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The award
Master Degree

How long you will study
9 months

Domestic course fees
find out

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
EUR 16500 per total

All study options

About Finance Master 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.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMaster DegreeHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study9 months
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course feesEUR 16500 per total

Entry requirements

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

What students think about Barcelona Graduate School of Economics

    Shukya Kiroga, Class of 2018

    Testimonial from Shukya Kiroga, Class of 2018, student at Barcelona Graduate School of Economics

    "This is an interestingly technical and a highly intensive Master's program for anyone who wants to broaden and deepen their understanding of firms' operations and welfare considerations in a regulated and competitive environment… The course challenged every bit of my thinking."

    Karina Colombo, Class of 2018

    Testimonial from Karina Colombo, Class of 2018, student at Barcelona Graduate School of Economics

    "Studying at the Barcelona GSE has been one of the most rewarding academic experiences I've had. It is a very intense master with top quality professors, encouraging you to give your best throughout the program. It has a unique combination between policy oriented theory and extremely applied work, specially in quantitative courses."

    Richard Knudsen, Class of 2018

    Testimonial from Richard Knudsen, Class of 2018, student at Barcelona Graduate School of Economics

    "To me, the Barcelona GSE Master's in Data Science clearly holds its promise of being one of the world's finest programs for Data Science in a Social Science environment. Backed by world-class research, the lectures are academically rigorous and demanding, but also carefully contrasted with hands-on practices delivered by experts from the industry."

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