The BA/MA, offered jointly with Brandeis International Business School (IBS), is an innovative program for Brandeis undergraduates focused on international finance, economics, and business. The BA/MA targets financial and economic skills needed to understand the global economy and operations of international capital markets. BA/MA students develop the ability to apply skills and expertise to "real world" trends and challenges.

Perks of program:

  • Access to internship opportunities and collaborative programming through the Hiatt Career Center and the Brandeis IBS Career Strategies Center
  • BA/MA Advising Program through Brandeis IBS
  • Networking opportunities with Brandeis IBS alumni
  • Invitations to Brandeis IBS events and speakers
  • Support from BA/MA mentors
  • Registration assistance for Brandeis IBS graduate courses

How to apply

No separate application is required. Simply answer "yes" to the following question when you apply to Brandeis: "Would you like to be considered for admission to the 5-year BA/MA Program in International Economics and Finance offered jointly through the Brandeis International Business School?"

Students who apply Early Decision I or Early Decision II will be informed of their BA/MA admission decision by April 1. Early Decision I and Early Decision II applicants will still receive their undergraduate admission decisions in December and February respectively.

Program requirements

Upon being accepted as a BA/MA student, students must meet the following requirements to continue in the MA program:

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 at end of junior year
  • “B” grade or better in each of the following required courses, to be completed by the end of junior year:
    • Introduction to Microeconomics (ECON 10a)
    • Introduction to Macroeconomics (ECON 20a)
    • Microeconomic Theory (ECON 80a)
    • Statistics for Economic Analysis (ECON83a)
  • Completion of one relevant internship experience pre-approved by BA/MA Academic Advisor
  • Completion of undergraduate degree in four years

More information

For more information on the BA/MA program and Brandeis IBS, visit the Brandeis IBS website.