Brandeis International Business School

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PhD Program in International Economics and Finance

Program Value

“The PhD program at Brandeis IBS is distinguished by its international economics and finance orientation as well as its corresponding focus on practical applications in policy and business.”

Linda Bui Linda Bui, PhD 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.

International Economics and Finance

Our doctoral program focuses on research, teaching, high-level policy making and consulting.

Global Career Preparation

Students can conduct research abroad and participate in research projects and seminars.

Renowned Faculty

Work with faculty experts who are leaders in academic research or seasoned financial professionals.


International students are eligible for up to 36 months of practical training in the U.S. after graduation. Learn more.


Partial- to full-tuition waivers are frequently issued to students accepted into the PhD program.

A Close-knit Community

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

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

Career Opportunities

PhD alumni have joined leading policy, business and academic institutions.
  • Heimer
    Rawley Heimer, PhD '13

    Boston College

    Assistant Professor of Finance

  • Olaf Unteroberdoerster
    Olaf Unteroberdoerster, PhD '98


    Division Chief

  • Kiselev
    Eugene Kiselev, PhD '13

    Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

    Industry Economist


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Candidates are considered for admission every other year. Applications for the next PhD cohort are now being accepted and are due January 15. Applicants will be notified of their decisions at the end of February for entry in the fall. 

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

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