Master of Arts in International Economics and Finance (MA)
Whether you plan to manage investment portfolios, design a government's trade policies, or oversee a company's finances, you will need to understand the forces that drive the global economy and the operations of capital markets. The Brandeis IBS MA degree addresses these needs by combining a rigorous quantitative curriculum with real-world preparation. The program is ranked 2nd in the world by the TFE times, listed among the top 30 finance degrees for getting a job in investment banking by eFinancialCareers. The program is also ranked among the top 10 pre-experience programs in the U.S. by the Financial Times, and has been for six years in a row.
Is the MA right for you?
If you find international issues exciting, and plan to embark on a career that involves sophisticated analysis in finance, business and/or economic policy, then the answer is yes. The MA hones technical skills, provides international experience, and engages you to tackle real challenges in firms, economies, and financial markets. (If you see your career in managing organizations, you might also consider our MBA degree.)
Qualified Brandeis University and Wellesley College juniors should consider our BA/MA program, allowing for completion of the MA in one year of post-BA study.
Seniors who are completing a degree in economics at a U.S. institution, including Brandeis and Wellesley, may qualify for admission to our Accelerated MA program, enabling students to complete the MA in one year of post-BA study.
These programs provide graduates with an opportunity to gain a unique advantage in the global marketplace.
MA Class Profile
Average GMAT: 723
Median GMAT: 720
Average GPA: 3.4
Male to Female Ratio: 34:66
Average Age: 22