Barcelona Graduate School of Economics

Introduction

The Barcelona GSE is a leading institution for graduate education and research in Economics, Finance, and Data Science. Our key mission is the training of the next generation of economists and data scientists by offering world-class programs taught by leading faculty in their field.

We bring talented, motivated students from more than 50 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.

Why study at the Barcelona GSE

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. In addition, both of the Barcelona GSE's founding universities, Universitat Pompeu Fabra and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, are ranked in the QS World University Rankings for Economics & Econometrics in 38th place and in the top 100 respectively.

Our graduates get competitive jobs

92% of graduates placed within 6 months of completing the master's degree, helped by our dedicated Career Services team.

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.

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Programs

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Master Program in Competition and Market Regulation

Campus Full time September 2019 Spain Barcelona

The highly practical focus of our Competition and Market Regulation Program ensures that graduates have both an advanced understanding of the interaction between theory and practice as well as the qualifications necessary for solid placement in the field. [+]

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The highly practical focus of our Competition and Market Regulation Program ensures that graduates have both an advanced understanding of the interaction between theory and practice as well as the qualifications necessary for solid placement in the field.

The Barcelona GSE Competition and Market Regulation Program presents students with a learning progression, starting from the basic necessary conceptual frameworks and economic tools, and then introducing core issues in Competition Policy and Market Regulation with the help of leading specialists in each field.

Students themselves will examine real-world competition policy cases and demonstrate how regulation works across specific industries such as banking, energy, and telecommunications, and will design and conduct an independent master's project in their domain. ... [-]

Master Program in Data Science

Campus Full time September 2019 Spain Barcelona

The Barcelona GSE Master in Data Science prepares its graduates to design and build data-driven systems for decision-making in the private or public sector, offering a thorough training in predictive, descriptive, and prescriptive analytics. [+]

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The digital revolution brings with it an explosion of data that carries significant potential value for businesses, science, and society.

As data becomes easily available as never before, so too does its volume grow, and extracting useful quantitative insights becomes more and more challenging.

The Barcelona GSE Master in Data Science prepares its graduates to design and build data-driven systems for decision-making in the private or public sector, offering a thorough training in predictive, descriptive, and prescriptive analytics.

The curriculum will guide students from modeling and theory to computational practice and cutting-edge tools, teaching skills that are in growing global demand.... [-]


Master Program in Economics

Campus Full time September 2019 Spain Barcelona

The Barcelona GSE 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. [+]

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The Barcelona GSE 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.

Students will perform technically demanding analyses using powerful analytical and quantitative tools and will design and conduct an independent master's project.

The Economics Program course listing is broad enough to offer students specialized training in a number of areas:

Macroeconomics with a focus on monetary and fiscal policy Labor and public economics International economics Development economics Business and market organization Behavioral and experimental economics Financial economics ... [-]

Master Program in Economics of Public Policy

Campus Full time September 2019 Spain Barcelona

The Economics of Public Policy Program provides students with the theoretical and empirical fundamentals to answer questions that impact entire populations. [+]

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How and why do particular public policies get implemented? How are they designed? How do we know if they work? Why are some policies more successful than others?

National-level finance and planning involve big numbers: pensions, health systems, income support, social programs, and so forth. Successful public policies can make all the difference for the lives of millions of individuals, with numbers and effects become much larger for developed countries and faster growth in developing ones.

Students will be drilled in commanding advanced empirical public policy evaluation tools and will be ready to use these tools in practice.

Students will be exposed to the views of experts from fields other than Economics in order to build an appreciation for the multidisciplinary nature of public policy design and evaluation. A master's advisor will guide each student in completing an independent master's project by the end of the program, allowing specialization in a policy topic of the student's choice.... [-]


Master Program in Finance

Campus Full time September 2019 Spain Barcelona

The complex financial times we live in demand greater modeling techniques and a deeper understanding of financial data. The Master in Finance at the Barcelona GSE is designed to meet these challenges. [+]

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The complex financial times we live in demand greater modeling techniques and a deeper understanding of financial data. The Master in Finance at the Barcelona GSE is designed to meet these challenges.

The Barcelona GSE Finance Program gives you the strong modeling techniques, econometric tools, and advanced coding skills needed for the top jobs in banking, consulting and fintech.

The program is built around three pillars:

Concepts: acquire an in-depth understanding of the theory of finance Modeling: learn how to construct and implement financial models Data analysis: apply econometric techniques to analyze complex financial data

Our graduates excel in the ability to design and implement complex financial models; have a strong understanding of the theory, and know how to program (R, Stata, Matlab, and Python).... [-]


Master Program in International Trade, Finance, and Development

Campus Full time September 2019 Spain Barcelona

International Trade, Finance, and Development is a demanding master program that combines rigorous analytical training with a focus on policy. [+]

About International Trade, Finance, and Development is a demanding master program that combines rigorous analytical training with a focus on policy.

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.

What can be done to avoid financial crises? How can growth in the least developed countries be accelerated? How can wealth be distributed equitably and sustainably? This program will allow students to acquire a thorough knowledge of the conceptual and empirical tools of modern Economics applied to international trade, finance, and development.

Tailor your program to fit your interests and goals ... [-]

Master Program in Macroeconomic Policy and Financial Markets

Campus Full time September 2019 Spain Barcelona

Students in the Barcelona GSE Macroeconomic Policy and Financial Markets Program will obtain relevant knowledge about the central issues in Macroeconomic and Financial Economics analysis, as well as the key tools, data, models, and techniques now being used by public and private institutions. [+]

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While a thorough understanding of aggregate economy dynamics is necessary for success, it is not entirely sufficient. Organizations must also be knowledgeable of the many sources of aggregate risk and uncertainty and must rely on the analytical tools available to study the aggregate economy.

Students in the Barcelona GSE Macroeconomic Policy and Financial Markets Program will obtain relevant knowledge about the central issues in Macroeconomic and Financial Economics analysis, as well as the key tools, data, models, and techniques now being used by public and private institutions.

Financial and consulting firms increasingly utilize complex economic theories. Students will not only learn how to use these modeling and statistical techniques but will conduct an independent master's project to learn how to apply these new skills to real empirical work.... [-]


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Address Ramon Trias Fargas 25-27
08005 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Website http://www.barcelonagse.eu/admissions
Phone +34 93 542 1234