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.
About the Barcelona GSE
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 in Europe for Economics research and the Top 20 Economics departments worldwide by RePEc
18 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
74% enter professional careers, 26% enter PhD programs
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
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
Life in Barcelona
The Barcelona GSE offers a unique opportunity to study at an institution with a world-class faculty and colleagues while enjoying the cultural, social and recreational amenities of one of the world's most exciting cities.
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.
“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.”
An overview of what happened at the Barcelona GSE last year