Barcelona Graduate School of Economics

Introduction

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.

About the Barcelona GSE

Program quality

  • 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
  • 20 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

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.

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Programs

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Master

Master Program in Competition and Market Regulation

Campus Full time 9 months September 2018 Spain Barcelona

Degree Awarded: Official Degree in Specialized Economic Analysis. [+]

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 in Data Science

Campus Full time 9 months September 2018 Spain Barcelona

Degree awarded: Official Degree in Data Science. [+]

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 in Economics

Campus Full time 9 months September 2018 Spain Barcelona

Degree Awarded: Official Degree in Economics and Finance. [+]

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.

 

 

 

Skills acquired in this master program

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Master Program in Economics of Public Policy

Campus Full time 9 months September 2018 Spain Barcelona

Degree Awarded: Official Degree in Specialized Economic Analysis [+]

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 Program in Finance

Campus Full time 9 months September 2018 Spain Barcelona

Degree Awarded: Official Degree in Economics and Finance. [+]

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 in International Trade, Finance and Development

Campus Full time 9 months September 2018 Spain Barcelona

Degree Awarded: Official Degree in Specialized Economic Analysis. [+]

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 in Macroeconomic Policy and Financial Markets

Campus Full time 9 months September 2018 Spain Barcelona

Degree Awarded: Official Degree in Specialized Economics Analysis. [+]

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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Contact

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