Barcelona GSE Alumni are currently working and continuing their education in about 70 countries worldwide.
92% of the Class of 2014-15 have been placed 6 months after graduation.
The alumni who chose a professional career path are working as Economists, Analysts, Researchers or Consultants in industries such as banking and financial institutions, international organizations, consultancies, research institutions or the public sector. This provides the alumni with an international and growing professional network from which they can benefit.
In parallel, a significant percentage of our alumni enter competitive PhD programs in Europe, the United States or elsewhere, providing an important network in academia.
Alumni from all years and master programs have shown great commitment with Barcelona GSE and have helped us in developing new corporate relations with their respective industries and universities.
Professional and academic career paths
Over the years, placements have been split between professional placement (69%) and academic placement (31%).
See below for professional placement trends.
Career trends by program
Choose a program to view more specific information about alumni career paths.
69% of graduates enter the professional world
21% Financial Services
Macroeconomic analysts, price analysts, and research departments in European economics, financial markets, and international economy, among others.
Graduates join consulting firms specializing in competition economics, macroeconomics, financial markets, and public policy.
17% Research and Academic Institutions
Institutions conducting research on development, economic policy, health economics, and international trade are the destinations for most graduate who enter this area.
14% Government Authorities and Agencies
Central banks, competition authorities and treasuries are the most common public sector agencies that hire graduates.
10% International Organizations and Non-profits
Credit development officers, economists, program analysts, and internships with organizations such as the United Nations, the World Bank, and the World Health Organization, among others.
18% Other Industries
Alumni also take positions with a variety of other employers looking for skilled analysts and advisors.
31% of graduates continued with PhD or other post-graduate programs
34% entered PhD in Economics at UPF or UAB
The doctoral programs in Economics at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) are organized jointly with the Barcelona GSE.
66% studying in other competitive PhD programs around the world
Of these, 26% entered programs in the United States and 17% in the United Kingdom. Other common destinations were Germany, Italy, and Switzerland.
Alumni by location
European cities outside Spain with the most alumni are Brussels, Frankfurt, and London.
Spanish cities with the most alumni are Barcelona and Madrid.
14% North America
The most common locations are Washington DC and New York.
11% Central and South America
Some destinations in this region are Lima, Mexico City, and São Paulo.
8% Africa, Asia, Oceania
Alumni are located in Manila, Nairobi, Pretoria, and other cities.