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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 and enables them to better tackle leading issues within countries and companies around the world.


Positioned For Success From Day One

98% of first year MA candidates obtained an internship or consulting field project, $57K Average reported salary, with salaries ranging up to $110k Depending on industry and previous experience, 71% of reported job seekers secured employment within 6 months of graduation.

Recent MA Employment

Students have secured positions with a diverse group of employers including the following: John Hancock Investments, Brown Brothers Harriman, JPMorgan Chase, Citizens Bank, Bank of America, Deutsche Bank, Moody's Analytics, PwC, State Street, Deloitte, The World Bank, HSBC, Ernst & Young

Locations:

US

63%

International

37%


2017 MA Industry and Function Breakdown:

Industry

Financial Services

67%

Consulting

8%

Technology

8%

Marketing

6%

Other*

12%

*Education, Real Estate, Government, Professional Language Services, Consumer Packaged Goods


Function

Finance/Accounting

61%

Marketing/Sales

12%

Consulting

10%

Data Analytics

8%

Transfer Pricing/Valuation

4%

Other*

6%

*Project Management, Risk Management, Real Estate


Internships

98% of first year MA candidates obtained an internship.

Locations:

US

49%

International

51%


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.

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.