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BACHELOR OF

Laws (LLB) Stand out as a global law professional

Type of Degree Language Format Location Duration Start / Date

Undergraduate English (or LL.B. + LPT) Full-time Segovia and / or Madrid 4 years September


If you want to practice law in an international setting and work at top law firms, major corporations and organizations worldwide, this program will give you the skills to bring effective solutions to a global corporate environment. Our innovative Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) program is centered on the fundamentals of civil and common law, using comparative methodologies with a focus on European Union law, and modeled after the expertise of the world-ranked IE Law School. We train corporate lawyers who can work with international clients in cross-border transactions and become leaders in their organizations and in society.


You’ve just opened the brochure that will guide you through the first steps to becoming the person you want to be. It will give you a detailed view of the IE University student experience and, specifically, what life is like as part of the Bachelor of Laws. Learn firsthand about the amazing journey you will embark on over the next four years and the opportunities available to you as an IE student. By the time you’re finished reading, you’ll be one step closer to becoming part of the talented community we are so proud of.


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DEAR STUDENT,

Welcome to the Bachelor of Laws at IE University. On behalf of the faculty and staff, we’re thrilled that you are considering us as a place to begin your legal career. If you decide to join us, you will be embarking on a journey filled with unexpected experiences that will add to your education and personal growth. During these four years, you will not only learn about legislation and jurisprudence, but also the meaning of words such as ethics, responsibility, proactiveness, and leadership, and why it’s important to put them into practice. IE University will prepare you to be a successful lawyer, a person of integrity, an outstanding leader, and a citizen who is engaged locally, nationally, and globally. By choosing to study law, you’ve made it clear that you have a passion for serving society, committing yourself to causes you believe in and developing strong arguments in order to successfully defend those relying on you. At IE University, we believe that practice makes perfect, and we want you to accomplish your goals. For that reason, various parts of our educational program, such as internship, labs, exchange programs, and practice-oriented classes are meant to help you make the important transition between understanding legal theory and eventually applying that theory to solve your clients’ problems and needs. Make sure to make the most of this exciting stage of your life. Learn everything you can, ask as many questions as you need to, make friends, and never forget that you have the whole world ahead of you. Think big! We are here to help you make things happen and become the professional you want to be. Looking forward to having you here.

Soledad Atienza Vice Dean of International Relations IE Law School


IE Law School IE Law School is a vibrant community of professors, professionals, and students from all over the world, brought together by the conviction that the field of law is a starting point to understanding and improving our complex and interconnected world. Over the past 40 years, IE Law School has established itself as a national and international leader in training law professionals with a global focus, thanks to the combination of an excellent faculty, unique programs based on the case method, and active research centers. Our mission is to train talented lawyers who can excel in an extremely globalized and ever-changing world.

RECOGNITION

According to the list published annually by the Financial Times, IE Law School’s LLM programs are some of the best legal training programs in the world. Additionally, IE is recognized by the four main accrediting agencies and associations in the legal and business training world. PROGRAMS

IE Law School offers various legal programs, both graduate and undergraduate, adapted to the profile of each student and taking into account their professional objectives. There are programs in English and Spanish, all taught with a global perspective to international students.

OTHER BACHELORS WITHIN IE LAW SCHOOL:

MASTERS ››Master in Global Corporative

Bachelor in Politics, Law, and Economics The Bachelor in Politics, Law, and Economics is an applied and multidisciplinary degree for those wanting to learn about the system dynamics underpinning how the world works. By integrating knowledge and hands-on practice in politics, law, and economics, students develop a deep understanding of the dynamics that rule the relations between these three fields, empowering them to become agents of change and have a meaningful impact in a globalized world. Conceived from a joint effort of the IE Law School, IE Business School, and IE School of International Relations, this innovative degree prepares a new generation of analytical and strategic professionals who will shape the future of governments, societies, and organizations globally.

Compliance (LLM) ››Executive LLM ››Master in Global Taxation (LLM) ››LLM in International Business Law ››Master en Derecho Transnacional de

los Negocios (LLM) ››Master en Asesoría Fiscal de Empresas

(LLM) ››Master en Asesoría Jurídica de

Empresas ››Doble Master en Abogacía,

Emprendimiento y Tecnología (LLM ››Doble Master en Abogacía y Asesoría

Fiscal de Empresas (LLM) ››Doble Master en Abogacía y Asesoría

Jurídica de Empresas (LLM) ››Doble Master en Abogacía y Asesoría

Jurídica de Empresas bilingüe (LLM)


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( IE University encourages students to be proactive, participate and commit to their studies, in order to make the most of each experience throughout their journey.

Studying at IE University means not only that you will receive the most up-to-date education; you will also be joining a community of exceptional academics who share your passion and look forward to guiding you throughout your degree. They will help you learn and provide you with the tools that will help you become the professional you want to be.

FIVE REASONS TO STUDY THIS DEGREE AT IE UNIVERSITY

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LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY TRACK

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FIVE REASONS TO STUDY THIS DEGREE AT IE UNIVERSITY A sure path to success

EARN A FULLY ACCREDITED DEGREE

BE PART OF A UNIQUE PROGRAM

The LL.B. program is fully compliant with the Bologna Process and accredited by the Spanish government and the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).

Thanks to its strong foundation plus the opportunity to specialize, the LL.B. trains lawyers to work on an international scale in cross-border transactions and become leaders in their organizations and in society.

BENEFIT FROM INTERNATIONAL RANKINGS A member of the Law Schools Global League, IE Law School is consistently ranked among the top law schools in Europe and worldwide on the Financial Times’ Global Legal Education Report.

ACQUIRE AN INTERNATIONAL OUTLOOK AND A GLOBAL NETWORK The LL.B. program is among the most international of its kind in the world, with a learning environment and program content that give you a global vision and allow you to practice law over a broader spectrum. Interactions with professors and peers from around the world will build your global professional network, as will internships at top law firms.

ACCESS CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTORS Employers of leading firms worldwide have ranked IE University as one of the top universities where they want to recruit in the future. Our students often begin receiving job offers before they graduate.


STUDENT PROFILE

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Defining your future

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IE University welcomes students who embrace change and seek an innovative learning experience. Our unique countries and a faculty made up of prestigious academics, successful professionals, and industry leaders. Through a personalized path and a student-centered methodology, IE

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community is formed by students from over a hundred

University helps students enhance their unique value and play a leading role in shaping the world.

conscientious and have a strong sense of justice. You show leadership and strive to contribute towards a more harmonious and fair world. LOOKING FOR

a solid and international program that will prepare you for a global practice of law in both the public and private sectors. TO BECOME

A corporate lawyer; A transnational lawyer; A civil servant for international organizations; A legal advisor for nongovernmental organizations.

The person you will become is a professional with the possibility of developing a career in different jurisdictions, and who develops their full potential in terms of professional, legal, and management skills. The person you will become is someone who understands the social context in which law takes place, has a clear understanding of different legal systems, and is ready to practice law in a globalized society where solving complex legal problems in transnational deals is required.

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IS FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE

GRADUATE PROFILE

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THE BACHELOR OF LAWS


THE PILLARS OF LAW AT IE UNIVERSITY Stand out as a global law professional

If you want to practice law in an international setting and work at top law firms, major corporations, and organizations worldwide, this program will give you the skills you need to bring effective solutions to a global corporate environment. Our innovative Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) program is centered on the fundamentals of civil and common law, using comparative methodologies with a focus on European Union law, and modeled after the expertise of the world-ranked IE Law School. We train corporate lawyers who can work with international clients in cross-border transactions and become leaders in their organizations and in society.

BUILD A SOLID FOUNDATION, A FLEXIBLE SPECIALIZATION

This truly unique program provides the fundamentals of civil and common law, with a focus on European Union law. After building a foundation, you will later focus on the area you choose to specialize in.

