94% of the Class of 2018 placed within 6 months of graduation

BSE Placement Data Class of 2018

Professional placement and continuing education trends for graduates of the BSE master's programs Class of 2018. The information presented here has been reported by the Career Services Office as of February 2019.

94% of the BSE Class of 2018 has been placed within six months of graduation.

  • 81% have entered or returned to professional careers
  • 19% have continued their education, entering PhD or other post-graduate programs

Professional placements by industry

Examples of employers hiring BSE graduates in the Class of 2018 (listed alphabetically by industry)

Accenture ■ Bluecap ■ Cambridge Economic Policy Associates ■ Capital Economics ■ Compass Lexecon ■ E. CA. Economics ■ McKinsey ■ Nielson ■ PwC  ■ RBB Economics
Financial Services

Banca d’Italia ■ Banco de España  ■ Banc Sabadell ■ Bank of England ■ BBVA ■ Blackrock ■ Bloomberg ■ Caixa Bank  ■ European Central Bank ■ Societe General

Government & Authorities

AIREF ■ Bank of England ■ European Central Bank ■ European Commission ■ National Commission of Foreign Trade ■ UK Government

International Organizations / Non-profits

BC Children’s Foundation ■ European Systemic Risk Board ■ OECD ■ United Nations ■ World Bank

Research & Academic Institutions

Center for Monetary and Financial Studies ■ Harvard University ■ IESE Business School ■ London Business School ■ London School of Economics ■ Princeton University ■ Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona  ■ Universitat Pompeu Fabra


Criteo ■ Linkedin ■ Social Point  ■ Telefónica

Other Industries

Clearly Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP ■ Criteo ■ EMEA Supply Chain Project Manager ■ J.B. Hunt ■ LinkedIn ■ Primagas ■ Social Point ■ Telefónica ■ Unilever

Most common job titles: Research Assistant, Analyst, Economist, Consultant, Data Scientist.

Companies hiring the most students from the Class of 2018: European Central Bank (ECB), Caixa Bank, IESE Business School, OECD, Compass Lexecon, PwC, Accenture, Bank of England

Where the graduates from the Class of 2018 are pursuing doctoral study


18 graduates joined one of two PhD tracks organized with BSE

  • Graduate Programme in Economics, Finance, and Management - GPEFM (UPF and BSE)
  • International Doctorate in Economic Analysis - IDEA (UAB and BSE)

PhD programs at other institutions around the world such as:

  • Athens University of Economics and Business
  • Boston University
  • Brown University
  • Cass Business School
  • Center for Monetary and Financial Studies (CEMFI)
  • European University Institute
  • LMU Munich
  • Queen Mary University of London
  • Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
  • Universitat de Barcelona (UB)
  • University of York

The countries with the most alumni from the Class of 2018 are Spain, with 66 graduates currently living there, followed by the UK with 31 graduates, Germany with 20 graduates and the USA with 11 graduates.




"Since finishing the Master’s program in International Trade, Finance, and Development, I have started developing a bilateral trade model for the UK's agricultural ministry. My ability in this role has been shaped by the rigorous quantitative experience and comprehensive knowledge of the trade literature gained at BSE.” Samuel Jones (ITFD ‘18).



Career paths by program

Select a program to view the placement results for the Class of 2018 and the trends for the three most recent cohorts:

Master's Degree in Economics and Finance

Master's Degree in Specialized Economic Analysis

Master's Degree in Data Science

See also

BSE Career Services

Alumni Community