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Crisis Game 2018 winners

March 12, 2018

Winning team includes an undergraduate for the first time

A team from Brandeis IBS finished first in the annual Crisis Game, an annual inter-school economics competition designed and organized by the Brandeis chapter of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE).

March 5, 2018

Women in the workplace address the unique barriers to success for female professionals

Last week in Rapaporte Treasure Hall at Brandeis University’s Goldfarb Library, men and women heard from a wide variety of female professionals about how they accelerated their careers in today’s corporate world, using research-proven strategies.

Professor Stephen Cecchetti giving the Rosen Family Chair lecture.

February 22, 2018

Cecchetti calls for harnessing technology and policy to make financial system more safe and accessible

In his inaugural lecture marking his appointment to the prestigious Rosen Family Chair in International Finance, Professor Stephen Cecchetti pointed to India’s success in improving access to the financial system through the introduction of free bank accounts as an example of how to make the global financial system more accessible.

One of the SPARKTank winners

February 22, 2018

A.I. Capital Management, GreenChoice, LatamBiz get funded

Congratulations to the three teams with Brandeis IBS students and alumni who won grants in SPARK Tank 2018, a Brandeis pitch competition for $50,000 in startup funding sponsored by the Hassenfeld Family Innovation Center.

Nonspec presenting at Smart Fifty Boston Finals

February 14, 2018

Smart Fifty Demo Day at Brandeis IBS Sends Five Selected Companies to Compete in India

Each company presented their “smart” solutions in a series of three sessions. With programs related to learning, agriculture, money, sustainability, living and health, every company adeptly answered a variety of hard-hitting questions by the esteemed panel of judges.

February 13, 2018

Global Gala highlights diversity at Brandeis International Business School

The annual event brings together community in celebration of cultures, fashion, food and dance.

presenting at Smart Fifty Finals in Boston

February 12, 2018

Five Startups Move Forward to Smart Fifty Semi-Finals

Brandeis International Business School today announced the five global finalists that will move forward in the inaugural Smart Fifty competition.

medical drone

February 1, 2018

Brandeis International Business School Announces Finalists for Inaugural Smart Fifty Competition

Sixteen Startups Move Forward in India’s Biggest Search for Transformational Innovations

Brandeis IBS today announced the 16 finalists from the Boston International Round that will move forward in the inaugural Smart Fifty competition, an entrepreneurial competition looking to identify 50 startup companies from around the globe addressing India's biggest socio-economic challenges.

maker lab 3d printer

January 30, 2018

Brandeis IBS students add 3D printing to their business toolbox

by Alice Waugh

“Now my perspective is wider because I can apply my knowledge in operations, marketing and entrepreneurship as I create a prototype of a product from scratch.” —Uri Kedem, MBA ’18

students in World Court speed interviewing with alumni

January 30, 2018

Brandeis IBS Students Get Firsthand Interview Experience

Graduate students take advantage of Brandeis International Business School’s exceptional career support.

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January 3, 2018

Op-Eds and Interviews in Global News

Ben Gomes-Casseres continually provides business commentary to leading global news outlets. He is often called upon for his expertise in mergers, alliances, technology and innovation.

Ben Gomes-Casseres

January 2, 2018

What the Big Mergers of 2017 Tell Us About 2018

Ben Gomes-Casseres | Harvard Business Review

Professor of International Business Ben Gomes-Casseres discusses the many ways that the mergers of 2017 will affect the economy in the new year.

Dan Bergstresser

January 2, 2018

Tax Reform Threatens Infrastructure Investment

Dan Bergstresser | Econofact

Associate Professor of Finance Dan Bergstresser explores the affects of the new tax plan.


December 21, 2017

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

Members of the Brandeis International Business School (IBS) community 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.

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December 20, 2017

Ben Gomes-Casseres Talks to About Meal Kit Company Purple Carrot

“You want to give each of your partners enough room to run, enough so they can develop their best work, but avoid that they start bumping into each other in an unproductive way.”


December 6, 2017

Senior Associate Dean Katy Graddy Discusses Her Study on When Artists Create Their Best Works

"Our study reflects that artists, in the year following the death of a friend or relative, are on average less creative than at other times in their lives," said economist Kathryn Graddy of Brandeis University.

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December 6, 2017

Professor Ben Gomes-Casseres Speaks to the New York Times about the CVS-Aetna Merger

"It's an industry highly in flux," said Benjamin Gomes-Casseres, a professor at Brandeis International Business School. "What we have here is a remixing of assets"


November 29, 2017

How Enrique Levin, MBA '13 is Helping Local Startups Succeed

“Focus on what you do best and ignore everything else,” he tells the startups he works with, “You will have your eyes and ears open to opportunities that otherwise you never would have found.”

Peter Petri, Brandeis IBS Interim Dean

November 15, 2017

Commentary on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) by Interim Dean Peter Petri

Brandeis International Business School (IBS) Interim Dean Peter Petri shares commentary on the Trans-Pacific Partnership.


November 14, 2017

Brandeis IBS Alumna Builds Entrepreneurial Muscles in Shanghai

Bozhanka Vitanova, MBA ’16 built a pop-up entrepreneurial muscle gym in just seven days.


November 10, 2017

A New Brandeis IBS Class Places Students on the Boards of Local Non-Profits

In a new class, Adjunct Professor Gene Miller focuses on experiential learning by bringing students from the classroom to the board room.


November 7, 2017

Brandeis International Business School Gains in Global Rankings

School and degree programs highly ranked by Financial Times, Princeton Review, Corporate Knights and TFE Times.