GO BEYOND CLASSROOM EXPERIENCE

Our innovative and practical approach means that your training will be enhanced by internships in leading law firms and corporations that form IE Law School’s partners and networks.

EXPERIENCE LAW UNPLUGGED

Foundations of law: in your first years, you will study civil law and common law, with a focus on EU law. Specialization: you are then able to build your expertise in a specific area.

Law Unplugged is a practice-focused component of your program. Each term, you will be immersed in real-life scenarios and projects through workshops and visits to leading law firms.

LEARN THROUGH A COMPARATIVE LAW METHODOLOGY

IE University incorporates the comparative law methodology in the legal training of future lawyers. Comparative law is the study of different legal systems, and consists of studying the similarities and differences of various legal cultures. Through comparative law, you study the fundamentals of legal institutions, legislation, and jurisprudence in different countries around the world. This is particularly important nowadays due to the economic globalization and internalization process that the legal market and practice are going through.


WHAT IS LAW AT IEU?

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PRACTICAL LEGAL TRAINING

COMPARATIVE LAW

Understand the role of multilateral organizations, states, and the corporate world in shifting the international order.

INTERNSHIPS Intern at the most prestigious law firms and companies.

LAW WITHOUT WALLS Combine law, business, technology, and innovation.

LAW UNPLUGGED Learn the fundamentals of law practice.

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LEGAL CLINIC Apply legal knowledge to counsel NGOs and other organizations.

Specializations MOOT COURT Gain experience simulating court proceedings.

BUSINESS LAW

EUROPEAN LAW

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

PSYCHOLOGY

GLOBAL LAW

Learn all aspects of business law in order to work with international clients in cross-border transactions and high-end litigation.

Study law with a strong focus on EU law: economics, trade, policy, and European institutions.

Study the connections between legal, political, and cultural issues to develop and implement solutions within a global legal environment.

Acquire intense training in the disciplines related to business management that are demanded by top law firms and companies.

Learn skills of persuasion, neuro-marketing and conflict resolution in order to better understand other people’s behavior and increase your professional impact.

Develop your knowledge of transnational law further by studying Indian and Chinese law and business, and explore the legal challenges led by a globalized and digitalized world.

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SHADOWING Follow law experts for a whole week.


STUDY PLAN The hunt for knowledge

FIRST YEAR

During your first year, you will dive straight into the world of law. From the very beginning, you will experience the reality of the legal practice with the simulation of different legal professions in a global economy. Through comparative legal methodology, you will become familiar with the principles and foundations of private, civil, and criminal law, which includes the analysis of different legal systems. You will also learn about law history and public international law, developing critical thinking and reasoning skills, which will lead you to have a thorough understanding of the legislation that governs relations between states, traditional international organizations, and other international players. SECOND YEAR

This innovative and practical learning carries on into your second year to help develop the soft skills and attitudes that will allow you to become a legal professional. Through the Introduction to Litigation course, you will obtain the skills required to understand and effectively use the main principles and categories that make up civil procedures. From a comparative and international perspective, you will continue with criminal law and obtain a solid foundation in regards to the common principles of administrative law, employment law, and property law. Special attention will be given to private international

law, and you will acquire knowledge of various EU institutions and their tasks in relation to EU law. At the end of the year, you will have an in-depth knowledge of the relevant legal issues that concern companies and commercial enterprises, through an understanding of commercial and corporate law institutions and rules. THIRD YEAR

As you progress to your third year, you will deal with the most significant aspects of litigation, such as procedures for civil, labor, and criminal law. You will develop critical thinking and analyze the main concerns that appear during legal practice, such as civil disobedience or the fairness of justice. Further emphasis will be placed on the management skills that are required to manage a law firm and develop your professional career. If you want to start your career as soon as possible, you will have the chance to do an internship at law firms such as Cuatrecasas, PwC, and Latham & Watkins. You will have classes on taxation, accounting, and finance, in addition to learning about the most fundamental structural elements of a tax system. You will review and compare key tax concepts in an international environment and obtain basic notions of finance from a theoretical and practical standpoint. You will also develop the skills needed to understand the administration of family, state, and trusts.

FOURTH YEAR

This is probably your most exciting year! If you choose to practice law in Spain, this year you will be given the option to do an internship at a prestigious law firm or do an exchange study program for up to one semester at one of our respected partner institutions. You will also be able to personalize your studies by taking electives such as Competition Law or Advanced EU Law, and even learn how they practice law in India or China. You will also be able to participate in international events like moot courts or LawWithoutWalls. After your fourth year you can continue with a Máster en Abogacía or LL.M. at IE Law school. If you choose the Dual LL.B., Bachelor of Laws plus Bachelor in Civil and English Law, your fourth year will be at the University of Law in England, doing the Legal Practice Course. Throughout your first three years, you will have followed online courses made available by the University of Law, England. If you’ve chosen the Bachelor of Laws with a LL.M. or a J.D. at Northwestern University, year four will be situated in the United States. A LL.M will take you one year, a J.D will take you two years to finish. It will take you one year to complete a LL.M, or two years to complete a J.D. Once you are back in Madrid you will write your final thesis to graduate with a high knowledge of civil and common law, and a full understanding of the U.S. legal system.


STUDY PLAN

LOCATION You can study the Bachelor of Law both in Segovia and Madrid. If you choose to start your business studies in Madrid you will study all four years in Madrid. On the other hand, if you choose to start your business studies in Segovia, then you will study the first two years in Segovia and the last two years in Madrid.

FIRST YEAR 1st Semester

European Legal History

Economics

Law Unplugged I Introduction to Private Law - Being a Lawyer Civil Law Constitutional Law

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Law Unplugged II - Legal Skills Business Management Criminal Law I

Technology Trends Today

Public International Law

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Civil Law. Contracts

Presentation Skills

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Criminal Law II Civil Law. Property

Law Unplugged III Deontology

Commercial Law and Corportations I

Accounting

Litigation I

Administrative Law I

Commercial Law and Corporations II

European Union Law

Civil Law. Family, Estate and Trust

Professional Skills

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Humanities

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Administrative Law and Economic Regulation

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Legal Thought

Taxation I

Law Unplugged IV Advocacy

Litigation II

Labor Law I

Labor Law II Conflicts and Business Law

Law Unplugged V Negotiation Skills

Taxation II

Electives (Global Challenges)

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Final Project

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FOURTH YEAR 1st Semester

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CREDITS

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Core Courses

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Final Project Credits needed to graduate

SPECIALIZATIONS Specialize and stand out! During your final two years of study, you will be able to choose a concentration in order to obtain a degree in that specific area: BUSINESS LAW Learn all aspects of business law in order to work with international clients in cross-border transactions and highend litigation.

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EUROPEAN LAW Study law with a strong focus on EU law: economics, trade, policy, and European institutions. INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS Study the connections between legal, political, and cultural issues to develop and implement solutions within a global legal environment. BUSINESS MANAGEMENT Acquire intense training in the disciplines related to business management that are demanded by top law firms and companies.

Note: this information is subject to change. Please contact the Admissions Department for the updated curriculum.

PSYCHOLOGY Learn aspects of persuasion, neuro-marketing, and conflict resolution in order to better understand other people’s behavior and increase your professional impact. GLOBAL LAW Develop your knowledge of transnational law further by studying Indian and Chinese law and business. Explore the legal challenges led by a globalized and digitalized world.

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Elective Courses

FOURTH YEAR

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COMPONENTS


“In addition to providing a topquality education, IE University is a highly up-to-date and modern university that does everything it can to ensure its alumni find the best jobs after graduating. They put a lot of effort into organizing networking events, such as job fairs, where students can meet potential recruiters and important contacts.� Hanna Jelezovskaia, Bachelor of Laws


PRACTICE LAW INTERNATIONALLY Become a lawyer in different countries Through unique partnerships with prestigious global organizations and institutions, the LL.B. offers you the possibility of developing your career in different countries. These diverse partnerships have been designed to offer our students several paths that will allow them to practice law in different countries and legal systems. During your degree you will be able to choose among four tracks. Regardless of the track you decide to follow, you will graduate fully prepared to practice law on a global level both in public and private fields, and you will have access to many diverse professional paths.

