BSE Class of 2023 Career Report: 95% placed within six months

Class of 2023 Graduate Placements at BSE

First jobs and postgraduate programs reported by the Class of 2023 

The results are in for the first career placements of the Class of 2023, and once again they are impressive: achieving a 95.4% success rate!

According to data reported by the Class of 2023 to BSE Career Services, 175 students were seeking a job related to their Master’s or entry to a PhD program, and 167 of them (95.4%) were successful within the first six months after graduating from one of the three Master’s degrees offered at BSE: the Master’s Degree in Economics and Finance, the Master’s Degree in Specialized Economic Analysis, or the Master’s Degree in Data Science.

The BSE Career Services team supports Master's students throughout the academic year to help them land their first job after graduating. They organize numerous events including Career Day, Recruitment Talks, and Alumni Panels. Career Consultant at BSE, Alba Salas, commented "We offer a wide range of initiatives to our students, which helps to prepare them for the job market and introduces them to well-known organizations. We are very proud to see how the Class of 2023 has found excellent professional opportunities so soon after graduating." 

BSE Career Services invite numerous organizations to talk directly to students about the job opportunities available. Last year this included, Deloitte, the European Investment Bank (EIB), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), J-PAL, and The World Bank, who all gave recruiter talks to students. A graduate of the Economics of Public Policy Master's program, Inés Torres Rojas, pointed out that the first time she heard of her current employer was in a BSE Recruitment Talk. She explained that the BSE Career Services team provided the first contact for her with her current employer and that applying for the role was easy through the BSE Career Portal.  

The first time I heard about J-PAL, the institution I currently work for, was in one of the BSE Recruitment Talks. I highly recommend other BSE students to take advantage of the excellent support offered by the Career Services team.

Inés Torres Rojas '23 (Economics of Public Policy Program), Policy and Research Associate, at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)

A world map with job titles such as Economist and Analyst added as pins in various locations.

Of the graduates in the Class of 2023 that were placed, 72% went on to work in professional industries, while the remaining 28% decided to stay in academia and pursue either a PhD or further education. Of the students who entered the workforce, 26% are working for Consulting Firms, 23% are currently working at Research and Academic Institutions, 16% at International Organizations and Non-Profits, 15% at Government and Authorities, 13% are working in Financial Services, and 5% are working in Technology. 


Industry Example of Employers (listed alphabetically)
Consulting Firms

Accenture, ADE, Capgemini Invent, Charles River Associates, Compass Lexecon, Deloitte, FocusEconomics, Frontier Economics, Illuminology, NTT Data, Oxfords Economics, PwC, RBB Economics

Research & Academic Institutions

Barcelona School of Economics, EconAI, IESE Business School, Ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research, Oslo University, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), Universitat Pompeu Fabra, University of Arizona

International Organizations / Non-profits

European Investment Bank, OECD, Inter-American Development Bank, International Labour Organization, Puerto Rico Science, Technology & Research Trust, The World Bank, United Nations,

Government & Authorities

AIREF, China Business Council for Sustainable Development, European Commission, European Central Bank, German Ministry of Finance, National Bank of Georgia

Financial Services

Banc Sabadell, Barclays, BBVA, CaixaBank Research, Goldman Sachs, Jane Street Europe, Nexi Group, Santander, Susquehanna International Group

Technology Firms

Aitia, Alight Solutions, FreqX Intelligence Technology, Glovo, Midokura, Regla

100% success rate for entry into PhD/post-grad programs

In addition to the students in the BSE PhD Track Program, students in other BSE Master’s accepted places in PhD programs at institutions such as:

  • IESE Business School 
  • Universitat de Barcelona
  • University of Arizona 
  • University of Zurich
  • The Norwegian School of Economics 

Some members of the Class of 2023 decided to continue at BSE to work on obtaining a second Master’s degree.

The BSE Class of 2023 is working or studying around the world in 26 different countries, with the majority staying in Europe

After graduating, 36% of the class began studying or working in Spain with another 45% located elsewhere in Europe, 8% is now located in North America, 4% in South America, 3% in Asia, 2% in Africa, and 1% in Oceania.


This Career Placement Report is based on information reported to BSE Career Services by members of the Class of 2023.

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First placement trends by Master's program

First placement trends for the three most recent BSE Master's cohorts are available for the following programs:

Master's Degree in Economics and Finance

Master's Degree in Specialized Economic Analysis

Master's Degree in Data Science

See also

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Competencies by Master's Program

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