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June, July

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EUR 1150 per total

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About Banking Summer School at Barcelona Graduate School of Economics

The Barcelona GSE Banking Summer School offers a variety of courses taught by recognized experts in their fields.

Summer courses cover recent developments in different areas of banking, including theoretical and empirical aspects of banking, banking regulation and supervision, financial markets and payments systems. During the courses, the faculty are available to discuss research ideas and projects with the program participants.

Course list for 2020

Week 1 (June 29-July 3, 2020)

  • Banking Theory
    Instructor: Xavier Freixas (UPF and Barcelona GSE)
  • Empirical Banking - Methodological Aspects
    Instructor: Stephen Ongena (University of Zurich and Swiss Finance Institute)

Week 2 (July 6-10, 2020)

  • Bank Regulation
    Instructor: Thorstein Beck (Cass Business School)
  • Empirical Tools/Applications in Banking and Macro-Finance
    Instructor: José-Luis Peydró (ICREA-UPF and Barcelona GSE)

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  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardSummer SchoolHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study find out
    Course startsJune, JulyDomestic course fees find outInternational course feesEUR 1150 per total

Notes about fees for this course

The price of each course includes 10 hours of lecture time. Multiple course discounts are available. Fees for courses in other Summer School programs may vary.

Courses including 10 Lecture Hours are priced as follows:

  • Regular Fee: 1150€
  • Reduced Fee*: 625€

* Reduced Fee applies to PhD/Masters students, including Barcelona GSE students and alumni. See more information about available discounts or request a personalized discount quote by email.

Entry requirements

Applicants to all Summer School programs should meet the basic entry requirements. For Banking applicants, experience in financial institutions such as central banks will be valued.

The Barcelona GSE Summer School courses are taught at a high academic standard. A strong background in Economics or related fields is a must. Holding a postgraduate degree, or currently studying in a Master's or PhD program, and/or having related professional experience, are key factors that make an application successful.

As part of your online application, you will be required to upload the following documents:

  • Up-to-date CV
  • Proof or reference for each course fee discount that you are entitled to (if applicable)

Courses are taught entirely in English. While no language certificate is required at the moment of application, participants are expected to have enough command of the language to follow and benefit from the course without causing disruption to the development of the class.

Credit transfers (ECTS)

Starting in the 2020 edition, the Barcelona GSE Summer School will offer participants the possibility of being assessed for the purpose of requesting official credit transfers (ECTS). There is an administrative fee for this (25€ for every 1.5 credits). Participants who wish to join the Summer School under this scheme will be asked to make an online request and pay the administrative fees during the standard admissions process. 

Consult the Credit Transfer page for more information about this option.

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