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By following this track you will obtain a deep understanding of different legal systems through the comparative law methodology. After graduation you will have the foundations to complete the legal requirements and become a lawyer in the country of your choice. You will also finish your degree with a Concentration Diploma in either Business Law, International Relations, Business Management, Psychology, European Law or Global Law.*

The following tracks will set you apart from traditional Spanish lawyers, and will prepare you to work in the best Spanish law firms, the most prestigious Spanish international firms, and in Spanish public institutions. LL.B. ABOGACÍA

This option prepares students to access the MAB and practice law in Spain. Some subjects (20%) of the program, are taught from a Spanish Law perspective and in the Spanish language, though maintaining its global orientation. DOUBLE MASTERS AT IE LAW SCHOOL

After completing your LL.B. degree, you will have the option to continue your studies at IE Law School. The

IE Law School’s faculty is made up of adjunct professors, lawyers, and professionals that work both in the public and private sectors. It also counts with great diversity among its faculty thanks to visiting professors that come from the best law schools of the world to share their experience and knowledge. As a result, students learn how real law firms, companies, and NGOs are influenced by different legal frameworks.

Master programs will provide you with the set of skills needed to succeed in the professional field and be part of the most prestigious institutions. Built upon the pillars in which IE Law School was developed, this program will enable you to practice law in Spain working side by side with the best professors and lawyers of the country.


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By following this track you will have the opportunity to study law in England and obtain a certified law degree in both Spanish and English in one unique program: LL.B. at IE University + LL.B. UK and LPC or BPTC at the University of Law.

provided outstanding legal education to thousands of lawyers in the UK. Like IE University, The University of Law values the importance of and professional and personal networking. Both institutions strive to help you develop the necessary skills and knowledge that will provide an essential foundation for a successful professional career.

These programs are built upon the pillars of Spanish and English law, including common and civil law training. By choosing this track you will obtain a deep understanding of different legal systems and, in particular, of the UK legal system. Due to your specific knowledge of UK law, you will be of higher value to law firms. You will finish with two law degrees from two top universities and with the required official course to become either a solicitor (LPC) or a barrister (BPTC) in the UK.

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innovative teaching methods

LL.B. at IE University + JD at Northwestern University is a very ambitious program for candidates seeking to obtain two highly recognized legal education degrees, one LL.B. and one JD. This offers the possibility to practice law in two different jurisdictions.

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You will finish this track with two diplomas from two top universities. LL.B. at IE University + LLM at Northwestern University is a very attractive program for candidates who wish to practice law internationally. They will receive a degree in Comparative Law and Global Law and also a prestigious LLM degree that enhances their knowledge of American Law.

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The Bachelor of Laws at IE University + LLM or JD at Northwestern University will help you develop an outstanding profile when entering the legal job market. These pioneering programs meet the growing demand for cross-border legal professionals by achieving a deep understanding of different legal systems and, in particular, of the US legal system.

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PRACTICE LAW INTERNATIONALLY Become a global lawyer

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LL.B. IEU First semester abroad

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JD USA LLM USA

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BPTC UK

Lead you into becoming a Barrister

LPC UK

Lead you into becoming a Solicitor

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Graduation

Benefits

After Graduation

Prepare for a global legal practice of law in both the public and private fields. Have a deep understanding of different legal systems through a comparative law methodology. Finish your degree with a concentration diploma in either: o Business Law o Psychology o International Relations o European Law o Business Management o Global Law

Prepare for a global legal practice of law in both the public and private fields.

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Achieve a deep understanding of the Spanish jurisdiction. Ready to access MAB (Master en AbogacĂ­a). Electives

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Prepare for a global legal practice of law in both the public and private fields. Finish with 2 diplomas from 2 top universities; a law degree and either a Master degree or a Juris Doctor degree.

LL.B. IEU

LLM or JD

Have a deep understanding of different legal systems and, in particular, of the US legal system. Higher value for law firms due to knowledge of USA law.

LL.B. IEU

LL.B. UK

LPC or BPTC

Have a deep understanding of different legal systems and, in particular, of the UK legal system. Higher value for law firms due to knowledge of UK law.

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Finish with 2 law degrees from 2 top universities and with the required official course to become a solicitor/ barrister in the UK; 3 titles.

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Prepare for a global legal practice of law in both the public and private fields.


LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY TRACK Develop the English skills needed to have a successful international career in business

Studying law at IEU means being immersed in an international environment and facing challenges at a global scale. In order to prepare you for the real world and avoid language constraints, our Bachelor of Laws is fully delivered in English. For those who need to improve their English language skills in order to study law in its international language and graduate with an advanced proficiency level, we offer a special track during the first year.

The Language Proficiency Track (LPT) is designed for students who wish to quickly adapt to studying fully in English in the LL.B. program at IE University. This track is led by the IE Law School and it is available for first year LL.B. students. It will allow you to access the Bachelor of Laws in English and study with people from over 100 countries while strengthening your language skills. The enrolled students have an early start that begins a few weeks before the academic year, and lasts one academic year.

1. Summer Early Start: Led by the IE Law School, here you will go through the first unit of the English Proficiency Course and Legal English, and you will study courses like Oral and Writing Skills, all in English.

Students who take part in the Language Proficiency Track will be required to enroll in:

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2. Continuous support throughout the first year: In addition to your regular LL.B. subjects, throughout your first year you will have some mandatory courses that are meant to improve your English skills to reach the required level.

The program is designed for any non-native English speaker who needs to enhance their English skills starting their very first year of study, in order to complete the entire degree in English.

THINGS TO REMEMBER 1. The Language Proficiency Track is mandatory for those candidates who have been admitted to the LL.B. + LPT. This will not only enhance their language skills, but will also help them build their confidence and adjust to the environment. 2. The Summer Early Start cannot be substituted with a summer course abroad or English classes at an academy, since it is part of the LL.B. program and you will learn specific content that is relevant to your law studies. 3. The reinforcement subjects are compulsory and cannot be replaced by other courses. 4. In their second year, all LPT students will study the exact same subjects as the other LL.B. undergraduates.


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IE MODULE Your keys for development

The IE Module consists of key subjects for your professional development which form part of every bachelor program from the first to the third year. In this module, you will acquire basic skills that reflect the university’s culture and vision, and which reinforce the transversal components

FIRST YEAR Enhance your business, technological, writing, and presentation skills.

of our model (IEU Labs, advanced seminars, electives, and languages). You will also benefit from progressive learning, where content is structured to increase gradually in difficulty and in its optional character, and where youĘźll work with students from other programs. The IE module subjects are based on four pillars: entrepreneurship, a humanistic and rigorous approach, diversity, and innovation.

FIRST YEAR

SECOND YEAR

During your first year, you will develop a broad understanding of business organizations and gain specific knowledge in areas such as markets, customers, finance, operations, and communications, among others.

Your second year will be focused on analyzing reality from different perspectives in order to develop your own points of view, and on establishing positive conditions for your success. You will learn how to influence, motivate, and encourage others towards effectiveness and productivity.

You will also undergo technological training to remain at the forefront of the digital world and make the most of the opportunities it offers. You will also develop your writing and presentation skills, which are essential to professional success.

The aim of our humanistic approach is to train young inventors, visionaries, and world-changers who, by exploring the humanities, can discover new paths to reveal unexplored aspects of reality.

SECOND YEAR Develop unique points of view and learn how to perform at your best.

THIRD YEAR Develop the ability to challenge your way of thinking and discover new perspectives.


