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Best Master in International Relations to navigate a globalised world!

2.1

UCAM
Dual Degree

2.2

60
ECTS

2.3

100% in
English

2.4

Duration
1 Year

2.5

ESEI Barcelona
Campus

2.6

1st Mar 2023
4th Oct 2023
Next Intakes

2.7

9,300€
per year

Master in International Relations and International Business

Lead global corporations with insights about politics and global affairs by studying the Best Master in International Relations at ESEI International Business School!


Want to gain insight into the international market? Want to try your hand at working abroad? Want to become an expert of negotiation and conflict resolution; an innovator of corporate strategies?


Our Master of International Relations and International Business will set you on a path to becoming internationally recognised in your career. You’ll examine the historical roots and ongoing development of international relations, while also exploring how these issues impact business across the globe.


With our Master in International Relations and International Business, you will be in a position to lead any business or organisation in designing and implementing international strategy to gain competitive advantage in the global marketplace whether that means building innovative startups, expanding corporations or opening up foreign markets to small and medium local enterprises.

Project-Based Learning and Assessment

Our Master in International Relations and International Business uses a project-based learning and assessment approach to help you learn the skills necessary for success today. You will work in groups to develop projects that require creativity and the ability to work together with other individuals – just like in the workplace. You will learn to work as a team, negotiate and communicate with other students in your project group.

Your performance in the programme will be based on your effectiveness in engaging fellow students, and faculty and applying essential skills in international relations acquired in the course to solve real-life business challenges.

Our International Relations and International Business Faculty

Learn from the best business minds in the world. Our faculty consists of experienced global business experts with real insight and a wealth of knowledge in international relations and international business to pass on to you. We are dedicated to delivering innovative, relevant, and timely programmes that put you ahead of the game.

Why Study Master in International Relations and International Business degree at ESEI?

At ESEI, we are ready to provide the Best Master in International Relations that will help you with the challenges you may face on a daily basis through better understanding of cultural diversity, global economy and other aspects of being an international manager.

ESEI International Business School offers the international experience you need to prepare yourself for a successful global career. By mixing the best of both international relations and international business, you will gain the career-ready knowledge that employers are looking for and increase your career potential and personal brand by demonstrating:

World-Class Education

Received from ESEI International Business School, and Universidad Católica de Murcia (UCAM), a Spanish top-ranking state-accredited University.

International Exposure

By being immersed in ESEI’s multicultural community of students and faculty. Over 92 countries have been represented at ESEI since its founding in 1989!

Practical International Relations and Business Skills

Received through ESEI’s commitment to project-based learning assessment approach assessed by international faculty with top leaders in international relations and global business experience.

Strong Professional Network

Developed through networking opportunities with top business executives you will meet during your Master programme.

Get the Job You’ve Always Wanted!

100
%
ESEI Students Enhanced their Professional Profiles
90
%
ESEI Students Found Jobs
within 6 months
64
%
ESEI Students Have
Management Positions Today

Accredited by Universidad Católica de Murcia

Our Master in International Relations and International Business delivered by ESEI International Business School in Barcelona offers an excellent opportunity for you to obtain a Dual Degree (two separate degrees) from ESEI International Business School and Universidad Católica de Murcia (UCAM), a Spanish top-ranking state-accredited University.

Upgrade to an International MBA in International Relations and International Business

Are you looking to fast-track your career with executive international relations and global business roles – but are uncertain how to get started?

Our International MBA in International Relations and International Business is designed to take your existing experience and fast track it into a higher-level management role. By upgrading your Master in International Relations and International Business to an International MBA in International Relations and International Business, your professional profile will become more attractive to employers in the industry looking to hire executives in key management positions.

An International MBA puts you at an advantage over the competition. After just one year of learning from the top business professionals at ESEI, you’ll have a proven edge on CVs worldwide. Find out more about the International MBA here.

Career Opportunities in International Relations and International Business

Do you want to work in the political, economic and diplomatic sphere? Seeking a career in international organisations and multinational companies? With our Master in International Relations and International Business, you can gain valuable credentials that will help you achieve your professional objectives.

Graduates can start their careers in the numerous private and public institutions created to deal with foreign affairs and business expansion projects and successfully lead in areas such as: Consulting for companies with foreign business interests, International marketing, Foreign trade (import and export), Outsourcing of industries and services, Management of international investments, Centres for the study of geopolitics (Think Tanks), amongst others.

Our Master in International Relations and International Business can boost your chances of success as a professional. 

Companies that Employ ESEI Students & Alumni:

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Frequently Asked Questions

Answer all of your questions

Programme Questions

Our Master in International Relations and International Business programme is a one-year programme, which is run over two academic semesters: fall semester (October to February) and spring semester (February to June). You can choose to start the programme either in the Fall or Spring.
Our Master is run on weekdays in the evenings from 6pm to 9pm. You will have classes 2-3 times per week, which allows you to work and study at the same time.
Additionally, if you are a non-EU student who requires a student visa to study in Spain, our International Relations and International Business programme meets the student visa requirements of full time study in Spain.
We recommend that you attend all classes, but we understand that sometimes it can be impossible. Therefore, our International Relations and International Business programme attendance policy allows you to miss 2 out of 6 classes per module without justification. The only reason an absence would be justified is if you are unwell and can provide an official medical note. Remember that any absence will hinder your learning and thus likely jeopardise your results.
Each module within our International Relations and International Business programme has 4 assessment components: a group submission (40%), an individual submission (20%) and a formal oral presentation (20%) for your module project, as well as a participation grade (20%) based on your participation during classes.
Yes! Within your classes, you will have guest speakers in your discipline, and some of your course projects will happen in collaboration with a real business. Additionally ESEI runs guest speaker sessions throughout the year, some of which will focus specifically on International Relations and International Business, and all of which will provide relevant insights for you. Furthemore, you will have visits open throughout the year to different local companies giving you insight into the Barcelona business landscape.
If you are looking for an internship in International Relations or International Business, Barcelona is the perfect city to find one. There are many opportunities in various sectors, so you can find something that’s a perfect match for you! ESEI will post new internship offers on its digital platform regularly, but you should also attend some of the many networking events the city has to offer. It’s all about making connections and creating opportunities!

