Brandeis International Business School

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BA/MA (Brandeis/Wellesley Undergraduates Only)

The BA/MA Program is an innovative 5-year degree program that allows Brandeis and Wellesley undergraduates to earn their BA or BS plus a Master of Arts in International Economics and Finance (MA). The curriculum targets financial and economic skills needed to understand the global economy and international finance.

Highlights

Same MA offerings, Shorter Time

The program provides candidates with the opportunity to earn our flagship, highly ranked MA degree in just one year of study. Students interested in the BA/MA program apply in the second semester of their junior year.

Practical Learning

The curriculum combines graduate business coursework and practical learning in both international economics and finance. This provides students with expanded knowledge across both subjects. Students also have access to our expansive Bloomberg Lab for financial modeling and data analysis.

Ranked Among the Best in the United States

The Financial Times ranks the MA program #2 in the U.S. among pre-experience programs. The program is in the top 10 in the U.S. and has been for six years in a row.

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.

Your Global Career

BA/MA alumni work at companies such as Prudential, Goldman Sachs and Boston Consulting Group.

  • Amy Kessler
    Amy Kessler '90

    Prudential

    Senior Vice President and Head of Longevity Risk Transfer

  • Yuki Hasegawa
    Yuki Hasegawa '10

    Goldman Sachs

    Human Capital Management Analyst

  • Johanna Silverio
    Johanna Silverio '08

    Boston Financial Investment Management

    Asset Management Analyst

BA/MA Curriculum

Curriculum requirements for the BA/MA program are identical to those of the 2-year MA program.

Students work closely with their MA program advisors to review their academic goals and to develop individual curriculum plans based on the undergraduate coursework they've completed.

BA/MA students are encouraged to use 16-20 of their elective credits to complete one of five concentrations.

Wellesley Students

Brandeis International Business School (IBS) and the Department of Economics at Wellesley College offer a joint BA/MA degree that can be completed by Wellesley students in one year following completion of their bachelor’s degree.

Qualified Wellesley undergraduates enter the program in their senior year, taking two courses each semester at Brandeis IBS and the rest at Wellesley. Then they enroll at Brandeis IBS for one additional year of full-time graduate study. BA/MA students are required to spend five years as full-time students.

Students will be awarded a Wellesley BA at the end of their senior year and an MA degree from Brandeis IBS after a year of graduate study.

Admissions

Students interested in the BA/MA program apply in the second semester of their junior year.

Are you ready to get started? Request more information about the BA/MA program or begin applying today.

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