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 select talented, motivated students from more than 90 countries 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.

What makes the Barcelona GSE stand out

Ranked in top 5 Economics departments in Europe (RePEc)

The academic excellence of 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.

97% career placement success rate

Within six months of graduation, 97% of the Class of 2019 entered jobs or PhD programs related to their Master’s studies.The Barcelona GSE’s dedicated Careers Services team provides one-on-one career counseling and all the tools students need for a successful job search.

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.

Barcelona GSE students are characterized by their outstanding academic backgrounds and their commitment to excel in graduate studies. The international class brings to the classroom an enriching mixture of professional backgrounds, cultural perspectives, and personal experiences.

Academic backgrounds

The Class of 2021 is made up of 179 students, from 50 countries, with an average age of 25 years.

The most common academic backgrounds for Barcelona GSE Master’s students are Economics and Finance, Business Administration, Mathematics, Engineering, or Social Sciences.

Students with undergraduate studies in any area who can demonstrate strong quantitative skills are encouraged to apply.

Students from around the world

The Barcelona GSE was founded on the idea that individual potential is realized through collaboration with talented peers. We select candidates from a wide range of perspectives, experiences and voices. In the Class of 2021, 83% of students are from outside of Spain, and 39% of students came from outside Europe.

Work experience before the master program

An education at the Barcelona GSE is a wise choice for both freshly-graduated undergrads and those who have experience in the workforce who are looking to improve and enhance their skill set.

Around 80% of students enter the Master’s directly after their undergraduate studies. Others have professional experience at consulting firms, international organizations, and banks as well as research institutions and government agencies.

All students benefit from this mix of profiles as they work together throughout their year at the Barcelona GSE.

Life in Barcelona

Barcelona offers one of Europe's most inspiring environments for students and academics.The city’s open atmosphere and the Barcelona GSE’s location on the campuses of two internationally ranked universities puts our students in the heart of a dynamic academic environment.



Ramon Trias Fargas 25-27
08005 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
+34 93 542 1234

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