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 40 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 one-year Master’s programs is to prepare graduates for professional and academic careers that require intense analytical thinking and a flexible mindset.
Our Scientific Council of more than 30 leading academics including 11 Nobel Laureates in Economics provides strategic guidance for program development.
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.
93% of graduates placed within 6 months of completing the master's degree, helped by our dedicated Career Services team.
What makes the Barcelona GSE stand out
Ranked in top 10 institutions in Europe for Economics research (RePEc)
Theacademic excellenceof the school rests on the talent and drive of our teaching and research faculty, which has positioned the Barcelona GSE consistently among the world's top research groups.
Our graduates get competitive jobs
94% of graduates placement within 6 months of completing their master's, helped by our dedicated Careers Services team that will provide training and support to go out into the world to make an impact in industry or academia.
Nobel Laureates help to develop the Master's
Our Master’s programs lead to official degrees under EU law and receive strategic guidance from a group of more than 30 leading academics, including 11 Nobel Laureates, on the Barcelona GSE Scientific Council.
Class of 2020 at a glance
The Class of 2020 is made up of 193 students, from 43 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 2020 are from outside of Spain, and 50% 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 2020 we have an 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.