Intensive, collaborative learning environment

Learn from your classmates, selected students with outstanding backgrounds

Study with the experts

Exchange ideas and debate directly with professors and leading industry practitioners

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Prepare for the career you want

Expand your opportunities for professional or academic success
 

An inspiring, unique location

The city of Barcelona will welcome and motivate you with its modern spirit and cosmopolitan culture

Choose the master's degree that fits your specific goals

Barcelona GSE graduate students earn one of three official master's degrees: Economics and Finance, Specialized Economic Analysis, or Data Science. The degree awarded depends on the specific program of study. Select one of the programs below to learn more:

Master's Degree in Economics and Finance

  • Economics Program

    Master Program in Economics

    The Barcelona GSE Economics Program provides rigorous training for admission to top doctoral programs and for technically demanding careers.

    Director: Marta Reynal-Querol (PhD, London School of Economics)
    Deputy Director: Eulàlia Nualart (PhD, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)

    Sample Economics course titles: Advanced Econometric Methods, Behavioral Decision Making, Political Economy, Experimental Economics

  • Finance Program

    Master Program in Finance

    The Finance Program will prepare you for the most demanding jobs in banking, consulting, and asset management.

    Director: Filippo Ippolito (PhD, Oxford University)
    Scientific Director: Xavier Freixas (PhD, Université de Toulouse)

    Sample Finance course titles: Econometrics, Pricing Financial Derivatives, Applied Corporate Finance

Master's Degree in Specialized Economic Analysis

  • Competition and Market Regulation Program

    Master Program in Competition and Market Regulation

    In the Competition Program, you will acquire an advanced understanding of the interaction between theory and practice as well as the qualifications necessary for solid placement in the field.

    Director: Juan-José Ganuza (PhD, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)
    Scientific Director: Massimo Motta (PhD, London School of Economics and Université Catholique de Louvain)

    Sample Competition course titles: Information Economics, Game Theory, Quantitative and Statistical Methods, Economics of Market Regulation

  • Economics of Public Policy Program

    Master Program in Economics of Public Policy

    The Economics of Public Policy Program will prepare you for analytical positions at public institutions, international organizations, consulting firms, research institutions, and think tanks.

    Director: Ada Ferrer-i-Carbonell (PhD, University of Amsterdam)
    Deputy Director: Clara Ponsatí (PhD, University of Minnesota)

    Sample Public Policy course titles: Economics of Labor Market Policy, Public Economics, Political Economy

  • International Trade, Finance, and Development Program

    International Trade, Finance and Development Program

    We equip graduates with the core theoretical and analytical roots needed to solve the toughest challenges of today's globalized economies.

    Director: Jaume Ventura (PhD, Harvard University)

    Sample ITFD course titles: Economic Growth and Development, Quantitative and Statistical Methods, Money and Exchange Rates, Economics of Migration

  • Macroeconomic Policy and Financial Markets Program

    Master Program in Macroeconomic Policy and Financial Markets

    Macro Program graduates acquire the skills demanded by consulting firms, investment banks, and government agencies.

    Director: Hugo Rodríguez (PhD, University of Chicago)
    Scientific Director: Albert Marcet (PhD, University of Minnesota)

    Sample Macro course titles: Foundations of Equilibrium Analysis, Financial Economics, Advanced Time Series and Panel Data

Master's Degree in Data Science

  • Data Science Program

    Data Science Program

    The Data Science Program will prepare you to design and build data-driven systems for decision-making in the private or public sector.

    Director: Christian Fons-Rosen (PhD, London School of Economics)
    Scientific Director: Omiros Papaspiliopoulos (PhD, Lancaster University)

    Sample Data Science course titles: Statistical Modelling and Inference, Deterministic Models and Optimization, Computational Machine Learning

Apply for up to three different programs of study

In your application, you will have the option to list three programs of study in order of your preference. Our admissions team is available to hel you decide which program is right for you.

About the admissions process

Why get your master's at the Barcelona Graduate School of Eonomics?

You will become part of a talented, international community.

Your teachers: professors with PhDs from top universities

The Barcelona GSE's distinguished faculty are among the best teachers and researchers in their fields, who strive to provide excellence in education for the next generation of economists and financiers. All Barcelona GSE master program classes are taught by PhD-holding faculty.

  • 156 Affiliated Professors
  • 30 nationalities (49% from outside Spain)
  • 100% hold a PhD: 42% from US universities, 21% from Spanish universities, and 37% from universities in other countries

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Your classmates: the best and the brightest

The Barcelona GSE's master programs are some of the very best in the world, respected by academics, business leaders, and public sector administrators. Studying as a part of this group of talented students will be an intense, challenging and rewarding experience.

Who can benefit from one of our master's programs?

  • Students with Business, Economics, International Relations, Political Science, or Statistics backgrounds
  • Junior analysts or professionals from the workforce looking to upgrade their skills
  • Aspiring PhD students who want to build a solid academic foundation

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Your alumni network: successful colleagues and friendships for life

Students who complete one of our master's degrees are very successful in obtaining competitive jobs and gaining admission to leading doctoral programs. After graduation, Barcelona GSE alumni are selected to join top professional and academic institutions and continue on with their ambitious career pathways.

Our graduates also form strong bonds with each other and the school, creating an indispensable network to help their future career paths:

  • Keeping in touch with classmates, colleagues, and clients
  • Finding out about the latest jobs, projects, and networking offers
  • Leveraging the expertise of the Barcelona GSE community
  • Building a powerful network of trusted professionals

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Your degree will be recognized and respected all over the world.

All Barcelona GSE master degrees have been recognized by the Catalan and Spanish Education authorities within the framework of the Bologna Process (in Spanish, “Master Universitario o Master Oficial”) Indicadors de qualitat.

Living in Barcelona

The Barcelona GSE offers a unique opportunity to study at an institution with a world-class faculty and colleagues while enjoying the cultural, social and recreational amenities of one of the world's most exciting cities. Barcelona provides a metropolitan, international environment, located on the shores the Mediterranean Sea. Come and take part in city traditions of delicious food and local music, enjoy getting around with easy public transportation systems, and during summer bask in the sun at the city's top destination: the beach. 

Find out more about what Barcelona has to offer