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Career Paths and Placements - Brandeis IBS PhD Program

Careers in Research, Teaching and Policy

PhD candidates at Brandeis IBS develop the analytical and technical skills required for research, teaching, high-level policy making and consulting in international economics and finance. They proceed to pursue PhD jobs in education as well as in the public and private sectors. 

Students graduating in recent years have been placed at the following institutions:

Academic Non-Academic
The American University (Cairo) Analysis Group
University of Auckland Business School Bank of America
Bocconi University Bank of Japan
City College of New York Bank of the Netherlands
Copenhagen Business School Bates White
Lingnan University (Hong Kong) Berkeley Research Group
National Chengchi University (Taiwan) BlackRock
National University of Singapore Brattle Group
New Jersey Institute of Technology Cornerstone Research
Norwegian School of Economics
and Business Administration
DC Howe
University of Manitoba Federal Reserve, Board of Governors
University of Western Ontario Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
Seton Hall Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Williams College The International Monetary Fund
York University MSCI/Barra
Standard and Poors
State Street Global Advisors
The World Bank

While completing their coursework and research, some PhD candidates have simultaneously maintained internships or summer jobs at organizations such as State Street, Harvard Business School, the Institute of International Economics, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

PhD Alumni Success Stories

Olaf Unteroberdoerster, PhD

A PhD Trailblazer

Olaf Unteroberdoerster, PhD '98

Traveling and working with people from Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa, Dr. Olaf Unteroberdoerster MS ’98, PhD ’98 has lived a life filled and enriched with memorable international experiences.

Cecilia Maya

From Colombia to Boston and back again - making a global impact

Cecilia Maya, MA '00, PhD '04

Though Cecilia Maya grew up in Medellín, Colombia and attended college there, she always dreamed of going to graduate school overseas. “I wanted to study abroad because I wanted to live in a place with a different culture and surround myself with people from other countries,” she says.