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Master in Economics


A letter to prospective students from
Prof. Marta Reynal-Querol, Program Director
and Prof. Andrea Caggese, Deputy Director

"We offer a rigorous program for students who are curious, who aim at getting at the core of economic issues, and who have the will to work very hard."

Program Overview

Skills acquired in this master program

  • Solid command of quantitative economics
  • Expertise in a wide range of specializations in different fields of economics
  • Competence in both theoretical and empirical approaches, from foundation to applications and policy
  • Facility with the tools necessary to successfully pursue a top PhD in economics 
  • Graduates in economics, mathematics or engineering
  • Aspiring PhD students looking for a rigorous master program in economics
  • Junior economic analysts looking for a postgraduate degree with advanced tools in quantitative economics

Yes, the Economics master is designed to prepare students to entry into competitive PhD programs. Some of them join the Barcelona GSE's doctoral programs (GPEFM at Universitat Pompeu Fabra and IDEA at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona). Others enter top programs elsewhere in Europe or the United States. Read more about GSE alumni doctoral study


Admittance to the UPF PhD program will be decided at the end of the first term. Students with a sufficiently strong background may be admitted directly to the UPF PhD program. Students admitted to the UPF PhD Program will have to follow a sequence of advanced courses required for that program.

  • Authorities and Government Agencies
  • International Organizations
  • Research Institutions
  • Banking Industry
  • Economic Consulting Firms

Program details and structure

  • Language of instruction: English
  • Structure: 9 months (3 trimesters), full time
  • Tuition: 14,000 €
    Fees listed are for the 2014-15 academic year and are subject to change for future editions of the master program.
  • Campus: Ciutadella (UPF)
  • Degree awarded: Master Degree in Economics and Finance (awarded jointly with UPF)

All programs in the Barcelona GSE Master Degree in Economics and Finance have been recognized by the Catalan and Spanish Education authorities within the framework of the Bologna Process (in Spanish, “Master Universitario o Master Oficial”). 


Student Profile

Facts, figures, and faces of Economics students


Alumni Outlook

Doctoral placements and professional career paths of program graduates

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