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Barcelona Graduate School of Economics

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2016/17 edition

About Barcelona Graduate School of Economics

Why do students choose Barcelona GSE master programmes?

Students waking in the park on the Barcelona GSE campus
  • ​Rigorous masters with a dual theoretical and applied approach
  • Faculty include renowned academics and expert practitioners
  • All courses taught in English
  • International student body
  • Preparation for top jobs and doctoral programs
  • Vibrant city of Barcelona has lower cost of living than other major european cities.

At the Barcelona GSE, you will find talented people who are committed to frontier research and graduate education in Economics.

The Barcelona GSE recruits talented, analytically-minded students from all over the world to join these nine-month, full-time master programs. Over 88% of the student body comes from outside Spain (37% from outside Europe).

All courses are taught in English by professors holding a PhD (41% from US universities, 21% from Spanish universities, and 38% from universities in other countries). A community of over 150 Barcelona GSE Affiliated Professors working on Economics, Finance, Data Science, and related areas is drawn from four top-flight academic units, offering students the possibility for regular, direct contact with leading instructors in their field.

The Barcelona GSE is ranked by Research Papers in Economics (RePEc) among the top 10 European institutions and the top 20 economics departments worldwide

Barcelona GSE masters programmes combine theoretical and applied perspectives. This dual approach prepares graduates for entry into competitive doctoral programs and top analytical jobs. 92% of the Class of 2015 got a job or began a PhD within three months of graduation.

The Barcelona Graduate School of Economics offers three master’s degrees, each with specialized programs of study that let you focus on the skills and knowledge you need for your individual career goals:

Master’s Degree in Economics and Finance

  • Economics
  • Finance

Master’s Degree in Specialised Economic Analysis

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

Master’s Degree in Data Science

  • Data Science

I would strongly encourage all students who want to pursue a PhD in the US to consider taking the Barcelona GSE master in Economics. Not only does it provide solid and rigorous training in graduate-level economics, it also offers the possibility to be in contact with internationally leading professors and to share ideas with a very competitive and passionate pool of students.

Daniel-Oliver Garcia-Macia '11 PhD Student, Stanford University

How to apply

Barcelona students on campus

The application process for the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics master programmes is conducted entirely online. Contact an Admissions Counsellor for more information and guidance.

At the Barcelona GSE, we learned how to apply theory to real-world problems, which was great practice for what I am doing now.

Zita Vasas '10 Economist, Compass Lexecon

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