FAQ

  • What are the payment conditions?

    Tuition fees are usually split into four installments, the first one is due 30 days after having received an offer. There are three subsequent payments in May, July and September. 

    Alternatively, students can apply for a payment plan, splitting the fees into monthly payments. For more information, please contact your Admissions Specialist or the Admissions office at admissions@bse.eu. 

    Tution Fees are only refundable if you cancel your place within 14 days of accepting the offer. The offer is considered accepted once you complete two steps: (1) paying the reservation fee and (2) signing the Reply Form. If you complete the two steps on seperate dates, the 14 days will be counted from the earlier of the two dates. 

  • Can I take a second Master's degree at BSE?

    Yes, BSE graduates can take a second Master's degree.

    Students who complete one BSE Master’s program enjoy a 20% discount on the second program. For requirements and conditions please visit the page Admission to a second BSE Master's degree.

  • Is the Barcelona School of Economics listed in any rankings?

    BSE in included in the QS Rankings for Economics and Econometrics.

    Since 2019, the QS World University Rankings by Subject has listed graduate schools along with universities offering both undergraduate and graduate programs.

    The rankings are based on an institution's reputation in the subject area (assessed using QS’s global surveys of academics and employers) and its research impact (based on research citations per paper and h-index in the relevant subject, both retrieved from Elsevier’s Scopus database). Data from the past five years is used to determine the ranking.

  • What programs does the BSE offer?

    The BSE offers programs leading to three master degrees: the Master Degree in Economics and Finance, the Master Degree in Specialized Economic Analysis and the Master Degree in Data Science. For more information on the different Masters, you can visit our Master website.

  • Are the programs fully accredited and recognized?

    Yes. All BSE Master degrees have been recognized by the Catalan and Spanish Education authorities and within the framework of the Bologna Process (in Spanish, “Master Universitario o Master Oficial”).

  • What are the requirements for applying?

    • An Undergraduate/bachelor/grado/laurea or equivalent degree from an accredited college or university (for Bologna degrees, a minimum of 180 ECTS) is required.
    • A typical applicant would hold a University Diploma in Economics, Finance, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics or Business Administration. For more information on our Student Profiles click here
    • An advanced level of English language skills: TOEFL 90-100IELTS 6.5, Duoling English Test 115 points
    • The GRE General Test is required for the PhD Track Program only. GRE is optional but highly recommended for applicants to all other programs.

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

    • Outstanding academic record
    • Quantitative skills
    • Reference letters

     

  • What documents do I need to apply?

    Check for a complete list of supporting documents here.

  • When should I apply?

    Applications open in October for the following academic year's intake.

    Candidates are advised to complete and submit their applications as early as possible in order to be considered for financial aid. All aid is merit-based and will be awarded to the strongest applicants.

    International applicants (non-EU) should allow sufficient time to process student visas.

  • Can I apply to more than one program?

    You may list up to three programs on your application for the same academic year. When you submit your application you will select:

    • Single Offer Option (receive one offer based on your order of preference)
    • Multiple Offers Option (receive up to three offers)

    More information about these options is detailed on the admissions page under "Choose single or multiple offer option".

  • I want to apply but I have not graduated yet.

    You will need to submit a hand-signed document committing yourself to graduate before the beginning of the master in Barcelona.

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