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Student Success, Career Goal Fulfillment and Excellent Gender Balance Recognized by FT Rankings

The Financial Times ranks Brandeis International Business School’s Master in International Economics and Finance 2nd in the U.S.

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June 19, 2017

The MA in International Economics and Finance at Brandeis International Business School (IBS) was ranked second in the U.S. by the Financial Times in its ranking of pre-experience masters in finance programs. The MA program was ranked second in the U.S. both last year and this year, and in this year’s rankings moved up to 22nd in the world – a five-place bump up from 27th place last year.  Brandeis IBS was recognized for its high percentage of female faculty and students.

Through the Master of Arts in International Economics and Finance (MA) program at Brandeis IBS, students learn to understand the forces that drive the global economy and master the way capital markets operate. Students come away ready to succeed in areas from managing investment portfolios to designing government trade policies to overseeing company finances. It’s clear that the program has helped Brandeis IBS alumni achieve their career goals.

Also, for the third year in a row, the rankings revealed the value Brandeis IBS places on gender balance in the business world. Brandeis IBS was ahead of most other American business schools in the percentage of female faculty – 38 percent – and percentage of female students – a whopping 67 percent! Students in the MA program were also ahead of the game in terms of career preparedness, with 82 percent of students securing company internships while in the program.

“We are pleased to see the excellent education offered at Brandeis IBS and our strong core values reflected in the Financial Times ranking of our MA program,” says Interim Dean Peter Petri. “Students who graduate with this degree have the opportunity to achieve their wide-ranging career goals and are exceptionally prepared to succeed in the business world.”

The Brandeis IBS Master of Arts in International Economics and Finance was also recently named an inaugural Certified Business Economist (CBE) university partnership program by the National Association for Business Economics (NABE). The school’s MBA program was also recently ranked for the second year in a row as a top program for Latin American students by América Economía magazine.

Read more about The Financial Times rankings of pre-experience masters in finance programs.

Learn more about the MA program at Brandeis IBS.