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YEAR ONE Business Management

6 ects

Technology Fundamentals

3 ects

Presentation Skills

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Writing Skills

3 ects

Humanities

6 ects

Behavioral and Professional Skills

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YEAR THREE Global Challenges

6 ects

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On the other hand, you will take courses specifically designed to help you perform effectively in demanding professional settings. This training is crucial to your success as a global professional, regardless of your area of study.

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THIRD YEAR

The complex reality of today’s globalized world demands professionals capable of having impact on a global scale. At IE University, we teach the skills and tools students need to become successful leaders capable of managing projects in an international setting. On the one hand, you will be immersed in a multicultural and international setting from day one that will shape your mindset.


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Hanna Jelezovskaia

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practice law themselves, which I

high school in

believe to be of crucial importance.

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Palma de Mallorca,

The professors possess the most up-

I decided to stay in

to-date perspectives on their area of

Spain because I fell in love with its

expertise and share their invaluable

captivating culture, rich language,

practical knowledge with us.

vast historical heritage, and incredibly warm-hearted people. I think Spain is unique in how welcoming it is to foreigners—one can easily become integrated into its society and acquire a true sense of

“The LL.B. program constantly provides new information about a range of subjects, including philosophy, history, politics, economics and other fields”

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“IEU is very much an up-to-date and modern university”

belonging.

reasons. First of all, I felt that law is the kind of discipline that provides you with a substantial set of theoretical and practical skills that are useful in pursuing a meaningful career in the future. I believed that law is a fascinating tool that will allow me to make a difference in the lives of my future clients. In other words, you could say that it was my internal sense of justice that made it appeal to me. Finally, I wanted to study a complex subject. I enjoy challenging myself and I felt that law is a difficult discipline that would catalyze both my academic and personal growth. In that sense, and in many others, I found what I wanted at IEU. I would also like to point out that most of the professors actually

education, IE University is very much an up-to-date and modern university that does everything it can to ensure its alumni find the best jobs after graduating. They put a lot of effort into organizing events, such as job fairs, where students can meet potential recruiters and important contacts. They also provide each student with a mentor, whose aim is to guide us through the journey and help us resolve any problems we face. I’m also very grateful that IE University is gaining a great reputation both in Spain and

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decided to study law for many

In addition to providing high-quality

internationally. This is very important considering the fact that it’s often difficult for alumni of private institutions to compete with graduates of prestigious traditional universities.”

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When it comes to my degree, I


PROFESSIONAL CAREERS A world of opportunity Once you finish your degree, you’ll be ready to get out there and develop your career in a wide range of areas. Whether you are inspired by working at law firms, companies, or public practices in Public Administration, as an IE University law graduate, you will be more than prepared to use your expertise to provide a service to society on an international scale, and to make a positive impact in your field and potentially beyond. Below you will find some of the areas you can specialize in.

CORPORATE LAWYER

TRANSNATIONAL LAWYER

LEGAL ADVISOR

If you decide to work as corporate lawyer, you will ensure business risks are minimized and corporate functions conform to the law on every level. You will also specialize in multiple aspects of law and how it pertains to business operations, as well as study, draft, and negotiate contracts. You will consider issues such as acquisition processes, harassment suits, liability manners and tax consequences, and ensure the legality of commercial transactions, advising corporations on their legal rights and duties.

As a transnational lawyer, you will represent clients in civil court proceedings—working inside courtrooms—regulate actions or events that transcend national borders, and resolve transnational disputes between private parties. You will also be assisting clients in numerous asset financing transactions from different countries, and drafting international joint venture agreements.

As a legal advisor, you will provide high quality advice to organizations on major legal issues. You will also assist in the interpretation and review of legal documents to help make decisions about project undertakings, and formulate the best possible legal solution with a desired outcome from the organization’s point of view. Last but not least, you will be actively involved in preparing and drafting different acts and legal submissions. No matter which career path you decide to focus on, you will be making a significant impact on society, and you’ll prove yourself to be the international lawyer you have always dreamed of becoming.


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Ana Martínez Valls, Bachelor of Laws Cuatrecasas

“IE University has given me many opportunities. In September I’ll start working at

Cuatrecasas, one of the top Spanish law firms, where I’ll pursue a four-year international program. During the program I’ll be able to work at Cuatrecasas’ offices in Barcelona and Madrid, Bachelor of Laws

gain work experience abroad, and complete a master’s in the US. Studying at IEU has helped me differentiate myself from other candidates because of three main things: the international experience I’ve gained and soft skills I’ve learned, and the entrepreneurial and innovative approach to law that I’ve been taught.”

— Ana Martínez Valls during her graduation.

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during these years here, the practical


OUR STUDENTS Meet our diverse community

NIKLAS HESS

PIERS NDOKE BUTT

Germany Dual Degree in Business Administration and Laws Class of 2021

Canada Bachelor of Laws Class of 2020

“Having grown up in Germany then studying in the U.S. for three years, I understand the importance of diversity and an international environment. This is why I chose IE University. On campus, I play on the volleyball team, I’m an IE University ambassador, and I founded the Rotaract Club at the Segovia campus.”

“For the past three years, I’ve dedicated my life to hip hop, both as an artist and a manager. My music has a strong emphasis on lyrical prowess and ingenuity, and that is why I’m studying Law here at IE—law is the art of using nothing but words to decide others’ fates.”

PALOMA ZORRILLA GARCIA Spain Dual Degree in Laws & International Relations Class of 2021

“I’m studying Law and International Relations at IE University. After working in a small NGO for five years with big dreams and projects, I believe I can change the world.”


MYRIAM BOSCAROLLI Italy Bachelor in Psychology Class of 2019

“I grew up in a very international environment and am thankful to continue studying that way. IE University allows me to understand people of different countries, cultures, religions, and backgrounds even better.�

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My Enrichment Opportunities ( From their ďŹ rst year, students form close ties with their classmates and with students from higher classes, who help and guide them throughout their journey.

Your experience at IE University will involve a lot more than your academic studies; we offer an exceptional range of opportunities that allow you to tailor your studies to suit your specific career goals and enhance your employability by obtaining extra qualifications. IE University takes an applied and student-centered approach to education, identifying your unique strengths and giving you the chance to build your own path. In addition to the core degree, you will be able to personalize your program and develop your skills by adding complementary courses, advanced seminars, internships, and IEU labs.

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“The IEU Labs give students a genuine taste of work as members of a consultancy team in the sector of their choice, from design to finance. Already, various labs have had real-world successes, providing solutions for clients including Madrid’s ThyssenBornemisza Museum and the investment bank Arcano”

IEU LABS Learn by doing

Isabel Sanchez, Director of IEU Labs and Business Administration Undergraduate Studies

IEU Labs are IE University’s alternative to traditional

Start-Up Lab

work placements. They provide hands-on, intern-

The IEU Start-Up Lab is an incubator where you can develop your business plans and make them investment-ready with guidance from professors and entrepreneurs.

ship-like experience on campus to first- and second-year students who wish to begin gaining professional experience. There are ten labs to choose from, and each allows you to build your professional profile and gain valuable practical knowledge of different sectors. You will also extend your professional network through direct contact with managers and directors of leading companies.

Sample project: PAELLA CHEF Objective: specialize in the creation and distribution of canned paella in Spain and the rest of the world. Best things about it: we got to start a

Throughout the program, you will work under the tutorship of professors, while experts provide training in areas like marketing, funding, and strategy and legal aspects, among others. When the time comes to choose, you will be able to apply to a lab that matches your professional interests, or try one outside of your field of study in order to broaden your knowledge and work with students from other programs.

