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MA Program

Although an individual student’s program of study may differ somewhat from the usual plan (perhaps due to being exempt from a particular requirement), the standard plan is shown in the chart below. Students are strongly advised that it is unwise to put off taking the required courses. Please note that while students may take classes over the summer, all students must be enrolled for a minimum of 4 semesters (two fall semesters and two spring semesters)

Illustrative program for year 1 MA students

Fall Spring
Required

Capstone or Global Economic Environment (if qualified)

Accounting and Financial Analysis

Investments

Managerial Economics

Launching Your Global Career

International Macroeconomics

International Trade Policy

International Corporate Finance

Introduction to Econometrics*
Electives

One Elective:

Managing International Business

Country Risk Analysis

Empirical Analysis of Trade Policy

Financial Planning and Control

One Elective (not previously taken):

Managing International Business

Country Risk Analysis

Money and Banking

Financial Planning and Control

* Half course. Other quantitative electives may be substituted.

In the second year, you gain a deeper understanding of the subject as well as international experience. 

Illustrative Program for Year 2 MA students

Fall Spring
Required None Capstone course
Elective

Study at a partner university abroad OR

4 courses at Brandeis IBS (electives or core courtesies)

3 electives, possibly completing a specialization

* Half course. Other quantitative electives may be substituted.