Ben Gomes-Casseres

November 7, 2017

The CVS-Aetna Merger Hinges on One Question: What Do Consumers Get Out of It?

by Ben Gomes-Casseres | Harvard Business Review

Mergers and acquisitions expert Ben Gomes-Casseres explores business possibilities stemming from discussions of healthcare company consolidations.


October 31, 2017

Infor's Charles Phillips Receives Perlmutter Award for Excellence in Global Business Leadership

The International Business School at Brandeis University recognized the professional achievements and contributions to society by Charles Phillips.


October 18, 2017

Focus on the quality of HE, not quantity of students

by Nader Habibi | University World News

Professor Nader Habibi discusses higher education and employment in Turkey.

October 11, 2017

Students immersed in the future of global finance at Brandeis International Business School (IBS) FinTech Day

At Brandeis IBS on Wednesday, students, staff and faculty gathered at the Lemberg Academic Center to explore the emerging FinTech industry.


September 25, 2017

Galen Karlan-Mason talks the business of sustainability.

"I like feeling uncomfortable. That's why I like to travel. That's why I like entrepreneurship. I like the unknown and I feed off of discomfort." - Galen Karlan-Mason, MBA '17

September 5, 2017

A Simple Way to Be More Assertive (Without Being Pushy)

by Andy Molinsky | Harvard Business Review

Professor Andy Molinsky provides tips on how to be appropriately assertive and overcome the fear of speaking up in the workplace.

August 31, 2017

Brandeis International Business School launches innovative new graduate degree program

The new Master of Science in Business Analytics degree will provide high-demand big-data skills for success in the growing field.

Whole Foods

August 24, 2017

Amazon says it will cut Whole Foods prices as it completes acquisition Monday

by Matt Day | The Seattle Times

Brandeis IBS professor Ben Gomes-Casseres comments on Amazon's recent acquisition of Whole Foods and the changes that will follow.

Ben Gomes-Casseres

July 24, 2017

Cable TV Upheaval Prompts a Wave of Media Merger Talks

by Meg James | Los Angeles Times

Mergers and acquisitions expert Ben Gomes-Casseres explores business possibilities stemming from discussions of media company consolidations.

July 12, 2017

What to Do When Your Heart Isn't in Your Work Anymore

by Andy Molinsky | Harvard Business Review

Professor Andy Molinsky shares guidance on evaluating perspective, opportunities for growth when work loses its meaning and motivation.

Professor Nader Habibi

June 27, 2017

Brain Drain to the West: Why Iran's Brightest Young Graduates are Leaving Their Country Behind

by Mick Krever | CNN

Professor Nader Habibi talks about the impact of Iranian culture, economy and politics on the movement of young graduates to other parts of the world.

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June 19, 2017

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

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.

June 19, 2017

What Does Whole Foods Get From Amazon? Alexa, For Starters

by Benjamin Gomes-Cassers | Harvard Business Review

The recent acquisition of Whole Foods by Amazon will lead to perks for both companies. Professor Ben Gomes-Casseres looks at how this "business remix" will create new opportunities.

NABE at Brandeis IBS

June 16, 2017

NABE Launches Inaugural CBE University Partnerships

Boston College, Brandeis International Business School, the University of Cincinnati add NABE's Certified Business Economics Degree Programs

The National Association for Business Economics (NABE) has partnered with Brandeis International Business School's MA program in international economics and finance to offer its Certified Business Economist (CBE) professional certification to graduate students.

Robert Podorefsky and Robert Reitano

June 14, 2017

Brandeis International Business School (IBS) honors faculty and staff with awards for dedicated service, excellence in teaching

by Samantha Mocle

At this year’s Dean’s Reception on the Friday before commencement, two Brandeis IBS faculty and two staff members were presented with awards for their passion, commitment and outstanding contributions to the business school.

Detlev Suderow

June 13, 2017

General Electric Will Have to Shed More Than CEO to Boost Profits

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer | Marketplace

Professor Detlev Suderow contributes to a conversation on Marketplace about the future of General Electric's leadership, project capacity and revenue.

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June 9, 2017

Israelis, Palestinians Build Start-Ups Together at Brandeis Incubator

by Sharon Udasin | The Jerusalem Post

The Jerusalem Post highlights work done by Ohad Elhelo '16, MA '17 in establishing cross-border relationships and entrepreneurial opportunities through Our Generation Speaks.

Andy Molinsky

May 25, 2017

Step Outside of Your Comfort Zone

Presented by Andy Molinsky | TEDx Brandeis

Professor Andy Molinsky participates in a TEDx session with Brandeis University and shares tips, research and his own personal story on getting out of your comfort zone.


May 24, 2017

Huntsman Merger Could Create More Houston-Area Jobs, CEO Says

by Jordan Blum | Houston Chronicle

Professor Ben Gomes-Casseres explains the significance of the merger between chemical makers Huntsman Corp. and Clariant. Neither company is large enough to swallow the other, he says, so they're coming together to build a stronger foothold in the industry.

Brandeis IBS Commencement

May 21, 2017

Graduates of Brandeis International Business School Encouraged to Seek Meaning and Truth, Give Back in Midst of Shifting Globalization Trends

Brandeis International Business School (IBS) held its 23rd annual diploma ceremony on Sunday, May 21 to commemorate 160 members of the Class of 2017.

