Master’s Degree in Trade and International Economic Relations

Become an expert in directing and strategic management of international organizations.

Focused on creating experts in international business, in international economic relations and in foreign trade management with a practical and operational vision of the sector.

In the PDF you will find:

  • Detailed study plan
  • Why this degree is perfect for you
Master’s Degree in Trade and International Economic Relations


Oct 23, 2020


9 months
  • Train to manage mergers, expansions and strategic international alliances.  
  • Deepen your knowledge of key political-economic, geo-strategic and corporate diplomacy factors.

In the PDF you will find:

  • Detailed study plan
  • Why this degree is perfect for you

Key Points

Acquire the skills for the management and international direction of companies

  • Start date

    Oct 23, 2020

  • Modality

    Hyflex (Real and virtual classrooms)

  • Duration

    9 months

  • ECTS


  • Language


  • Campus

    Madrid Alcobendas

  • University

    Universidad Europea de Madrid

  • Knowledge Area

    Business and technology

  • Study Type


  • Faculty

    Facultad de Ciencias Sociales y de la Comunicación

Why study this program?

Employability Rates

89% of our students have found work in less than 12 months

International Students

23% of our students are international, exchanging experiences

Entrepreneurial Spirit

15% of our students are entrepreneurs

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New candidate profile and degree access routes

Recent graduates in Business Management, Economics or other studies linked to Economics and Business who are seeking to become specialized in international business. Graduates in degrees such as Engineering, Law or International Relations wishing to complement their studies in the field of global business. Professionals seeking to broaden their knowledge and employability internationally. Entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs looking to specialize in the development of international business.

Access Requirements

In order to access the Master’s Degree, the student must satisfy the legal requirements in accordance with R.D. 1393/2007:

  • In order to access the Master’s degree it will be necessary to have an official Spanish university degree or other issued by a higher education institution in the European Higher Education Area which allows the candidate in the country where the degree was issued, to access postgraduate Master’s Degrees.  
  • Those candidates who have obtained their degrees in educational systems outside the EHEA will also be able to access the course without the need to get their degree officially recognized, once the University has ensured that their degree is equivalent to the corresponding official Spanish university degree and allows the candidate, in the country where the degree was issued, to access postgraduate studies. Access via this route will not imply the official recognition of the prior undergraduate degree, nor its recognition for any other purpose other than to access the Master’s Degree.

Places Available

40 places

Admissions Process

The admissions process for programs in the Postgraduate School at Universidad Europea is open all year round, although registration in any of the programs is dependent on the availability of places.

If you wish to receive personalized advice from our Postgraduate Admissions team, contact either of our two university campuses (Alcobendas or Villaviciosa de Odón) or contact us:

Having been advised, you should file the documents required:

  • Application Form
  • Copy of your ID or NIE
  • Copy of your University Degree
  • CV.

The Postgraduate Admissions team will contact you to complete access exams according to your desired program and a personal interview with the Director of the Master’s Degree or with a member on the Admissions Committee. 

* The admissions process does not cost the candidate anything nor is it binding on either party up until the registration process has been completed.

Recognitions and transfers

If you wish to have a personalized plan made to view how you could have your studies recognized in an efficient, free and non-binding way, you can do so here

Regulation on the transfer and recognition of credits

Click here.

Financial Aid

At Universidad Europea we have a complete system of financial aid available to you to ease your education payments. Some examples are: 

  • Flexible payment options.
  • Financial Aid for early payment
  • Financial Aid for continuing studies.
  • Financial Aid for simultaneous study.
  • Financial Aid for having a family member at Universidad Europea.


Universidad Europea has signed various agreements with financial entities to help you finance your studies.  Check our financing offers here.


At Universidad Europea de Madrid we offer a series of scholarships. To choose the one that best fits your circumstances, click here.


The campus in Alcobendas is a different campus aimed at Company + Entrepreneurship. Situated in the heart of the North of Madrid’s Business Park, this campus is equipped with state-of-the-art and modern facilities that invite you to learn and develop new ideas. It was conceived as a unique place where the University is in constant contact with the business world, which is a clear factor for the full development of our students.

You will study surrounded by successful entrepreneurs and mentors. You will put your ideas into practice at the Emprende Hub, a space within Universidad Europea dedicated to learning, work and creativity. An incubator for new business projects whose objective is to help our students’ ideas to grow by enriching their initiatives with the support of the technological resources and specialized training to be able to successfully make your vision a reality in a solid and sustainable manner. You will be able to learn, share and participate in forums and events with the best companies and professionals. A learning model thought of to accelerate your success

Collaborating companies

The Master’s Degree in Trade and International Economic Relations is made up of important professionals from leading companies that bring the professional reality into the classroom through analysis of real cases. Some of the companies are:  

  • Grupo Santander
  • Tempus Iuris
  • Iberdrola
  • Fundación Esteban G. Vigil

Study plan

Official Degree

Upon finishing this degree, the student will be awarded the official Master’s Degree in Trade and International Economic Relations issued by Universidad Europea de Madrid.

