Career Services for Recruiters

Dedicated to connecting employers with the right candidates

The Barcelona GSE Career Services team can help you to organize the following:

  • Post job vacancies through the Barcelona GSE Career Center
  • Conduct interviews on campus
  • Visit Barcelona GSE for a corporate talk
  • Participate in a recruiting event or panel discussion
  • Meet the Career Services team to discuss your specific recruitment needs

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Candidate profiles

Master's graduates with advanced training in economic analysis and theory

The Barcelona GSE has an acknowledged reputation for excellence in research and teaching, which attracts talented students from more than 50 countries. All of our Master's graduates acquire a set of core competencies that qualify them for challenging jobs in both the public and private sectors.

Core competencies

Hard skills Soft skills
  • Analytical tools
  • Statistical methods
  • Modeling and forecasting techniques
  • Experience collaborating with colleagues of diverse professional and cultural backgrounds
  • Ability to work under pressure and multiple deadlines

Specializations

Each program of study has its own specialized focus that may fit the particular needs of your organization:

Competition and Market Regulation
  • Understand regulation theory and models, in particular the basic regulatory framework of main industrial sectors
  • Master the fundamentals of competition law and its sources
  • Employ economic analysis to provide advice in competition policy cases
  • Write technical reports that synthesize real data analysis, relevant economic literature, and personal judgement
  • Present cases in public, developing specific skills for discussion and arguments from different points of view

Program content and syllabus Student profile Career paths

Data Science
  • Identify, assess and leverage opportunities for data-driven value creation
  • Analyze data using modern statistical tools and advanced computational techniques
  • Design and build data-driven systems for decision-making
  • Communicate challenges and results to a variety of clients, from economic policy institutions to private firms

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Economics
  • Understand theoretical and empirical approaches, from foundation to applications and policy
  • Perform technically demanding analysis using a powerful set of analytical and quantitative tools
  • Design and conduct independent research projects

Program content and syllabus Student profile Career paths

Economics of Public Policy
  • Understand the economic theory behind the design and evaluation of public policies
  • Identify causal effects of policy on economic behavior
  • Perform policy analysis using advanced empirical tools
  • Contextualize design and implementation of policies within institutional frameworks
  • Make policy recommendations based on a multidisciplinary approach
  • Design and conduct independent research projects

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Finance
  • Understand the theory and practice of price formation in financial markets
  • Leverage econometric and statistical tools to perform empirical research
  • Analyze problems of managing banks and other financial institutions using economic theory
  • Price and hedge derivatives and complex financial instruments in a dynamic setting
  • Measure and manage financial risks

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International Trade, Finance, and Development
  • Gain a deep understanding of the economics of international trade, finance, and development
  • Apply economic concepts to pressing policy issues, especially those related to growth, economic stability, and poverty
  • Analyze data both in cross-sections and time-series using statistical and econometric techniques
  • Design and conduct independent research projects
  • Deliver reports on policy outcomes to a diverse range of clients

Program content and syllabus Student profile Career paths

Macroeconomic Policy and Financial Markets
  • Gain a deep understanding the economic theory behind macroeconomic and financial market models
  • Produce forecasts using advanced econometric tools
  • Evaluate policy using numerical methods and simulation techniques
  • Design and conduct independent research projects
  • Write technical and executive reports and present research results to clients or to the public

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Recruiter profiles

Who hires Barcelona GSE students and alumni?

Select from the list to view examples of organizations that have recruited Barcelona GSE graduates (listed alphabetically)

Authorities and government agencies
  • Bolivian Ministry of Economy and Public Finance
  • Dutch Ministry of Finance
  • European Commission
  • French Ministry for the Economy and Finance
  • Generalitat de Catalunya
  • HM Treasury
  • Mexican Federal Competition Commission
  • Mexican Ministry of Economy
  • Peruvian Ministry of Economy and Finance
  • Peruvian Telecommunications Regulator
  • (OSIPTEL)
  • South African Competition Commission
  • Spanish National Competition Commission
  • UK Competition Commission
  • UK Financial Services Authority
  • UK Health Care Regulator (Monitor)
  • UK Office of Fair Trading
  • UK Office of Health Economics
Central banks
  • Bank of Australia
  • Bank of Brazil
  • Bank of Chile
  • Bank of England
  • Bank of Hungary
  • Bank of Italy
  • Bank of Mexico
  • Bank of Netherlands
  • Bank of Peru
  • Bank of Spain
  • Deutsche Bundesbank
  • European Central Bank
  • United States Federal Reserve
Commercial and investment banks
  • Banc Sabadell
  • Banco Santander
  • BBVA
  • BNP Paribas
  • Citigroup
  • Credit Suisse
  • Deutsche Bank
  • HSBC
  • La Caixa
  • Merrill Lynch (Bank of America)
  • Société Générale
  • UBS
  • UniCredit Group
Consulting firms
  • Accenture
  • A.T. Kearney
  • Brattle Group
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Compass Lexecon
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst & Young
  • FTI Consulting
  • IMS Consulting Group
  • Kaiser Associates
  • KPMG
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Oxera
  • Oxford Economics
  • PwC
  • RBB Economics
  • Roland Berger Strategy Consultants
International organizations
  • Bank for International Settlements (BIS)
  • Development Bank of Latin America
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • (EBRD)
  • European Free Trade Association (EFTA)
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
  • International Labour Organization (ILO)
  • OECD
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
  • World Bank
  • World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
  • World Trade Organization (WTO)
Research institutions
  • Bruegel
  • Capital Economics
  • Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)
  • Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW)
  • Centre for Health Economics - University of York
  • German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)
  • Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)
  • J-PAL, Harvard University
  • Legatum Institute
  • Mathematica Policy Research
  • National Bureau for Economic Research (NBER)
Other industries
  • AXA
  • BMW
  • Dell
  • Ebay
  • Fiat
  • General Electric Oil&Gas
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Huawei
  • Microsoft
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Reuters Italy
  • Sanofi Pasteur
  • Shell
  • Statoil

Why employers hire graduates from the Barcelona GSE

"Students involved in this program bring the fresh air to the consultancy environment and to the projects that we have ongoing. What we are looking for are people and talent from all over the world because diversity makes a real difference." Tommaso Meneghini, Manager, Accenture Consulting (Barcelona).

"The Barcelona GSE gives a good combination of thorough economic skills and applied economics skills which are useful for our work." Pablo González, Senior Consultant, Frontier Economics (UK).

"Employers who are after (skills) like how to survive and become effective in a very difficult environment; how to work with a team of completely different people from a very different culture, possibly a different language to the one (they have) grown up with, if you are looking for those sort of people, the graduate school here provides very good candidates." Robin Sherbourne, Head of the ODI Fellowship Scheme, Overseas Development Institute (UK).

“We consider the Barcelona GSE to be one of the point sources of candidates for our company.”

Enric Farguell 
Senior Manager Data Science
EY (Barcelona)

Barcelona GSE Consulting Day

“All of the Barcelona GSE students I've met have been personable as well as technically prepared."

"Hard skills can only get you so far. At the IMF we need people with soft skills who are able to perform analysis but can also communicate clearly and openly.”

Gina Paone
Head of Talent Acquisition
International Monetary Fund (IMF)

IMF Recruiter Talk