Bruce R. Magid
Dean, International Business School
Martin and Ahuva Gross Chair in Financial Markets and Institutions
PhD, Tufts University (Fletcher School)
Bruce R. Magid, Martin and Ahuva Gross Chair in Financial Markets and Institutions, has served as dean of the International Business School since July 2007. Prior to assuming that role, he was dean of the College of Business and founding dean of the Lucas Graduate School of Business at San José State University. From 2000 to 2005, Magid was the founding executive director of MSU Global, Michigan State University's online and global distance education business unit, and chaired the university's Study Abroad Risk Assessment committee.
Before entering higher education management, Magid was a senior executive at Bank of America for 21 years, and held positions in Venezuela, Brazil, Miami and San Francisco. He served as managing director: global corporate finance; executive assistant to the president and chief executive officer; vice president and director of international economic and policy research; vice president and director of finance, economics and strategy, Latin America division; and senior economist, Latin America division. During the 1980s, Magid chaired and served on the economic advisory committees of international banks that negotiated debt restructuring agreements in Latin America.
While completing his doctoral dissertation on "Energy Policy and Social Development in Venezuela 1958-1976," Magid served as advisor to the minister of planning of the Republic of Venezuela. He has written and spoken extensively on the global economy, conducting business in emerging markets and country risk assessment. He is the recipient of grants from the Circumnavigator's Foundation, Shell Foundation, Organization of American States and the U.S. Department of Education, and has addressed the U.S. Congress as an expert witness on sovereign debt restructuring.
Magid received his Bachelor of Science in international relations from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. He received his Master of Arts in law and diplomacy and PhD in international relations with concentrations in development economics and international political economy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.