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Master of Arts in International Economics and Finance (MA)

Whether you plan to manage investment portfolios, design a government's trade policies, or oversee a company's finances, you will need to understand the forces that drive the global economy and the operations of capital markets. The Brandeis IBS MA degree addresses these needs by combining a rigorous quantitative curriculum with real-world preparation.

Is the MA right for you? If you find international issues exciting, and plan to embark on a career that involves sophisticated analysis in finance, business and/or economic policy, then the answer is yes. The MA hones technical skills, provides international experience, and engages you to tackle real challenges in firms, economies, and financial markets. (If you see your career  in managing organizations, you might also consider our MBA degree.)

Qualified Brandeis undergraduates should consider our BA/MA program, allowing for completion of the MA in one year of post-BA study.

Learn more about the MA Program

The MA in International Economics and Finance is ranked #1 by the Financial Times for pre-experience, US programs. Learn more about the MA curriculum, Specializations, Admissions and Career Paths.


Maria Bertram, MA '04 shares how Brandeis helped her become World Ready: