The Barcelona Graduate School of Economics is a large community of researchers, professors, students, and alumni who all share the School’s core spirit: to create value for society with rigorous work and social responsibility through pioneering research and education.
We seek outstanding, motivated students and provide them with a top-notch education and values that will make them exceptional global experts with intellectual rigor and critical thinking skills. During their time with us, our students have direct contact with professors and practitioners whose insights from academic and industry are part of the curriculum.
Why study at the Barcelona GSE
Our Scientific Council of more than 30 leading academics including 12 Nobel Laureates in Economics provides strategic guidance for program development.
We are also ranked in the Top 20 Economics departments worldwide by RePEc.
92% of graduates placed within 6 months of completing the master's degree, helped by our dedicated Career Services team.
The Barcelona GSE is a leading institution for graduate education and research in Economics, Finance, and Data Science.
Our students are talented and motivated, who we connect with top-ranking researchers, experienced teaching faculty, international alumni and a strong recruiter network.
The objective of our rigorous nine-month Master’s programs is to prepare graduates for professional and academic careers that require intense analytical thinking and a flexible mindset.
Class of 2019 at a glance
The Class of 2019 is made up of 225 students, from 54 countries, with an average age of 25 years. Most students have undergraduate degrees in Economics or Finance. Others come from Engineering, Mathematics, or other backgrounds.
Students from around the world
85% of students in the Class of 2019 are from outside of Spain, and 40% of students came from outside Europe. These students bring an enriching mixture of professional backgrounds, cultural perspectives, and personal experiences to the classroom.
Work experience before the master program
In the Class of 2019 we have a 80% of students who come straight from their undergraduate degree to study a master. The remaining students have professional experience at consulting firms, international organizations, and banks as well as research institutions and government agencies.
Life in Barcelona
With seven universities and numerous research institutions, Barcelona offers one of Europe's most inspiring environments for students and academics to live and study.
This intellectually appealing atmosphere coupled with the Barcelona GSE’s location on the campuses of two internationally ranked universities puts our students in the heart of a dynamic academic environment.
Master’s Degree in Economics and Finance
The Economics Program provides students with rigorous training for admission to top doctoral programs and for technically demanding careers. Students who complete this program will acquire an excellent grounding and deep understanding of the field's foundations, applications, and policies covering theoretical and empirical approaches.
The Finance Program is a comprehensive course that prepares you for the most technically demanding jobs in banking, consulting and asset management
Master’s Degree in Specialized Economic Analysis
In the Competition Program you will acquire an advanced understanding of the interaction between theory and practice as well as the qualifications necessary for solid placement in the field.
The Economics of Public Policy Program will prepare you for analytical positions at public institutions, international organizations, consulting firms, research institutions and think tanks.
The ITFD Program provides rigorous training in the economics of international finance, trade, and development for students interested in demanding professional careers and doctoral programs.
Macro Program graduates acquire the skills demanded by consulting firms, investment banks and government agencies.
Master’s Degree in Data Science
The Data Science Program prepares its graduates to design and build data-driven systems for decision-making in the private or public sector.