Career Outlook Report - Class of 2015

Career Outlook Report - Class of 2015

Professional placement and continuing education trends for graduates of the Barcelona GSE master programs Class of 2015. Information reported to the Career Services Office as of February 2016.


92% of the Barcelona GSE Class of 2015 has been placed within six months of graduation.

  • 72% entered or returned to professional careers
  • 28% 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 2015


Most common job titles were: Research Assistant, Trainee, Analyst, Consultant, Associate, and Data Scientist.

Where Class of 2015 grads are pursuing doctoral study


24 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)

5 graduates joined programs at universities in the United States

  • Columbia University
  • Indiana University
  • Stanford University
  • University of Rochester
  • University of Virginia

4 graduates joined programs in the United Kingdom

  • London School of Economics
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Leicester
  • University of Warwick

12 graduates joined programs at other institutions around the world such as:

  • Ifo Institute for Economic Research
  • Sao Paulo School of Economics (FGV)
  • Singapore Management University
  • University of Zurich

World cities with most 2015 graduates are Barcelona, London, Madrid, and Brussels.

There are 61 members of the BGSE Class of 2015 living in Barcelona and 16 living in London. Other top destinations for last year's graduates included Madrid (9 graduates), Brussels (8), Washington, D.C. and Frankfurt (6 each), Zurich and Berlin (4 each), and New York (3). Members of the class are living in all the shaded countries on the map below – a total of 37 different countries worldwide



View the Alumni Career Paths page for placement trends in each program.