies Highly innovative courses afford participants a thorough between the private and public sector. Private-public partnerships working knowledge of multicultural teambuilding, multilingual are a new and exciting space for the international relations communication, negotiation in international forums and other professional. The Master in International Relations at IE School key competencies that make up a complete toolkit for every of Arts and Humanities takes full advantage of its privileged internationally oriented professional. In addition, students will relationship with IE Business School to add relevant private sector attend language classes and may choose between Spanish and insights to the public sector and the non-profit sphere. French. Pre-course in Financial Concepts and Quantitative Methods Seminars (optional) The Master in International Relations offers a series of specialized A week prior to the program start, students are offered a pre- seminars throughout the year during which distinguished course in Financial Concepts and Quantitative Methods that diplomats, EU officials, representatives from the non-profit sector, equips them with the basic tools for several core courses in the international organizations, and high-level business executives program. This pre-course is optional and directed mainly to address and engage the students to explore the key international students who do not have a business or economics background. relations issues. Students who are unable to attend these sessions have the option of taking an online tutorial. “The Master in International Relations is a unique program that blends key issues in global affairs with private sector insights, a winning combination for today’s international relations professional. Students graduate with a clear understanding of what it takes to succeed in the ever expanding public-private sphere.” Waya Quiviger Executive Director, Master in International Relations Master’s thesis Field work in Brussels The Master in International Relations Master’s thesis is a research During a week in Brussels, students have the unique opportunity of paper of approximately 50 pages which must be submitted during visiting key EU institutions such as the Commission, the Parliament the first week of July. The thesis should represent the student’s and the European Economic and Social Committee. An important original and unpublished work and be written under the guidance component of the trip is a visit to the NATO headquarters. During of a member of IE faculty. The Master’s thesis topic should address these visits, high level EU officials actively engage with students, a contemporary international issue that falls within the academic share valuable insights and address pressing current issues. The scope of at least one of the program’s core courses. Students trip to Brussels represents a special opportunity for the students defend their thesis shortly after submission of the final version. to obtain an insider’s view of the EU and explore first hand some of the key theoretical concepts analyzed in class. Electives Students select electives out of an offering of courses in both the international relations and law areas. The elective period takes place in June and students have the opportunity to take courses in conjunction with students enrolled in IE Law School’s LL.M. in International Legal Practice. “The Master in International Relations program not only encouraged me to seize any political issue in a global and detailed perspective but also equipped me with solid notions of macroeconomics, finance and strategy, which is pivotal to understanding contemporary challenges. The courses and conferences focused on the European Union, as well as the trip to Brussels, provided me with a thorough understanding of European Union affairs. This knowledge, coupled with the multicultural experience of IE, is greatly appreciated in the European spheres. Last but not least, the IE Alumni Club in Brussels is an active network, ready to welcome any IE alumni willing to enjoy job opportunities in Brussels!” Sibylle Greindl, Belgium Alumna, Master in International Relations IE School of Arts and Humanities 13/14 Master in International Relations Core Faculty IE professors are not just experts in their fields. Each professor is a skilled instructor who excels in IE’s culturally diverse and challenging classrooms. A high percentage of our faculty is international and virtually all have studied or worked abroad and have graduated from many of the world’s greatest centers of learning. This is why our faculty provides a unique learning experience, combining hands-on practice with cutting-edge research and scholarship. Our full-time faculty is a core group of scholars, researchers and lecturers dedicated to developing and transmitting knowledge on a variety of international relations and business issues. Each year, IE also welcomes a small number of carefully selected visiting professors from prestigious institutions around the world. The Master in International Relations also enhances the learning process thanks to the visits of internationally recognized authorities who give insightful talks on a range of global issues. Aguirre, Miguel Fisac Badell, Tatiana PhD in International Economics, Universidad Complutense, Madrid Spain Ph. D. in Philology, the UAM University, Madrid MBA IE Business School, Madrid Spain Professor of Humanities at the UAM University, Madrid Master International Commerce, Universidad del País Vasco, Bilbao Vizcaya Director of the Centre for East Asian Studies, UAM University, Madrid Professor of Economic Environment, IE Business School, 