Property of the Boston Globe by Nate Kitch

May 19, 2017

Could a Cluster of Startups Incubate Peace in the Mideast?

by Sinan AbuShanab and Ohad Elhelo | The Boston Globe

Ohad Elhelo '16, MA '17 pens a joint op-ed discussing the benefits of entrepreneurship in creating a safe environment for social, geographic and political innovation beyond borders.

Ben Gomes-Casseres

May 15, 2017

Sprint, T-Mobile Merger Talks On

by Mark Davis | The Kansas City Star

Professor Ben Gomes-Casseres discusses best practices for deals, mergers as cell providers T-Mobile and Sprint enter talks for potential partnership.

Professor Grace Zimmerman

May 12, 2017

ViewPoint: Women Entrepreneurs Gain, Hurdles Remain

by Grace Zimmerman | Boston Business Journal

Professor Grace Zimmerman looks at the opportunities, hurdles for female entrepreneurship in an op-ed for the Boston Business Journal.

Andy Molinsky

May 11, 2017

Why Getting Too Comfortable is Sabotaging Your Success

by William Arruda | Forbes

Professor Andy Molinsky talks with Forbes about stretching out of your comfort zone and identifying barriers to success.

Daniel Bergstresser

May 9, 2017

How Should We Pay for Our Infrastructure?

by Dan Bergstreser | EconoFact

Professor Daniel Bergstresser examines different arguments and proposed methods behind financing infrastructure improvements in the United States.

Ohad Elhelo and Robert Kraft - Property of Forbes

March 23, 2017

Backed by Big Wheels, A Boston Incubator Hooks Up Young Israelis and Palestinians to Launch Startups

by Richard Behar | Forbes

BA/MA student Ohad Elhelo '16, MA '17 is profiled in light of his work and venture fundraising with Our Generation Speaks, a startup incubator that aims to build an "infrastructure of hope" between Israeli and Palestinian entrepreneurs.

Property of the Jerusalem Post

March 21, 2017

Mobileye: An Entry – Not an Exit

by Sharon Udasin | The Jerusalem Post

Professor Ben Gomes-Casseres discusses the recent partnership between Intel and Mobileye, an Israeli company known for high-tech development of autonomous vehicle and driver assistance computer systems.

WorkAround - The Winning 3DS 2017 Team

March 15, 2017

Three Reasons to Get Involved with Brandeis Entrepreneurship

by Halley Saul, '17

Brandeis International Business School (IBS) plays host to many leadership and entrepreneurial opportunities across campus, from job fairs to the annual 3-Day Startup Challenge (3DS). This year, more than 30 students gathered to compete in the sixth annual 3DS event.

Lan Xue '90, MA '91

March 2, 2017

Lan Xue '90, MA '91 to Receive 2017 Brandeis IBS Dean's Medal, Address Students at Commencement

Professor Benjamin Gomes-Casseres '76 to deliver faculty remarks at ceremony

Interim Dean Peter Petri shares news that Brandeis University and International Business School (IBS) alumnus to receive Dean's Medal at 2017 Diploma Ceremony as part of Brandeis University's Commencement weekend.

Amy Kessler '89, MA '90

February 24, 2017

Renowned Pension Expert Amy Kessler '89, MA '90, Still Uses the Lessons Learned at Brandeis IBS

by David Nathan

At Brandeis International Business School (IBS), Amy Kessler did not learn all the answers. Instead, she graduated with even more valuable proficiencies: the expertise to ask relevant questions and the determination to probe until she discovers the ideal solution.

Photo by Davide Bonazzi

February 17, 2017

Expanding Your Comfort Zone

by Samantha Mocle | Brandeis Magazine

Does the prospect of networking at a conference or making small talk between business meetings make you want to curl up in a fetal position? Professor Andy Molinsky talks with Brandeis Magazine about his new book, aimed at individuals seeking to come out of their comfort zone.

Erzhan Wang, MSF '17

February 16, 2017

Coming Out of Your Comfort Zone: Erzhan Wang, MSF '17

Finance student looks to expand his professional presence as a result of Professor Andy Molinsky's course

In an age when social media is considered essential, Erzhan Wang, MSF ’17 has always felt isolated from his peers when it comes to interacting on popular platforms. Wang, who grew up in Shanghai, entered Brandeis International Business School (IBS) with the goal of broadening his knowledge and job prospects in the finance industry.

Sali Sun, MBA '17

February 15, 2017

Coming Out of Your Comfort Zone: Sali Sun, MBA '17

International business student finds confidence to launch career in MBA course

Sali Sun, MBA ’17 arrived in the United States from China with one goal: to build the knowledge and relationships needed to land a full-time job in international business. What she didn’t anticipate was the number of transitions required to do so.

Mansi Gulati, MBA '18

February 14, 2017

Coming Out of Your Comfort Zone: Mansi Gulati, MBA '18

by Faust Nunez '17

Career goals influenced one student's mission to embrace small talk through Professor Andy Molinsky's Global Dexterity course.

Bozhanka Vitanova, MA '16 at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (pictured second from right)

February 12, 2017

Brandeis IBS Alumna Attends World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos

Bozhanka Vitanova, MA ’16 spoke about the intersection of technology and social impact as part of TechCrunch’s “Having Impact with Tech” panel discussion.

February 6, 2017

Brandeis International Business School Programs Achieve STEM Classification

Brandeis International Business School (IBS) announced today that the Master of Science in Finance (MSF), Master of Arts in International Economics and Finance (MA), Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA), PhD in International Economics and Finance and one concentration within the Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs are now distinguished as STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) designated programs.


