Recruit exceptional students

By recruiting students and alumni from the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics, you will benefit from candidates who have advanced quantitative and analytical skills.

The Barcelona GSE has an acknowledged reputation for excellence in research and teaching, which attracts talented students from around the world. This in turn attracts numerous employers who are looking to recruit the best talent in economics, finance, competition and market regulation, economics of public policy, international trade finance and development, macroeconomic policy and financial markets, and data science.

In recent cohorts, 92% of students were placed within 6 months of graduating.

76% professional / 24% academic

Unique candidates

The Barcelona GSE only selects exceptional students for its programs. These students are sought after by recruiters due to the exceptional education they receive during the Masters, which focuses on the latest analytical tools, statistics, modelling and forecasting as well as a deeper understanding of data. Our graduates are an international pool of students from more than 50 different countries.

Who hires Barcelona GSE students and alumni?

Below is a list of employers who have hired the highest number of Barcelona GSE students and graduates (listed alphabetically):

  • Compass Lexecon
  • Competition and Markets Authority
  • Deloitte
  • European Central Bank
  • European Commissions
  • Goldman Sachs
  • International Monetary Fund
  • Neva Economics
  • OECD
  • Poverty Action Lab
  • The World Bank

Professional placements by industry


How we can help you to recruit students

The Barcelona GSE has a specialized Career Services department that is dedicated to connecting employers with the right candidates. The department is available to assist you with the recruitment process and can be contacted directly.

The Career Services department can help you to organize the following:

  • Post job vacancies through the Barcelona GSE Career Center
  • Conduct interviews on campus
  • Organize a corporate talk for the students to attend
  • Meet the Career Services team to discuss your specific recruitment requirements

Why employers hire graduates from the Barcelona GSE

"Students involved in this program bring the fresh air to the consultancy environment and to the projects that we have ongoing. What we are looking for are people and talent from all over the world because diversity makes a real difference." Tommaso Meneghini, Manager, Accenture Consulting (Barcelona).

"The Barcelona GSE gives a good combination of thorough economic skills and applied economics skills which are useful for our work." Pablo González, Senior Consultant, Frontier Economics (UK).

"Employers who are after (skills) like how to survive and become effective in a very difficult environment; how to work with a team of completely different people from a very different culture, possibly a different language to the one (they have) grown up with, if you are looking for those sort of people, the graduate school here provides very good candidates." Robin Sherbourne, Head of the ODI Fellowship Scheme, Overseas Development Institute (UK).