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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    Robert Lange '17

    Originally from
    Hürth
    Germany
    Personally, I think the Data Science Program at the BGSE is probably the best developed Data Science program in Europe. My first impressions are amazing. The people who teach are the best at what they do, they are so motivated and are able to motivate us, and I'm really happy with that. I expect to be trained at a really high level to be able to compete with other people in academia as well as industry.
  • Siphamandla Mkhwanazi, Senior Economic Analyst, South Africa Competition Commission

    I personally found it very useful. It was a well-balanced presentation of the extent to which econometric methods can be used in competition cases.
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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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    Antonio Massieu '13

    Chief Advisor to the Commissioner
    Originally from
    Mexico City
    Mexico
    Currently living in
    Mexico City
    Mexico
    My position as chief advisor to the Commisioner at the Regulatory Commission of Energy is exactly the job I wanted to have after graduating. Working in a multi-disciplinary environment like this is particularly rewarding for me, since it allows me to develop my legal skills while applying solid economic concepts related to regulation and competition matters in energy markets.
  • Giuseppe Buglione, Associate Principal, Charles River Associates

    The techniques covered in the course are extremely useful in the work of an applied economist in the field of competition policy, both in the private and the public sector. The faculty is composed by top ranked professors and practitioners who were able to explain the theoretical concepts clearly, while at the same time providing examples from real cases and useful insights, based on their experience, on the main advantages or issues associated to the taught techniques.
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    Lluís Mateo '09

    Investment Banking Associate
    Originally from
    Barcelona
    Spain
    Currently living in
    London
    United Kingdom
    Coming from an engineering background, the Barcelona GSE Master's Program in Finance provided me with the chance to switch careers and move to Finance positions. Moreover, the intense technical focus of the program, coupled with the quality of faculty, prepared me to effectively perform the modelling and quantitative analysis I need to do as part of my job.
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    Aleka Pappa '14

    Junior Research Fellow / Think Tank Young Professional Development Program
    Originally from
    Tirana
    Albania
    Currently living in
    Tirana
    Albania
    The master program in Economics of Public Policy has been a great asset to me with its distinctive combination of a solid foundation in economic theory with the applied aspect – all accompanied by the teaching of world-class professors.
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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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    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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    Henrik Sigstad '13

    PhD Candidate in Economics
    Originally from
    Lillehammer
    Norway
    Currently living in
    Boston, MA
    United States
    I believe the most important way the ITFD program impacted me was by maturing my way of thinking about Economics. It taught me about the interaction between theory and empirics, and how to reason precisely around economic problems.