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BA/MBA Admissions Requirements

To enter the BA/MBA dual-degree program, students complete their BA or BS at Brandeis and then enter the MBA at Brandeis IBS. Students may apply for the MBA program during the fall semester of their senior year at Brandeis. It is wise to start preparing for the application earlier, however, by taking courses and gaining work experience that will be weighed in the admissions process. If there remains space in the program for any given year, later applications will be considered too, including applications submitted by recent Brandeis alumni with the requisite undergraduate course of work.

The actual application is online. A checklist of what you will need is below. The application requirements differ slightly between the two tracks of the BA/MBA. Contact Admissions with any questions.

 First round of applications are due December 1, 2013. Following this date, applications will be considered on a rolling basis, space permitting.


Checklist for the BA/MBA-Science

  • Application form, including essays and $55 application fee
  • BS in any major at Brandeis or a BA in any field of science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) at Brandeis
  • At least two entry-level undergraduate courses in business or economics, such as Econ 2a, Bus 6a or Bus 10a (*)
  • At least two undergraduate courses dealing with the applications of a science. See the listing of courses applicable to the MBA in BA/MBA-Science program here.
  • Official Brandeis transcript
  • Work or professional-level experience in a lab or business is valuable, but not required.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three letters of reference (one from a supervisor at work, and two from Brandeis faculty)
  • A personal interview, if invited by Brandeis IBS Admissions
  • GMAT or GRE scores; the code for Brandeis IBS is 3122. (These may be waived for the application itself, but must be taken before enrollment in Fall.)

Checklist for the BA/MBA-Liberal Arts

  • Application form, including essays and $55 application fee
  • BA in any major at Brandeis
  • At least four courses in Business beyond the entry level courses for the Business Major or Minor, i.e. any Business course beyond Bus 6a and Bus 10a (*) See the listing of courses applicable to the MBA in BA/MBA-Liberal Arts program here.
  • Official Brandeis transcript
  • Work experience in a business function is required; normally at least two summer or part-time internships (military service may count as work experience).
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three letters of reference (one from a supervisor at work, and two from Brandeis faculty)
  • A personal interview, if invited by Brandeis IBS Admissions
  • GMAT or GRE scores; the code for Brandeis IBS is 3122. (These may be waived for the application itself, but must be taken before enrollment in Fall.)

(*) Some, but not all, of the courses that we count for admissions purposes may exempt you from core requirements in the MBA. Others will grant general credit toward the MBA, but not exempt you from specific requirements. See the listing of courses that may exempt you from core MBA courses here.