We offer assistance with finding internships with our dedicated Career Services team, who are in direct contact with companies and HR agencies and provide up-to-date internship opportunities. Find out more about our Career Services here.
Our Master in International Relations and International Business is accredited by Universidad Católica de Murcia (UCAM). UCAM is a state-accredited and top-ranking Spanish university that validates and jointly awards the Master in International Relations and International Business degree. We have partnered with UCAM because we believe that it is important for the Best Master in International Business to be validated by an institution with high academic standards and with a proven track record of delivering high-quality education.
Upon successful completion of the programme, you will obtain two degrees: a private Masters degree from ESEI International Business School, and a título propio universitario from Universidad Católica de Murcia (university qualification awarded directly by UCAM). The title of both degrees will state Master in International Relations and International Business.
You'll be presented with your International Relations and International Business ESEI diploma at our graduation ceremony, which typically takes place in July. If you need proof of your degree completion for work or other reasons, we can provide a signed letter to use as proof until you receive your actual diploma. If you are eligible for the UCAM degree, it will arrive up to 12 months after completing the programme requirements.

You can email us at [email protected] if you have any specific questions about your diploma or degree.

General Questions

You can apply to ESEI at any time during the year. However, because we have limited places in our International Relations and International Business programme, we do recommend that you start your application sooner rather than later to guarantee your spot.

Non-EU students that need a student visa to study in Spain should start their application at least 8 months in advance to make sure you get your visa in time for the start of classes.
We have a unique opportunity for students who are in their final year of their Bachelor degree or are waiting for their final Bachelor degree diploma and transcripts. In this case, you can apply for a conditional acceptance, which means that we can accept you into our International Relations and International Business programme before you complete your Bachelor degree, however, you will need to provide us with your final academic records and diploma before the start of the Master programme.
If your Bachelor degree has a duration of less than 4 years, you can still apply for our Master in International Relations and International Business programme. In this case, you will need to send in your full academic records and Bachelor degree diploma to us to fully review your previous studies.
First of all, we want you to know that we want you here, too. It doesn't matter where you're starting from—if your level of English isn't as high as you'd like it to be, or if you don't have an official English proficiency score, we can help you get started with the Best Master in International Relations in Europe in English. So keep reading!

You can apply to ESEI if you have a good command of English but are lacking an official English proficiency score. If this is the case, after your admission interview, you may be required to take an English test to confirm your level of English.

If you do not have a good command of English—no worries! We'll walk with you through our English Preparation Course before the start of your Masters programme. This course normally takes place in August and January each year, so no matter what month you're accepted into ESEI, by the time your programme starts, we'll make sure that your language skills are good enough to start the Masters! Find out more about our English Preparation Course here.
We want people to succeed. And we know that sometimes, the biggest obstacle in your path is banking on a future above your budget. That's why we offer scholarships and a host of other financial aid options to support students who are committed to their personal and professional development. Find out more about Scholarships and Financial Aid here.
Yes! We welcome transfer students wanting to take part in the Best Courses in Digital Marketing in Barcelona. If you're looking to complete your Master's at ESEI, just apply and provide us with your full academic transcripts. We review transfer applications on a case-by-case basis.

If you're looking for a shorter experience, we have a range of short courses with a 7-week duration available to you. You can contact our International Student Advisor about options for exchange students. Find out more about Short Courses here.
Yes! We welcome transfer students wanting to take part in the Best Master in International Relations in Barcelona. If you're looking to complete your Master's at ESEI, just apply and provide us with your full academic transcripts. We review transfer applications on a case-by-case basis.

If you're looking for a shorter experience, we have a range of short courses with a 7-week duration available to you. You can contact our International Student Advisor about options for exchange students. Find out more about Short Courses here.
The compact and intense nature of our International Relations and International Business programme makes it difficult for our students to have an exchange semester abroad, due to the fact that our curriculum must be completed within an academic year.
We've made every effort to make sure that our curriculum aligns with the skills and knowledge businesses are looking for in international talent who have studied the Best Master in International Relations. And because Barcelona is such an international city, you'll be able to take advantage of the city's status as a hub of industry and business—and all the opportunities that come with it.

For European students who don't need a student visa, you can stay in Spain after graduation and work full-time without any special permit. All you'll need to do is get your Spanish NIE (Foreigner Identity Number) and Social Security Number, and then you'll be good to go!

For non-European students, it's a little more complicated—but not much! Non-European students who need a student visa to study in Spain can continue to live and work in Spain under an Internship visa which can be extended for up to 2 years after their studies at ESEI. After 3 years of legal stay in Spain, you can then apply for a work permit.
We know that many students coming to Barcelona looking to study International Relations in Europe are looking for housing options—and we hear you! Our campus facilities do not include student dorms. However, we do provide a list of student residences close to our campus where you can live as well as student accommodation agencies that help you find your ideal home in Barcelona, with attractive promotional codes specific to our students. Find out more about Housing options a href="https://www.eseibusinessschool.com/student-housing/">here.
We get it—you want to know what it is like to study international relations in Europe and what life is like as a student at ESEI. You want to know if this programme will be a good fit for you. The best way to find out is to talk to current students and alumni. Our current students and alumni are always happy and ready to share their experience with you. You can find students who have recently studied this programme on the alumni section of our linkedin page, as well as on our student community page.

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