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Career Paths in International Economics, Finance and More

Smart Business Decisions, Successful Career Outcomes


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Graduates of our MA program leave with a career advantage beyond that of a bachelor's degree. Completing a master's degree in both international economics and finance makes them more valuable in the job market, raises their average starting salary by nearly 20%* and enables them to better tackle leading issues within countries and companies around the world.


Positioned For Success From Day One

100% of Brandeis IBS MA students who sought an internship successfully secured one. $60k average reported salary, with our MA graduate salaries ranging up to $90,000. 85% of reported job seekers secured employment within 6 month of graduation.

Career Paths Within MA Fields of Study

The MA program's emphasis on economics, finance and quantitative analysis enables graduates to add value to a wide range of organizations in the private and public sectors. MA careers often entail positions in financial institutions, economic and financial consulting firms, and financial or planning departments of companies, governments, international organizations and more. Students may choose to align their career path with their chosen field of study or concentration. The Career Strategies Center and Brandeis IBS faculty support students in identifying opportunities that align skills from the classroom with job applications in applied economic analysis, business economics, data analytics, marketing and real estate.


Recent MA Employers and Positions

Company Position Location
State Street Global Services On-Boarding Associate Boston, MA
Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Analyst Tokyo, Japan
Care.com Financial Analyst Waltham, MA
International Planning & Research Corporation (IPR) Consultant Waltham, MA
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Associate - Transaction Services (Valuation) Boston, MA
Public Company Accounting Oversight Board Research Analyst Washington, DC
IHS Analyst II Lexington, MA
TD Bank Corporate Banking Credit Analyst Boston, MA
Merck Global Marketing Intern Madison, WI
Albany Road Real Estate Partners Investment Associate Boston, MA
Havas Media Group Analyst, Marketing Analytics & Data Consulting Boston, MA
GlassRatner Advisory & Capital Associate New York, NY
Infor Data analytics and strategy manager, Latin America Boston, MA
Kronos Financial Analyst Chelmsford, MA
IHS-Markit Analyst II Lexington, MA
Deloitte & Touche LLP Consultant San Francisco, CA
State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) Liquidity Risk Analyst Officer Boston, MA
ZenQMS Software Developer Boston, MA
Francisco Marroquín University Project manager Guatemala
Enterprise Information Resources Technical/Business Analyst Waltham, MA
HSBC Bank PLC Management trainee Shanghai, China
BlackRock Graduate Analyst Hong Kong
Meritco Services Business Analyst Shanghai, China
KPMG LLP Valuation Associate Boston, MA
Deloitte & Touche LLP Advisor Los Angeles, CA
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Associate Boston, MA
Essence Securities Co., Ltd Investment Banking Analyst Shanghai, China
JPMorgan Chase & Co. Investor Services Analyst Wilmington, DE
SIP Project Management Business Development Executive Shanghai, China
Ernst & Young Consultant Washington, DC
Gilt Groupe CRM Analyst New York, NY
China Fortune International Trust Company, Ltd Trust Manager at Dept. of Trust Business II China
JPMorgan Chase Financial Analyst Delaware
Highmark Health Associate Corporate Development Analyst, M&A and strategic investment Pittsburgh, PA
Moody's Analytics Associate Software Engineer New York, NY
Roland Berger Junior Consultant Beijing, China
JPMorgan Chase CIB Risk Analyst New York, NY
Epic Systems Technical Problem Solver Verona, WI
Public Consulting Group Financial/Business Analyst Boston, MA
NERA Economic Consulting Analyst Chicago, IL
Wall street easy LLC Financial Analyst Miami, FL
Habital for Humanity Senior Specialist - Market Development Atlanta, GA
Orbit Capital management Company Risk Management/Market Analysis Beijing, China
Season 3 of Younger on TV Land Accounting Clerk New York, NY
IHS Economist 2 Lexington, MA
ACGM Abadi & Co GLobal Markets Investment Banking Analyst New York, NY
NetBrain Technologies, Inc. Sales Operations Specialist Burlington, MA
China Southern Fund Global Equity Research analyst Shenzhen, China
China Medical Devices Business Development Director North Andover, MA
Bank of China, New York Branch Market Risk Management Department Intern New York, NY
China Construction Bank Principal Asset Management Bond trader Beijing, China
JP Morgan Analyst China

MA Career Resources

A central focus of our MA program is career excellence. Our Career Strategies Center supports students in helping them identify, secure and succeed in dynamic global positions in economic and financial organizations.

Alumni Networking Events  

Students are invited to attend alumni networking events in cities such as New York and Boston, where they participate in resume reviews, mock interviews and more. 

Global Industry Treks  

We arrange industry-based trips with leading companies around the world to support students in their search for internships and full-time jobs.

Individualized Career Coaching  

All students are paired with a Career Strategies team member upon arriving at Brandeis IBS. These seasoned career coaches help students tailor their career strategy toward their professional goals and personal interests. 

Mentoring Program  

The Career Strategies Center is proud to connect alumni mentors with current Brandeis IBS students to support and provide strategic guidance for their job search and career goals. 

Workshops and Panels  

We host a variety of workshops that supplement a student's job search by building on skills such as effective networking, interviewing, negotiating salary, conducting company research and more. 


Preparing for the Job Outside the Classroom

Students in the MA program have the opportunity to participate in a wide selection of extracurricular programs that apply skills from the classroom toward real-world situations. Resume-enhancing activities include:

Clubs and Organizations  

Student clubs at Brandeis IBS are a great way to meet new people, network beyond the classroom and learn from industry professionals in specific fields of study. 

Consulting Field Projects  

Students in the MA program can partake in consulting field projects as part of their coursework or through their selected concentration.

Immersion Programs  

Students in the MA program have the opportunity to participate in immersion programs to countries such as Turkey, Israel, Cuba and more. The programs bring students to companies as well as government and economic organizations that demonstrate the dynamic interactions in these overseas markets.

Simulation Competitions  
Brandeis IBS offers students a number of case competitions and simulation exercises through which they can apply lessons from the classroom to real-world situations. MA students often participate in the NABE Crisis Game, 3 Day Start-Up, external real estate competitions, the CFA Research Challenge and more.

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