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Bachelor of Arts in International Economics
You will study the entire degree in English, have the opportunity to do it at your own pace with a flexible program, and opt for a double degree by completing this program along with the BA in International Relations and Diplomacy.
You may start this program at the start of any month
40 months / 4 academic years
120 American credits
Heidelberg, Madrid and Online
Why study at Schiller International University?
130 NationalitiesOur campuses are home to students from more than 130 countries. Current Schiller students are from Africa, the Americas, Asia, This diversity creates the international learning environments and personal experiences that Schiller students are looking for!
50Years of historyFor over 50 years, the Schiller international University faculty and staff has brought the credentials and expertise needed to support the foundations of international learning. This supports our continuous goal of developing the world leaders needed for the future!
20000AlumniSchiller’s international learning community includes a network of more than 20.000 graduates in over 200 cities who remain committed to the University. This commitment reflects support to current students and fellow graduates beyond graduation.
Friendly relations between nations often rely on solid trade relationships. To reach this goal, the SIU Bachelor of Arts in International Economics provides students with the best technical knowledge, practical research and analytical skills in economic theory and policy. Students learn how to examine the insights of economics from both the individual and firm perspectives at a national and international level. With various major courses in international business administration, international relations, and political science, students can decide whether to complete their degree with a focus on careers in economic, political-economic, business, international relations, or law.
Economic Market 2019–2029
+14% Expected Market Growth
23,5 k Direct Jobs
Career Areas: Economist, Financial Advisor, Data Analyst, Accountant, and Investment Expert
Sources: US Bureau of Labor Statistics
Graduates of the Bachelor’s Degree in International Economics will be able to:
Assess business data and interpret information consistently with economic trends.
Understand how decision-makers allocate scarce resources to achieve economic efficiency.
Apply economic tools to analyze decisions made by consumers, firms, and policy-makers.
Integrate economic models to analyze the impact of various fiscal, monetary, and trade policies on a nation’s economy.
Become a truly international profile perform with cultural agility by living international experience in different countries.
Discover, design, and develop the professional profile that best suits your goals. Based on a solid academic structure aligned with the current reality we provide students with specific learning tools, methodologies, and immersive experiences to personalized their path.
Solid academic basis connected with reality
Learning by doing methodologies
Strong presence of Tech, Digital and Sustainability
International immersions to explore and experience
Challenges with real organizations
Personalized Academic & Career Advising
Classmates: A multicultural, diverse, and inclusive community with more than 130 nationalities.
Faculty: Referred professional that share updated knowledge and challenge students with real cases.
Academic & Career Advisors: SIU figures to support you from day one in reaching your goals.
Alumni: A network of more than 20,000 alumni around the world to be connected with.
Perform this program among our Madrid and Heidelberg International Campuses. Students can transfer among our campuses without loss of credits to acquire multicultural agility and build a truly international profile.
Contact our Admission Team to discover other Campuses Possibilities.
To learn more about studying an international degree based on the US higher education system, go to our "Academics" section on our FAQ page.
Required General Education Courses
European History-Napoleonic Period to Present
Beginning Foreign Language 1
Beginning Foreign Language 2
English Composition: Expository Writing
Introduction to International Relations
English: Research and Writing
Science and Society
Introduction to Political Science
Required Core Courses
Applications of Computers
Introduction to International Business
Intermediate Economic Theory
Monetary Theory and Comparative Banking Systems
Introduction to Sustainable Development
Economics of Developing Countries
International Trade and Finance
Resources and the Environment
Human Resources Management
International Economic Policies & Institutions
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
International Business Policy
Concepts of International Relations
The Political Economy of North South Relations
Selected Topics in International Relations
Principles of Business Law
American Foreign Policy
European History to 1815
Monetary Theory and Comparative Banking Systems
Intermediate Foreign Language 1 (or any 200 – 400 level Elective)
Law and Finance in Relation to International Trade
Intermediate Foreign Language 2 (or any 200 – 400 level Elective)
The Middle East
** Required if taking the Roehampton Degree
We care about your academic needs. We offer instructional delivery adapted to meet your learning style.
Courses are delivered in English and focused on international environments.
Our course format consists of studying one subject per month so you can put all your efforts into learning the skills of this specific course topic.
If you have a good average grade, you can study more than one subject per month and complete your program in less time.
Schiller University is very focused on preparing students for a professional career. Be confident that you will know how to combine theory with practice.
You will work collaboratively with classmates on such projects as case studies and prepare presentations with professional from the field.
You will earn an international degree valid in both the US and the EU from an accredited American university.
Our faculty is international and brings a diverse array of professional experience.
Remember that you can study this program online.
Because of the current situation caused by the COVID-19, you may begin taking courses online and then move to the chosen campus when possible.
Students completing the Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Economics are encouraged to seek internship opportunities to support their learning and to gain practical work experience.
We provide the flexibility you need to complete your degree
At Schiller International University, our students come first, and we are always ready to adapt to your circumstances in this fast changing world. If you need a change of location, you can continue on another campus of your choice if your program is available there, or study Online.
