The program is tailored for students who seek a focused and analytical program that provides them with an in-depth understanding of financial models and the ability to take these models to the data.
It is an ideal launch pad for those who wish to pursue a career in top-tier consulting, investment banking, wealth management and private equity firms, but also offers opportunities in Central Banks and supervisory financial institutions. The program is also a natural stepping stone for students interested in pursuing a finance PhD at a top academic institution.
The Finance Program is taught by a world-class faculty which possesses an outstanding research and consulting record, and that is particularly renowned in the fields of empirical and theoretical banking, financial econometrics, corporate finance, asset pricing and macroeconomics.
It includes in-depth case studies, seminars offered by practitioners, and the support of an experienced team of career services officers. The course is the perfect link between the complexity of financial modelling and day-to-day practical applications in the world of finance.
This program requires that all entering students be able to show a solid academic background in mathematics and statistics. Proof will be required showing an undergraduate degree with a substantial number of quantitative subjects, or GRE to demonstrate quantitative ability.
Examples of recent Finance placements:
In the Fall term, Finance Program students are required to take a mathematics and statistics brush-up course. Students who already have a solid background in Economics may elect to be placed in more advanced courses, though all students are required to pass the brush-up review course exams.
|All courses are mandatory.|
|Microeconomics I||6||Joan de Martí|
|Asset Pricing||6||Belén Nieto|
|Econometrics||6||Javier Gómez Biscarri|
|Corporate Finance Theory||6||Albert Banal|
|Financial Econometrics||6||Christian Brownlees|
|Electives - Select 12 Credits:|
|Asset Prices and Market Frictions||6||Gonzalo Rubio
|Sovereign Debt and International Financial Architecture *||3||Fernando Broner|
|Money and Exchange Rates *||3||Fernando Broner|
|Master Project||6||Filippo Ippolito|
|Electives - Select 18 Credits:|
|Systemic Risk and Financial Crises||3||José-Luis Peydró|
|Applied Corporate Finance||3||Filippo Ippolito|
|Pricing Financial Derivatives||6||Eulàlia Nualart|
|Derivatives and Risk Management||3||Manuel Moreno|
|Topics in Finance: Empirical Methods in Finance||6||Andrea Polo
Javier Gómez Biscarri
* Courses offered by other Barcelona GSE master's programs. Admission subject to approval by program directors.
Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive a Master Degree in Economics and Finance awarded jointly with Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF).
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