Degree implementation calendar

The Master’s Degree in Trade and International Economic Relations has been taught at Universidad Europea de Madrid since academic year 2009-2010.



Dr. Miguel Ángel Povedano Jiménez
Program Director. Miguel Ángel Povedano Jiménez is professor of Economics and Business in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Communication, Universidad Europea, specializing in the Financial Area. He is a Doctor in Economics and Business as well as holding a Master’s Degree in Trade and International Economic Relations. Since 1987 when he commenced his career at the Madrid Trade Exchange, he has always worked in the business world, where he has significant experience. His background has become enriched over the course of over 30 years as an Adviser and Consultant, Financial Director, Chairman and Business Founder in different fields and sectors.


Dr. Antonio Hernández
Antonio Hernández Garcia, is a Commercial Tech and State Economist since 1991, Doctor in Applied Economics, Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, Graduate in Economics and Business Sciences, UCM, has completed the Leadership in Public Management Course, IESE.  Is partner of Energy and International Strategy, KPMG Spain since 2011 and previously held several positions in the public sector, including: General Manager of Energy and Mines Policy, Deputy Managing Director of Foreign Relations and Competitiveness and Economic and Commercial Counsel, Head of Commercial Offices in Iran and Bulgaria.

Dr. Belén García-Delgado
Qualified as PhD Assistant Professor by ANECA (2016). Doctor with European mention, Universidad Salamanca. Graduate in Documentation and Spanish Language, Universidad Salamanca. Master’s Degree in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language, Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo. Member of the Research Group: (GIR) E-LECTRA: Electronic Reading and Editing, Transfer and Automated Recovery of Information.

Dr. Jesús Muñoz
Doctor in Economics, UCM. Currently, associate professor of Marketing and International Business, UEM. His areas of research are related to the internationalization procedures of Spanish manufacturing companies and their main determining factors, the role of production capacity restrictions and investment in Research and Development.

Dr. Javier Wrana
Lead Professor, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos de Madrid. Worked in the Department of Monetary Matters and Exchanges at the International Monetary Fund and for the European Commission (as a Consultant prior to Joining in Bulgaria).

César Lajud 
International Consultant. Was General Counsel in San Francisco (California) and Commercial Counsel for Mexico, as well as being the Head of the National Bank for Foreign Trade in Mexico. He has also worked as head of Business Development for Microsoft in Mexico. He has a wide range of teaching experience as an Economics and Foreign Trade professor in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Communications, Universidad Europea de Madrid.

Elena López
Graduate in Business Management and Marketing, CESMA Business School, Master’s Degree in Foreign Trade, CESMA Business School and EMBA, ESIC. Specialist in the development and implementation of 3PL at source, implementing the know-how both nationally and internationally, management and training of teams, procedures audits as well as analysis in decision-making based on Key Performance (KPI). Currently is an Intermodal Analyst in Maersk Line and previously worked as International Logistics Country Manager at El Corte Ingles.

Álvaro Muñoz
Commercial Tech and State Economist (TCEE) since 2015. Graduate in Law and Economics and Business Sciences (E-3), U.P. Comillas-ICADE. Currently works in the General Directorate for Industry and Small and Medium-Sized Companies for the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism, having also worked in the General Directorate for Economic Policy. Is a preparer for the state exam of TCEE at ICEX-Ceco.

Carmen Lopez
Graduate in Economics and Business Sciences, Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Expert in foreign trade and international real estate investments. Currently is Head of the Department of Business Promotion in the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Madrid.

Almudena Martín-González
Commercial Tech and State Economist since 2016 and Graduate in Law and Business Management, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Currently, Head of Commercial Matters in the Deputy General Directorate of Trade Services and Digital Trade.  

Dr. Daniel Fernández
Doctor in Economics and Master’s Degree in Applied Economics, Universidad de Alcalá. Professor at Universidad Francisco Marroquín, Guatemala and Director of Market Analysis at the same university.  

Dr. Desiderio Romero
Doctor in Economics, lead professor at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos with a wide range of teaching experience in the field of public economics. His areas of research are made up of business innovation and the demand for energy and transport, as well as the economic effects of taxes.

Dr. Fernando Moroy
Doctor in Economics and Business Sciences, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos and Graduate of Harvard Business School and associate professor in Finances, Universidad Carlos III, with over 35 years’ experience in the financial sector and in executive positions of responsibility in business areas.

