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What Can I Do With This Major?


First Destination Data
Alumni Career Paths
What to do with a degree in Business


The Business Program builds on unique strengths of the Brandeis International Business School as well as those of liberal arts subjects, such as history, sociology, philosophy and American studies. The curriculum is rooted in the liberal arts and encourages critical thinking and analysis of how business works.

Business courses at Brandeis aim to teach a way of thinking that is rooted in practice. Business school case studies are commonly used to help apply concepts. Guest speakers give talks that bring the real world inside the classroom. Optional internships can give invaluable hands-on experience. Class presentations, papers, and discussions help develop professional skills in business communication. All the while, students are challenged to develop their own perspectives on the big issues in business today, from the role of private enterprise in globalization to the ethical and social responsibilities of managers.

First Destination Data

The Hiatt Center is pleased to provide a list of organizations, titles and fields of alumni who majored in your discipline. Click here to download a sortable excel spreadsheet listing the first destination graduate programs and employment opportunities that Business alumni from the classes of 2008-2012 secured within six months of graduation.

The diverse list is indicative of the wealth of transferable skills students cultivate as a Business major at Brandeis.

Business (& Economics) Alumni

The Hiatt Center is pleased to provide a list of organizations, titles and fields of alumni who majored in Business (2011 and 2012) and Economics.  The Brandeis Business Program began graduating majors in 2011.  The list represents a wide array of professions which is indicative of the wealth of transferable skills students cultivate as an Business major at Brandeis.

Year Company Title
2014  Cologny Advisors Equity Analyst Investment Management
2013 Moelis & Company Investment Banking Analyst Investment Managementt
2012 Dassault Systemes Marketing Specialist Marketing
2012 Eze Software Group Business Consultant Financial Services
2012 Epic Systems Implementation Consultant Information Technology
2012 Sandbox Industries Analyst Business Development
2012 Vistaprint Marketing Associate, CRM Marketing
2011 PwC Constultant Finance and Banking


In addition to you coursework, internships can be extremely beneficial as you develop academic and professional skills.  The Brandeis Internship Exchange is an easy and convenient online tool for you to find and share real internship opportunities.  Just log on with your UNET ID and use the advanced search to identify Business majors' internships. 

What to Do with a Degree in Business (.pdf)


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Skills, Abilities & Knowledge

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Your program of study at Brandeis University provides both field-specific knowledge and a broad range of transferable skills, abilities and knowledge that are sought after by all employers in all fields and enhance your experience and success and the world of work. To identify the skills and abilities you have developed through your coursework, activities and work, take TypeFocus.


  • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Mathematics — Using mathematics to solve problems.
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.


  • Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).


  • Economics and Accounting — Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
  • English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

1 Excerpted from O*Net OnLine, US Department of Labor by the National Center for O*Net Development

Sample of Possible Occupations

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Bond Trader
Hospitality Manager
Industrial/Institutional Buyer
Credit Analyst / Loan Officer
Healthcare Administrator
Populations Studies Analyst
Urban/Regional Planner
International Trade Specialist
Securities Trader
Industrial Economist
Treasury Management Specialist
Public Administrator/Manager
Technical Writer
Hospitality Manager

Consumer Affairs Director
Financial Economist
Business Forecaster
Labor Relations Specialist
Populations Studies Analyst
Institutional Research Director
Government Administrator
Real Estate Agent/Broker
Wage and Salary Administrator
Information Scientist
Commodity-Industry Analyst
Cost Analyst
Intelligence Agent