1998 to present Honorary Professor at the Beijing Foreign Studies University Head of the Blog of International Economy at IE Internationally recognized investigator, translator and researcher of the Asian Head of the Political and Single Risk Department for Spain and Portugal in culture COFACE Gabaldón, Patricia Amirah-Fernández, Haizam PhD in Economics, Universidad de Alcalá, Spain Senior Analyst for the Mediterranean and the Arab World at the Real Instituto MsC in Leisure Management , Deusto University Elcano and Associate Professor at IE. MA in Arab Studies on a Fulbright Head of the Research Office at IE Business School scholarship from Georgetown University’s Center for Contemporary Arab Professor of Economic Environment at IE Business School Studies. He specializes in international relations, political Islam, and transitions to democracy in the Arab world. He has worked for the United Nations in New York and for Human Rights Watch in Washington DC. He is a frequent García, Eloy commentator in the Spanish and international media. Executive-in-Residence, Program of Master of Science in Business at the Carey Business School at Johns Hopkins University Economist-in-Residence, Program of Master in Economics at the American Areilza, José María de University Doctorate in Juridical Sciences (S.J.D.), Harvard University, USA Adjunct Professorial Lecturer, McDonough School of Business at Georgetown Master of Laws (LL.M), Harvard University, USA University Master of International Relations (M.A.), Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Member of the International Advisory Board of the Cass Business School of the USA City University of London (Ad-honorem), 2000 to 2009 Dean of IE Law School Former Treasurer of the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, Warsaw; Central European University, Budapest, the National University of Singapore and the William & Mary School of Law, Virginia, USA Garland , Gonzalo Advisor to the Spanish Prime Minister’s Office, European and North American Professor of Economic Environment, IE Business School, 1994 to present affairs from1996 to 2000 Professor of Business in Emerging Markets, IE Business School, 1994 to present Advisor to the Representative of the Spanish Government in the European Director of External Relations, IE Business School, 2004 to present Convention on the Future of Europe, 2002 Ph.D. Candidate in Economics, University of Pennsylvania Member of the Board of Directors, Madrid Bar Association MA in Economics, Stanford University Calvo-Sotelo, Leopoldo Gómez-Pomar Rodríguez, Julio Director of the Master in International Relations and Professor of Law, IE School Master in Public Administration (MPA), Kennedy School of Government, of Arts and Humanities, 2007 to present Harvard University Chief Legal Adviser, Defense & Industry Section, Spanish Council of State, 2005 Ex-Secretary of State for Public Administration to present Director of the PwC & IE Centre of the Public Sector General Counsel, Vodafone Spain, 2001-2003 Deputy Secretary, Spanish Interior Department, 1996-2001 Secretary General, Center for the Advanced Study in the Social Sciences, Juan March Institute, 1991-1996 MA, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy IE School of Arts and Humanities 15/16 Master in International Relations “I really enjoy teaching the Master in International Relations. Students in this program are as diverse in terms of nationalities as in any other international program at IE and they come from a range of different backgrounds. But they all share a passion for international issues and for understanding other cultures and realities. When teaching economic development in this program, I find two things particularly interesting. First; students are happy to learn economic theories and see their practical relevance when analyzing different countries. Second; it is fascinating to see how students want to share the realities of their countries and regions. It is a very rewarding experience for me as a professor.” Gonzalo Garland Professor, Master in International Relations Izaguirre, Iñigo Ortega Carcelén, Martín Ph.D. Industrial Engineering, ETSII Bilbao Senior Lecturer in International Law, Complutense University M.S. Management Science, Stanford University, California Head of Policy Planning, the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and M.S. Statistics & Operation Research at Cornell University, New York Cooperation, 2007-2009 Mechanical Engineer, Universidad de Navarra Senior Research Fellow, the EU Institute for Security Studies, Paris, 2002-2007 Professor of Quantitative Methods, IE Business School Author of various articles and papers MSI Business Development Director Reinares, Fernando Kock, Carl Joachim Professor of Political Science, Rey Juan Carlos University, Madrid Ph.D. in Management, Wharton, University of Pennsylvania, USA Director, Program on Global Terrorism at Elcano Royal Institute for International MsC in Management, Wharton, University of Pennsylvania, USA and Strategic Studies, Madrid Diploma in Business Administration, Philipps Universität Marburg, Germany Member of the Council on Global Terrorism, Washington, D. C. Professor of Strategy, IE, 2003 to present Advisor to the Center for Global Counter Terrorism Cooperation, New York Research Assistant, Wharton, USA, 1996 to 2003 Member of the editorial board of Terrorism and Political Violence Recitation Teacher, Wharton, USA, 1997 to 1999 Member of the Academy of Management and the Strategic Management Roett , Riordan Society Sarita and Don Johnston Professor of Political Science and Director of Western Hemisphere Studies, The Johns