Dr. Jakson R. Rodrigues
Doctor in Tourism Management and Planning, Universidad de la Coruña. Master’s Degree in Territory Development, Universidade do Minho-Portugal. Professor at Universidad de Santiago and Foreign Trade consultant in the area or Latin America including Brazil, Peru, Chile and Ecuador.

Javier Sanz Arlegui
Master’s Degree in Foreign Trade, Escuela de Organización Industrial and Master’s Degree in Business Management, Ie. Experience in Managing and Controlling large projects, foreign markets and international marketing. Risks in International Operations, Management of Operations in Foreign Trade, Means of Payment and International Financing, Logistics, Contracts and Total Quality Management.

Dr. Luis Marijuán
Certified Doctor. Strategic international consultant. Founding Partner, Pingarrons & Partners. Vicepresident of the Esteban G. Vigil Foundation.

Dr. María Francisca Casado
Doctor in Peace and International Security, International Relations. Master’s Degree, Diplomatic School of Spain. Her research area has centered around International Relations and Trade at The University of Tokyo.

María Encina
Graduate, UCM with a BA in Economics & Business Studies. Over 12 years’ experience in International Contract Negotiations as Chief Officer and Management of infrastructures in energy projects. 10 years’ experience as a teacher at prestigious universities and business schools.

% doctors

61% are doctors

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  • Grants for continuing students
  • Grants for simultaneous studies
  • First in family scholarships
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  • You will learn global business strategy and instruments used in foreign trade, as well as deepening your knowledge of the most competitive economies and emerging markets.  
  • Train as an expert in international business, international economic relations and foreign trade management, fomenting a creative and entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Study specific subjects in international management in order to learn the main areas of geo-economics and markets and modules explaining the operational aspect of foreign trade.  
  • Complete your training with international visits and activities in relevant institutions in trade and international economic relations such as the EU and the United Nations.  
  • We have internship agreements with leading companies in the market such as ICEX or associated institutions such as CESCE and COFIDES, as well as companies such as Grupo Santander, Repsol or Telefónica.

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Admission process

1. Documentation

To begin your admission process, the first thing to do is book your appointment online or by calling 91 740 72 72.

  • Selectividad card showing eligibility status
  • Two photocopies of your ID
  • Academic record file transfer 
  • Proof of payment of the Admission fee before or on the date of appointment

2.  What does the admissions test consist of?

  • Skills and abilities test
  • General knowledge test
  • Language assessment test
  • Personal interview

When will you know you’ve been accepted?

You’ll find out the result of the admissions test via an admissions letter that you’ll receive by email. If you have any doubts or queries, you can contact our Admissions Department for New Students at

3. Reserve your place

Along with the admissions letter, you will receive an envelope with information about official registration. It is recommended that in order to reserve your place, you should respond within 7 days of receiving the letter.

4. Registration

All students joining the Universidad Europea for the first time, wanting to study a degree, must open a file with the university, prior to registration. The Department of Admission for New Students will provide the candidate with all the documentation and forms to complete their registration.

Convalidations and transfers

You don’t have to carry on doing something you don’t want to. For this reason, we have designed specific convalidation and university transfer plan. If you want to know your personalized plan, as quickly and easily as possible, send us an email to along with the following documentation:

  • Personal academic certificate of the original degree.
  • Study plan sealed by the Secretariat of the center of origin.
  • The academic program of the subjects studied and/or enrolled in the original degree.
  • Officially translated degree certificate (only in the case of foreign graduates)

In case of requesting recognition for professional experience, you will be required to provide;

  • Work life certificate
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Company certificate, only in those cases where it is necessary to prove the functions performed in the company, or in cases of students with international professional experience who cannot provide a work-life certificate.

For any questions, you can contact our advisers by calling 91 834 34 35.

Scholarships and grants program

We’re here to help. If you want to study at Universidad Europea, you have a number of internal and official scholarship options to apply for. In addition, we provide comprehensive Financing and Discount options

Professional practices

Internships in companies are a key element in your education. Acquiring experience and putting into practice what you have learned on your degree is the best way to enter the labor market. There are two types of internship, curricular (which are included as part of your program) and extracurricular (which you can do on a voluntary basis).

In order to carry out an internship in a company, you’ll need to have passed 50% of your credits and register before you start the internship. Both the company and a professor on your course will monitor your progress on the internship as well as providing an evaluation at the half way mark and upon completion. 

If you want to gain extra work experience before finalizing your university studies, you are welcome to carry out extracurricular internships. You can carry them out in whichever year of your studies you choose but we remind you that internships are formative and should complement your studies. The more theoretical knowledge you have acquired throughout your degree, the more you will benefit from the internships.