Brandeis International Business School

Prof. Sandra Cha speaking to her students.

Master of Arts in International Economics and Finance (MA)

Program Value

“The Brandeis MA develops strong analytical and quantitative skills in the classroom and through hands-on learning experiences with business firms. It supports students' personal development with an inclusive, multicultural environment and leads to many career options.”

George Hall George Hall, MA Program Director

Program Highlights

Brandeis Advantage

Ranked among the best U.S. universities by U.S. News and World Report. Located close to Boston, a multicultural hub of finance, technology and innovation.

Quantitative Curriculum in Business, Economics and Finance

Combine sophisticated analytical skills with real-world preparation.

1-Year, 2-Year and Part-Time Programs

Four options based on academic background. Applicants are not required to have work experience.

Career Diversity

Graduates are hired by corporations, financial and economic organizations, consulting firms, governments and startups.

STEM-Designated

Study in a program that lets international students extend a 12-month post-graduate practical training experience by an additional 24 months. Learn more.

Renowned Faculty

Learn from faculty experts who are leaders in academic research or seasoned financial professionals.

Scholarships

100% of admitted students are considered for generous scholarships.

A Close-knit Community

Learn more about our multi-cultural and supportive campus environment.

100% of employers said they would hire another International Business School student in the future.

Your Global Future

Alumni work at companies such as PwC, Deloitte, State Street Global Advisors, Moody's Analytics and JP Morgan.
Nimisha Shinday
Nimisha Shinday

Accenture

Accelerated MA '18 | United States

Bozhanka Vitanova
Bozhanka Vitanova

Hassenfeld Family Innovation Center

MA '16 | Macedonia

Bernardo Tannenbaum
Bernardo Tannenbaum

Associate, InvestRes

MA ’14 | United States

Shuliang Ni
Shuliang Ni

Analyst, China Huarong Financial Leasing Co., Ltd.

MA ’14 | China

Peter Wein
Peter Wein

Mather Economics

BA/MA '15 | United States

Gaohan Zhang
Gaohan Zhang

Country Garden

MA '14 | China

Kim Meyers
Kim Meyers

EBS BrokerTec, ICAP

MA '13 | United States

Marshall Santoso
Marshall Santoso

Boston Consulting Group

BA/MA '13 | Philippines

Ebenezer Amoh
Ebenezer Amoh

Credit Suisse

MA '13 | Ghana

Zala Ahmad
Zala Ahmad

Executive Director, Humanitarian Organization for Local Development

MA '12 | Afghanistan

Ewa Maria Nucinska
Ewa Maria Nucinska

State Street

MA '11 | Poland

Johanna Silverio
Johanna Silverio

Boston Financial Investment Management

BA/MA '08; MBA '11 | United States

Myra Chaudhary
Myra Chaudhary

President, With Elegance

BA/MA'10 | Pakistan

Yuki Hasegawa
Yuki Hasegawa

Goldman Sachs

BA/MA '10 | Japan

Sean Xiang
Sean Xiang

Investment Director, SOE Fund, CRHC

MA '09 | China

Francesco Lucherelli
Francesco Lucherelli

JP Morgan

MA '09 | Italy

Emily Rumanek
Emily Rumanek

ViiV Healthcare

BA/MA '09 | Canada

Sam Sisakhti
Sam Sisakhti

UsTrendy

MA '07 | United States

Gregory Benac
Gregory Benac

President, GBAM France

MA '03 | France

Mauricio Gojman
Mauricio Gojman

Fredericks Michael & Co.

BA/MA '01 | Mexico

Nisha Sheth
Nisha Sheth

Partner, PwC

MA '00 | India

Nikolay Vassilev
Nikolay Vassilev

Expat Capital

MA '97 | Bulgaria

Amy Kessler
Amy Kessler

Prudential

BA/MA '90 | United States

MA Program Options

Full-Length MA (2 Years)

The Lemberg Master of Arts in International Economics and Finance is the school's founding program. It is offered for students worldwide with previous coursework in microeconomics, macroeconomics and statistics. Explore the program timeline.

Accelerated MA (1 Year)

The Accelerated MA program is offered to students who are scheduled to complete (or have completed) a bachelor's degree in business or economics at a U.S. college or university. The program provides candidates with the opportunity to earn a master's degree in just one year of study. Learn more.

BA/MA (5 Years)

The International Business School BA/MA is offered to undergraduates at Brandeis University and Wellesley College. The program enables students to complete a Master of Arts in international economics and finance in just one additional year after completing their bachelor's degree Brandeis students may apply beginning in their sophomore year and Wellesley students apply in their junior year. Learn more.

Part-Time MA and Accelerated MA

Students may pursue the MA program on a part-time basis. Part-time students typically complete two classes per semester. The part-time status is optimal for students who have flexible schedules as courses are held throughout the day. Students can finish the part-time MA program in 3-4 years and the part-time Accelerated MA program in 2-3 years (taking 4-5 classes a year).

Rankings & Alliances

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First among U.S. business schools for percentage of female faculty. (Financial Times)

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Ranked #3 in the U.S. for pre-experience finance programs by the Financial Times.

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Proud inaugural partner in the Certified Business Economist program offered by the National Association for Business Economics.

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Third among U.S. business schools for percentage of female students. (Financial Times)

Admissions

Are you ready to get started? Request more information or begin applying today.

Application Requirements Deadlines Tuition & Financial Aid

Looking for more information on admissions? Contact the admissions team or connect with an MA student ambassador at globalambassadors@brandeis.edu

Class Profile

710

Median GMAT

3.5

Median GPA

43:57

Male to Female Ratio

22

Average Age

Countries Represented in the Incoming Brandeis International Business School Class

Afghanistan ● Albania ● Austria ● Belarus ● Canada ● China ● Colombia ● Egypt ● Hong Kong ● India ● Indonesia ● Israel ● Japan ● Kenya ● Kosovo ● Malawi ● Nepal ● Nigeria ● Pakistan ● Panama ● Singapore ● Sweden ● Syria ● Taiwan ● Togo ● Turkey ● Uganda ● United Kingdom ● United States ● Venezuela ● Vietnam ● Yemen