Applications are due by November 15, February 15 or April 15 for enrollment in the fall. Applications received by the earlier deadlines receive priority consideration for financial aid. Admissions decision are usually reached within one month of the application deadline.
Who should apply
We look for people who will make significant analytical and leadership contributions in business, finance or policy-making. You should have:
- a successful academic record in an American bachelor's or equivalent foreign degree program
- good analytical skills as demonstrated with GRE or GMAT scores
- interest in international issues and motivation for challenging graduate study
Full-time work experience is not required, but is desirable. Undergraduate studies should include introductory micro and macroeconomics and statistics. A course in intermediate microeconomics and statistics and preparation in a language other than English are recommended. In some cases, the Committee will admit candidates subject to their taking certain courses prior to enrollment.
How to apply
You can apply in three ways:
In either case a complete application includes the following:
- Application form, including essays and $55 application fee
- Official scores from the GRE or GMAT. The code for Brandeis IBS is 3122.
- Official transcripts
- 3 letters of recommendation
If you are an international applicant your application must also include an official score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), unless your native language is English, or you received an undergraduate or graduate degree from an institution in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia or New Zealand. A score of 600 on the paper-based exam or 250 on the computer-based exam is usually required. An official English translation of academic documents is also required.