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
  • María de la Luz Domper, Judge, Tribunal de Defensa de la Libre Competencia (Chile)

    It's a high-quality course. The teachers are very, very good. The course gives you a deep and wide notion of the latest economic theories and cases in abuse of dominance that have been analyzed by the European Commission and the United States Department of Justice. It is great, and I recommend it.
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    Joana Espona '17

    Originally from
    Barcelona
    Spain
    I chose Barcelona GSE because I was looking for a Finance program that quantitative and not only business-oriented. I just started classes and they really seem interesting, but especially the community and the people around here, it's a very international environment, and I think I can learn a lot not only from my studies but also from the people studying here. I think the teachers are from abroad and they have a lot of different experiences from different universities around the world. I think I can learn a lot from them not just about academic subjects, but also what they have learned throughout their careers.
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    Kandarp Srinivasan '12

    PhD Candidate
    Originally from
    Bangalore
    India
    Currently living in
    St. Louis, MO
    United States
    What makes the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics really stand out is the quality of its faculty. The opportunity to learn and work with top researchers is of great value for an aspiring academic. Also, the Finance master coursework has a lot of theoretical emphasis and is great preparation for someone interested in a career in research.
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    Mellany Pintado '16

    Specialist in Investments and Financial Assets
    Originally from
    Chiclayo
    Peru
    Currently living in
    Lima
    Peru
    I currently work at the Ministry of Economics and Finance of Peru as an Investment Specialist. My responsibilities in the Treasury Department range across the asset pricing theory we learnt in the Finance Master at Barcelona GSE. It is challenging to evaluate the different investment alternatives in order to reduce the opportunity cost of the Peruvian government funds. As well, as part of my daily duties, I have been evaluating the public institutions' asset allocation where I apply my knowledge acquired across financial econometrics course. In terms of what I do as an Investment Specialist there’s nothing I haven’t faced already in the Master.
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    Amélie Brossard-Ruffey '17

    Originally from
    Versailles
    France
    I had the ambition to specialize in Competition policy, and the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics definitely has the best program offer in this field. It is quite unique and positively challenging. I fully appreciate the teachers' dedication and the study environment here in Barcelona. I am, personally, taking the master with almost no previous work experience, so I expect to enter the consulting market with bright skills and a broad understanding of Competition Economics.
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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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    Manuel Litz '13

    Business Analyst
    Originally from
    Vienna
    Austria
    Currently living in
    Vienna
    Austria
    Working as a Business Analyst for BearingPoint I have valuable hands-on experience on various projects. Everyday day is different from the last, diverse tasks range from PMO activities to analyzing and structuring deliverables for which I am in the lead, conducting workshops and communicating with the client's management. The workload and rigorous analytical training experience at Barcelona GSE has prepared me well to take on any endeavor in my future.
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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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    Master Program in Economics

    Marcos Casarin '12

    Economist
    Originally from
    Rio de Janeiro -
    Brazil
    Currently living in
    London
    United Kingdom
    After working with applied macroeconomics, I can say that all the theory I learnt at Barcelona GSE has provided me with the ability to produce high-quality economic analysis in the real world.
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    Patricia Gómez-González '09

    Assistant Professor
    Originally from
    Barcelona
    Spain
    Currently living in
    New York, NY
    United States
    The year at the Barcelona GSE influenced my career a lot. My research interests are close to many of the topics that researchers at the Barcelona GSE work on and related to several classes I took during the master. During the master program, I was introduced to many of the modeling techniques I currently use for my research. I am still in touch with several of my professors of that year and talk to some of them about my work.