Smart Business Decisions, Successful Career Outcomes
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
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
|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|
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.
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.
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.
*data compared to payscale.com