The Barcelona GSE has entered into a number of agreements that benefit both the educational offer and international reach of the School.
Currently, the School has reached agreements to offer scholarships to top students with Repsol Foundation, Red Eléctrica de España, Abertis, Fundación Carolina, Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD), Biocat, UAB Research Park, and Tribunal Català de Defensa de la Competència.
The latest collaboration of the Barcelona GSE, with Patronat Catalunya-Món of the Government of Catalonia, was officially signed on Thursday, January 15, 2009. Ms. Roser Clavell, Vice-Minister of International Affairs of the Government of Catalonia and Secretary-General of Patronat Catalunya Món, called the GSE “a center of international reference in economic studies”, emphasizing that the agreement reinforces the company’s commitment “to support the growth and prestige of such entities.
Barcelona GSE students are awarded scholarships based on outstanding academic merit. In 2008-09, around one-third of students received a scholarship. All six of the master programs are rigorous and intense, requiring full time attendance.
In addition to collaboration to provide financial support, many companies have approached the Barcelona GSE to offer internships to students, as well as placement possibilities. Current companies offering internships include LECG, RBB Economics, The Brattle Group, CNE, Competition Commission (UK), the Office of Fair Trading (UK), Ofcom (UK), Konkurrensverket (Sweden), EDF (France), Conseil de la Concurrence (France), SFR Vodafone (Spain), Telecom Italy, and FCRI (Catalonia).
From left: Andreu Mas Colell, Chairman of the Barcelona GSE; Roser Clavell, Vice-Minister of International Affairs of the Government of Catalonia and Secretary-General of Patronat Catalunya Món; and Eduard Vallory, Director-General of the Barcelona GSE