Brandeis International Business School

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Master of Arts in International Economics and Finance (MA)

Ranked #2, Financial Times, U.S. Pre-experience finance programs

Program Value

“The Brandeis MA develops strong analytical and quantitative skills in the classroom and through hands-on learning experiences with business firms. It supports students' personal development with an inclusive, multicultural environment and leads to many career options.”

Aldo Musacchio Aldo Musacchio, MA Program Director

Program Highlights

Brandeis Advantage

Ranked among the best U.S. universities‚ by U.S. News and World Report. Located close to Boston, a multicultural hub of finance, technology and innovation.

Quantitative Curriculum in Business, Economics and Finance

Combine sophisticated analytical skills with real-world preparation.

1- to 2-Year Pre-Experience Program

Three options based on academic background. Applicants are not required to have work experience.

Career Diversity

Graduates are hired by corporations, financial and economic organizations, consulting firms, governments and startups.


Study in a program that lets international students extend a 12-month post-graduate practical training experience by an additional 24 months. Learn more.

Renowned Faculty

Learn from faculty experts who are leaders in academic research or seasoned financial professionals.


100% of admitted students are considered for generous scholarships.

A Close-knit Community

Learn more about our multi-cultural and supportive campus environment.

100% of employers said they would hire another Brandeis IBS student in the future.

Your Global Future

Alumni work at companies such as PwC, Deloitte, State Street Global Advisors, Moody's Analytics and JP Morgan.
Nimisha Shinday
Nimisha Shinday


Accelerated MA '18 | United States

Marshall Santoso
Marshall Santoso

Boston Consulting Group

BA/MA '13 | Philippines

Nisha Sheth
Nisha Sheth

Partner, PwC

MA '00 | India

Amy Kessler
Amy Kessler


BA/MA '90

MA Program Options

Full-Length MA (2 Years)

The Lemberg Master of Arts in International Economics and Finance is the school's founding program. It is offered for students worldwide with previous coursework in microeconomics, macroeconomics and statistics. Explore the program timeline.

Accelerated MA (1 Year)

The Accelerated MA program is offered to students who are scheduled to complete (or have completed) a bachelor's degree in business or economics at a U.S. college* or university. The program provides candidates with the opportunity to earn a master's degree in just one year of study. Learn more.

*Students at Connecticut College should contact their advisors for details on the partnership agreement with Brandeis IBS.

BA/MA (5 Years)

The Brandeis IBS BA/MA is offered to undergraduates at Brandeis University and Wellesley College. The program enables students to complete a Master of Arts in international economics and finance in just one additional year after completing their bachelor's degree. Candidates apply during their junior year. Learn more.

Rankings & Alliances

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First among U.S. business schools for percentage of female students and faculty. (Financial Times)

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Ranked #2 in the U.S. for pre-experience finance programs by the Financial Times.


Proud inaugural partner in the Certified Business Economist program offered by the National Association for Business Economics.

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Among the top 30 finance degrees for investment banking jobs.

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Are you ready to get started? Request more information or begin applying today.

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Jingyi Tian

Jingyi Tian

MA '19
Beijing, China