Brandeis International Business School
The Brandeis International Business School is global in scope, intimate in scale, and intellectually rigorous. It provides a transformational education to a widely diverse student body, preparing them to take up leadership positions in corporations and public institutions in the rapidly changing global economy. Nearly 500 students from 70 countries study at the school and learning is much enriched by the breadth of experience they bring to the classroom.
The school's three academic core disciplines – business, economics, and finance – are taught in the context of the global economy and address the complex challenges decision-makers face as they work in cross-border and cross-cultural business environments. They each embody the academic rigor that is expected of a Brandeis education and differentiates the International Business School from others that are more narrowly management-focused. An increasing emphasis on innovation and entrepreneurship at the school also offers graduates tools to take advantage of new opportunities in emerging technology-driven sectors.
Finally, firmly rooted in Brandeis tradition and responding to the demand for greater responsibility in the business world, the school’s curriculum reflects the importance of community, accountability, and respect for the environment.
The Lemberg MA in International Economics and Finance is a two-year professional degree designed to develop analytical expertise in international finance, economics, and business for students planning careers in finance or economic policy.
The MBA at IBS is a two-year professional degree and offers in-depth preparation in all business and management functions. A BA/MBA dual degree program allows Brandeis graduates with a BA or BS to earn the MBA in three semesters beyond their Bachelor's degree.
The Master of Science in Finance is a part-time evening or 12-month full-time program for working professionals seeking to develop skills in financial theory, practice and analysis with an international focus.
The PhD prepares students for careers in research, consulting, university-level teaching, and policy-making in the fields of international trade, finance, business, and development/transition economics.
Combined BA/MA Programs
Brandeis and Wellesley undergraduate students may apply for admission to a special BA/MA track within the MAief program in the spring of their third year. They begin taking program courses in their fourth year and satisfy the master's degree requirement in one additional year of study at the graduate level after receiving their BA degrees.
BA/MBA Dual Degree Program
Prospective or current Brandeis graduates with a BA or BS degree may apply for admission to one of two special BA/MBA tracks in their senior year or after graduation. Brandeis students with a BS in any major or a BA in any field of science are eligible for admittance to the BA/MBA-Science track, even without work experience. Students with a BA in another field of Liberal Arts will be eligible for admittance to the BA/MBA-Liberal Arts track, if they have gained a minimal amount of work experience through internships. Students in the BA/MBA tracks will be able to count 16 credits of prior undergraduate work towards their MBA, thus reducing the time to completion for the MBA to three semesters beyond the Bachelor's degree.