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Thought Leadership and Presentations from Dean Bruce Magid

Meet Brandeis IBS Dean Bruce Magid

Dean's Message

Welcome to the website for Brandeis International Business School (IBS). Our mission is to create "World Ready" graduates - to prepare exceptional individuals from all over the globe for careers in business, economics and finance. 

Our professors are leaders in their field, with outstanding academic credentials and highly relevant  experiences both in and out of the classroom. More than half of our students will come from countries outside the United States, adding to the international character of the classroom. Our global network is strong, vibrant and growing. Graduates leave the school with lifelong contacts, an appreciation of business responsibility to community and society, and a recognition and understanding of the multicultural context of today's business world.


Dean Bruce R. Magid, P'15
Martin and Ahuva Gross Chair in Financial Markets and Institutions

About the Dean

Bruce R. Magid, Martin and Ahuva Gross Chair in Financial Markets and Institutions, has served as Dean since July 2007. Prior to assuming that role, he was Dean of the College of Business and founding Dean of the Lucas Graduate School of Business at San Jose State University. From 2000-2005, Dr. Magid was the founding Executive Director of MSU Global, Michigan State University's online and global distance education business unit, and chaired the university's Study Abroad Risk Assessment committee. 

Before entering higher education management, Dr. Magid was a senior executive at Bank of America for 21 years in both Latin America and the U.S. He served as Managing Director and Head of Corporate Finance, Latin America Division; Executive Assistant to the President and Chief Executive Officer; and Chief International Economist. As Chief International Economist, he was responsible for the country risk assessment of 100 countries, participated on the Country Risk Committee in establishing country guidelines and portfolio decisions, and also advised senior management on global economics and political issues. During the 1980s, Dr. Magid was a member of the international sovereign debt restructuring committee for many countries in Latin America.  

While completing his doctoral dissertation on "Energy Policy and Social Development in Venezuela 1958-1976," Dr. Magid served as Advisor to the Minister of Planning of the Republic of Venezuela. He has written and spoken extensively on the global economy, conducting business in emerging markets, and country risk assessment. He is the recipient of grants from the Circumnavigator's Foundation, Shell Foundation, Organization of American States and the U.S. Department of Education, and has addressed the U.S. Congress as an expert witness on sovereign debt restructuring. 

Dr. Magid received his Bachelor of Science in International Relations from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. He received his MALD - Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy - and PhD in International Relations with concentrations in development economics and international political economy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. 

Dr. Magid has served on the boards of numerous international business, policy and educational institutions. He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Massachusetts Business Roundtable, is a board member of the New England Israel Business Council and a member of the Massachusetts District Export Council (DEC). He also serves as Senior Advisor to the Executive Management, Global Atlantic Partners LLC, Board of Advisors, BTA Investment Advisors LLC, and the International Advisory Board of the Universidad Carnilo Jose Cela and the International Education Group SEK. 

Dean Magid's Outreach Presentations

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Business Advisory Councils - AACSB Advisory Council Seminar, Boston - 4/1/2016

The Dean as Manager: Up, Down, Across and Out - Panel at Northeast Business Deans Association Annual Conference, Boston - 9/25/2015

Geopolitics, Energy and Social Justice: A World Ablaze - Brandeis IBS Alumni Event, London - 4/7/2015

Geopolitics, Energy and Social Justice: A World Ablaze - Brandeis National Committee, San Dieguito and Rancho Bernardo - 1/7/2015

Geopolitics, Energy and Social Justice: A World Ablaze - Brandeis National Committee - 1/6/2015

Geopolitics, Energy and Social Justice: A World Ablaze - Brandeis National Committee, Las Vegas - 1/4/2015

Why America Should Pivot Toward Latin America - Brandeis Reunion Alumni College - 6/6/2014

Creating a Legacy from Industry to Academics: Shaping the Next Generation of World Ready Leaders - 3/28/2014

International Capital Flows: Help or Hindrance to Stable Economic Growth - Latin Investors Summit, Panama City - 3/24/2014

How Changes in the Global Economy Will Impact You - Tucson, 1/9/2014

How Changes in the Global Economy Will Impact You - Alumni Club of Arizona, Phoenix, 1/9/2014

How Changes in the Global Economy Will Impact You - Brandeis National Committee, Phoenix, 1/10/2014

Regulated Marketplaces and 'New Order' for Financial Industry - 10/2013 

‘Vene-Cuban’ Relationship: Cuba’s economic potential - 3/13/2013

Latin America's Opportunity to Shine? - 1/30/2013

Contagious Emerging Market Crises - 1/29/2013

Outlook for Europe, BRICs, and Cuba - Brandeis Reunion - 6/16/2012

Global Economic and Geopolitical Trends - 04/28/2011

The Evolving Economic Order - 03/25/2011

Navigating the Global Economic Landscape - 02/10/2011

Thriving in the New Global Economy - 01/16/2011

The 10 "C's" of Leadership - 01/10/2011

The Evolving Future Global Economy - 08/18/2010

Outlook for the Global Economy - 05/22/2010

How the Obama Trade Policies will be Pursued - 05/12/2010

Ascending and Descending Economies – 02/25/2010

The Global Economy – 10/23/2009

Strategic Country Risk Assessment – 09/23/2009

The 2008 Financial Crisis – 05/13/2009

Global Markets – 02/10/2009

The Evolving Global Economy – 12/4/2008