Brandeis International Business School

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Special Student


Start your journey back to school by taking non-degree classes as a Special Student at Brandeis International Business School. These classes are offered in-person and are an excellent option for those who 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 or part-time student at the business school.

Special Students may enroll in courses on a space-available basis and 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. Up to eight credits completed as a Special Student will apply to the degree program if the student has earned a minimum grade of “B” in each course. Special Students are not eligible for scholarships or teaching and research assistantships.


The International Business School 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 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.


A current résumé detailing educational and employment history is required. 

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




Applications must be submitted and complete by 11:59 PM ET on the deadline to receive an admissions decision on the corresponding notification date. Applications which are submitted without all required materials may be moved to a future application round. Applications submitted after the final deadline will be notified on a rolling basis. Applications that remain incomplete will be denied.

Special Student Tuition

The tuition listed is for the 2023-2024 academic year. Tuition typically increases 3-5% each year. 


$1,910 per credit

Information about tuition and fees for summer courses can be found on the Brandeis Summer School website.

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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