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Barcelona School of Economics Alumni community



Barcelona School of Economics Alumni community includes 2,741 Master’s program graduates.



Master’s alumni are currently working and continuing education in 119 countries worldwide.

Data is based on information reported by alumni themselves as of August 2021. For each region, the map indicates the 5 countries with the largest alumni communities.

Community engagement

12 alumni chapters led by 24 alumni ambassadors

Local chapters organize alumni activities in cities around the world. Each chapter has one or more ambassadors who act as liaisons between the chapter and the Barcelona School of Economics.

88 alumni chatted online with candidates and incoming students

A total of 88 alumni have been involved in the application process through the online chat platform (Unibuddy). As the previous year, this platform has been essential again as the coronavirus lockdown made admissions tours impossible.

In total, 390 prospective students from 103 countries used the service. There is no doubt that the connections Barcelona School of Economics Alumni made with these candidates helped to minimize the impact of the coronavirus on Master’s enrollment for next year.

Online platform use increases

57% of the entire Barcelona School of Economics Alumni community has activated their account on the platform, with all class years and programs represented.

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Alumni and students share their work on the “BSE Voice”

This community-driven blogging initiative, now in its ninth year, provides a space where students and alumni can share their thoughts on economic topics or current events, and their latest projects, cases, or research.

In 2021-22, 18 posts were published by student and alumni writers. The blog receives more than 10k visits each year from more than 150 different countries.

Visit the BSE Voice

Master’s Graduation 2022

The Barcelona School of Economics held the graduation ceremony of its 15th cohort of Master’s students on July 11, 2022 in the AXA Auditorium. Students, faculty, family and friends of the new graduates from all over the world gathered to celebrate the graduation of the Master’s Degrees in Economics and Finance, Specialized Economic Analysis, and Data Science.

Invited speaker

José D. Bogas, Chief Executive Officer of ENDESA, who encouraged the students regarding their future and professional expectations in a context that has inevitably become uncertain and increasingly complex in face of the current international and economic context.

Student and alumni speakers

Elena Stotts-Lee (Economics of Public Policy Program)
Facundo Nicolás Ulivarri (Economics Program)
Roger Medina (Competition and Market Regulation, 2020)

In addition to the invited speakers, students, and alumni, the ceremony included remarks by:

Paulina Beato, Chair of the BSE Board of Trustees

Josep Armas, AXA Territorial Director

José García-Montalvo, Professor of Economics and ICREA-Academia Fellow (BSE, UPF)

Xavier Ramos, Vice-Rector of Economy at UAB

See all videos and highlights from Graduation 2022

Barcelona School of Economics Annual Report 2021-2022. Connecting the evolving world of higher education with research