Bruce Magid, PhD
Bruce R. Magid, PhD, is the dean of Brandeis International Business School (IBS) and director of the Perlmutter Institute. Magid holds the Martin and Ahuva Gross Chair in Financial Markets and Institutions. He serves as treasurer and member of the Board of the Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment. He is also co-chair of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities Sloan National Commission on Online Learning.
Magid brings a unique understanding of the interplay of global economic policy, finance and business, and has a combination of real world, academic and public service experience. He was previously the dean of the College of Business and the founding dean of the Lucas Graduate School of Business at San José State University. While at San José State University, he secured re-accreditation for the College and Graduate School and developed a global focus in both undergraduate and graduate programs, including an experience-abroad program.
Prior to joining San José State University, Magid was the founding executive director of MSU Global, Michigan State University's on-line and global distance education business unit. He was also an adjunct professor in the department of finance at Michigan State University's Eli Broad Graduate School of Management.
Before entering academic administration, Magid lived and worked extensively overseas. He provided leadership as a managing director and senior vice president at Bank of America, where he served for twenty-one years. He directed the bank's international economic and policy research group, managed a professional staff of economists on four continents, and led the bank's corporate finance activities in Latin America.
Over his career, Magid has been senior advisor to the Minister of Planning of the Republic of Venezuela, developed and taught executive education courses, and received a U.S. Department of Education grant.
Magid holds a multidisciplinary PhD in international economics, business law and comparative politics from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He also earned a masters degree in law and diplomacy from the Fletcher School. He holds a bachelor's degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service.