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# 86QS WUR Ranking By Subject

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About Barcelona School of Economics

Application deadline for 2024-25: July 2, 2024.
Programs begin in September 2024.

About Barcelona School of Economics

The Barcelona School of Economics is a leading institution for graduate education and research in Economics, Finance, and Data Science.

We bring talented, motivated students from more than 50 countries to Barcelona and connect them with top-ranking researchers, experienced teaching faculty, international alumni, and a strong recruiter network.

The objective of our rigorous one-year Master’s programs is to prepare graduates for professional and academic careers that require intense analytical thinking and a flexible mindset.

What makes the Barcelona School of Economics stand out

Ranked in top 3 institutions in Europe for Economics research (RePEc)

The academic excellence of the school rests on the talent and drive of our teaching and research faculty, which has positioned the Barcelona School of Economics consistently among the world's top research groups.

Our graduates get competitive jobs
95% of graduates placement within 6 months of completing their master's, helped by our dedicated Careers Services team that will provide training and support to go out into the world to make an impact in industry or academia.

Nobel Laureates help to develop the Master's

Our Master’s programs lead to official degrees under EU law and receive strategic guidance from a group of more than 30 leading academics, including several Nobel Laureates, on the BSE Scientific Council.

An overview of what happened at the Barcelona School of Economics last year: our Annual Report

How to apply to BSE Master's Programs

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About Barcelona School of Economics

Application deadline for 2024-25: July 2, 2024.
Programs begin in September 2024.

About Barcelona School of Economics

The Barcelona School of Economics is a leading institution for graduate education and research in Economics, Finance, and Data Science.

We bring talented, motivated students from more than 50 countries to Barcelona and connect them with top-ranking researchers, experienced teaching faculty, international alumni, and a strong recruiter network.

The objective of our rigorous one-year Master’s programs is to prepare graduates for professional and academic careers that require intense analytical thinking and a flexible mindset.

What makes the Barcelona School of Economics stand out

Ranked in top 3 institutions in Europe for Economics research (RePEc)

The academic excellence of the school rests on the talent and drive of our teaching and research faculty, which has positioned the Barcelona School of Economics consistently among the world's top research groups.

Our graduates get competitive jobs
95% of graduates placement within 6 months of completing their master's, helped by our dedicated Careers Services team that will provide training and support to go out into the world to make an impact in industry or academia.

Nobel Laureates help to develop the Master's

Our Master’s programs lead to official degrees under EU law and receive strategic guidance from a group of more than 30 leading academics, including several Nobel Laureates, on the BSE Scientific Council.

An overview of what happened at the Barcelona School of Economics last year: our Annual Report

How to apply to BSE Master's Programs

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Available programs

Master’s Degree in Economics and Finance

  • Economics Program. The Economics Program provides students with rigorous training for admission to top doctoral programs and for technically demanding careers. Students who complete this program will acquire an excellent grounding and deep understanding of the field's foundations, applications, and policies covering theoretical and empirical approaches.
  • Financial Economics Program. The Financial Economics Program is a comprehensive course that prepares you for the most technically demanding jobs in banking, consulting and asset management.

Master’s Degree in Specialized Economic Analysis

  • Competition, Regulation, and Markets Program. In the Competition, Regulation, and Markets Program you will acquire an advanced understanding of the interaction between theory and practice as well as the qualifications necessary for solid placement in the field.
  • Economics of Energy, Climate Change, and Sustainability Program. In the Economics of Energy, Climate Change, and Sustainability Program you will acquire an advanced understanding of the rapidly changing energy sector, learn how economic theory and data tools can be used to understand their functioning and trends, and develop the qualifications needed for solid placement in the field.
  • Economics of Public Policy Program. The Economics of Public Policy Program will prepare you for analytical positions at public institutions, international organizations, consulting firms, research institutions and think tanks.
  • International Trade, Finance, and Development Program. The ITFD Program provides rigorous training in the economics of international finance, trade, and development for students interested in demanding professional careers and doctoral programs.
  • Macroeconomic Policy and Financial Markets Program. Macro Program graduates acquire the skills demanded by consulting firms, investment banks and government agencies.

Master’s Degree in Data Science

  • Data Science Program. The Data Science for Decision Making Program prepares its graduates to design and build data-driven systems for decision-making in the private or public sector.
  • Data Science Program. The Data Science Methodology Program aims to train future leaders in the field with a deeper understanding of the underlying methods, along with the ability to develop techniques for new and/or non-standard problems.

