Course assessment and credits (ECTS) for Summer School

The BSE Summer Schools offer participants the possibility of being assessed for the purpose of requesting official credit transfers (ECTS).

General conditions for course assessment and credits in all Summer School programs

It will be up to the participant's home institution to decide how many credits will be awarded, but the BSE Summer School office will:

  1. Provide any necessary information to help the university of origin evaluate the courses by giving a recommendation of the equivalence in our institution
  2. Provide the participant with a transcript stating the courses attended, the number of hours completed, and the grade obtained in the assessment.

Participants who wish to join the Summer School under this scheme will be asked to make an online request and pay an additional fee, while following the standard application process

Upon conclusion of the Summer School, deliveries will be assessed, and transcripts sent to participants in a timely manner. It will be the responsibility of the students to contact the Registrar/Academic Secretary/Study Abroad Office of their home institutions to check how the hours completed and the grades obtained can be transferred into official credits.

Participants not interested in credit transfer will instead receive a Certificate of Attendance, stating the courses and number of hours completed. These students will be neither evaluated nor graded.

Administrative fees

Participants who wish to join the Summer School under this scheme will be asked to make an online request and pay the administrative fees during the standard admissions process. The fee is 25€ per credit.

Conditions for course assessment and credits by program

Select a program to view its conditions for course assessment, grading, and credit equivalencies.

Banking Summer School

Requisites:

  • Attending at least the 80% of the lectures
  • For a Transcript equivalent to BSE’s: 1 ECTS per course (10 lecture hours)

Grading system:

Students will deliver a short summary of a paper one week after the summer school finishes. It will consist in a critical summary of a published paper, around 3.4 pages, 1.5 spaced, font size 11. The critical summary will need to follow these guidelines: expose what are the main ideas of the paper, how they are addressed, strength and weakness of the paper, methodological approach, theoretical or empirical background, and suggestions for improvements.

The project will be graded on an A, B, C, D, F basis.

To fulfill the requirements there will be a summary delivery per course taken, and the final grade will result from the average of all summaries assessed. That is, the final grade will be the same for the total number of hours. If the student requests a transcript from another summer program, this will be evaluated independently.

CREI Macroeconometrics Summer School

ECTS are not available for courses in this program.

Data Science Summer School

Requisites:

  • Attending at least the 80% of the lectures and practical lessons
  • For a Transcript equivalent to BSE’s: 2 ECTS per course (20 lecture hours)

Grading system:

Students will deliver a short final project one week after the summer school finishes. It will consist in solving a final problem that will include the practical and empirical issues worked in class.

The project will be graded on an A, B, C, D, F basis.

To fulfill the requirements there will be a summary delivery per course taken, and the final grade will result from the average of all projects assessed. That is, the final grade will be the same for the total number of hours. If the student requests a transcript from another summer program, this will be evaluated independently.

Development Summer School

Requisites:

  • Attending at least the 80% of the lectures and practical lessons
  • For a Transcript equivalent to BSE’s: 1 ECTS per course (10 hours lecture)

Grading system:

Students will deliver a short research proposal one week after the summer school finishes. It will consist of 3-4 pages, 1.5 spaced, font size 11, with a clear research question, a motivation (introduce the question and its policy relevance), a discussion of the existing literature and on how your paper relates to that, and an explanation on how you would approach the questions (empirical strategy and/or theoretical model).

The project will be graded on an A, B, C, D, F basis.

To fulfill the requirements there will be a research proposal delivery per course taken, and the final grade will result from the average of all research proposals assessed. This is, the final grade will be the same for the total number of hours. If the student requests a transcript from another summer program, this will be evaluated independently.

Digital Economy Summer School

Requisites:

  • Attending at least the 80% of the lectures
  • For a Transcript equivalent to BSE’s: 1 ECTS per course (10 lecture hours)

Grading system:

Students will deliver a short research proposal one week after the summer school finishes. It will consist of 3-4 pages, 1.5 spaced, font size 11, with a clear research question, a motivation (introduce the question and its policy relevance), a discussion of the existing literature and on how your paper relates to that, and an explanation on how you would approach the questions (empirical strategy and/or theoretical model).

The project will be graded on an A, B, C, D, F basis.

To fulfill the requirements there will be a research proposal delivery per course taken, and the final grade will result from the average of all research proposals assessed. That is, the final grade will be the same for the total number of hours. If the student requests a transcript from another summer program, this will be evaluated independently.

Energy Economics Summer School

Requisites:

  • Attending at least the 80% of the lectures and practical lessons
  • For a Transcript equivalent to BSE’s: 1 ECTS per course (10 lecture hours)

Students will deliver a problem set one week after the summer school finishes. The problem set will require students to develop one of the open questions that are proposed at the end of each practical session, develop the idea and analysis in around 3-4 pages, 1.5 spaced, font size 11. Students will need to provide the accompanying code.

