Magid reappointed as business school dean

‘Dynamic and visionary leader’ receives new five-year term

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International Business School Dean Bruce Magid

Provost Marty Krauss and Provost-elect Steve A.N. Goldstein announced today that Bruce Magid has been reappointed to a second five-year term as dean of the Brandeis International Business School. Magid joined Brandeis as dean in August 2007. His second term will run from July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2017.

Krauss called Magid a "transformational leader" who has "increased the size and diversity of [the business school's] students, raised the visibility and national rankings of the school, recruited and retained talented faculty to its ranks, and spearheaded a variety of international initiatives as part of the school's educational programs." Said Krauss: "We are very fortunate to be able to look forward to his continued leadership of the youngest of our professional schools."

Magid said he was "pleased and honored to continue as a member of the Brandeis community and to continue to collaborate with the dedicated and talented faculty and staff at Brandeis International Business School." He added, "I look forward to working with Steve Goldstein and President Fred Lawrence as we build upon our strengths, pursue new initiatives and continue in our quest to become one of the best business programs in the world."

Prior to Brandeis, Magid served as dean of the College of Business and the founding dean of the Lucas Graduate School of Business at San José State University in San Jose, Calif. Before that he was the founding executive director of MSU Global, Michigan State University's online and global distance education business unit. He also was adjunct professor in the department of finance at Michigan State University's Eli Broad Graduate School of Management.

Before entering academic administration, Magid provided leadership as a managing director and senior vice president at Bank of America, where he served for 21 years, managing a variety of units, including international economic policy research groups and Latin America Division corporate finance.

In addition to his duties as dean of the Brandeis International Business School, Magid serves as treasurer and board member of the Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment, and until recently was co-chair of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities' Sloan National Commission on Online Learning.

Magid holds a multidisciplinary doctorate in international economics, business law and comparative politics from the Fletcher School at Tufts University.  

"Bruce is a dynamic and visionary leader," said Goldstein. "His energy and commitment to excellence have helped bring well-deserved praise to Brandeis International Business School. I look forward to working with Bruce as we continue to chart an ambitious course for the future."

Brandeis International Business School was founded in 1994 as the Graduate School of International Economics and Finance. Today nearly 500 students from more than 75 countries students are enrolled in a M.A., M.B.A. and Ph.D. programs. The school is consistently judged to be among the best in the world by organizations such as The Princeton Review, The Economist and TopMBA.

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