All labs start at the beginning of the academic year and continue yearround. In May and June, you will work full-time in the IEU Labs and participate in common modules and activities, including advanced seminars for professional skills, weekly presentations of your work, business simulations, and extracurricular activities.

company from scratch and be present

Want to learn about the labs we offer? Keep reading!

realizing that some of our assump-

at each step of the process, from the business plan to the corporate image. We knew that in June we were presenting to real investors, which was very motivating! Most challenging aspect: customer acquisition. Even though we stated how we were planning on reaching out to customers—through paid research, organic research/SEO, PR, social media, inside sales, etc.—we ended up tions were wrong or too expensive, so we had to rethink our customer acquisition protocols.


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Marketing Lab

IR Lab

Social Impact Lab

In the Marketing Lab, you will be involved in brand building, strategy creation, and the implementation of marketing plans. You will also work on marketing research and consumer insights for a range of companies and institutions, as well as offer support to new startups and entrepreneurs at IEU.

This lab is a fully tutored working space where you can execute professional projects with an international dimension for private companies, public organizations, and nonprofits. Our partner institutions work in different industries and sectors: consultancy, international development, public affairs, diplomacy, etc.

In this lab, you can work with nonprofit organizations and other initiatives to manage social projects in international settings. You will also have the option to travel to developing countries in order to participate in real projects that have a visible, tangible effect.

Sample project:

Sample project:

Sample project:

PÉREZ-LLORCA

WEBER SHANDWICK

Objective: analyze a law firm’s website,

Objective: analyze the political, social,

FINANCIERS WITHOUT BORDERS NGO

compare it with the global market and

economic, and legal trends that Weber

come up with a proposal that will differen-

Shandwick’s multinational clients must

tiate it from its competitors.

be aware of while doing business in

Best things about it: meeting with the

different countries, in order to propose an

Objective: develop a microcredit project and a basic financial literacy course to improve the socioeconomic conditions of

institutional relations and communication

Best things about it: we got to travel to

proposals to best meet their require-

strategy.

Ghana for research and data collection,

ments and needs. Knowing that they were

Best things about it: the opportunity to

going to implement our ideas was a huge

work in multidisciplinary teams, guided by

motivation.

Weber Shandwick experts, and identify

Most challenging aspect: finding the perfect

industry insights that allowed us to come

innovative while also staying loyal to the

Most challenging aspect: presenting results

brand’s image and values.

and strategy proposals to the clients that were worthy of Weber Shandwick’s reputation and market standards.

information we obtained was used to provide financial and organizational recommendations so that the institutions we were working with could achieve enough sustainability to become attractive to private investors. Most challenging aspect: knowing that all of our decisions were going to affect real people.

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which was a fantastic experience. All the

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the Larbie community in Awutu, Ghana.

client to obtain feedback and adapt our

up with accurate analyses and proposals.

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Professors guide students through the different stages of their IEU lab projects.

D-Lab

Finance Lab

Legal Clinic

This lab takes an integrated approach to the world of design and architecture, with projects in urban and rural architecture, city planning, and with local tourism authorities.

If you want to work in the world of finance, this is the perfect place to get your career started. This lab focuses on analyzing financial markets and consulting companies on a range of financial issues.

Students offer legal advice for NGOs, nonprofits and institutions in need of legal consulting services. Several law firms also collaborate with this lab for research and consultancy to help their clients and firms.

Sample project:

Sample project:

Sample project:

FROM LIMIT TO LIVE IT

ONE-TO-ONE CORPORATE FINANCE

PRODIS

Objective: come up with a proposal for

Objective: analyze a company’s high-per-

Objective: conduct a study among medi-

an international temporary art contest to

formance benefits, real estate transac-

um-sized enterprises in Madrid to ensure

decorate Segovia’s city wall. Establish the

tions, and investments in private equity

compliance with laws regarding the rights

rules and create the graphic material to

funds.

of disabled people.

send out to participants.

Best things about it: the fact that we got

Best things about it: we raised awareness

Best things about it: it was a very creative

to evaluate a company’s real activity and

about a topic that could make a huge

project where all ideas were welcome. The

value.

difference in our society, particularly to

contest had specific objectives, but we

Most challenging aspect: being able to think

those in poor health.

long-term and come up with flexible solu-

Most challenging aspect: finding out that

tions to problems which have yet to arise.

a big percentage of the companies we

were encouraged to think freely and come up with innovative proposals in order to meet those goals.

interviewed are not aware of the law and

Most challenging aspect: coming up with the

the alternative measures to be implement-

evaluation criteria was one of the most

ed in hiring disabled people. That was

challenging hurdles. We needed to make

quite discouraging.

sure that each aspect evaluated would give real value to the contestant’s proposals and at the same time make sure it was viable, innovative, etc.


) Students from the Communications Lab working on theVoices of the Royal Theater project.

Communication Lab

This lab monitors and reports on issues pertaining to sports players, teams, and coaches, and produces research and consultancy for Spanish and European soccer clubs, Formula 1, and others.

The Communication Lab works with the widest range of companies, institutions, and startups with communication needs. You will be in charge of creating content such as blogs, videos, and other media content according to the clients’ needs.

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“Joining a lab is a fantastic experience since you get to know more about a topic that you are not very familiar with; in my case, finance. I’ve always been interested in it and this was a first step that somehow connected me to the real world around it”

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Carmen, Finance Lab

Objective: predict and evaluate players’ behavior. Best things about it: we got to develop activities aimed at improving the lives of athletes and also demonstrate the value of sports to society. Most challenging aspect: in order to be heard and get our ideas implemented, we needed to make sure that absolutely everything in our proposal was well founded and based on empirical evidence.

VOICES OF THE ROYAL THEATER Objective: execute a project to transform the opera into an accessible and trendy activity for young people. Best things about it: we first had to immerse ourselves in the world of opera singers in order to understand their passion for the art! Most challenging aspect: avoid making assumptions about why young people aren’t interested in opera. We needed to come up with effective ways to learn their reasons and motivations in order to create a campaign that would impact the target

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audience.

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Sample project:

Sample project:


INTERNSHIPS In touch with the real world

We understand that real-world experience is fundamental within the field of law, and for that reason the Bachelor of Laws offers students the opportunity to complete internships with organizations worldwide. You will have many opportunities to learn how to apply the knowledge you have acquired in the classroom to real legal matters, thanks to the IE Labs, Legal Clinic, Shadowing Program and practical courses available to all law students. You will gain more than a year’s worth of professional experience, which is sure to help you stand out as you enter the job market and begin to establish yourself as a valued lawyer. Our students have completed internships at Allen & Overy, Freshfields, Baker McKenzie, Cleary Gottlieb, Clifford Chance, Dentons, DLA Piper, Herbert Smith, Hogan Lovells, Latham & Watkins and Linklaters, among other companies.


Tell us about your

much they trust you. For that reason,

How do you think you benefited from

internship. How was

it is quite important to demonstrate

this experience?

the recruiting process—

your capacities and reliability from

The experience was absolutely unique,

steps, tests, interviews?

day one. In London, I was attending

as I learned what it’s like working in a

daily hearings in the Family Division

city such as London, where everything

My internships took

and in the High Court, where I had

moves very fast and you need to learn

place at the end of my

to take notes on everything going

how to be efficient and organized in

second year, and the recruiting pro-

on inside and outside the courtroom,

order to keep track of everything.

cesses were quite simple! Even though

related to our clients. I also had to

each firm has their own process, and

attend meetings with clients and

What are your future career aspirations?

sometimes these involve multiple

barristers, and draft legal documents,

After I do my Master’s Degree in ‘Acceso a la Abogacía’, I would like

phases, in my case it wasn’t that long. The first firm I got in touch with was Dawson Cornwell, a London-based firm specialized in family law, and they only asked me to send my CV. Thankfully, I had taken part in multiple activities at IE University, and I was

“The great advantage internships present is mainly that you are involved in real working environments, so once you graduate and start working, you know what to expect and most importantly, you know what is expected from you”

to work as a lawyer in a large firm. Although I’m still not completely sure which area I’d like to focus on, there are some specializations that appeal to me more than others, such as labor law, corporate law, and competition law. During my studies and internships, these areas were definitely

very proactive as well, which made a

some of my favorites!

