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ESADE Business School Bachelor in Global Governance, Economics & Legal Order
ESADE Business School

Bachelor in Global Governance, Economics & Legal Order

4 Years


Full time

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Sep 2024

EUR 17,600 / per year *


* additional fees may apply. Scholarships are available


Programme details

  • Official degree: from Ramon Llull University
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Start Date: September 2022
  • Intake: 50
  • Class language: English
  • Language learning: Spanish + French, German, Arabic or Mandarin
  • Professional Internship: in international organisations, or companies related to your political or economic specialisation.
  • Exchange: One semester must be studied in a university within your geographic area of expertise.
  • Where: ESADE Barcelona-Sant Cugat campus
  • Fees for the year 2022-2023: €17,600

Would you like to work as a consultant in international politics or economics? Would you like to be part of organisations such as UNESCO, WHO, or the European Union? With a Bachelor in Global Governance, Economics & Legal Order you will be able to help solve the political, economic, and legal issues facing governments and organisations worldwide. Not only will you have a solid background in global governance, but you will also have the added value of specialisation in politics or global economics, and expert knowledge of a geographic area of ​​the world.

Why study for a Bachelor in Global Governance, Economics & Legal Order?

Multidisciplinary training

International governance + geopolitics + international law + economics

You will be trained in a wide range of fundamental issues for global governance – including international legal systems; human rights; cybersecurity; macroeconomics, geopolitics, international institutions, and the environment.

Specialisation in a geographic area of the world

You can choose between Asia, Maghreb and the Middle East, Latin America, or four English-speaking nations (UK, USA, Canada and Australia). Specialising in these areas will enable you to offer expert advice to companies and organisations around the world working in your specialisation.


The degree is taught entirely in English and offers significant language training: to strengthen your geographical speciality, you will study Spanish and French, German, Mandarin or Arabic.

Study in Barcelona and abroad

The course is studied in one of the world’s most interesting and engaging cities – Barcelona. However, your geographical specialisation is studied in a university in the area you have chosen. In addition, you can study certain subjects at universities in other countries during short stays that will enable you to widen your international experience.

Learning based on experience: learning by doing

Solve practical cases and simulate court cases in the faculty courtroom. You can also participate in international moot courts and in simulations of United Nations sessions.

Professional Internships

In the third and fourth years, you can gain work experience in international organisations such as the European Court of Auditors, the World Bank, and UNESCO. In the third year, you can carry out solidarity internships in countries such as Bolivia, Cambodia, Tanzania or Costa Rica.

Choose a track: Global Economics or Global Politics

In the second year, you must choose the track that will decide the orientation of your degree: you can choose either political science or economics.

Global Economics

Become an expert in international economics

In this track, you will learn to understand and analyse how the world economy works. Subjects include macroeconomics, mathematics, and statistics (some of the key content studied in an economics degree).

Global Politics

Understand world politics

In this specialisation, you will study political science and globalisation, international politics, and conflict management, as well as geopolitics and natural resources.

An international and multidisciplinary training is your differential value

Political, social, and economic events can no longer be understood from a single perspective, a multidisciplinary perspective is necessary. Nations, and their institutions and companies, interact and relate constantly. Professional experts with a deep knowledge of international transactions are increasingly needed to monitor regulations in different countries, and the geopolitical and economic issues that shape reality.

With the Bachelor in Global Governance, Economics & Legal Order you will be one of these experts: you will be trained to analyse from a multidisciplinary point of view all types of international relations and provide solutions to the conflicts that public and private organisations face in a global environment. Understanding how the world works will enable you to influence the world, and this will ensure that your contribution is essential for companies and organisations.

Learn by exercising your profession

At Esade you will learn in a practical way how to discuss and find solutions to international issues. The learning process is a progressive immersion in the world of international governance. During this process, you will receive rigorous theoretical training and simultaneously undergo a practical and experiential course that will immerse you in the reality of the analysis and resolution of cases, geopolitical and economic strategies, debate and negotiation, legal reasoning, management of international conflicts, participation in United Nations sessions, etc.

This immersion will gradually increase, following the learning by doing philosophy. As the semesters advance, you will be introduced to numerous judicial experiences inside and outside the classroom.

Practical training Learning by doing

  • Participative classes
  • Resolution of practical real cases
  • Participation in debate leagues and international moot courts (mock trials)
  • Participation in simulations of United Nations sessions
  • Outdoor experiences
  • Research
  • Personal study and teamwork
  • Final bachelor project
  • Professional Internships

Student First – Flipped Classroom

The new Esade Student First methodology connects with the latest educational trends and is based on a basic concept: students play an active role. With the Student First methodology, you and your colleagues take part in the creation of knowledge and contribute with your work to the collective learning process.

One of the major differences with traditional methods is that students must arrive in class with prior preparation on the subject that will be discussed in the classroom. This is what is known as the Flipped Classroom, in which learning is divided into three phases:

  • Pre-class preparation
    read, research or view multimedia content on the basics of the topic to be discussed.
  • In-class work
    share the knowledge you’ve acquired with your classmates and the instructor by debating, reflecting, and solving cases, challenges and projects.
  • After class
    deepen your understanding, reflect further and apply the acquired concepts in other areas.

Advantages of the Student First system

  • Interiorise knowledge in a more natural way.
  • When you arrive in class, you will have already identified doubts that you will later share and resolve.
  • Classes are more enriching: you focus on applying the knowledge and you receive inputs from your lecturer and classmates.
  • You are prepared for the future: you learn to apply the theory in different circumstances and work collaboratively.
  • You are more open to learning new things.




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