The Barcelona Graduate School of Economics

Why study at the Barcelona GSE?

The Barcelona GSE is a leading institution for graduate education and research in Economics, Finance, and Data Science.

Our students are talented, motivated and from more than 90 countries, 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.

What makes the Barcelona GSE stand out?

Program quality

  • Scientific Council of more than 30 leading academics including 12 Nobel Laureates in Economics provides strategic guidance for program development
  • “Approved with Excellence” (highest rating) by the Spanish Ministry of Education for “high research quality, international focus, and emphasis on placement”

International research reputation

  • Ranked in the Top 10 institutions for Economics research in Europe and the Top 20 Economics departments worldwide by RePEc
  • 20 European Research Council (ERC) Grants awarded to current faculty members
  • Published regularly in top journals

Career preparation and placement

■     91% of the Class of 2016 placed within 6 months

■     Dedicated Barcelona GSE Career Services team brings recruiters to campus and provides job search support

Program offer for 2018-19

Master’s Degree in Economics and Finance

  • Economics Program
  • Finance Program

Master’s Degree in Specialized Economic Analysis

  • Competition and Market Regulation Program
  • Economics of Public Policy Program
  • International Trade, Finance, and Development Program
  • Macroeconomic Policy and Financial Markets Program

Master’s Degree in Data Science

  • Data Science Program

The Master Degrees at the Barcelona GSE are awarded by Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB).

what Barcelona GSE students have to say:

“If I'm to be completely honest with you, I think the Economics Program at the Barcelona GSE is the best in Europe. I'm passionate about Economics, and I wanted to be challenged and pushed to something where I can learn more for myself and get a lot out of the course at the same time. The friends I've made already are friends for life. One of the things that's struck me the most is that they're so intelligent, so academically-founded and at the same time so international. To put it simply, I've loved it so far. I expect to be pushed a lot academically - that's why I'm here first and foremost, but at the same time I'm excited to explore local culture and the city with the sea and the mountains - and really just to have an enjoyable year while working hard.”   

Joshua Casson '17 has an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of London, New College of the Humanities.

Applications are now open

Learn more about the Barcelona GSE Master's Programs

International research reputation

  • Ranked in the Top 10 institutions for Economics research in Europe and the Top 20 Economics departments worldwide by RePEc
  • 20 European Research Council (ERC) Grants awarded to current faculty members
  • Published regularly in top journals

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