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Brandeis International Business School Celebrates Mid-year Graduates

MSF and MBA degree recipients honored by faculty, students and staff


December 21, 2017

Members of the Brandeis International Business School (IBS) community recently joined in celebration and recognition of the accomplishments and achievements of over 70 Master of Science in Finance (MSF) and three MBA degree recipients in its mid-year graduation dinner. They also wished departing exchange students well as they return to their home countries.

See more photos from the event here.

In his greetings to the guests, Interim Dean Peter Petri pointed out that this ceremony served as an important milestone for Brandeis IBS. It was the inaugural graduation of the first 16-month MSF class in the school’s history. He praised the graduates for their “tremendous hard work and abundant community spirit” and offered his gratitude to the school’s faculty and staff for their dedication and service.

MSF program director, Associate Professor Debarshi Nandy, urged the graduates “to innovate, to bring new ideas to your managers that do not follow the traditional ways that business works. Innovation is affecting not only earning streams, but it’s going to have a positive impact down the line socially, morally, for future generations.”

Outstanding MSF students were acknowledged by the school’s leadership in two categories: 

Academic Excellence

  • Tsz Wai (Jasmine) Chine
  • Qi Jin

Service and Leadership

  • Nathaly Muriel Alzate
  • Milos Becarevic
  • Le (Scarlett) Chang
  • Yihan Fu
  • Sunminyi (Candice) He
  • Francisco Javier Petrirena Cubota
  • Yiqun (Eva) Zhang

See more photos from the event here.


The celebrations commence for the Brandeis IBS graduates.


Interim Dean Peter Petri takes to the podium to greet the graduates.


IBS staff members Karen Muise, Kate Goldfield and Viola Morse celebrate with Francisco Javier Petrirena Cubota, Service and Leadership Award winner.


Brandeis IBS alumni celebrate graduation.


Students celebrated with the Senior Lecturer Robert Carver.


Friends and new graduates celebrate together.


Brandeis IBS alumni celebrate with a group picture.