At Brandeis International Business School (IBS), the curriculum is constantly changing to adapt to the demands of the marketplace. The school offers nine distinct specializations, each of which represents a field of knowledge that builds off of several foundation courses.
The specializations are designed to give students the opportunity to develop specific skill sets that have proven increasingly essential in the current economic environment. They have been developed by faculty in consultation with Career Development Center staff, who are having regular conversations with major employers about important changes in their industries.
Specializations range from Asset Management, which is targeted towards students interested in pursuing investment portfolio management, to Marketing, which offers training in brand management, market research, global marketing and other related topics.
The school currently offers specializations in Asset Management, Business Economics, Corporate Finance, Data Analytics, International Economic Policy Analysis, Marketing, Real Estate, Risk Management and Sustainability. Choose one of the options from the drop-down menu below to learn more about each of the specializations.
The following Specializations are currently offered:
- Declaring a Specialization is optional.
- The student may declare a Specialization at any time before the end of their final semester of study.
- The Specialization will appear on neither the transcript nor the diploma. Instead, students are presented a letter from the Dean documenting the successful completion of the Specialization.
- The number of credits needed for a Specialization does not increase the number of credits you need to take for your degree.
- Students should not focus on a Specialization instead of core required courses, but make a plan that successfully incorporates the Specialization into their degree program.