Barcelona Graduate School of Economics

Introduction

Barcelona Graduate School of Economics

The Barcelona Graduate School of Economics is an institution for scientific cooperation for research and graduate education in economics and the social sciences. It was founded in July 2006 by four academic institutions (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, CSIC and CREI) whose reputations, faculty, and resources underpin the School and its activities. The Barcelona GSE is also supported by six private institutions: The Agbar Group, AXA Reseach Fund, Banc Sabadell, Caixa de Catalunya savings bank, "la Caixa" savings bank, and the FemCAT Foundation, as well as by the Ministry of Economy and Finance of the Catalan Government and the Barcelona City Council. It also receives significant funding from the "Consolider-Ingenio 2010" initiative of the Spanish Government, launched to promote research excellence.

The School is legally a private foundation and has been recognized by the Government of Catalonia as an Interuniversity Research Institute attached to the UPF and to the UAB. The founder and first Chairman was Prof. Andreu Mas-Colell.

The Barcelona Graduate School of Economics’ unique combination of public and private support provides it with deep roots in Barcelona’s academic and business communities and guarantees the future success of its master programs.

Barcelona GSE Mission

The Barcelona GSE is founded on the ideal of relentless pursuit of higher education and research excellence, and it is driven by a world-class faculty of academics in Economics and Finance.

The School aims to offer a wide range of professionally and academically-oriented degrees in economics and finance to graduate students committed to understanding the complex economic and financial processes of an increasingly global society.

In addition to the offer of challenging master programs, the Barcelona GSE promotes excellence in scientific research in close collaboration with its four founding academic bodies. The research activity of the School's Affiliated Professors makes significant contributions to the body of scientific research in Economics and Finance, as the School's faculty includes a number of researchers at the forefront of the European economic research community.

Barcelona GSE Campuses

The GSE's Ciutadella campus at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) in central Barcelona is within walking distance of both the beach and the city's financial, cultural, and governmental centers.

The GSE's Bellaterra campus at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) is a self-contained location that offers students all of the services they need in their day-to-day lives. It is an easy half-hour train ride from the city center.

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Master

Economics of Public Policy

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 Spain Barcelona

This master Program aims to provide students with the tools of economic and quantitative analysis used in public policy design and evaluation. [+]

Master program description

 

In 2009, OECD countries used more than 20% of their national incomes for public social spending (pensions, health system, income support and other social programs). Another 5% was spent on public education. These numbers are much larger in some developed countries and fast growing in many developing ones. These are big numbers, and successful public policies can make a difference for the lives of millions.

 

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? The Master Program in Economics of Public Policy provides students with theoretical and empirical tools to answer these questions. Our graduates will be prepared to work in leading international organizations, governmental and non-governmental agencies, consulting companies, research institutions or to pursue a further academic career.... [-]


Master in Data Science

Campus Full time 9 months October 2016 Spain Barcelona

The Master in Data Science at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics offers thorough training in predictive, descriptive and prescriptive analytics. With this training, graduates will be prepared to design and build data-driven systems for decision-making in the private or public sector. [+]

The Master in Data Science at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics offers thorough training in predictive, descriptive and prescriptive analytics. With this training, graduates will be prepared to design and build data-driven systems for decision-making in the private or public sector. The study program is organized around the following coordinates: Statistics and Machine Learning Optimization and Operational Research Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence and Big Data Analytics Economics, Finance, and Policy Making Courses are taught both by leading academics in the fields of Statistics, Economics, and Operations Research, and experienced professionals from the Analytics industry. The study program also includes top guest speakers who are currently expanding the frontier of knowledge in Analytics. The students learn how to put in practice what is taught in the classroom by using real data and answering real business questions from a wide array of companies from different industries. Students have the opportunity to solve an entire Analytics project end-to-end during the practicum in a local company. Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive a Master Degree in Data Science awarded jointly by Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and Universitat Pompeu Fabra. All Barcelona GSE master degrees have been recognized by the Catalan and Spanish Education authorithies within the framework of the Bologna Process (in Spanish, “Master Universitario o Master Oficial”). [-]

Master Program - Competition and Market Regulation

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 Spain Barcelona

The highly practical focus of the Competition and Market Regulation Program (MCMR) assures that students in the program graduate with sound job prospects in their chosen field and an advanced understanding of the interaction between economic theory and practice. [+]

Master Program - Competition and Market Regulation

 

As competition policy becomes increasingly relevant in both the public and private sectors, there is a great need for professionals prepared to address market regulation issues. The highly practical focus of the Competition and Market Regulation Program (MCMR) assures that students in the program graduate with sound job prospects in their chosen field and an advanced understanding of the interaction between economic theory and practice.

 

Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive a Master Degree in Specialized Economic Analysis awarded jointly with the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and the Universitat Pompeu Fabra.... [-]


Master Program - Economics

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 Spain Barcelona

The Barcelona GSE Economics Program provides rigorous training in economics. It aims to endow students with a deep understanding of the field and a powerful set of analytical tools. [+]

Master Program - Economics

 

The Barcelona GSE Economics Program provides rigorous training in economics. It aims to endow students with a deep understanding of the field and a powerful set of analytical tools. Students who complete the program will have acquired an excellent grounding in their field and the analytical skills required for a technically demanding job or admission to the most prestigious doctoral programs.

 

Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive a Master Degree in Economics and Finance awarded with the Universitat Pompeu Fabra.

 

 

 

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Master Program - Finance

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 Spain Barcelona

The Finance Program provides strong training in the tools of financial economics sought by financial institutions, companies and public organizations. It combines a rigorous ... [+]

Master Program - Finance

 

The Finance Program provides strong training in the tools of financial economics sought by financial institutions, companies and public organizations. It combines a rigorous academic core with tailored practical application, designed in consultation with leading financial experts. Former students are employed at top investment banks, financial consultancies, and government finance ministries. Many have gone on to pursue doctoral research in financial economics at prestigious EU and US universities. 

Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive a Master Degree in Economics and Finance awarded with the Universitat Pompeu Fabra.... [-]


Master Program - International Trade, Finance and Development

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 Spain Barcelona

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

Master Program - International Trade, Finance and Development

 

International Trade, Finance, and Development (ITFD) is a demanding master program that combines rigorous analytical training with a focus on policy. The course starts with a set of classes in growth, finance, trade, and statistics, and then proceeds to more applied topics. Starting in the second term, students can chose one of two specialized tracks – development, and international trade and finance. Students choose from a wide array of courses, from evaluating development programs to the dynamics of foreign exchange markets. In addition, students prepare a policy project that allows them to apply the skills acquired. In the third term, outside experts share their experiences of applying economic analysis to real-life problems, whether it is in reshaping policy, devising trading strategies, or helping children in Africa.... [-]


Master Program - Macroeconomic Policy and Financial Markets

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 Spain Barcelona

Students in the 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 and models. [+]

Master Program - Macroeconomic Policy and Financial Markets

 

Policymakers are often forced to make decisions under conditions of uncertainty that have a direct impact on a country’s overall performance. A thorough understanding of the dynamics of the aggregate economy is necessary, but not entirely sufficient, for success. Private firms must also be knowledgeable of the many sources of aggregate risk and uncertainty, and the analytical tools available to study the aggregate economy can be of much help.

Students in the 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 and models.... [-]


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