We offer two ways to make your studies and payments more flexible:
Enroll and pay for the first subjectYou can do this if you are particularly interested in deepening your knowledge of a subject or if you need to find out if you like this field of knowledge.
Try and pay for the first 4 monthsRegister for 4 subjects (equivalent to 12 credits), take the subject month by month and see if it is the path you want to follow.
After this time, evaluate if you want to continue and we will help you formalize your situation. We will help you with everything you need!
This step is usually completed with your Admissions Representative after the interview process.
Complete the interview
The interview with your Admissions Representative provides a great opportunity to ask questions, define your educational and professional goals, and discuss whether a Schiller degree will meet your needs.
Send all required admissions documents
This includes transcripts, passport documentation, proof of English proficiency, letter of motivation, etc.
Once accepted, you will receive an acceptance package
In the case of students needing a VISA, you will receive a scanned copy of a conditional letter of acceptance, along with the invoice for your first semester’s tuition. Once it is paid, you will receive the official copy of your acceptance letter and acceptance package.
You are now part of Schiller’s learning community.
Get started now!
Although you can start any month you want - at whichever moment best suits your personal situation - why miss the opportunity to start your international career as soon as possible?
If you would like more information, ask our admissions team for help with anything you need: questions you may have to make a decision, scholarship available, financial aid...
We are waiting for you!
* Average academic year – 10 courses/months – 30 credits
Cost of the BA in International Economics*
Tuition fees for European campuses
Tuition fees for Tampa Campus
Tuition fees for Schiller Online (Distance Learning)
Prepared for the unpredictable: COVID-19 response
Our priority remains to provide you with an uninterrupted and safe educational experience despite the current circumstances. That is why we have taken the necessary measures focused on three lines of action tailored to the guidelines of each country’s situation to meet safety requirements, academic requirements, and our student’s needs.
We've disinfected all the campuses and increased the frequency of deep-cleaning of all spaces. We’ve also adopted social distancing to ensure that students, faculty and staff are as safe as possible. Students will need to wear masks on campus and may not gather in common areas.
Online classes that are always available
We have reduced our on-campus attendance requirements, combining them with attendance via synchronous online classes thanks to the latest hybrid technology installed on all our campuses. As always, a fully Online option will be available as well. In any case, the campus will be open (if possible according to the regulations of each national and state government) and the staff available to students in person as well as virtually.
All the necessary flexibility you need to face uncertainty
We adapt to you and the current situation. No matter what format you choose, we will provide you with the quality education you deserve.
We offer two ways to make your studies and payments more flexible: enroll in a single subject to deepen your knowledge or take 4 different courses to figure out the best path forward for you.
Don’t let COVID-19 stop you from studying an international degree. Start now and get ahead at home on our Campuses, and travel to one of our campuses abroad when it is safe to do so. We will help you transfer with ease.
Start your career at Schiller International now!
Do not wait any longer! Contact our Admissions Team for further details. We will be happy to help you achieve your goals.
Meet the SIU Faculty
Mr. Diogo Mesquita
Professor of International Economics
With over 12 years’ experience working in social and economic development and with organizations such as the United Nations.
Dr. Narbona Aranzazu
Professor of International Economics
With 15 years of teaching experience in English-taught programs, she is nationally accredited by ANECA (Spain) and has high impact scientific and research experience in international and applied economic models.
Discover your Career Opportunities
This Bachelor of Arts in International Economics is designed to train you in the skills and knowledge needed to perform in professional positions in the private or public sector, both in companies or institutions, national and international, of economic and social relevance.
Graduates of this program have a global perspective in a great variety of areas of your interest and professional objectives, while at the same time developing the necessary skills base to operate in a global environment.
You will be able to work in many areas such as:
International investment, finance or business consulting
International market analysis
Commercial and/or Marketing leadership
Tax advising and more!
We believe in you
Schiller International University is committed to fostering community growth through people like you who strive for self-improvement and a strong sense of purpose.
International Scholarship Undergraduate and Graduate
Golden Key Honor Society Scholarship
Employer Reimbursement Matching Scholarship
US Citizen/Legal Resident Scholarship
See what other students say
Lerato T. Shaylor
At Schiller, I was given the freedom to make decisions about my studies and career. I still feel the support and advice from my tutors – some of the most formative guidance I have ever received.
My time at Schiller has allowed me to live in different countries. Studying international topics in a practical learning environment is something you can't achieve at other universities.
My experience has been great. After working for a few years, I realized how up to date this learning system is. Also, the skills I acquired have helped me achieve professional growth.
My experience at SIU has been extraordinary and incredibly rewarding both at an academic and intellectual level, and at a personal growth level.
I have truly enjoyed my experience at Schiller! As an online student, I always felt the sense of community. The staff and entire faculty are very helpful.
Adina Laura Achim
SIU shaped my character and helped me discover my passion. I met a professor who recognized my potential and redirected me to focus on international affairs.
Earn a double degree and go even further
If your ambition is to go one step further, have a fulfilling and successful international career and know everything about international business and management, complete your degree by studying an additional program. The only requirement needed is to complete the first degree before starting the second one. Ask our teams about the details, we will be glad to help you!