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Finance Program at Barcelona Graduate School of Economics

The complex financial times we live in demand greater modeling techniques and a deeper understanding of financial data. The Master in Finance at the Barcelona GSE is designed to meet these challenges.
 

The Barcelona GSE Finance Program gives you the strong modeling techniques, econometric tools, and advanced coding skills needed for the top jobs in banking, consulting and fintech.



The program is built around three pillars:
 

Concepts: acquire an in-depth understanding of the theory of finance
Modeling: learn how to construct and implement financial models
Data analysis: apply econometric techniques to analyse complex financial data
Our graduates excel in the ability to design and implement complex financial models; have a strong understanding of the theory; and know how to program (R and Python).


Our graduates can tackle data and modelling intensive tasks, and can thus work in a wide range of areas, including consulting, risk management, derivatives trading, portfolio and investment management, fintech, and central banks.


This program requires that all entering students be able to show a solid academic background in mathematics and statistics. Proof will be required showing an undergraduate degree with a substantial number of quantitative subjects, or GRE to demonstrate quantitative ability, however the GRE is not mandatory for this program.


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Finance Program at Barcelona Graduate School of Economics: Course Content

Program schedule

A key advantage of our Master in Finance is that students can benefit from BGSE top faculty teaching in a wide range of courses in their field of expertise. In particular, students with an interest in quantitative techniques can take electives in advanced econometric methods, optimization techniques, advanced programming, and machine learning, while students who are interested in economics topics can choose among the advanced economics courses in macroeconomics, monetary policy and exchange rates.

 

In the Fall term, students are required to take the following brush-up courses:
 

Calculus and Linear Algebra
Probability and Statistics
R Programming Language

 

During the first weeks of the Fall term, students have the opportunity to take an introductory Matlab course, highly recommended for those students who have never used it before or want to reinforce their knowledge.

 

What skills and knowledge will I acquire in this program?

Advanced quantitative knowledge in finance

Modelling techniques for financial problems

Use of programming languages for finance applications

Econometric techniques for the analysis of financial data


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Finance Program at Barcelona Graduate School of Economics: Career

Who hires Finance graduates?

Consulting Firms
Financial Services
Government & Authorities
Research & Academic Institutions
Other Industries
Technology

 

Finance alumni career paths
An overview of Finance career paths for recent cohorts (Class of 20156, 2017, 2018)

 

Most Finance alumni (75%) enter or return to the professional work force

25% continue their education in a PhD or other post-graduate program

Most common industries: Financial Services, Consulting

Cities with most Finance alumni: Barcelona, Lima, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Paris


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Finance Program at Barcelona Graduate School of Economics: Admission

Who will benefit from this program?

Graduates in Economics or Finance with an interest in modelling techniques and data analysis
Graduates in Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or Statistics that want to pursue a career in Finance
Analysts and policy-makers at financial or supervisory authorities
Aspiring PhD students

 

At the Barcelona GSE we look for excellence and talent. Key elements of a strong application are a high GPA, a sound statement of purpose and a standout reference letter. Strong knowledge in Economics and good quantitative skills are also recommended.

Application requirements

An undergraduate/bachelor/grado/laurea, or equivalent degree from an accredited college or university (for Bologna degrees, a minimum of 180 ECTS are required).

A typical applicant would hold a University Diploma in Economics, Finance, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics or Business Administration. See our Student Profile for more detailed information.

An advanced level of English language skills: TOEFL score of 90 or better / IELTS Academic Test score of 6.5 or better


Not required but highly recommended:

GRE General Test


Note that the fulfillment of the application requirements does not guarantee admission. Candidates will also be evaluated on the following admission criteria:

Outstanding academic record
Quantitative skills
Reference letters


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Institution

Barcelona Graduate School of Economics


Location: Barcelona Graduate School of Economics, Ciutadella Campus Ramon Trias Fargas 25-27
08005 Barcelona
Spanien
Catalonia
T   +34 93 542 12 34
E   admissions@barcelonagse.eu

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Facts about the Masters programme

Location

Barcelona

Field of study

Business & Economics, Social Sciences

Degree

Master's Degree in Economics and Finance

Language

English

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Study fee per semester

-1

Application deadline

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Type of study

Full-time

Duration of study: 9 months

Tuition fees EU: 16500 EUR / total costs

Tuition fees Non EU: 16500 EUR / total costs

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Facts about the Masters programme

Location

Barcelona

Field of study

Business & Economics, Social Sciences

Degree

Master's Degree in Economics and Finance

Language

English

Start

Study fee per semester

-1

Application deadline

ask the institution

Type of study

Full-time

Duration of study: 9 months

Tuition fees EU: 16500 EUR / total costs

Tuition fees Non EU: 16500 EUR / total costs

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