Hopkins Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced Kselman, Daniel International Studies (SAIS), Washington, D.C. PhD in political science and Masters degree in Economics from Duke University Senior Political Analyst in the Emerging Markets Division, Chase Manhattan Research fellow at the Juan March Institute in Madrid, Spain Bank International Capital Markets Group, 1994-1995 Vice President of the Minga Foundation, an international NGO in the field of Faculty Fellow of the World Economic Forum, the annual meeting in Davos, health and economic development. Switzerland, 1989 to 1997 Member of the Council on Foreign Relations Montero, José Ramón Professor of Political Science, the Autónoma University of Madrid and at the Tedesco, Laura Center for the Advanced Study of Social Sciences, Juan March Institute Ph.D., Warwick University, United Kingdom Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the European Social Survey Visiting Professor, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid Previously a visiting fellow, the Universities of Harvard, California in Berkeley Director of a research project on the political class in Latin America and Ohio State Researcher and consultant on issues related to contemporary politics in Latin Deputy Director, the Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas, Madrid America Member of the Standing Committee for the Social Sciences, European Science Author of various books and journals articles on democratization, state reform Foundation and political economy in Latin America “The program encompasses the unique combination of international economic, financial and political subjects which prepares young ambitious professionals for the new era in public- private cooperation. In IE’s Master in International Relations this preparation is optimal due to an encouraging and enabling faculty that helps students become well positioned in the arena of international organizations.” Frank Peterse, Netherlands Alumnus, Master in International Relations IE School of Arts and Humanities 17/18 Master in International Relations Enhance your Career Opportunities Diplomacy Social NGO’s Entrepreneurship International Multinational Organizations Companies Consulting Firms “Many people feel an intense international vocation but this is seldom accompanied by definite career goals. What does it take to be a consultant of international stature, a respected diplomat, a leading international civil servant, or the innovative manager of an NGO with global outreach? IE’s Master in International Relations is designed to help you answer these questions and to transform your calling into a specific career plan.” Leopoldo Calvo-Sotelo Director, Master in International Relations “I am currently working for Vestas Wind Systems, the world’s largest manufacturer of wind turbines. My position is a two year program split between three eight month periods in Denmark, the US and Singapore. It focuses on competitive intelligence, market analysis and government relations. The Master in International Relations was an essential part of why I got the job with Vestas - it provided grounding in business concepts like finance and strategy as well as insight into the political process which is highly beneficial for government relations work. I know of no other program which so effectively covers both these fields in such a short period of time.” Max Lensvelt, UK Alumnus, Master in International Relations “I am currently working as a Research Analyst on the field for the International and Financial Press. I am a project coordinator of teams going on the field, particularly emerging economies, in order to produce special reports aimed at promoting the country on the international scene and therefore optimize their exposure on the investment ground. I couldn’t have found a job more in line with the Master in International Relations at IE! Indeed, on my everyday life I need to use the skills I developed during the Master: Communication Skills on an international context, Negotiation, Economic Development, Finance and so on. This job requires as well a lot of autonomy, adaptation and team building!” Mina Catherine Lakrafi, France Alumna, Master in International Relations “Once I completed my master’s degree at IE, a friend and I founded an organization called ‘4th Wheel’ in September 2010 with head office in Gujarat, India. It is a social enterprise which focuses on research, advocacy and consulting in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility. The Master in International Relations along with giving me a strong theoretical foundation in International Relations, also provided me with a very practical view of business. The varied subjects and the interesting combination of course work helped me gain a unique and fulfilling academic perspective. The diversity in nationalities at IE enabled me to broaden my understanding regarding different cultures and make friends for life!” Payal Mulchandani, India Alumna, Master in International Relations IE School of Arts and Humanities 19/20 Master in International Relations One of the reasons you decide to do a master is to enhance recruitment professionals. Additionally, the Career Counsellor your career prospects. We are keenly aware of the complexity will work with students throughout the year, advising them of career development in international relations. For this reason, individually on their career planning and strategy. IE Careers Management Center, in close cooperation with the • Year-round, the CMC is dedicated to organizing corporate Director of the Master in International Relations has designed a presentations, industry