Brandeis International Business School

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The BA/MSBA Program is an innovative five-year degree program that allows Brandeis undergraduates to earn their BA or BS plus a Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA). The MSBA is designed for students who seek an understanding of statistical, programming, data visualization and econometric methods of analyzing data in order to make economic, financial and business decisions.


Accelerate Your Career

Brandeis undergraduates can increase their starting salary by more than 60 percent if they earn a master's degree at the International Business School. 

Same MSBA offerings, Shorter Time

The program provides candidates with the opportunity to earn our MSBA degree in just one additional year of study. Brandeis students may apply to the BA/MSBA program beginning in their sophomore year after successfully completing the Statistics prerequisite with a minimum grade of “B” in the course.

Practical Learning

The curriculum combines graduate business coursework and practical learning in business and analytics. This provides students with expanded knowledge across both subjects. Students also have access to our expansive Bloomberg Lab for financial modeling and data analysis.


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

Supportive Community

Contact our MSBA ambassadors with any questions about the student experience. Current students, staff and faculty are all here to support you in your journey to become a graduate of the International Business School.

The average U.S. salary and bonus for BA/MA, BA/MSBA and BA/MBA graduates in 2022 was $99,153— or $38,587 more than the average Brandeis undergraduate salary.

Your Global Career

MSBA students and alumni have worked at companies such as Amazon, Aetna and Juniper Networks.

Tianyi Zhou
Tianyi Zhou

Senior Data Scientist, Definitive Healthcare


Shan He
Shan He

Research Analyst, International Monetary Fund


Pengcheng Xu
Pengcheng Xu

Quantitative Analyst, Hartree Partners, LP


Zimeng Wang
Zimeng Wang

Category Data Analyst, SharkNinja


BA/MSBA Curriculum

Curriculum requirements for the BA/MSBA program are identical to those of the 12-month or 16-month MSBA program.

BA/MSBA students transfer 8-9 credits from their BA or BS to the MSBA, but are able to take additional relevant courses in their senior year. While students in this program are encouraged to begin graduate level coursework in their senior year, students can apply up to their final semester in the their BA as long as they have the minimum 8 relevant transfer credits.  Students work closely with the MSBA Program Advisor to review their academic goals and to develop individual curriculum plans based on the undergraduate coursework they’ve completed. Students then complete the remaining 32 credits in two full-time graduate semesters.

All BUS, ECON and FIN courses (100, 200 and 300 level) are eligible for transfer up to the nine credit limit. Students who have taken more applicable coursework than they are able to transfer may exempt from requirements and take more advanced electives.

Undergraduate Equivalencies

Students who have taken undergraduate courses that are equivalent to graduate requirements may transfer these courses or be exempt from these requirements if they have met the maximum transfer limit.

Undergraduate Course

International Business School Equivalent

Econ 184b Econometrics

Econ 213a Applied Econometrics

ECON 83a Statistics for Economic Analysis*

ECON 210a Introduction to Probability and Statistics

*Exemption only. Does not count for credit.


Are you ready to get started? Request more information about the BA/MSBA program or begin applying today.

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