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Pre-enrolment calendar

The pre-enrolment period opens as of January and closes, at the latest, in September. Each centre and each master's degree can establish their specific periods within this general period.

To complete your application, candidates must complete the specific application form (www.ub.edu/economiaempresa-forms/msceconomics.html) and pay the the pre-enrolment fee through the general pre-enrolment form (the link can be found at the end of this section). Only complete applications will be considered.

  • Pre-enrolment fee: A pre-enrolment fee of 30,21 euros is charged. Students who apply to more than one master's degree must pay the fee for each pre-enrolment request. Pre-enrolment requests cannot be processed until this fee has been paid.Fees will only be refunded if the master's degree in question is suspended.
  • Reserved places: A maximum of 5% of the new places of the master's degree are reserved for students who meet the general and specific access requirements and accredit the recognition of a degree of disability equal to or greater than 33%.

Closed Pre-enrolment

Required documentation

Where to submit the documentation:
Masters and Doctoral Office
Faculty of Economics and Business
Master's degree in Economics
Avda. Diagonal, 696
08034 Barcelona
Telephone: (+34) 934 039 837 / 934 039 838
Fax: (+) 934 039 027
Office hours: Monday to Friday, 10am to 1.30pm and 4pm to 7pm
Email: omd.eco@ub.edu

Selection criteria

Applications from candidates who meet the general admission requirements will be evaluated on the basis of the following criteria, listed in order of priority weighting:
  • Strength of academic record from previous studies (35%). Particular attention will be paid to previous training in mathematics, economic theory, statistics and econometrics. Candidates must demonstrate that they have the necessary level of analytical training and capacity for abstract thought to meet the general requirements of the syllabus.
  • Proximity of previous studies to the content of the master`'s degree (20%). Previous studies in economics or related disciplines will be more highly valued. However, positive consideration will also be given to candidates with degrees including subjects in mathematics and statistics.
  • Statement of interest (20%). This should clearly reflect both the candidate's interest in studying the master's degree and the objectives he or she wishes to achieve, which may range from taking a doctoral programme in economics to conducting research in the public or private sector. Particular credit will be given to those candidates who include a proposal for a research project or specific area of study that they would like to develop in the future. Credit will be given to those students with a particular interest in the work of any of the teaching staff of the Faculty of Economics and Business.
  • Curriculum vitae (10%). Credit will be given for previous knowledge of mathematics, economic theory and econometrics. The Committee will also take into account attendance of conferences and other academic events, participation in scientific projects, and academic publications. Positive consideration will also be given to teaching experience in economics or other areas.
  • University of origin and its position in university rankings (10%). For example, the QS World University Ranking for Social Sciences, Tilburg University Economics Ranking or the ISI Ranking of Spanish Universities.
    Letters of recommendation from former teachers, employers or other suitable referees (5%). Particular credit will be given for letters of recommendation from former teachers indicating the candidate's level of performance in their subject and in the degree course taken (teachers are typically asked to place the candidate relative to the other students they have taught). The statement must reflect the candidate's analytical skills, academic training and interest in the degree course. Letters of recommendation should be submitted together with a standard questionnaire completed by the referee.


Applicants will receive a decision by email within 6 weeks once the application is completed.

Applications are considered by the Admissions Committee for the master's degree. Once the pre-enrolment period has closed, the Committee will notify candidates of the result of their application within six weeks (if additional information is needed or a candidate's documentation needs to be validated, the process may take longer). Decisions are announced the month after the candidate submits his application. Candidates may appeal or request a review of the decision within 10 days following receipt of notification by the Admissions Committee.


Closed Enrolment

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