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Barcelona Graduate School of Economics


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International Trade, Finance and Development Program at Barcelona Graduate School of Economics

International Trade, Finance, and Development is a demanding master program that combines rigorous analytical training with a focus on policy.
 

The ITFD Program provides rigorous training in the economics of international finance, trade, and development for students interested in demanding professional careers and doctoral programs.


What can be done to avoid financial crises? How can growth in the least developed countries be accelerated? How can wealth be distributed equitably and sustainably? This program will allow students to acquire a thorough knowledge of the conceptual and empirical tools of modern Economics applied to international trade, finance, and development.


Tailor your program to fit your interests and goals
The program starts in the first term with a set of courses on economic growth and development, international trade and finance, and quantitative methods. In the second and third terms, students can choose from a wide array of courses and tailor their learning experience to their interests. Some students chose to specialize in development, others in international trade and finance, while others opt instead for a more balanced approach that combines training in both areas.


Students complete a master project by the end of the academic year, allowing them to specialize in a policy topic of their choice. They also attend a series of policy lessons delivered by international experts.
 

Study with experts from academia and international organizations
The master's faculty consists of internationally renowned scholars who have previously held academic positions at MIT, NYU, Chicago, Berkeley, Stanford and Cambridge. They have also worked or held consulting appointments at international organizations, including the World Bank, the IMF, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the European Central Bank.


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International Trade, Finance and Development Program at Barcelona Graduate School of Economics: Course Content

Program schedule

In the Fall term, program students are required to take a Mathematics, Statistics and Computational Tools brush-up course.
A master project, which will be supervised in regular meetings with an advisor, will allow each student to put their knowledge into practice and improve their writing and exposition skills.

Students must complete 60 ECTS by the end of the program (a total of 6 mandatory courses and between 5 and 9 elective courses)


What skills and knowledge will I acquire in this program?

Gain a thorough understanding of the economics of international trade, finance and development

Build an in-depth knowledge of the analytical tools of modern economics

Receive extensive training in econometric and statistical methods

Acquire the ability to apply theoretical and empirical tools to address pressing policy issues


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International Trade, Finance and Development Program at Barcelona Graduate School of Economics: Career

Who hires ITFD graduates?

Consulting Firms
Financial Services
Government & Authorities
International Organizations / Non-profits
Research & Academic Institutions
Other Industries

 

Alumni choose from a world of career paths

Past ITFD graduates have found employment in international organizations, government agencies, central banks, financial institutions, research and consulting firms, and NGOs.

Several past graduates have decided to pursue further studies and have joined prestigious PhD programs in Europe and the United States, including the London School of Economics, Stanford University, and Harvard University.

 

An overview of ITFD career paths for recent cohorts (Class of 2016, 2017, 2018)
 

Most ITFD alumni (95%) enter or return to the professional work force
5% continue their education in a PhD or other post-graduate program
Most common industries: Financial Services, Government & Authorities
Cities with most ITFD alumni: Barcelona, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Paris, Luxembourg


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International Trade, Finance and Development Program at Barcelona Graduate School of Economics: Admission

Who will benefit from this program?

Graduates with a strong quantitative background from all fields, particularly Economics, Business, Engineering, Political Science
Junior professionals from private firms, research centers, central banks, financial institutions, the civil service, and NGOs
Aspiring PhD students looking for a solid foundation in the theory and empirics of international trade, finance, and development


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 Specialized Economic Analysis

Language

English

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Study fee per semester

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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 Specialized Economic Analysis

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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