round tables, workshops, special training comprehensive program to provide you with the necessary tools sessions, mock interviews and updating the job bank to further to succeed in the job market: increase the career prospects of IE graduates. The job bank is a • Personal and Professional Development Career Strategy. website exclusively for IE students and alumni, where companies The Career Strategy Course is conducted by members of the and organizations can publish their job offers. The IE job bank is Careers Management Centre (CMC), with the collaboration of currently one of the most popular and efficient job bank in Spain. external partners such as career counselling consultants and See more at careers.ie.edu “I am a Global Management Trainee at AB InBev, the largest brewing company in the world. It is crucial for me to understand how the relationship between business and governmental sector works. The key advantage of IE’s Master in International Relations in my opinion is that it perfectly combines two important fields - business and political studies - into one complete master program. During the selection process for GMT program I had to compete with more than 2000 candidates and I believe that the theoretical and practical knowledge I obtained at IE gave me a competitive advantage among other candidates. Moreover, I developed some important soft skills during my studies at IE which now help me to deliver in day-to-day work. I learnt how to work in a group and reach an agreement with people from different nationalities and different backgrounds. I also learned to cope with stress and to manage my time more effectively in order to reach targets before deadlines.“ Elizaveta Erokhina, Russia Alumna, Master in International Relations “The Master in International Relations was the water and the fertilizer for a seed I had inside of me. It allowed me to confirm and develop a vocation towards international affairs. Now I am living in New York and working at the United Nations, at the new entity for gender equality and the empowerment of women, UN Women. The Master was also a great opportunity to meet people from all over the world and share with them knowledge and friendship.” Ines Esteban González, Spain Alumna, Master in International Relations IE School of Arts and Humanities 21/22 Master in International Relations IE’s campus in Madrid The IE campus is situated in the heart of the vibrant city of Madrid, which means that IE students can experience everything the city has to offer, including learning Spanish, native language to 500 million people worldwide and the world’s second business language. Madrid is the capital of Spain and Europe’s fourth largest city. Its geographic location makes it a cultural crossroads, offering a wealth of history in its architecture and traditions, as well as breathtaking modernity. See videos and more at www.ie.edu/madrid What students say about the IE Campus… “… Many university campuses are far removed from day-to-day realities, and you feel like a student but you don’t feel included in the business community and everyday life. The fact that the IE campus is in the center of Madrid is fundamental. It is a great advantage and means it is easy for family and friends as well as visiting professors to come here.” The IE Student Office is the first point of contact for incoming students. To make your experience of studying at IE and living in a foreign country unique and enriching, the IE Student Office team offers a wide range of assistance for students and their families. • Student Visa Process: Through the Online Campus, to which you will have access once you confirm your place for a specific intake, you will receive all the information you need to successfully comply with the visa and residency regulations prior to your arrival to Madrid, including the IE certificate needed to request your visa. • Intensive Spanish Course: Spanish classes are provided prior to program commencement for all students of full-time programs at IE (free of charge) and for IE partners (on payment of a small fee). The course targets students with little or no knowledge of Spanish. It is also a good opportunity to start networking with students enrolled in other IE Master programs, enjoy the long weekends traveling around Spain or Europe, and put into practice what you learn from the course while you are apartment hunting. • Student Clubs: Learning beyond the classroom is a vital part of the IE Experience. FamilIE facilitates, coordinates and encourages a rich and varied range of student-run clubs and activities that complement academic life. Clubs are based on affinity, functional area, geographic area or sector industry. Various clubs may interest IE Master in International Relations’ students, including the International Relations Club, IE Ethics & Sustainability Club or Net impact. Families and partners are welcome to all clubs and activities. IE is also a hub of social, business and cultural debate, playing host to a number of respected speakers, many of whom are alumni from various sectors of society who offer their views on globally relevant issues. All areas of society are represented from politicians, entrepreneurs and business leaders, as well as representatives from the non-profit sector. All students in the Master in International Relations are welcome to participate in these conferences. • Accommodation Database: Access to the accommodation database containing apartments around the school or in other neighborhoods to meet each students’ needs. See more at www.studentoffice.ie.edu IE School of Arts and Humanities 23/24 Master in International Relations Financial