Barcelona Graduate School of Economics

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.

We bring talented, motivated students from more than 90 countries to Barcelona and connect them 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
Nobel Laureates help to develop the Master’s
Our Scientific Council of more than 30 leading academics including 11 Nobel Laureates in Economics provides strategic guidance for program development.

Ranked in the Top 10 institutions in Europe for Economics research (RePEc)
We are also ranked in the Top 20 Economics departments worldwide by RePEc.

Our graduates get competitive jobs
93% of graduates placed within 6 months of completing the master's degree, helped by our dedicated Career Services team.

The top 6 graduate employers are the European Central Bank, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, World Bank Group, IESE Business School, La Caixa and KPMG.

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.








Academic Offer for 2020-21

Master’s Degree in Economics and Finance

Economics Program
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.

Finance Program
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
Competition and Market Regulation Program
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.

Economics of Public Policy Program
The Economics of Public Policy Program will prepare you for analytical positions at public institutions, international organizations, consulting firms, research institutions and think tanks.

International Trade, Finance, and Development Program
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.

Macroeconomic Policy and Financial Markets Program
Macro Program graduates acquire the skills demanded by consulting firms, investment banks and government agencies.

Master’s Degree in Data Science
Data Science Program
The Data Science Program prepares its graduates to design and build data-driven systems for decision-making in the private or public sector.


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