February 6, 2017

Abe to Tout Japan's U.S. Investment Plans in Trump Meeting

by Mitsuru Obe | The Wall Street Journal

Interim Dean Peter Petri weighs in on potential direction of meeting discussions between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Donald Trump.

February 2, 2017

Don't Let Imposter Syndrome Derail You at Work. You Got This.

by Andy Molinsky | The Boston Globe

Professor Andy Molinsky, Author of REACH and Global Dexterity, shares advice on how to advance your career by overcoming imposter syndrome.

Abandoned: graffiti artists outside a disused Detroit factory © Getty Images

January 25, 2017

Davos Elite Needs to Heed Wrath of the 'Left Behind'

by Chris Giles | Financial Times

The Brandeis International Business School (IBS) Rosenberg Professor of Global Finance (On Leave) Dr. Catherine L. Mann comments on generating more responsive economies.

January 20, 2017

Free Yourself from What You "Should" Be Doing

by Andy Molinsky | Harvard Business Review

Professor Andy Molinsky, Author of REACH, talks about the difference between compliance and comfort in the workplace and in everyday routines.

Professor Nader Habibi

January 5, 2017

There's A Battle in Iran Over the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Business Empire

by Nader Habibi and Eric Lob | The Washington Post

Professor Nader Habibi discusses the relationship between Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and the country's economy.

Stephen Cecchetti Receives Honorary Doctorate from Unibas

January 4, 2017

University of Basel Awards Professor Steve Cecchetti with Honorary Doctorate

Cecchetti recognized for contributions to business and economics, work with Bank for International Settlements

Brandeis International Business School (IBS) Professor Steve Cecchetti was awarded an honorary doctorate from the faculty of business and economics at the University of Basel at the institution’s 556th Dies Academicus in November 2016.

Photo courtesy of PBS NewsHour

December 29, 2016

The 10 Most Remarkable Deals - and Busts - of 2016

by Ben Gomes-Casseres | PBS NewsHour

Professor Ben Gomes-Casseres highlights new mergers, partnerships and business busts from the past year.

Peter Wein '14, MA '15

December 19, 2016

BA/MA Alumni Profile - Q&A with Peter Wein '14, MA '15

"The BA/MA program was a learning environment in which I was able to narrow down my career goals as my studies became more focused."

Professor Andy Molinsky

December 13, 2016

LinkedIn Top Voices 2016: The 10 Must-Know Writers in Education

by Maya Pope-Chappell | LinkedIn

Professor Andy Molinsky is named as a leading expert and writer on LinkedIn's 2016 list of top education authors.

Wired Photo - Amazon Black Friday

December 9, 2016

Sorry, Donald Trump: Amazon Dominates, But It's No Monopoly

by Davey Alba | Wired

Professor Benjamin Gomes-Casseres, an expert on business alliances, contributes to an evaluation of Amazon's behavior and market status in light of suggestions that it could qualify as a monopoly.

Prathap Gangadhar, MBA '09

December 6, 2016

#WorldReadyAlumni- Q&A with Prathap Gangadhar, MBA '09

"It is essential to be able to adapt in order to be an effective leader."

November 30, 2016

Financial Executives International (FEI) and Brandeis International Business School (IBS) Partner to Enhance Career Preparation

Relationship to support career resources across both institutions

Financial Executives International’s (FEI) Career Services Programs offered graduate students at Brandeis International Business School (IBS) the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of networking and resume writing at FEI’s career professional seminars, thanks to generous invitations from company executives.

Innovation Showcase

November 29, 2016

Brandeis Innovators Seek to Make an Impact

by Christina Moores | BrandeisNOW

The second annual Brandeis Innovation Showcase captured the deep entrepreneurial spirit on campus across a variety of disciplines and areas of the University, including faculty and student projects at Brandeis IBS.

Professor Andy Molinsky

November 17, 2016

3 Secrets For Getting Out of Stuff You Just Don't Have Time to Do

by Andy Molinsky | Inc.

Professor Andy Molinsky explores ways of comfortably saying "no" to free up time and lighten your load.


November 16, 2016

Mapping Frontier Economies

by Aldo Musacchio and Eric Werker | Harvard Business Review

Professor Aldo Musacchio looks at opportunities in low-income, high-risk countries - known as "frontier markets" in the latest issue of Harvard Business Review.

Thomas Reedy

November 11, 2016

MSF Alumni Profile - Q&A with Thomas Reedy, MSF '07

"Regardless of the outcome, what you learn along the way is very valuable."

Ram Iyer, MBA '09

November 3, 2016

MBA Alumni Profile - Q&A with Ram Iyer, MBA '09

"The only way to keep up with the fast pace of change is to be on the forefront of learning."

Prior to attending Brandeis International Business School (IBS), Ram Iyer held an undergraduate degree in computer science and a solid job in software development. He sought to learn more about other aspects of the business world and knew that a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree was the launching pad he needed. Following time at EMC Corporation, Iyer now serves as the Director of Strategy and Operations at Liberty Mutual in Boston.


October 31, 2016

Reinventing the Feedback Sandwich

by Andy Molinsky

Is there just one approach to giving professional feedback? Professor Andy Molinsky explores variants on the traditional "feedback sandwich."

Princeton Review 2017 Edition Book Cover

October 21, 2016

Brandeis International Business School Ranked by the Princeton Review

by Samantha Mocle

For the ninth year in a row, the Princeton Review has ranked Brandeis International Business School (IBS) among the 294 best business schools in North America.


October 19, 2016

Adapting Your Organizational Processes to a New Culture

by Andy Molinsky and Robin Moriarty | Harvard Business Review

Organizational behavior can be difficult to adapt to new companies or new business cultures. Professor Andy Molinsky shares insight on how to proactively make those transitions seamless.