good first impression. This made me realize the importance of getting in-

such as chronologies of cases, among

volved in the extracurricular activities

other tasks. In Lisbon it was more of

What tips or advice would you give

that are offered to you during your

an office job, and I had to deal with

to other students applying for an

university years. The second selection

trademarks, applications, and collect-

internship?

process was in Gastão da Cunha Fer-

ing evidence to support opposition

I would recommend looking for intern-

reira, an intellectual property law firm

proceedings, among other tasks.

ships where they get to be involved in areas of law that truly interest them. If

located in Lisbon. Here I had to send my CV as well, and write a cover letter

What was one of the highlights?

you get the chance to be involved in an

explaining why I wanted the internship

One of the projects I enjoyed most

area where you can see yourself work-

and what made me the most suitable

while working in Lisbon was preparing

ing in the future, the motivation will

candidate for the position.

a presentation for app developers to

be higher throughout the process and

inform them about IP rights and how

it’ll show in your performance. I’d also

What types of projects did you work on?

they’re an important intangible asset

recommend doing several internships.

I had the opportunity to be involved in

to protect their apps. This gave me a

Working in different environments

several projects. Usually, the number

theoretical and practical knowledge of

definitely develops your adaptation

of tasks you are assigned, and their

how to solve problems that knock on

skills, and enhances your knowledge of

relevance, is directly related to how

the door of IP law firms on a daily basis.

different cultures and companies.

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My Enrichment Opportunities

“Once you graduate and start working, you’ll know what to expect, and most importantly, what is expected from you”


STUDY ABROAD The world in your hands UK University of Exeter, Exeter Leeds University, Leeds CASS Business School, London University of Essex, Loughton

CANADA Sauder Business School, UBC, British Columbia McGill University, Montreal

THE NETHERLANDS University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam Rotterdam School of Management, Rotterdam

USA

MEXICO Anahuac University, Mexico City

University of Texas, Austin FRANCE Babson College, Massachusetts ESSEC, Cergy-Pontoise Syracuse University, New York Sciences Po, Paris Cornell University, New York University of Southern California, Los Angeles ITALY University of Michigan, Michigan Bocconi University, Milan University of Virginia, Virginia

BRAZIL EDESP, Getúlio Vargas Foundation University of São Paulo

ARGENTINA University of San Andrés, Buenos Aires

As a student at IE University, you will have several opportunities to develop global perspectives and crosscultural competencies—studying abroad is one of them. Living in another country for a semester or two is a great way to build confidence and broaden your outlook by experiencing other cultures and making new connections. At IE University we believe that seeing your studies from new perspectives is a life-changing experience. That’s why we encourage students to spend one or two semesters at one

CORNELL UNIVERSITY NEW YORK, USA

“I chose Cornell University, an Ivy League Institution, and benefited a lot from this decision. Not only did I get to study at a top university, which enhances my CV, but I also made several friends there who, I expect, will eventually become leaders in their fields. I got the chance to study in the USA, where the entertainment industry—the industry I want to work in—has been flourishing for decades.”

of our more than 90 prestigious global exchange partner institutions in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

Oyku Dikmen, Bachelor in Communication


Exchange partners vary from year to year and your options will depend on your program of study. The following list represents a sample for all IE University programs.

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GERMANY Jacobs University, Bremen Bauhaus Universität, Weimar EBS Law School, Wiesbaden

SWITZERLAND University of Applied Science of Western Switzerland, Delémont University of St. Gallen

JAPAN Meiji University, Tokyo

SOUTH KOREA

TURKEY

Seoul National University, Seoul

Koç University, Istanbul Sabanci University, Istanbul

Tsinghua University, Beijing University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai

MALAYSIA SINGAPORE Singapore Management University, Singapore National University of Singapore, Singapore

AUSTRALIA RMIT University, Melbourne University of Technology Sydney, Sydney

University of Pretoria, Pretoria

UNIVERSITY OF ST. GALLEN ST. GALLEN, SWITZERLAND

“Going abroad and leaving your comfort zone is an essential experience in order to develop personal skills on a global scale. It was very important for me to have this kind of international mobility as a solid foundation within my studies since it has always defined my individual career path.”

Matthias Hubatschek, Bachelor in Business Administration

HONG KONG UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY HONG KONG, CHINA

“Studying in Hong Kong was a lifechanging experience. I immersed myself in a completely different culture, tried learning a bit of Chinese—which was very difficult!— and had the opportunity to travel. I made plenty of new friends, expanded my worldview, and broke out from my routine for a while, learning more about myself and the world I live in.”

Katharina Hamman, Bachelor in Psychology

UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY SYDNEY SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

“I wanted to learn about a different culture, meet new people, travel somewhere I had never been before to get a hint of what it could be like to work abroad someday, and especially get out of my comfort zone. Now that I’m back, I have to say that it was probably one of the best decisions I have ever made and those six months were some of the best of my life.”

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SOUTH AFRICA

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07:30

When I wake up I try to squeeze in 15 minutes of morning yoga, to take a deep breath before I start running around and working.

09:00

Taxation Law with Professor Alvaro de la Via, who gives us the ins and outs of life as a taxation lawyer. Through a combination of theory and practice, we learn about what to do, and moreover, what not to do as a lawyer, and also as an individual in society.

10:30

Today we’ll attend a double session of Accounting and Finance. Though it doesn’t seem directly related to the legal field, it’s still essential to be able to understand the basic principles of accounting and to read a balance sheet.

13:45

I go directly from classes to the home of a Spanish family, where I teach English to two little girls during their lunch time. I talk and play with them, and in the meantime I get to see how real Madrileños live. Apart from that, life in Madrid doesn’t pay for itself, so it is always nice to have a little job on the side.

15:45

One of Spain’s best inventions is the siesta (afternoon nap). The secret is to not take it for longer than 30 minutes. Anything less provides you with a power boost. Anything more will make you feel very tired for the rest of the day.

16:30

I prepare for my classes for the next day, which includes doing the required readings, answering some questions we will be discussing in class, doing some initial research for an upcoming essay, and having a Skype meeting with my group to go over some last points before our final presentation.

20:00

I meet up with some friends to go have a drink and some tapas in one of the numerous bars in Madrid, where we catch up, and maybe even make plans on what to do for the weekend, such as visiting the Prado Museum or taking a day trip to Toledo.


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What do you like most

with real-life examples of how their

with the opportunities IEU offers us to

about studying at IE

subject is relevant to the everyday life

be involved in everyday student life, so

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of a lawyer, which makes it easier for us

that we all feel like we’re contributing

I like that within my

as students to understand what they’re

something to the university.

group of friends from

teaching. In addition, because the classes are relatively small compared

mum of four different backgrounds and

to other universities, we all have the

nationalities, which allows us to learn a

freedom to ask questions and engage

great deal from one another, not only

in group discussions, which makes the

from what we’ve learned academical-

subject sessions very dynamic.

“[...] because the classes are relatively small compared to other universities, we all have the freedom to ask questions and engage in group discussions”

ly, but also by sharing our different cultures.

