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Barcelona School of Economics

Location UPF, Barcelona Spain
Ranking

# 66QS WUR Ranking By Subject

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10Postgraduate programs

International

225International students

About Barcelona School of Economics

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 40 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 10 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
94% 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 11 Nobel Laureates, on the BSE Scientific Council.

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

About Barcelona School of Economics

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 40 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 10 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
94% 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 11 Nobel Laureates, on the BSE Scientific Council.

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

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.

IELTS - Masters

Minimum score

6

Maximum score

TOEFL - Masters

Minimum score

90

Maximum score

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.

Total students

225

UG students

%

PG students

225%

International students

225

UG students

%

PG students

190%

Total faculty staff

150

Domestic staff

53%

Int'l staff

47%

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.


Class of 2022 at a glance

The Class of 2022 is made up of 248 students, from 51 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

84% of students in the Class of 2022 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

In the Class of 2022 we have a 80% of students who come straight from their undergraduate degree to study a master. The remaining students have professional experience at consulting firms, international organizations, and banks as well as 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 Barcelona GSE’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.

94% of 2021 graduates got placed within 6 months after graduation in top companies and universities all over the world. 

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

Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

Tuition Fee/year

-

Tuition Fee (Out of State)

-

International Students

Tuition Fee/year

19,000 USD

Other Expenses

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Rankings & ratings

Barcelona School of Economics is one of the top private universities in Barcelona, Spain. It is ranked #66 in QS WUR Ranking By Subject 2022.

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

Ranking criteria

72.3
Overall
72
Academic Reputation
53.7
Employer Reputation
91.2
Citations per Paper
72.5
H-index Citations

Available programs

Master’s Degree in Economics and Finance

  • Economics ProgramThe 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.
  • Finance ProgramThe Finance 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 and Market Regulation ProgramIn the Competition 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 Public Policy ProgramThe 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 ProgramThe 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 ProgramMacro Program graduates acquire the skills demanded by consulting firms, investment banks and government agencies.

Master’s Degree in Data Science

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