93% of the Class of 2017 placed within six months of graduation

Class of 2017 Careers Report

Professional placement and continuing education trends for graduates of the Barcelona GSE master's programs Class of 2017. Information reported to the Career Services Office as of February 2018.

93% of the Barcelona GSE Class of 2017 has been placed within six months of graduation.

  • 78% have entered or returned to professional careers
  • 22% have 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 2017 (listed alphabetically by industry)

Bluecap Management ■ Charles River Associates ■ Dexis Consulting Group ■ Global Economics Group ■ KPMG ■ PwC  ■ RBB Economics
Financial Services
Banc Sabadell ■ Caixa Bank  ■ European Central Bank (ECB) ■ European Investment Bank (EIB) ■ Goldman Sachs  ■ J.P. Morgan ■ Morgan Stanley
Government & Authorities
Australian Federal Treasury ■ European Parliament ■ Government of Singapore ■ HM Treasury ■ Ministry of Economy and Finance of Peru ■ Swiss Government ■ UK Civil Service
International Organizations / Non-profits
Asian Development Bank ■ BRAC ■ European Investment Bank ■ Marijuana Policy Project ■ Ontario Trillium Foundation ■ United Nations ■ World Bank
Research & Academic Institutions
Action Institute ■ De Nationale Denktank ■ Laterite ■ Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona  ■ Universitat Pompeu Fabra ■ University of Chicago ■ University of Iceland ■  University of Zurich
Other Industries
Cost Management Group ■ Desigual ■ eDreams ■ Glovo ■ International Telecommunication Union ■ Nielsen  ■ Social Point ■ Telefónica

Most common job titles: Research Assistant, Economist, Data Scientist, Analyst

The companies where the majority are working: European Central Bank (ECB), Caixa Bank, RBB Economics, Banc Sabadell, IESE Business School, KPMG, United Nations (UN), European Investment Bank (EIB)

Where the graduates from the Class of 2017 are pursuing doctoral study


18 graduates joined one of two PhD tracks 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 at other institutions around the world such as:

  • Center for Monetary and Financial Studies (CEMFI)
  • European University Institute in Florence
  • Imperial College London
  • Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
  • Tinbergen Institute
  • University of Amsterdam
  • University of California, San Diego
  • University of Melbourne

The countries with the most alumni from the Class of 2017 are Spain, with 31 graduates currently living there, followed by Germany with 14 graduates, the UK has 11 while 5 graduates are living in Luxembourg, the Netherlands and the United States respectively.

alumni"The Master in Finance gave me an invaluable array of statistical tools and financial notions that I employ everyday in my work at the Monetary and Financial Statistics Division of the Directorate General Statistics at ECB. The combination of theoretical knowledge of financial markets and machine learning and the associated technical skills, together with the numerous insights that leading practitioners deliver during the presentations by professionals is what makes this Master really unique."

Mattia Bongini (Finance '17)


Career paths by program

Select a program to view the placement results for the Class of 2017 and the trends for the three most recent cohorts:

Master's Degree in Economics and Finance

Master's Degree in Specialized Economic Analysis

Master's Degree in Data Science

See also

Barcelona GSE Career Services

Alumni Community