October 11, 2016

Why Your Partnership Contract is Too Important to be Left to The Lawyers

by Benjamin Gomes-Casseres | Harvard Business Review

Professor Ben Gomes-Casseres shares the importance of contract theory as related to joint ventures, alliances, supply relationships and this year's Nobel prize winners in economics.

Professor Nader Habibi

October 6, 2016

Joblessness in the Middle East

Top of Mind with Julie Rose | BYU Radio

Professor Nader Habibi discusses the concept of overeducation and the social and political impact it could have in the Middle East.


September 22, 2016

Helping Foreign Students Speak Up

by Andy Molinsky | Inside Higher Ed

Professor Andy Molinsky shares tips on helping international students come out of their cultural comfort zone in the classroom.


September 9, 2016

When to Stay Inside Your Comfort Zone

by Andy Molinsky | Harvard Business Review

It's important to stretch outside of your comfort zone, but does that mean you can never retreat back? Professor Andy Molinsky points out a number of situations in which it makes perfect sense to stay within comfortable behavior boundaries.


September 9, 2016

Four Ways to Stand Out From the Crowd to Get Your First Financial Services Job

by Marcia Katz | eFinancialCareers

Director of Career Development Marcia Katz shares tips for recent graduates, current students to land their first job in financial services.

Professor Ben Gomes-Casseres

August 23, 2016

Pfizer to Acquire Medivation for $14 Billiion

by Carolyn Y. Johnson | The Washington Post

Professor Benjamin Gomes-Casseres, an expert on business combinations, mergers and acquisitions, compares the recent Pfizer-Medivation deal to a previous proposed merger with Allergan.

Graddy Petri Announcement

August 15, 2016

Senior Faculty Appointed to Leadership Positions at Brandeis International Business School

Peter Petri, the Carl J. Shapiro Professor of International Finance and a Senior Fellow of the East-West Center, has been appointed interim dean of Brandeis International Business School. Kathryn Graddy, the Fred and Rita Richman Distinguished Professor in Economics, has been named senior associate dean.

Shaw Lupton

August 11, 2016

5 Questions with Shaw Lupton, Managing Consultant at CoStar Portfolio Strategy

by Urban Land Institute Boston

Brandeis alumnus and adjunct professor Shaw Lupton discusses the future of real estate in Q&A with ULI Boston/New England.

Steve Cecchetti

August 11, 2016

Q&A: What Record Low Interest Rates Mean for Savers, Economy

by The Associated Press

Professor Steve Cecchetti shares the thought process and results behind record-low interest rates.

Getty Image - Federal Reserve

August 2, 2016

Does the Federal Reserve Need Reforming?

by Sabri Ben-Achour | Marketplace

Professor Steve Cecchetti discusses influence and impact of bankers on the Federal Reserve System. Listen to the radio segment or read a brief synopsis.

Professor Nader Habibi

August 1, 2016

How Will Turkey's Failed Coup and Massive Purge Affect its Economic Future?

by Nader Habibi | The Conversation

Professor Nader Habibi explores the economic, social and political impact of the recent failed coup in Turkey.

Professor Andy Molinsky

August 1, 2016

If You're Not Outside Your Comfort Zone, You Won't Learn Anything

by Andy Molinsky | Harvard Business Review

Professor Andy Molinsky shares tips for coming out of your comfort zone and ultimately finding success in the process.

Professor Aldo Musacchio

August 1, 2016

As Olympics Approach, Brazil is Feeling the Weight of the World

by Shira Springer | The Boston Globe

Professor Aldo Musacchio shares input on economic impact of the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Bruce Magid

July 27, 2016

Bruce Magid to Step Down as Dean of Brandeis International Business School

Will join global educational company

Bruce Magid, dean of Brandeis University’s International Business School since 2007, will step down in August to accept a position with a British-based company that specializes in developing international public-private educational partnerships.

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July 13, 2016

"I'm a Bulgarian Banker in London With a Top-Notch U.S. Education."

by efinancialcareers

A Brandeis IBS alumnus shares the impact of politics on maintaining a truly global career.

Shaw Lupton

July 12, 2016

2016's Best Large Cities to Live In: Ask the Experts

by Richie Bernardo | WalletHub

Professor Shaw Lupton shares advice on buying and renting in a big city, and what factors to consider when picking a location to settle in.

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July 12, 2016

Don't Sell a Dull Market Short

by Mark Hulbert | USA TODAY

Professor Blake LeBaron discusses the correlation between stock market trading volume and price.

Professor Aldo Musacchio

July 8, 2016

These Are The Brutal Emergency Measures it Would Take to Pull Venezuela Back From Total Collapse Right Now

by Ana Campoy | Quartz

Professor Aldo Musacchio contributes to a conversation on Venezuela's economic state, suggesting an internal plan to overhaul its own economy.

Brandeis President Ron Liebowitz

July 1, 2016

Ronald D. Liebowitz Takes Office as Ninth Brandeis President

Featured on BrandeisNOW

Ronald D. Liebowitz, a recognized leader in higher education, began his term as the ninth president of Brandeis University.

Iran Air Photo

June 30, 2016

Why Iran's Anti-American Hardliners Want to Buy US-Made Boeings for Iran Air

by Nader Habibi | The Conversation

Professor Nader Habibi discusses the impact of the "normalization" of US-Iran economic ties on int'l business strategy.