Aid I was selected by the Organization of American States to have a scholarship to study the Master in International Relations at IE. It has been one of the most fulfilling years in both academic and personal growth. The program structure and the experienced faculty helped me discover new approaches of the international relations. But overall, I highly value the opportunity the master provided me with to study with people of many different nationalities. Their smart contributions enriched the academic level of every lecture I had. This was a unique learning experience I will always treasure.” Jennifer Zamudio, Mexico Alumna, Master in International Relations IE’s Financial Aid Department’s aim is to help admitted candidates fund their studies. It offers a host of loan agreements, scholarships and fellowships. Scholarships and Fellowships To apply for a scholarship or a fellowship, candidates must have definitive admissions to an IE master program. Examples of scholarships for the Master in International Relations include: · Scholarships for BRIC Nationals · Organization of American States (OAS) - IE Scholarships · To further foster diversity within IE programs, the IE Foundation awards tuition funding assistance to talented students in need of financial aid based on merit, distinctive competences and academic excellence IE Fellow Awards and ieCommunities Fellowships are merit based awards. IE Fellows enjoy access to special on-campus projects and leading experts as part of their master program experience. To learn more about scholarship opportunities, visit IE Funding Alternatives on our website www.ie.edu/scholarships. Bank Loans IE has negotiated agreements with leading financial institutions in order to offer IE’s national and international students attractive packages to finance tuition fees and living expenses. For more information on Financial Aid, please visit the website www. ie.edu/financialaid or the blog http://financialaid.blogs.ie.edu “As a Colombian student, I had the clear objective to attend IE’s Master in International Relations since it gave me the chance to study in an international environment while living in Spain, the birthplace of a huge part of my cultural heritage. All in all, this program was a great opportunity to widen my academic and personal horizons. It gave me the chance to work and to learn with great professionals within the challenging environment presented by IE. It was an amazing experience and with the help and support of the Organization of American States, which awarded me with a scholarship, I had a very rewarding and fulfilling academic year.” Ricardo Hernández, Colombia Alumnus, Master in International Relations IE School of Arts and Humanities 25/26 Master in International Relations Admissions Process The objective of the admissions process is to select students with the greatest potential who can make a significant contribution to the learning experience. We seek candidates who are dynamic, motivated, creative, and who not only have an excellent academic background, but who also offer the kind of interpersonal skills that will benefit the program. Admission is granted on a rolling basis and although there is no deadline for applications, early application is recommended given the limited number of places on the program. Admission is valid for two intakes. Admissions Requirements Entrance exam The application form provides the Admissions Committee with As part of the admissions process, candidates must take the IE the important information required to evaluating candidatures Admissions Exam or present a valid LSAT, GMAT or a GRE score. for master’s degree programs. Please visit www.ie.edu/app to The IE Admissions Test determines participants’ ability to process access the application form. information and think strategically under time pressure. It is not In addition to the completed form, please enclose the following an academic exam, as such no preparation is required. documentation in your application package: To schedule a date for the IE Admissions Exam, visit • Bachelor Degree (or equivalent) from an accredited university. www.ie.edu/events or contact firstname.lastname@example.org • Photocopies of university transcripts (complete with original for further information. or copy bearing an official stamp). • Photocopy of passport or ID card. Personal Interview • One passport-size photo. The interview examines the data provided in the application in • Curriculum Vitae (one page). greater detail and evaluates whether your profile will meet the demands of the program and add value to the class discussion • Three essays (please refer to the application form for topics). and group work. • Two letters of recommendation. • English language certificate (Cambridge CAE or CPE, TOEFL, Final Decision IELTS, Pearson) for non-native English speakers. Waived for candidates who have completed an undergraduate degree in Following the interview and upon review of your entire English or have worked for a minimum of 2 continuous years application, the Admissions Committee will make its final in an English speaking country. decision based on the evaluation of your candidature as a whole. The decision will be based on all aspects of your profile, • Photocopies of diplomas or certificates accrediting courses, as well as how your profile is aligned with the IE core values and seminars or programs undertaken by the candidate. learning environment. • Application fee €120 (non-refundable and payable by credit The entire admissions process takes roughly 3 weeks, once all card or cash). documents have been received. 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