Brandeis International Business School

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Special Student


Start your journey back to school by taking up to eight credits as a Special Student at Brandeis International Business School (IBS). These classes are offered in-person at Brandeis IBS and are an excellent option for those who live locally and wish to enhance their expertise in business, economics or finance, as well as for those who wish to eventually apply to become a full-time student at the business school.

Special Students may enroll in courses on a space-available basis and may take up to eight credits. Special students may apply in either the fall or spring semester.

Should a Special Student wish to enroll in a degree program, the student would need to submit a full application by the application deadline for the term in which he/she wishes to enroll as a degree-seeking student. Any courses completed as a Special Student will only apply to the degree program if the student has earned a minimum grade of “B” in the course. Special Students are not eligible for university loans, scholarships, fellowships, or teaching or research assistantships.


Brandeis IBS offers courses in business, economics and finance taught by faculty experts who are leaders in academic research or seasoned professionals.

Special Student Application Requirements


Applicants must have earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. or 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 (including study abroad, post-graduate work, etc.). Degree audits will not be accepted in lieu of unofficial transcripts. Applicants whose transcripts are not in English must provide both original language and English-translated transcripts. Official transcripts are required from each institution only if you accept an offer of admission.


A current résumé detailing educational and employment history is required. 

Application Deadlines

Spring 2020

Application Deadline

Notification Date

November 1

November 26

Fall 2020

Application Deadline

Notification Date

November 1

December 11

January 15

March 11

March 15

April 29

April 15

May 15

Applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM ET on the deadline, and completed within one week after the deadline, to receive an admissions decision on the corresponding notification date. A complete application includes all required materials, including the video essay and application fee. Applications submitted after the final deadline will be considered on a space available basis. Applications that remain incomplete will be denied.

Special Student Tuition

The tuition listed is an estimate for the 2019-2020 academic year.

$7,064 (4-credit course)

$3,532 (2-credit course)

Connect with Admissions

The Brandeis International Business School (IBS) 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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