Dean Bruce R. Magid is the Martin and Ahuva Gross Chair in Financial Markets and Institutions at the Brandeis International Business School
There have been few more dynamic and exciting times to pursue a career in the global economy than now. Volatility across interconnected financial markets. The nonstop pace of cross-border commerce. Shifting public regulatory frameworks. At Brandeis International Business School, we prepare our graduates to address the complex challenges faced in corporations and public institutions throughout the world.
Our inclusive campus embraces the diverse cultures represented by the 70 home countries of our students. Our faculty includes leading experts in global finance, business and economics who provide a blend of real-world experience with the academic excellence for which Brandeis University is known. The school’s four degree programs are tailored to the different needs of our students—from the recent college graduate to the working professional or the aspiring academic.
Our vibrant centers and institutes host esteemed business leaders to share their perspectives on innovation, finance and leadership. Our programs have been ranked among the best in the U.S. and beyond by The Economist and The Financial Times. Drawing on its Brandeis heritage, the school stresses responsible business practices as well as respect for the cultures and communities in which companies operate.
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Bruce R. Magid, PhD, Dean
Martin and Ahuva Gross Chair in Financial Markets and Institutions
About the Dean
Since 2007, Bruce R. Magid has served as the dean of Brandeis International Business School (IBS). He holds the Martin and Ahuva Gross Chair in Financial Markets and Institutions. He brings a broad background of experience in academic leadership, global business and public policy. He has particularly strong expertise in international trade and finance, having lived and worked in Venezuela and Brazil as well as conducted business throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.
He was previously at San José State University as dean of the College of Business and founder of the Lucas Graduate School of Business. While at San José State he promoted a global focus at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and launched an experience-abroad program for the university’s honors students. Prior to that, he was the founding executive director of “MSUglobal,” Michigan State University’s online and global distance education business unit. He was also an adjunct professor in the department of finance at MSU’s Eli Broad Graduate School of Management.
Before entering academia, Magid provided leadership as a managing director and senior vice president at Bank of America, where he served for twenty-one years. He served as a senior economist for Latin America, and in that position was extensively involved in Latin American sovereign debt restructuring in the 1980s. He also directed the bank’s international economic and policy research group, served as executive assistant to the CEO and Chairman, and led the bank’s corporate and trade finance activities in Latin America.
Magid is also active in public policy. He worked as a senior advisor to the Minister of Planning of the Republic of Venezuela. He currently serves on the board of the New England-Israel Business Council. He was treasurer and member of the board of the Massachusetts International Trade Office, through which he has accompanied Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick on trade missions to Israel, the United Kingdom and Brazil.
Magid holds a Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, as well as a B.S.F.S. from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.