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Leadership Team

Bruce Magid, Director

Dean Bruce Magid, Director of the Perlmutter Institute 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 boasts a unique understanding of the interplay of global economic policy, finance and business, and possesses 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 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 for 21 years as a managing director and senior vice president at Bank of America. 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.

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.