Accelerated Graduate Programs
In partnership with the Brandeis International Business School, Brandeis University offers opportunities for undergraduates to enhance liberal arts experience with substantial, skills-driven business courses. A powerful blend of academic rigor and practitioner expertise gives students skills in global fluency that enable them to thrive across borders and cultures.
Through this innovative program, Brandeis undergraduates can earn a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree, plus a Master of Arts in International Economics and Finance (MA) degree, in just five years.
Focused on global economics and finance, the curriculum of the combined BA/MA in business is constantly updated to keep up with our changing world. Classes are taught by senior professionals in the field who bring to life the real-world applications of the concepts they teach.
In addition to our world-class faculty, students have access to our expansive Bloomberg Lab, which is equipped with the tools needed for financial modeling and data analysis.
Students will gain expertise in finance, accounting, and economic analysis, as well as in more complex and specific areas such as financial market dynamics, economic modeling, forecasting and evaluation and behavioral influences on markets. Our recent STEM designation reflects our quantitative approach and curricular emphasis on econometrics.
The program offers five areas of specialization:
- Economic Analysis and Consulting
- Data analytics
- Financial economics
- Real estate finance
The BA/MSBA Program is an innovative 5-year degree program that allows Brandeis undergraduates to earn their BA or BS plus a Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) degree. The MSBA is designed for students who seek an understanding of statistical, programming, data visualization and econometric methods of analyzing data in order to make economic, financial and business decisions.
The curriculum combines graduate business coursework and practical learning in business and analytics. This provides students with expanded knowledge across both subjects. Students also have access to our expansive Bloomberg Lab for financial modeling and data analysis.
Students in this program begin graduate level coursework in their senior year before they graduate with their undergraduate degree. Students work closely with the MSBA Program Advisor to review their academic goals and to develop individual curriculum plans based on the undergraduate coursework they've completed.
The BA/MBA Program is a unique 5 1/2-year degree program that allows Brandeis undergraduates to earn their BA or BS plus a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree. The challenging curriculum incorporates both quantitative and qualitative coursework and ensures students are on the fast track to global business and leadership success.
The MBA program is highly customized for students seeking to launch or advance careers in marketing, finance, data analytics, real estate or general business. Notably, The Princeton Review has ranked our MBA among the best in the world for 11 years.
Students work closely with the MBA Program Advisor to review their academic goals and to develop individual curriculum plans based on the undergraduate coursework they've completed.
BA/MBA students are encouraged to use 16-20 of their elective credits to complete one of five concentrations:
- Data Analytics
- Real Estate
- Strategy and Innovation
The Accelerated MA Program allows undergraduate students studying economics or business, and earning a degree from a U.S. institution, to earn a Master of Arts in International Economics and Finance (MA) degree in just one additional year after completing their BA or BS. Students may also pursue the Accelerated MA program on a part-time basis.
The curriculum combines graduate business coursework and practical learning in both international economics and finance. This provides students with expanded knowledge across both subjects.
The Financial Times ranks the MA program 3rd in the U.S. among pre-experience programs. The program is in the top 10 in the U.S. and has been for seven years in a row.
The number of Accelerated MA elective credits depends on the student’s transfer coursework. Accelerated MA students are encouraged to use 16-20 of their elective credits to complete one of five concentrations:
- Economic Analysis and Consulting
- Data Analytics
- Financial Economics
- Real Estate Finance
With the double advantage of a Brandeis education and an intense focus on global economics and finance, you will be supremely equipped to find creative solutions to complex problems in the global economy — and future employers know that. The accelerated graduate programs will prepare you for a career in investment banking, asset management, real estate, startups and more — anywhere in the world. You will be "world ready."
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Contact Professor Hagit Weihs to learn more about how the business curriculum is structured and what you would need to do to major in this field.