91% of the BGSE Class of 2016 placed within six months of graduation

Class of 2016

Professional placement and continuing education trends for graduates of the Barcelona GSE master programs Class of 2016. Information reported to the Career Services Office as of February 2017.


91% of the Barcelona GSE Class of 2016 has been placed within six months of graduation.

  • 77% entered or returned to professional careers
  • 23% continued their education, entering PhD or other post-graduate programs

Professional placements by industry

Examples of employers hiring Barcelona GSE graduates in the Class of 2016 (listed alphabetically by industry)

Financial Services
Blackrock ■ European Central Bank (ECB) ■ European Investment Bank (EIB) ■ Morgan Stanley ■ United States Federal Reserve Bank
Bain & Company ■ Ernst & Young (EY) ■ McKinsey & Company ■ Nera Economic Consulting ■ RBB Economics
Government & Authorities
French Ministry for Economy and Finance ■ German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) ■ Government of Australia ■ HM Treasury ■ UK Financial Conduct Authority
International Organizations / Non-profits
Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) ■ International Labour Organisation (ILO) ■ OECD ■ UNICEF ■ United Nations (UN)
Research & Academic Institutions
Columbia University ■ Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) ■ MIT ■ Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
Other Industries
Hewlett-Packard (HP) ■ Novo Nordisk ■ Seat ■ Social Point ■ Telefónica

Most common job titles were: Research Assistant, Economist, Analyst

Where Class of 2016 grads are pursuing doctoral study


25 graduates joined one of two PhDs organized with Barcelona GSE

  • Graduate Programme in Economics, Finance, and Management - GPEFM (UPF and BGSE)
  • International Doctorate in Economic Analysis - IDEA (UAB and BGSE)

PhD programs in the United States:

  • Massachusetts Institute of Science and Technology (MIT)
  • Michigan State University

PhD programs in the United Kingdom:

  • University College London
  • University of Edinburgh

PhD programs at other institutions around the world such as:

  • European University Institute
  • Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
  • Sapienza University of Rome
  • Telecom ParisTech
  • Tinbergen Institute
  • Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
  • Université Catolique de Louvain (UCL)

World cities with most 2016 graduates are Barcelona, London, and Frankfurt.

There are 59 members of the BGSE Class of 2016 living in Barcelona. London is home to 13 graduates, and Frankfurt was the destination for 12 members of the class.

Other top destinations for last year's graduates included Paris (8 graduates), Madrid (6), Lima (4), and Washington, DC (4).

The Class of 2016 is currently living, working, and studying in 50 countries worldwide. 


Career paths by program

Select a program to view placement results for the Class of 2016 and trends for the three most recent cohorts:

Master's Degree in Economics and Finance

Master's Degree in Specialized Economic Analysis

Masters' Degree in Data Science

See also

Barcelona GSE Career Services

Alumni Community