Grading system: The project will be graded on an A, B, C, D, F basis.

Finance Summer School

Requisites:

  • Attending at least the 80% of the lectures and practical lessons
  • For a Transcript equivalent to BSE’s: 1 ECTS per course (10 lecture hours)

Grading system:

Corporate Finance

Grading will be based on the presentation of business case studies discussed in class.

Empirical Corporate Finance

An exam that will take place during the afternoon session of the last day. The exam will consist of general questions covering the basic contents of the course.

Investments

An exam that will take place during the afternoon session of the last day. The exam will consist of general questions covering the basic contents of the course.

Advanced Portfolio Management

The grade will be assigned based on a problem set due one week after completion of the course. The problem set includes practical implementations in Matlab of the portfolio models covered in the course.

The courses will be graded on an A, B, C, D, F basis.

To fulfill the requirements students need to do the project delivery or exam per course taken, and the final grade will result from the average of all assessments. The average grade will be over the total number of courses taken. That is, the final grade will be the same for the total number of hours. If the student requests a transcript from another summer program, this will be evaluated independently.

Labor Economics Summer School

Requisites:

  • Attending at least the 80% of the lectures
  • For a Transcript equivalent to BSE’s: 1 ECTS per course (10 lecture hours)

Students will deliver a short summary of a paper one week after the summer school finishes. It will consist in a critical summary of a published paper, around 3-4 pages, 1.5 spaced, font size 11. The critical summary will need to follow these guidelines: expose what are the main ideas of the paper, how they are addressed, strength and weakness of the paper, methodological approach, theoretical or empirical background, and suggestions for improvements).

Grading system: The project will be graded on an A, B, C, D, F basis.

To fulfill the requirements there will be a summary delivery per course taken, and the final grade will result from the average of all summaries assessed. That is, the final grade will be the same for the total number of hours. If the student requests a transcript from another summer program, this will be evaluated independently.

Macroeconometrics Summer School

Requisites:

  • Attending at least the 80% of the lectures and practical lessons
  • For a Transcript equivalent to BSE’s: 1 ECTS per course (10 lecture hours)

Students will deliver a short final project one week after the summer school finishes. It will consist in solving a final problem or assignment that will include the practical and empirical issues worked in class. 

Grading system: The project will be graded on an A, B, C, D, F basis.

To fulfill the requirements there will be a project delivery per course taken, and the final grade will result from the average of all projects assessed. That is, the final grade will be the same for the total number of hours. If the student requests a transcript from another summer program, this will be evaluated independently.

Microeconometrics Summer School

Requisites:

  • Attending at least the 80% of the lectures and practical lessons
  • For a Transcript equivalent to BSE’s: 1 ECTS per course (10 lecture hours)

For all courses except for “Econometrics of Cross-section Data with Applications” students will deliver a short final project one week after the summer school finishes. It will consist in solving a final problem or assignment that will include the practical and empirical issues worked in class. For the “Econometrics of Cross-section Data with Applications” course students will be graded on an exam that will take place during the afternoon session of the last day.

Grading system: The project and exam will be graded on an A, B, C, D, F basis.

To fulfill the requirements there will be a project delivery or exam per course taken, and the final grade will result from the average of all projects assessed. That is, the final grade will be the same for the total number of hours. If the student requests a transcript from another summer program, this will be evaluated independently.

Evaluation policy for all programs

Exams and any other evaluation exercises 

No re-takes are possible. Students can ask for a review of the grade obtained within the following 15 days (calendar days) after the grades are published.

Academic Integrity 

Academic integrity is violated with any activity that is likely to undermine the integrity essential to scholarship and research. It includes plagiarism, collusion, fabrication or falsification of results, and anything else that is intended to achieve credit for those committing it that they do not properly deserve.

Plagiarism is the presentation of the ideas, work or words of other people without proper, clear and unambiguous acknowledgement. It also includes the submission, in whole or in part, of a student’s own work — ‘self-plagiarism’ — where, for example, such work may have been previously submitted for a different assessment.

Collusion occurs when a student or students collaborate inappropriately or illicitly with another student or students with the intention of improving the mark or grade of an individual or group.

Fabrication or falsification of data or results by individual students or groups of students is the presentation or inclusion in assignments of figures or data unsupported by verifiable or documented programs of research; this may or may not additionally involve instances of plagiarism and/or of collusion.

Penalties

If a student’s work violates the standard of academic integrity, the penalty imposed will be a mark of zero for the entire summer school.

Mix and match your summer courses!

Remember that you can combine courses from more than one BSE Summer School program (schedule permitting).

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