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MBA Program

Admission to the MBA at Brandeis IBS

The MBA program at Brandeis International Business School (IBS) seeks candidates who are strong analytical thinkers, excellent communicators, and promising leaders. Evidence of these skills can be demonstrated by the following:

  • An excellent undergraduate academic record, preferably with some coursework in economics or quantitative analysis. Coursework in business is not required.
  • Analytical and communication skills, as demonstrated on standardized tests (GMAT or GRE). For non-English speakers mastery of English is shown by the TOEFL test and by interviews with admissions personnel, 
  • Work experience that shows professional conduct, leadership qualities, and exposure to decision-making in business. Two to five years of relevant work experience are recommended. Brandeis IBS does accept a small number of students with less work experience, but outstanding qualities on other dimensions.
  • Personal essays that explain the applicant’s relevant background and motivation for study at Brandeis IBS.
  • Letters of reference in which former supervisors or teachers provide honest assessments of the candidate’s strengths, weaknesses, and potential for successful study at Brandeis IBS.

Learn more about admissions requirements.

Application Deadlines

We offer numerous application deadlines throughout the year.

Applications received by the earlier deadlines are given priority consideration for scholarships and financial aid.  Admissions decisions are usually reached within one month of the application deadline.

Interviews are required for admission to the MBA program. Interviews can be conducted by Skype, telephone, or in person.  A member of the Admissions team will contact qualified applicants for an interview once the applicant's complete application is received by the Admissions Office.

Tuition and Financial Aid
Brandeis IBS is committed to attracting highly qualified students from around the world. We demonstrate that commitment by offering financial aid that is generous compared to other business schools. In line with its global mission, we are proud to award fellowships and loans to international as well as domestic students.