Macroeconomic Policy and Financial Markets Master Program (Master Degree)

Spain

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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

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About Macroeconomic Policy and Financial Markets Master Program at Barcelona Graduate School of Economics

Policy-makers are often forced to make decisions under conditions of uncertainty, but the results of these decisions may directly influence a country’s overall economic performance.

While a thorough understanding of aggregate economy dynamics is necessary for success, it is not entirely sufficient. Organizations must also be knowledgeable of the many sources of aggregate risk and uncertainty, and must rely on the analytical tools available to study the aggregate economy.

Students in the Barcelona GSE Macroeconomic Policy and Financial Markets Program will obtain relevant knowledge about the central issues in Macroeconomic and Financial Economics analysis, as well as the key tools, data, models, and techniques now being used by public and private institutions.

Financial and consulting firms increasingly utilize complex economic theories. Students will not only learn how to use these modeling and statistical techniques, but will conduct an independent master's project to learn how to apply these new skills to real empirical work.

Our program also offers students guest seminars and lectures by international academics and practitioners.

A closing conference will be held as an interactive forum between the academic and professional worlds. The presentation and discussion of students' applied work will be combined with expert talks covering both institutional topics as well as the presentation of original academic research.

This program covers economic models such as the dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE), vector autoregression (VAR), and autoregressive conditional heteroskedasticity (ARCH). Our graduates are prepared with an expert grasp of aggregate economy and financial function fundamentals, able to build macroeconomic and market forecasts - skills that consulting firms, investment banks, and government agencies are all in need of.

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

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    "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."

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