Barcelona GSE Alumni are currently working and continuing their education in more than 70 countries worldwide.

92% of graduates placed within 6 months of completing the master's degree.

76% professional / 24% academic

In the three most recent cohorts of BGSE graduates, 76% have chosen professional professional career paths, while 24% chose to continue their education in a PhD program or other post-graduate study.

Professional career paths

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.

See below for professional placement trends (three most recent cohorts)

Academic career paths

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.

See a partial list of PhD program placements (all cohorts)

Career trends by program

Choose a program to view more specific information about alumni career paths.

76% of graduates enter the professional world

26% Financial Services
Macroeconomic analysts, price analysts, and research departments in European economics, financial markets, and international economy, among others.

20% Consulting
Graduates join consulting firms specializing in competition economics, macroeconomics, financial markets, and public policy.

16% Government Authorities and Agencies
Central banks, competition authorities and treasuries are the most common public sector agencies that hire graduates.

15% 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.

9% 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.

14% Other Industries
Alumni also take positions with a variety of other employers looking for skilled analysts and advisors.

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24% of graduates continued with PhD or other post-graduate programs

54% 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.

46% studying in other competitive PhD programs around the world
The most common destinations were United States and United Kingdom. Other common destinations were Germany, Italy, and Switzerland.

PhD programs

Alumni by location

38% Europe
European cities outside Spain with the most alumni are Brussels, Frankfurt, and London.

34% Spain
Spanish cities with the most alumni are Barcelona and Madrid.

12% Africa, Asia, Oceania
Alumni are located in Manila, Nairobi, Pretoria, and other cities.

9% North America
The most common locations are Washington DC and New York.

8% Central and South America
Some destinations in this region are Lima, Mexico City, and São Paulo.

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  • 76% of graduates enter the professional world

    26% Financial Services
    Macroeconomic analysts, price analysts, and research departments in European economics, financial markets, and international economy, among others.

    20% Consulting
    Graduates join consulting firms specializing in competition economics, macroeconomics, financial markets, and public policy.

    16% Government Authorities and Agencies
    Central banks, competition authorities and treasuries are the most common public sector agencies that hire graduates.

    15% 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.

    9% 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.

    14% Other Industries
    Alumni also take positions with a variety of other employers looking for skilled analysts and advisors.

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  • 24% of graduates continued with PhD or other post-graduate programs

    54% 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.

    46% studying in other competitive PhD programs around the world
    The most common destinations were United States and United Kingdom. Other common destinations were Germany, Italy, and Switzerland.

    PhD programs
  • Alumni by location

    38% Europe
    European cities outside Spain with the most alumni are Brussels, Frankfurt, and London.

    34% Spain
    Spanish cities with the most alumni are Barcelona and Madrid.

    12% Africa, Asia, Oceania
    Alumni are located in Manila, Nairobi, Pretoria, and other cities.

    9% North America
    The most common locations are Washington DC and New York.

    8% Central and South America
    Some destinations in this region are Lima, Mexico City, and São Paulo.

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