Lastly, because IE University really encourages us to look beyond what

When it comes to classes, our profes-

goes on in the classroom, we gain

sors always make sure to provide us

an insight into the professional world through networking, talks, and internships. Over the summer, I spent a month doing an internship at one of Spain’s largest law firms, which gave me a real idea of what it’s like to be a lawyer. Are you involved in any extracurricular activities? I’ve been a member of the IEU Event Planning Committee, which enabled me to organize the annual IEU Spring Ball. I’ve also been a class representative for three years in a row, making me the bridge between my class and the administration, and allowing our voices to be heard. I’ve also been part of the IE Legal Clinic, which is a legal lab for students, led by professors and master’s students, that provides pro bono aid for those in need. Overall, I was very happy

What are your favorite subjects and why? One of my favorite subjects of the past few years was Conflicts and Business Law, on the one hand because I am very interested in the combination of civil law and business, and on the other hand because the professor was great at explaining his field of expertise. Another real treasure I found in our curriculum was Civil Law Property, which discusses property and transaction rights. I liked it because it’s a subject that you have to deal with whether you are a lawyer or not. Lastly, I really enjoyed Legal Thought—which is the equivalent to Legal Philosophy—because though it

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the university, there is always a mini-

may not be as practical as the other subjects, I still think it’s interesting and essential to learn about the roots of where today’s laws come from, and to look at the great thinkers that helped shape our society’s ideals.

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“When I think of IE University, I think of the diversity, the hands-on experience, the closeness with the professors, and the opportunities”

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( The cafeteria on the IEU Campus in Segovia campus is located just opposite the student residence. It offers a variety of great daily menus to help you refuel.

From the very beginning, you will undergo a transformational experience that will enhance your personal value and enable you to play a leading role in shaping the world and achieving your goals. You will receive an inspiring and challenging education that will broaden your horizons and will shape who you are and who you will become. It will connect you to the world and guide you on your unique path towards achieving your goals.

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FIVE REASONS TO STUDY AT IE UNIVERSITY

CONNECT WITH A DIVERSE AND ACCESSIBLE FACULTY

EXPERIENCE A PRACTICAL LEARNING METHODOLOGY

Our diverse faculty is made up of of both excellent academics and experienced professionals with international experience and close ties to the professional world. Also, our professors are completely accessible to students;you can enjoy daily contact with them, obtain regular feedback, and receive the support you need to accomplish your goals.

We combine theory with practice from the moment you begin your studies. You will apply what you learn in class to real-life cases and to your own projects. Each year, students are offered a range of internship opportunities to work on campus, in Spain, or around the globe. You will acquire an impressive set of skills and professional experiences that will make you an attractive job candidate after gradation.

TURN YOUR IDEAS INTO REALITY We will inspire you to be innovative in any field or discipline by providing an environment where you can experience new ways of thinking, apply your creativity, and venture into the unexplored.

“IE has been ranked 6th worldwide for innovation in technologies and teaching.�*

Prestige and performance BUILD THE PATH TO YOUR FUTURE

PERSONALIZE YOUR PATH TO SUCCESS Our innovative degree programs are recognized by the most prestigious associations in their respective fields, and integrate a broad range of teaching approaches and options that will allow you to shape your own education according to your professional aspirations.

IE UNIVERSITY RECOGNITION

We help graduates launch their careers across industries and around the globe. Employers of leading companies worldwide consider IE University one of their top recruiting pools. You will also make friends for life and enjoy an active alumni network of more than 45,000 people worldwide that you can depend upon throughout your professional journey.

IE University occupies a leading position among higher education institutions in Europe and worldwide for its excellence in innovation and learning technologies. In addition, our undergraduate programs are recognized by the most prestigious associations in their respective fields, and highly regarded by employers at leading corporations.


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Best Bachelor in Business Administration Worldwide

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Top University Worldwide

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IE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS Your home away from home

As a student at IE University, you will gain an international outlook and global connections. You will benefit from diverse perspectives and experiences as you study with peers from around the world. Each year, an average of 100 different countries are represented on campus, and over 65% of students come from abroad.

SEGOVIA

The campus in the city of Segovia offers a true campus experience. It is housed in the Convent of Santa Cruz la Real, a historic building declared a national heritage site in 1931. Segovia is only 25 minutes from Madrid by high-speed train, and welcomes students from over 100 countries to a global university setting with an academic and lively atmosphere. In Segovia, youʼll find the perfect setting to become part of a close-knit community. Segovia is a fairytale city full of narrow, twisting alleyways, Romanesque churches, and beautiful buildings. Additionally, this province of Spain has always been famous for its climate and traditional cuisine. Itʼs not merely a city to be admired from afar; itʼs also a great place to live.

If you decide to study in Segovia, with the big city always within reach and history at your fingertips, you will experience the best of both worlds. MADRID

On our Madrid campus, you will find a groundbreaking education experience, with access to cutting-edge resources, specialized classrooms, and modern facilities. Studying in Madrid provides an opportunity to immerse yourself in a dynamic environment at the center of one of Europeʼs most important financial capitals. If you decide to study in Madrid, you will benefit from a global environment, top-tier networking opportunities, and facilities equipped with the latest technologies—all shared with the top-ranked IE Business School.

) Students after class socializing near the cafeteria in the IEU Campus in Segovia.

) IEU Campus entrance in Madrid.


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Segovia and Madrid have excellent facilities. Students have ample space for studying, relaxation, and entertainment.


STUDENT LIFE Connections and activities

The memories you make during your studies last forever and can change the course of your life. We believe in diversity as a lifestyle and are proud to say that our community is as diverse as can be, providing space for all types of interests and unlimited opportunities.

The Student Life office coordinates more than 30 clubs, which are divided into six areas: arts, sports, social causes, debates, entrepreneurship, and academics.

and healthy lifestyles. They organize riverside hikes and other nature activities. If you like to escape from your routine and enjoy outdoor activities, this is the club for you!

Below are some the clubs you can take part in.

IEU HUMANITARIAN CLUB

IEU CONFERENCE CLUB

The IEU Conference Club organizes talks and cocktails where some of the most powerful and influential people in the international arena answer questions related to their field of expertise. You’ll get to know some of the secrets of their professional success, network with them, and have your questions answered!

This club organizes innovative events in service of various NGOs. Its president, Zainnab Al-Kurdi, started a campaign to inspire and protect women all over the world. IEU MUSIC CLUB

The IE Music Club aims to enrich its membersʼ musical knowledge and provide the opportunity to play together as a group. Its talented artists perform creative adaptations of songs or original compositions.

IEU GREEN CLUB

This club reaches out to the student community to raise awareness about environmental stewardship matters

IEU SPORTS CLUB

Exercise is important, so both our Madrid and Segovia campuses offer a wide

“Our motto is ‘Talks that Inspire’. You see, we want to take a radically new approach to academic talks” Salvador Mompeán, IEU Conference Club Founder


) The Real Casa de la Moneda in Segovia, is a space provided by the city council for activities such as exhibitions, music, conferences, and workshops.

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“The IEU Alpine Club is your destination for any and all outdoor activities, bringing like-minded people together to enjoy the beauty of nature in a fun way”

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Benjamin Weber,

Among the team sports we offer are: volleyball, basketball, indoor soccer, rugby, basketball, and tennis. In addition, IEU has special deals with several gyms and fitness centers, to make available other sports such as golf, tennis, paddle tennis, swimming, and many others. Tryouts for IEU’s official teams take place once every year, at the beginning of the fall semester.

“I’ve been living in Segovia for nearly two years and had no idea about its beautiful surroundings. Hiking by the river on Sunday was a nice alternative to spending the weekend in the city of Segovia or Madrid. For those who did not go with us, I highly recommend attending the next Green Club event!” Ola, IEU Green Club

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variety of sports for students to enjoy. The sports that we offer vary from campus to campus, since Madrid is a city campus and Segovia is a rural one.

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EMPLOYABILITY Launch your career internationally

Professional sectors in which IE University students develop their careers.

Choosing a career path is one of the most important decisions you will make as you progress through your studies. The IE Career Management Center (CMC) helps graduates launch their careers across industries and around the globe and guides them throughout this decision-making process. IE University’s international recognition and partnerships with leading companies and institutions provide graduates the opportunity to compete for international positions. IE University students begin to receive employment offers even before they graduate. While many alumni are recruited by major multinational companies, others prefer to join small and medium-sized companies and startups.