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June 30, 2016

What's Behind These Big Merger Deal Busts?

by Ben Gomes-Casseres | PBS NewsHour

Professor Benjamin Gomes-Casseres cites Louis Brandeis' teachings on the "curse" of big business in examining recent merger failures.

Andy Molinsky

June 27, 2016

Beat These Four Parenting Stressors

by Kara Baskin | Jewish Boston

Professor Andy Molinsky explains how to break out of your comfort zone for better parenting.

Ben Gomes-Casseres

June 26, 2016

What We Can Learn From Merger Deals That Never Happened

by Benjamin Gomes-Casseres | Harvard Business Review

What's the deal behind failed deals? Professor Benjamin Gomes-Casseres shares lessons learned from mergers that never came to fruition.

Mendsaikhan Dashjil, MBA '15

June 21, 2016

#RealWorldReady - Q&A with Mendsaikhan Dashjil, MBA '15

"An understanding of the philosophies and core values of other cultures ultimately makes you comfortable doing business no matter where you're located."

Mendsaikhan (Mendee) Dashjil, MBA ’15 earned his undergraduate degree from the School of Economic Studies at the National University of Mongolia before starting his career in the oil and mining industries. He spent 13 years in private sector development before coming to the United States with his wife and three children to attend the MBA program at Brandeis International Business School (IBS).

June 20, 2016

Brandeis International Business School's MA Program Ranked Among Top 10 in the U.S. for 6th Year in a Row by the Financial Times

by Samantha Mocle

The school was ranked second overall in the United States and first in the country for its percentage of female faculty and students.

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June 15, 2016

Is the LinkedIn Acquisition Microsoft's Attempt to Build Its Own Alphabet?

by Benjamin Gomes-Casseres | Harvard Business Review

Professor Benjamin Gomes-Casseres speculates on the rationale, trajectory and potential innovation behind the recent deal.

Andy Molinsky

June 13, 2016

The Hidden Benefits of Short-Term Business Travel

by Andy Molinsky and Melissa Hahn | Harvard Business Review

Professor Andy Molinsky offers tips on turning a short business trip into a meaningful, cross-cultural exploration.

2016 Graduates

May 22, 2016

Brandeis International Business School graduates urged to transform global challenges into opportunities for impact

Brandeis International Business School (IBS) honored 196 members of the Class of 2016 at its 22nd annual diploma ceremony on Sunday, May 22. The graduates, who span several degree programs and represent 45 countries, gathered in Levin Ballroom with faculty, staff, and friends and family from around the world to celebrate their achievements and hear words of inspiration from keynote speaker Leonard Asper ’86.

Excellence in Teaching Award Recipients

May 21, 2016

Brandeis International Business School honors passion and dedication at awards reception

Faculty and staff members recognized for excellence by peers and students

On the eve of the Brandeis International Business School (IBS) diploma ceremony, the school gathered with friends and family to celebrate achievements and recognize outstanding community members.

Ben Gomes-Casseres - Mike Lovett

May 19, 2016

Put Your Mind To Work

by Ben Gomes-Casseres '76 | BrandeisNOW

Knowledge alone won't change the world. For that, you need an app, says Gomes-Casseres.

Leonard Asper

May 16, 2016

Alumnus Len Asper '86 to Speak at 2016 Diploma Ceremony

Asper to receive Dean's Medal, share remarks with Brandeis International Business School (IBS) graduates

Asper is the current president and CEO of Anthem Sports and Entertainment Corporation, a member of the business school's Board of Overseers and founder of the Asper Center for Global Entrepreneurship.

Staples - The Boston Globe

May 12, 2016

After Merger With Office Depot Dies, Staples Shareholders Revolt

by Megan Woolhouse and Deirdre Fernandes | The Boston Globe

Professor Benjamin-Casseres shares insight into the aftermath of the unsuccessful Staples-Office Depot merger.

Ben Gomes-Casseres Flickr

May 12, 2016

Antitrust in the Age of Amazon

by Rachel Adams | The New York Times

Professor Benjamin-Casseres talks competition, strategy for businesses in the office supply industry, including Staples, Office Depot and Amazon.

Microsoft BizSpark

May 6, 2016

Hassenfeld Family Innovation Center selected to join Microsoft BizSpark program 

Global program to foster success of Brandeis University startups

Brandeis University’s Hassenfeld Family Innovation Center (HFIC) announced today that it has been selected to join the Microsoft BizSpark Program as a Network Partner.

Tiwonge Ghambi, MBA '11

May 4, 2016

#WorldReadyAlumni - Q&A with Tiwonge Ghambi, MBA '11

Alumna combines passion for helping people with skills in finance

University namesake Justice Louis Brandeis advocated for people to do well in business by doing good for society, a concept that Tiwonge Ghambi, MBA ’11, takes to heart. She currently works at Open Society Foundations, where she merges skills with passion to make the world a better place.

Noor Menai

April 26, 2016

Noor Menai Joins Brandeis International Business School Board of Overseers

Brandeis International Business School (IBS) announced today that Noor Menai, president and CEO of CTBC Bank USA, has joined its board of overseers.

Felix Liu Ku '15, MA '16

April 19, 2016

Brandeis Inside Out: Felix Liu Ku '15, MA '16

by Samantha Mocle | BrandeisNOW

An economics/business double major fascinated by mergers and acquisitions merges into campus life and acquires job before graduation.

Werner de Merode, MBA '10

April 18, 2016

#WorldReadyAlumni - Q&A with Werner de Merode, MBA '10

"If you build the right career relationships along the way, you don't need to worry about planning too far into the future."

