Brandeis International Business School

BA/MBA Admissions

Application Requirements

We evaluate applications based on a wide range of academic, professional and personal criteria. Please review the requirements and FAQs below as you prepare your application and reach out to our Admissions team if we can answer any specific questions.

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Applicants must have earned a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. or accredited international institution. Three-year degrees that are equivalent to a U.S. bachelor's degree will be considered for admission.

Unofficial transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended are required. Degree audits will not be accepted in lieu of unofficial transcripts. Transcripts must be provided in English. If you have graduated from a program, and your transcript does not verify your graduation, please submit a copy of your degree certificate with your unofficial transcript(s). Official transcripts are required from each institution only if you accept an offer of admission.

Written Essay

One written essay is required as part of the online application. 

The written essay question is as follows:

Why are you interested in pursuing an MBA at this time, and how will the Brandeis MBA program prepare you to contribute to the global business community? (500 words)

Additionally, applicants must respond to a short answer question regarding their career goals and background. If necessary, applicants may provide additional information, not mentioned elsewhere in their application, that they would like the Admissions Committee to consider as part of their application.

Résumé and Work Experience

A current résumé detailing educational and employment history is required. The BA/MBA program requires candidates to have at least one relevant internship.

We also require a detailed employment history as part of the online application so that we may fully understand your previous and current roles and assess your career progression. Candidates with little or no full-time work experience should include internships in the employment history section of the online application.


Two recommendations are required for the BA/MBA program. One recommendation should come from a professional contact (current supervisor, former supervisor, mentor, co-worker, client, etc.) and one recommendation should come from an academic contact (professor, academic advisor, thesis supervisor, dean, etc.). You will be asked to provide your recommenders' contact information as part of the online application. Use your recommender's institutional or corporate email address. Submissions from anonymous email servers (Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, etc.) may be subject to additional review. An email with instructions on submitting the online recommendation will be sent to your recommenders. Only online recommendations will be accepted, and recommendation letters must be submitted on the recommender's organization letterhead.

Application Fee

Brandeis students are not required to submit an application fee.

BA/MBA Application Deadlines

Fall 2024


App Deadline

Decision by Date

Round 1

Nov 1

Dec 8

Round 2

Jan 15

March 8

Round 3

March 1

April 18

Round 4

April 15

May 14




Applicants who submit after the final deadline will be notified on a rolling basis. We encourage students to apply as soon as possible to allow appropriate time for program preparation and/or visa processing. Applications that remain incomplete will be denied.

Spring 2024

App Deadline 

Decision by Date

Round 1

October 1

November 1

Round 2

After October 1, Rolling


BA/MBA Tuition & Fees

The tuition and fees listed are for the 2023-2024 academic year. Please see information about estimated additional expenses here.


$61,117 (annual)


$100 Orientation fee (charged in the first term of the program)

$60 Student Activity fee (charged in each term of the program)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Scholarships and Financial Grants

Brandeis undergraduates pursuing full-time graduate study may be eligible for scholarships and/or financial grants to match their undergraduate financial package.


U.S. students and eligible permanent residents can also explore federal loan opportunities.

100% percent of students admitted to the business school are considered for merit-based scholarships.

Each accepted student is eligible for one of 20 full-tuition scholarships and dozens of partial-tuition awards.

Over 50% of incoming students received a scholarship.

Connect with Admissions

The Brandeis International Business School Admissions team looks forward to working with you during the application process. We encourage you to contact us at globaladmissions@brandeis.edu781-736-2252 or via live chat at any time if you have questions.

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