University information

Admissions:

Our Admissions Counselors are available to assist you at every stage of the process, from choosing a program that fits your background and career goals to completing your application package, as well as guiding you through student visa and relocation matters if you accept an offer to join one of our programs.

At the Barcelona School of Economics we look for excellence and talent. Key elements of a strong application are a high GPA, a sound statement of purpose and standout reference letters. Strong knowledge in Economics and good quantitative skills are also recommended.

Find out more about our Admissions Process and get personalized assistance from one of our Counselors at our Admissions page.

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With one campus just steps from the Mediterranean Sea and the other in the middle of a beautiful mountain landscape, Barcelona School of Economics students and researchers have two unique environments for their academic activities.

Barcelona School of Economics study programs and research centers are located on two main campuses:

The BSE's Ciutadella Campus at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) in central Barcelona is within walking distance of both the beach and the city's financial, cultural, and governmental centers.

The BSE's Bellaterra Campus at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) is a self-contained location that offers students all of the services they need in their day-to-day lives. It is an easy half-hour train ride from the city center.

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Student life

The Barcelona School of Economics is a leading institution for graduate education and research in Economics, Finance, and Data Science.

Our students are talented and motivated, who we connect with top-ranking researchers, experienced teaching faculty, international alumni and a strong recruiter network.

The objective of our rigorous nine-month Master’s programs is to prepare graduates for professional and academic careers that require intense analytical thinking and a flexible mindset.


Last cohort at a glance

Last cohort is made up of 259 students, from 57 countries, with an average age of 25 years. Most students have undergraduate degrees in Economics or Finance. Others come from Engineering, Mathematics, or other backgrounds.

Students from around the world

90% of students are from outside of Spain. These students bring an enriching mixture of professional backgrounds, cultural perspectives, and personal experiences to the classroom.

Work experience before the master program

We have 80% of students who graduate from their undergraduate degree to study for a master's. The remaining students have professional experience at consulting firms, international organizations, banks, research institutions, and government agencies.

 

Life in Barcelona

With seven universities and numerous research institutions, Barcelona offers one of Europe's most inspiring environments for students and academics to live and study.

This intellectually appealing atmosphere coupled with the BSE’s location on the campuses of two internationally ranked universities puts our students in the heart of a dynamic academic environment.


Barcelona School of Economics graduates take the knowledge and skills they acquire in our master programs and apply it to a variety of professional and academic career paths. Barcelona School of Economics Career Services provides students and alumni with a portfolio of resources to support their career development.

Career Services works together with faculty, companies, institutions, and the BSE's alumni network to create placement opportunities that match the quality and caliber of our graduates. Additionally, our Career Advisors help each student prepare for a successful job search.

95% of our graduates got placed within 6 months after graduation in top companies and universities all over the world (last cohort).  

Learn more about how our dedicated team can help you to advance in your career.

Tuition fee and scholarships

One of the important factors when considering a master's degree is the cost of study. Luckily, there are many options available to help students fund their master's programme. Download your copy of the Scholarship Guide to find out which scholarships from around the world could be available to you, and how to apply for them.

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Rankings & ratings

Barcelona School of Economics is one of the top private universities in Barcelona, Spain. It is ranked #86 in QS WUR Ranking By Subject 2024.

QS WUR Ranking By Subject

  • 2019
    #251-300
  • 2019
    #51-100
  • 2019
    #451-500
  • 2020
    #51-100
  • 2020
    #451-500
  • 2021
    #=69
  • 2021
    #401-450
  • 2022
    #501-520
  • 2022
    #66
  • 2023
    #251-300
  • 2023
    #62
  • 2024
    #251-300
  • 2024
    #86

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The BSE offers programs leading to three master degrees: the  Master Degree in Economics and Finance , the  Master Degree in Specialized Economic Analysis  and the  Master Degree in Data Science . For more information on the different Masters, you can visit our Master website.
Yes. All BSE Master's degrees have been recognized by the Catalan and Spanish Education authorities and within the framework of the Bologna Process (in Spanish,  “Master Universitario o Master Oficial ”).
You may list up to three programs on your application for the same academic year. When you submit your application you will select:
Single Offer Option (receive one offer based on your order of preference) Multiple Offers Option (receive up to three offers) More information about these options is detailed on the admissions page under "Choose single or multiple offer option".
You can talk with any of our Admissions counsellors by contacting the Admissions Office at  [email protected]  or (+34) 93 542 1234
If your degree was not in English, you should make arrangements to take an English language test and submit the results along with the rest of the supporting documents when applying. 
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