This page is intended to guide your selection of elective courses in the IBS MBA Program. It lists courses that in the past have proven useful to our MBA students wishing to specialize in one subfield or another. Such a specialization may be used to earn an official "concentration" in the degree; but you may also use these lists as a guide to subfields that are of interest to you, whether or not you pursue the official concentration
Because of the strong international focus of the MBA at IBS your degree is designated by the Brandeis Registrar as an “MBA in International Business.” Beyond this designation, your transcript will also show one of these four concentrations:
The first of these concentrations (International Business) is the "default" that you will earn if you just take a mix of electives. In other words, that is how the transcript will look if you do not select a concentration. To earn one of the other three concentrations, you must take at least four semester-equivalent electives in the specialty, beyond what is included in the Core Requirements.
The table above provides links to courses that have in the past been taken by students specializing in each field. You may use the listings as guides to selecting courses, whether or not you are officially seeking a concentration.
At least two of the four courses required for a concentration must be taken at IBS. If you want to count courses taken through study abroad or cross-registration, they must be pre-approved by your Program Director.
To earn the concentration at graduation, you must complete the "declaration of concentration" form before you apply for graduation.