Applications are due by November 1, 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
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
- 2 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), IELTS or PTE Academic unless your native language is English, or you have studied four years for an undergraduate degree (or two years for a graduate degree) at an institution in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Singapore, Australia or New Zealand. For TOEFL score of 100 on IBT is usually required, IELTS a score of 7.0 is required. An official English translation of academic documents is also required.
We take plagiarism very seriously. Please note that application materials are verified via Turnitin For Admissions to help identify the use of plagiarism or purchased documents.