Werner de Merode spent his childhood making the world his home. After attending Brandeis IBS' MBA program to enhance his quantitative skills, he held finance positions at Staples for six years. He recently began a new role at McKinsey & Company, where he'll be working on strategic planning and analysis.

3DS 2016

April 12, 2016

From Coffee to Creation: A Weekend in the Life of a Brandeis Entrepreneur

by Halley Saul '17

The Brandeis 3 Day Start-Up (3DS) event asks students to brainstorm, develop and ultimately pitch a start-up business proposal to industry professionals in just 48 hours. 2016 participant Joseph Kaminsky, '16 walks us through the experience.

ALPFA leaders present to peers

April 5, 2016

Pass it On: ALPFA Student Leaders Share Best Practices

by Halley Saul '17

Leading a professional organization is no small task, but Daniela Huesca, MA ’16, and Nicholas Liew, MA ’16, have found a few keys to success.

Nils Teissier du Cros, MBA '11

April 1, 2016

#WorldReadyAlumni - Q&A with Nils Teissier du Cros

MBA Alumnus Part of Kuvee "Smart Bottle" Launch Team

"Making a move into the startup world is a great learning experience in an incredibly rewarding industry."

Geir H. Haarde with students and Peter Petri

March 30, 2016

Four Questions with Geir H. Haarde '73, Former Prime Minister of Iceland

Haarde discusses his time as a Brandeis undergraduate, lessons learned from the field, and advice for students seeking careers in economics, finance, and politics.

Peter Petri

March 24, 2016

How Trump's Hard Line on Trade Could Backfire

by Bob Davis | The Wall Street Journal

Professor Peter Petri discusses the potential economic impact of Republican candidate Donald Trump's trade proposals.

Tim Neunzig, MA '11

March 22, 2016

World Ready Alumni - Q&A with Tim Neunzig, MA '10

"Be true to your authentic self. Know your strengths and what you are truly about." The Facebook employee reflects on his time at Brandeis IBS and shares advice from the field.

Professor Andy Molinsky

March 21, 2016

5 Tips for Managing Successful Overseas Assignments

by Andy Molinsky and Melissa Hahn | Harvard Business Review

Professor Andy Molinsky provides tips for maximizing the ROI of overseas assignments.

March 8, 2016

The One Thing That Will Get More Women in the C-Suite

by Kate R. Salop | Fortune

On International Women's Day 2016, Senior Administrative Dean Kate Salop calls for advancements, increase in opportunities for women in business to achieve gender parity.

Emily Rumanek, MA '07, MBA '09

March 7, 2016

#WorldReadyWomen - Q&A with Emily Rumanek, MA '07, MBA '09

"Success is when I am happy and proud of what I’m doing. Titles don’t matter. What you’re doing and how much you’re learning from it does."

Pia Layon, MBA '10

March 7, 2016

#WorldReadyWomen - Q&A with Pia Layon, MBA '10

"I don’t accept that my race or gender is a hurdle. Those are my strengths – they are my ability to see things a different way."

CFA Research Challenge Winning Team

March 4, 2016

Winning the World

Brandeis IBS students take top honors against Ivy League competitors in experiential learning competitions

by Theresa Gaffney, '16 In the span of one week, student teams from Brandeis International Business School (IBS) beat such competitors as Columbia, Yale and Tufts in local, national and global business competitions.

February 26, 2016

Brandeis Students Sweep Contest to Find the Next Great Tycoon

by Megan Woolhouse | The Boston Globe

Brandeis International Business School (IBS) students took the top three places in Ansarada's M&A Deal Maker Game, beating out Columbia, Yale and Wharton competitors through negotiating and informed, smart decision making.

Professor Andy Molinsky

February 23, 2016

5 Key Mistakes When Delivering Bad News

by Andy Molinsky | LinkedIn

Delivering bad news can get emotional for managers. Professor Andy Molinsky identifies five common pitfalls to avoid.

February 18, 2016

Practice for Tough Situations as You'd Practice a Sport

by Andy Molinsky | Harvard Business Review

Professor Andy Molinsky advises that in order "to learn soft skills in a way that truly prepares us for what we’ll face when it really matters, we can take a few lessons from a different arena where learning, development, and performance are essential: professional sports."

Dean Bruce Magid

February 18, 2016

Venezuela Taking Tiny Steps Toward Fixing Economy

by Hannah Dreier | Associated Press

Can Venezuela's economy be saved? Or is it too little, too late? Dean Magid shares his perspective on the country's situation.

Satyam Panday

February 12, 2016

World Ready Research - Q&A with Satyam Panday, PhD '13

"Don't be afraid to take on projects that are out of your comfort zone - these provide the most valuable learning experiences."

February 11, 2016

Mastering the Sport of Global Business Communication

by Andy Molinsky | LinkedIn

Professor Molinsky draws inspiration from the world of sports to provide tips on successful global business communication.

AP Photo - Habibi NPR Article

January 27, 2016

As Sanctions on Iran Are Lifted, Many U.S. Business Restrictions Remain

by Jim Zarroli | NPR

According to Professor Nader Habibi, many European firms are eager to enter into Iranian markets looking for partnership and investment opportunities following the lifting of nuclear sanctions.

Flint Water Crisis - Getty Photo from Fortune

January 27, 2016

What Flint's Water Crisis Means for the Future of U.S. Cities

by Daniel Bergstresser | Fortune

Professor Daniel Bergstresser discusses the lessons U.S. cities can learn from the Flint Water Crisis, urges officials to invest in national infrastructure upgrades.