Employed within six months after graduation* Become an entrepreneur or work at a startup

Some students choose entrepreneurship as a career choice and start a business while studying at IE University or shortly after graduation, building and managing their own companies. * Of job seekers reported employed

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ALUMNI Life after IEU

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In order to promote lasting relationships among the members of the IEU community, we offer resources for career development and lifelong learning opportunities, with the objective of propelling personal and professional development of IE University students and alumni.

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We organize regular events across the world to help our graduates stay in touch with friends or meet new people. By being part of the alumni community, you will also benefit from career development, social networking, and education opportunities, among others.

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As an IE graduate, you’ll join a global network of more than 45,000 people in over 100 countries.

Students during their graduation in 2015.

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STEPS ALONG THE WAY Your journey with IE University

2. COME MEET US! Come and see for yourself what IE University is like. We have open houses, informative sessions, parents’ weekends, and many other events designed for you to learn more about us. 1. GET TO KNOW US Whether you’ve learned about us online or have met us in person, make sure you’re as informed as possible. Find out all about IE University and our degrees in these pages.

6. MOVING IN Whether you choose to live in an apartment or in the university residence, it’s time to start exploring your neighborhood and checking out the local spots! 7. WELCOME TO IE UNIVERSITY You’re finally here! Ask as many questions as you’d lik e during orientation week, take part in our mentorship

10. PERSONALIZE YOUR STUDIES Build your own path by personalizing your program with complimentary courses, taking part in our IEU Labs, attending advanced seminars, completing internships, or studying abroad!

9. LIVE THE IEU EXPERIENCE Make the most of student life! Don’t miss out on becoming an entrepreneur, joining IEU clubs, attending events, or playing sports. We offer a wide variety of activities for all interests and tastes, and we support you as you develop your own ideas.

11. STUDY ABROAD Broaden your horizons by living in a different country and attending some of the world’s top universities! Experience life, culture and academics in another country as part of your degree.


3. APPLYING The application process has five steps: an online application, an admission test, a committee decision, a personal interview, and the final decision. Every stage of the process is aimed at identifying all the distinct aspects of your academic trajectory and personality that make you unique.

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5. COMING TO SPAIN We’ll help you every step of the way as you join our diverse community. Feel free to contact Student Services with any questions, and be sure to spend some time researching the country andall it has to offer!

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4. RESULTS After we’ve reviewedyour academic and personal profile, you will be informed of the Admissions Committee’s decision.

ut program for guidance and check o our blog to see what our students s itie have to say about all the opportun available at IE University!

12. EXPERIENCE THE PROFESSIONAL WORLD Do internships in some of the best companies worldwide and kick-start your career! We also offer personalized guidance, coaching, and face-to-face sessions with a Career Advisor to help you perfect your CV, prepare for interviews, and get the boost you need.

13. GRADUATION DAY Graduation ceremonies at IE University are very special! It’s time to celebrate your success with family and friends!

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14. BECOME PART OF THE IE ALUMNI COMMUNITY Join a global network of more than 45,000 IE graduates in over 100 countries who share a lifelong connection to IE and to each other.

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8. START A TRANSFORMATIONAL EXPERIENCE You’re on your way to becoming the best version of yourself! Study hard, learn from others, and enjoy this unique adventure.


ADMISSION PROCESS Become part of IE University

At IE University, thereʼs no single deadline for applying to our undergraduate programs. We have a rolling admissions policy, which means that you can apply to IE at any point during the year. The various stages of our admission process are aimed at identifying those areas of your academic and personal profile that make you unique, and to make sure that our educational model is a good fit for you.

As our programs usually fill up far in advance of the start of the academic year, we advise candidates to apply between three to six months before the semester begins. This will also allow you time to obtain any necessary visas or otherqualifications. Once you have received an acceptance letter, provisional or definitive, you must make a €1,500 non-refundable deposit to reserve your spot in the bachelorʼs program of your choice.


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ADMISSION TEST

PERSONAL INTERVIEW

Take IE University’s admission test or international admission tests: the SAT, ACT, CAS, or LNAT. The IE University admission test assesses the verbal, logical, and quantitative abilities you have acquired both within and outside the classroom. Above all, it centers on your ability to reason, rather than on any particular set of information. This means you don’t need to study for the test beforehand.

The Admissions Department calls those who have been successful during the admission process. You can be interviewed either on the IE University campuses in Segovia or Madrid, or at any of our 25 international offices. If you’re not easily able to reach any of these offices, we can arrange an online interview. The interview will allow us to get to know you better and assess certain qualities, such as your personality, your ability to defend your point of view and express yourself, as well as other communication skills.

After the Admissions Committee reviews your complete application and reaches a final decision, you will receive written notification of your admission. Once admitted, you may apply for scholarships and financial aid, make the non-refundable deposit of ¤1,500, and submit the documentation required for enrollment.

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Your application is subject to a non-refundable admission fee of ¤120. Information on how to pay this fee is included at the end of the form.

Once you have completed the steps above, the Admissions Committee reviews your application file, assesses your profile, and determines whether or not you can advance to the final application phase: a personal interview.

FINAL COMMITTEE DECISION

If you have any questions or would like us to explain personally how the application and admission processes work, don’t hesitate to contact us by email at university@ie.edu or by phone at + 34 921 412 428 or +34 915 689 620. Our objective is for IE University to be the best university for you, and for you to fit well with us, too.

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You can download the application form on our website. The form contains detailed step-by-step instructions to guide you through the process.

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INTERNATIONAL OFFICES

ARGENTINA & URUGUAY BUENOS AIRES argentina@ie.edu uruguay@ie.edu

MEXICO - MEXICO CITY mexico@ie.edu

USA - MIAMI southusa@ie.edu

NIGERIA - LAGOS nigeria@ie.edu

USA - NEW YORK northeast@ie.edu VENEZUELA - CARACAS venezuela@ie.edu

BRAZIL - SAO PAULO brasil@ie.edu

PERU, BOLIVIA & PARAGUAY - LIMA peru@ie.edu bolivia@ie.edu paraguay@ie.edu

CANADA - TORONTO canada@ie.edu

PORTUGAL - LISBON portugal@ie.edu

If your country is not included in this list, you can contact us via our regional email contacts:

CHILE - SANTIAGO DE CHILE chile@ie.edu

RUSSIA & UKRAINE MOSCOW russia@ie.edu ukraine@ie.edu

AFRICA africa@ie.edu

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND - SYDNEY australia@ie.edu

CHINA - SHANGHAI china@ie.edu COLOMBIA - BOGOTA colombia@ie.edu centroamerica@ie.edu ECUADOR - QUITO ecuador@ie.edu FRANCE & MONACO PARIS france@ie.edu GERMANY, SWITZERLAND & AUSTRIA - MUNICH germany@ie.edu INDIA & SOUTH ASIA MUMBAI india@ie.edu ITALY, CROATIA & SLOVENIA italia@ie.edu JAPAN - TOKYO japan@ie.edu

SINGAPORE & SOUTHEAST ASIA - SINGAPORE singapore@ie.edu southeastasia@ie.edu SOUTH AFRICA JOHANNESBURG southernafrica@ie.edu SOUTH KOREA - SEOUL korea@ie.edu TURKEY - ISTANBUL turkey@ie.edu UAE, QATAR, BAHRAIN, KUWAIT & IRAN - DUBAI uae@ie.edu UK, IRELAND & SCANDINAVIA - LONDON uk@ie.edu USA - LOS ANGELES westcoast@ie.edu

MIDDLE EAST mena@ie.edu EUROPE europe@ie.edu

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CONTACT US university@ie.edu SEGOVIA Cardenal Zúñiga, 12 40003 Segovia, Spain T. +34 921 412 410

MADRID María de Molina, 31 Bis. 28006 Madrid, Spain T. +34 915 689 600

The information in this brochure is subject to revisions or changes. You will find the most up-to-date information on the Universitys website.

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