BSE Class Profile 2021


The 14th edition of Master's Degrees at the Barcelona School of Economics is now underway. The 2020-21 academic year brings 179 students who will follow seven different programs of study in Economics and Finance, Specialized Economic Analysis, and Data Science. They are talented students from 50 countries and diverse academic and professional backgrounds, so studying together is an intense and enriching experience.

Here is a brief profile of the classmates that a Master's student in the BSE Class of 2021 will meet this year:

Academic backgrounds

Most students have undergraduate degrees in Economics or Finance. Others come from Engineering, Mathematics, or other backgrounds. Institutions where the BSE Class of 2021 obtained their previous degrees include many of those at the top of the international university rankings for Economics and Econometrics (QS Rankings 2020).


Universities where some members of the Class of 2021 obtained their previous degrees:

  • Bocconi University (Italy)
  • Keio University (Japan)
  • Koç University (Turkey)
  • Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (Germany)
  • Maastricht University (Netherlands)
  • Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)
  • Nova School of Business and Economics (Portugal)
  • Renmin University of China (China)
  • Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg (Germany)
  • Queen Mary University of London (UK)
  • Sciences Po (France)
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China)
  • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Hong Kong)
  • Tilburg University (Netherlands)
  • Trinity College Dublin (Ireland)
  • Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain)
  • Universidad Carlos III (Spain)
  • Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
  • Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (Argentina)
  • Università Cattolica Del Sacro Cuore (Italy)
  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain)
  • Universitat de Barcelona (Spain)
  • Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Spain)
  • University College London - UCL (UK)
  • University of Amsterdam (Netherlands)
  • University of Bath (UK)
  • University of Bristol (UK)
  • University of British Columbia (Canada)
  • University of California, Los Angeles (United States)
  • University of California, Santa Barbara (United States)
  • University of Cambridge (UK)
  • University of Edinburgh (UK)
  • University of Florida (United States)
  • University of Göttingen (Germany)
  • University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
  • University of Leeds (UK)
  • University of Manchester (UK)
  • University of Mannheim (Germany)
  • University of Melbourne (Australia)
  • University of Queensland (Australia)
  • University of Pennsylvania (USA)
  • University of Rome "Tor Vergata" (Italy)
  • University of St Andrews (UK)
  • University of Virginia (United States)
  • University of Warwick (UK)
  • University of Zurich (Switzerland)
  • Uppsala University (Sweden)
  • Wuhan University (China)

Work experience before entering the BSE Master's

Most of the students has work experience before joining the BSE, but there are other students who were accepted to pursue the Master's programs immediately after obtaining their undergraduate degrees.



Countries of origin

All continents are represented in the Class of 2021. This year, students come from 50 different countries, with 83% of students coming from outside of Spain and 39% of students coming from outside Europe.




Most represented countries (# students):

Spain (31), Italy (20), Germany (20), China (13), United Kingdom (13), United States (8), Turkey (4)

Number of countries with only one student: 26