The Barcelona GSE Class of 2017 brings together a group of 217 exceptionally talented students from 55 countries.

The 10th cohort of master's students fulfills the School's objective of attracting individuals with an international focus, outstanding academic backgrounds, and a diverse range of professional experiences.

Student profile by master's program

View more details about the entire Class of 2017 in the graphics below, or choose a specific master's program from the menu to explore specific information about students in that program.

Academic background

Most students have undergraduate degrees in Economics or Finance. Others come from Engineering, Mathematics, or other backgrounds.

Strong quantitative skills are essential to getting the most out of our program offerings.

Work experience before the master program

An education at the Barcelona GSE is a wise choice for both freshly-graduated undergrads and those who have already in the workforce looking to improve and enhance their own skill set. 

Students from around the world

85% of students in the Class of 2017 are from outside of Spain, and 41% of students came from outside Europe. These students bring an enriching mixture of professional backgrounds, cultural perspectives, and personal experiences to the classroom.

Most represented countries (# students):

Spain (32), Italy (27), Germany (15), United States (12), United Kingdom (9)

  • Academic background

    Most students have undergraduate degrees in Economics or Finance. Others come from Engineering, Mathematics, or other backgrounds.

    Strong quantitative skills are essential to getting the most out of our program offerings.

    Academic backgrounds
  • Work experience before the master program

    An education at the Barcelona GSE is a wise choice for both freshly-graduated undergrads and those who have already in the workforce looking to improve and enhance their own skill set. 

    Work experience
  • Students from around the world

    85% of students in the Class of 2017 are from outside of Spain, and 41% of students came from outside Europe. These students bring an enriching mixture of professional backgrounds, cultural perspectives, and personal experiences to the classroom.

    Most represented countries (# students):

    Spain (32), Italy (27), Germany (15), United States (12), United Kingdom (9)

    Nationalities
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    Gerard Mitchell '17

    Originally fromTrinidad and Tobago
    Since my first contact with the faculty and administrators at BGSE, they have been kind, considerate, and willing to go the extra mile to help you acclimatize to life in Barcelona. They are always available for you to stop by and talk or send a quick email. They are strongly focused on developing a personal relationship with everyone. Their genuine level of care makes the transition to living in Barcelona so much easier. From the international students to the energy the city provides, living in Barcelona has been a great experience. When you combine the vibrancy of the city and the unique opportunity of being able to study at BGSE, it makes the demanding journey here worth it.
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    Lorenzo Migliaccio '14

    Consultant
    Originally from
    Rome
    Italy
    Currently living in
    Rome
    Italy
    The Barcelona GSE Master in Competition and Market Regulation gave me a solid basis to rest on, sharpening my technical accuracy and enriching my competences in a cutting-edge economic topic like competition.
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    Zeynep Ortaç '17

    Originally from
    Istanbul
    Turkey
    Economic analysis is the essential complement of competition law. Therefore, gaining competence in the discipline of Economics is also an imperative for professionals who have a legal background. The Barcelona GSE has international prestige in providing the perfect training for this objective with its Competition and Market Regulation Program. I expect that the program will enable me to apply practical economic tools to competition law and regulation cases. I strongly believe that such a interdisciplinary approach will advance my future analyses in the competition policy field.
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    Aldo Pignataro '13

    PhD Candidate
    Originally from
    Milan
    Italy
    Currently living in
    Milan
    Italy
    The Master Program gave me some basic tools that I'm currently using in my research. Moreover, it gave me the possibility to get in touch with some prominent scholars who inspired me for what concerns my career and my current research. I will be always grateful to BGSE and maybe I will come back soon or later (but as a researcher).
  • Georgios Zonzilos, Data Analytics Senior Analyst, Accenture (Greece)

    The Barcelona GSE Systemic Risk and Prudential Policy course gave the opportunity of getting to know the latest research and developments in the area of systemic risk. A diverse group of academic researchers and practitioners presented findings on factors that can act as warning signals of a financial crisis or aggravate an existing one. Barcelona GSE’s faculty explained clearly quantitative models and systemic risk measures and their respective predictive ability on identifying imbalances. Moreover, the implications on micro- and macro-prudential regulation of these latest findings from academic research on systemic risk were discussed, hence providing a broad picture of the new approaches on macro-prudential supervision.
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    Kryštof Krotil '14

    Associate
    Originally from
    Sokolov
    Czech Republic
    Currently living in
    London
    United Kingdom
    From the first week I joined RBB Economics, I have been working on a multibillion dollar merger of two major orthopaedic companies. Until now I have spent most of the time with clients’ transaction data, working mainly on switching analysis, the purpose of which was to determine closeness of competition between the merging parties.
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    Andressa Lin Fidelis '17

    Originally from
    São Paulo -
    Brazil
    The Barcelona GSE Competition Program was the most suitable opportunity to complement my legal background with a strong economic analysis in the field of competition policy. This is a precious chance to learn from professors like Massimo Motta, Cani Fernandez and Jorge Padilla, some of the most renowned professionals in their fields. Among the most intellectually challenging experiences I’ve had, the Competition Program is certainly ranked as number 1. In a short period of time I've already acquired a pretty good grasp on the main tools involving economic analysis for competition and market regulation policies.
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    Ernesto Cárdenas '17

    Originally from
    Sinaloa
    Mexico
    The Barcelona GSE keeps working to stay in the standard of academic excellence. It is a privilege to study with top Economics students from all over the world and, especially, to take classes with leading decision makers and recognized professors of the field. The precise methodology used in the Competition Program gives you useful economic tools, even if you don’t have a strong economic background. The program rests on robust theoretical grounds, but it is also applied on specific fields and cases. In this sense, it’s good preparation for real world challenges. This program will help me assume positions where economic and legal insight give additional value to solve problems, from the perspective of competition policy or regulation in general.
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    Serkan Kocabaş '17

    Originally from
    Ankara
    Turkey
    I chose Barcelona GSE because they have international professors who are leaders in their areas. It's an international master program and it's located in Barcelona. I want to work in a central bank in my country, and these professors will give me value in these areas.
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    Sílvia Ariza '15

    Product Manager - Big Data Intelligence
    Originally from
    Lleida
    Spain
    Currently living in
    Barcelona
    Spain
    Right after graduating from the Master's in Data Science I had a wide variety of job offers as a data scientist. The data sector is growing quickly, and many companies in Barcelona are starting to realize how important it is to have a Big Data department. It was very encouraging to see that my efforts were so recognized.