Before the master year was over, 72 students (33% of the class) had already accepted job offers and doctoral program placements.
2012 professional and academic placements (33% of class reporting)
|Academic (PhD or master)||53%|
Resources used by students to achieve these results
- Barcelona GSE Faculty. Firstly, by offering outstanding academic preparation to our students, but also and not less important, by making the Barcelona GSE and its graduates known among target institutions
- Barcelona GSE Alumni & Friends Network. The network played a key role by proposing and visiting us for recruiting events, by supporting the Barcelona GSE in establishing new collaborations and by providing useful advice to their fellow alumni.
This year's recruiting events included:
Frontier Economics, RBB Economics, Trifermed, J-Pal, Nera, KPMG, Neo-metrics (Accenture), La Caixa and Bank of Spain.
- The students themselves. They brought the skills and the knowledge they have acquired before and during the Master, but most of all their attitude: hard work, talent, enthusiasm and ambition.
- The Placement Office. By working together with the faculty, the alumni, the companies and institutions to create placement opportunities; aspects such as most effective channels of finding a job, CV and interview strategies and promotion of the alumni network have been extensively worked on by the Barcelona GSE Placement Office.
The placement efforts continue to be very intense both from the side of the recently graduated students, as well as by the Barcelona GSE and its network. New and promising placements are expected to be achieved by fall, at which point this report will be updated with the latest information. Students in the Class of 2012 are encouraged to report their post-graduation plans to the Barcelona GSE Placement Office by email to email@example.com.
The Class of 2012 celebrated their graduation on July 10 and now joins the Barcelona GSE Alumni Network, which includes 748 alumni who are working and studying all over the world. The Alumni & Friends section of the Barcelona GSE website includes information about placement from earlier cohorts.
Professional placements: 47% of students who have already achieved placement
Placement by industry
Banking and Central Banks
|Government Agencies and Research Institutions are two other industries of great interest to Barcelona GSE students.|
Placement by location
The highest percentage of the professional placement is in Spain (>30%) followed by UK and Germany (12% each) and by Belgium, France and Switzerland (9% each). Other countries of professional placement are United States, Peru, Turkey and Bangladesh.
53% of the professional placement is international (outside the country of origin); the rest of the students are going to undertake their professional project in their home countries.
Continuing education: 53% of students who have already achieved placement
Approximately 82% of those continuing their education are pursuing a PhD; from these, 56% are from the Master Program in Economics (designed especially for students who want to pursue a PhD further on), 19% from Macroeconomic Policy and Financial Markets, 12.5% from Finance and 12.5% from Health Economics and Policy. The rest will continue specializing with a second Master in topics such as Law, International Relations and Public Administration.
Of the students who will enter a PhD program next year, 18 of them (55% of those reporting) will do so at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), one of the Barcelona GSE's reference doctoral programs. This result shows GSE not only attracts talent, but also plays an important role in retaining it. The rest will continue their studies in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Netherlands or Sweden.
|68%||About 68% of the students who will continue their education will do it abroad.|
Some examples of professional placements by industry
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Intern-american Development Bank
European Central Bank
London School of Economics
Stockholm School of Economics
Toulouse School of Economics
Universidad Carlos III
University of Mannheim
University of Zurich
Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF)
Harvard Kennedy School of Government
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Washington University in St. Louis
Indian School of Business
Class of 2012 Background Stats
Intake of students: 229
(88% international student body)
Average Age: 24 years
60% of students had 1-3 years of work experience prior to entering the master.
Student academic backgrounds
|Economics / Finance||76%|
|Management / Business Administration||10%|
|Mathematics / Engineering||9%|
|Social Sciences / Law||4%|