BA - Bachelor of Arts in International Relations
|Study location||Spain, Barcelona|
|Nominal duration||3 years (240 ECTS)|
|Tuition fee||€6,750 per semester|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
At least 2 reference(s) should be provided.
This program combines a global international relations outlook with the practical skills of business thinking. As corporations expand and blur national boundaries, they operate in a more complex landscape. This specialization provides a solid knowledge of the global economic environment recognizing politics, cross-cultural values and ethics as key components. Students who complete this program are trained to apply a global mindset and creative thinking to conflict management and resolution while considering growth and the bottom line.
The Bachelor of Arts in International Relations program combines the global outlook gained in an international relations program with the practical skills acquired in a business program. All industries are becoming increasingly globalized and this specialization provides a solid knowledge of the current affairs necessary to analyze the modern business world.
The first-year core courses provide students with a solid base in all fundamental business areas. Specialization subjects are incorporated into the curriculum in the second and third years.
The Bachelor of Arts in International Relations degree provides students with knowledge of all major business areas as well as a specialist skillset in the field of international relations. Subjects include conflict management and diplomacy and foreign policy. Students who successfully complete this degree may be interested in the following job positions.
Lobbyists are contracted by entities to influence government decision- and policy-making for their benefit. A lobbyist may work for public and corporate entities, not-for-profit organizations, trade associations and communication agencies, among others. Their tasks include analyzing government policy, meeting with government officials, creating and implementing campaigns to generate public awareness and support and reporting on status.
The skills required to become a lobbyist include public speaking, communication, negotiation, research and analytical thinking.
Trade officers act on behalf of local governments to promote and take advantage of business opportunities overseas. Trade officers will collate information and prepare reports and/or respond to company queries about export opportunities and how to operate in a foreign country. They will support local companies abroad. Their tasks also include organizing promotional events such as trade fairs and exhibitions and networking to build business contacts.
To be a trade officer, candidates should have a good understanding of business and possess strong organizational, research, communication and interpersonal skills. Good client service skills are needed.
Global Policy Analyst
Global policy analysts advise on a wide range of international issues. Their clients may be corporate or from government. They research political trends, country stability and legal issues, among others, and closely monitor international events and policy-making to give solid advice to their clients. They are also a source of information for the press.
To succeed as a global policy analyst, professionals must possess good analytical, organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
International Business Development Manager
International business development managers will create and implement business plans for company growth. They will typically look for new market opportunities overseas. For international expansion, multicultural understanding, international experience, knowledge of local culture, language, government regulations, the competitor environment and markets are essential. A business development manager may report directly to the managing director or be located within the commercial area of an organization.
A business development manager must possess strong and communication skills. He also should have financial know-how and strong analytical skills.