President Obama - Getty Images

January 26, 2016

Modeling the Economic Impact of the TPP

by Tracey Samuelson | Marketplace

Professor Peter Petri helped develop an economic model to project the impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact. Hear how it works, starting with the push of a button.

TPP Map from NYT

January 26, 2016

Trans-Pacific Trade Pact Would Lift U.S. Incomes, But Not Jobs Overall, Study Says

by Jackie Calmes | The New York Times

A new study from Professor Peter Petri and Michael G. Plummer of Johns Hopkins University projects the impact of the TPP on U.S. jobs, imports, exports, and more.

January 25, 2016

'Landmark' Pacific Rim Trade Deal Could Boost U.S. Exports

by David Nakamura and Jim Tankersley | The Washington Post

Professor Peter Petri discusses potential impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership on the U.S. economy.

Eugene Kiselev, PhD '13

January 20, 2016

World Ready Research- Q&A with PhD Alumnus Eugene Kiselev

Find a job that you genuinely like, and don't be scared of the adjustment period, says Kiselev. "You were hired because of your abilities and confidence. You'll pick things up quickly."

AP Photo - LA Times Article

January 20, 2016

Where are Iran's Billions in Frozen Assets, and How Soon Will it Get Them Back?

by Matt Pearce | Los Angeles Times

Professor Nader Habibi weighs in on the impact of lifted nuclear sanctions in Iran on its frozen funds.

January 17, 2016

Is There a Global Business Code?

by Andy Molinsky | LinkedIn

Professor Molinsky discusses "global business code” -- a distinct, recognizable blend of many different cultural styles all rolled into one.

January 12, 2016

How to Manage Cultural Differences in Global Teams

by Ellen Sheng | Fast Company

Professor Andy Molinsky shares tips on how to adapt work culture to fix common areas of conflict within global teams.

Alexei Ponomarov, MBA '12

January 8, 2016

World Ready Alumni - Q&A with Alexei Ponomarov, MBA '12

"It's critical to adapt to new environments. I recommend finding a balance between school, professional, and personal life, and exercising a lot of patience."

Professor George Hall

January 8, 2016

America, Its Public Debt and the World Economy

by Julian Cardillo '14 | BrandeisNOW

Professor George Hall calculates the impact of America's debt on the international economy and U.S. domestic policy.

January 7, 2016

Pacific Trade Pact Set to Give Big Boost to Japan, Vietnam, Malaysia

by William Mauldin | Wall Street Journal

A new study from Professor Peter Petri on the Trans-Pacific Partnership is featured in The Wall Street Journal.

November 10, 2015

Innovation Showcase Celebrates Discovery, Entrepreneurial Spirit

by Christina Moores | BrandeisNOW

The Hassenfeld Family Innovation Center’s first-ever gathering celebrated the efforts of creative and entrepreneurial participants in the SPROUT and SPARK incubator programs.

November 4, 2015

Pursuing Business Education Diplomacy

Dean Bruce Magid and Board Co-Chair Alan Hassenfeld advocate for business education diplomacy in Cuba

Kim Myers, MA '13

October 2, 2015

#WorldReadyWomen - Q&A with Kim Myers, MA '13

"When an opportunity presents itself, take it. The worst that will happen is that you make a mistake. But you will learn from that mistake and be stronger because of it."

Nisha Sheth, MA '00

September 29, 2015

#WorldReadyWomen - Q&A with Nisha Sheth, MA '00

"Be open to different experiences. Don't be shy about taking risks. When you're uncomfortable, that's when you grow the most."

Vera Bondarenko, MBA ;09

September 28, 2015

#WorldReadyWomen - Q&A with Vera Bondarenko, MBA '09

"My advice to women is to be assertive in your knowledge and skills. When others see you can deliver results, gender becomes irrelevant."

Nidhiya Menon in the Field

August 17, 2015

Pencil or Paycheck?

by Samantha Mocle

Professor Nidhiya Menon studies the role of child labor in developing countries.

Municipal Finance Conference 2015

August 14, 2015

Fourth Annual Municipal Finance Conference Focuses on Emerging Issues, Opportunities for Research

The conference brought together more than 100 academics, practitioners, regulators and issuers.

Longwood Medical Center (Courtesy The Real Reporter)

July 27, 2015

JLL/Brandeis: Healthcare Buys into Retail

by Joe Clements | The Real Reporter (subscription required, p.10)

A new JLL/Brandeis International Business School report studying healthcare reform’s impact on the Massachusetts real estate realm is discussed in The Real Reporter.

July 22, 2015

Five Ways Healthcare Reform Will Affect Healthcare Real Estate

News Release | JLL

Research from Brandeis International Business School and JLL finds Healthcare Reform will define the future of healthcare real estate.

Dan Bergstresser

July 17, 2015

Is Puerto Rico the Next Greece?

by Julian Cardillo '14 | BrandeisNOW

Professor Daniel Bergstresser weighs in on the latest debt crisis in Puerto Rico.

Dean Bruce Magid

July 13, 2015

Op-ed: Unlocking the Full Potential of Our International Students

by Bruce Magid | Boston Business Journal (subscription required)

Dean Bruce Magid calls for an increase in number of H1B visas issued to international graduates looking to stay and work in the U.S.

From the Associated Press

July 10, 2015

Colleges in Cuba, US Build Ties as Diplomatic Tensions Ease

by Collin Binkley | AP

Dean Bruce Magid contributes to discussion on future of Cuba-U.S. school partnerships; notes a "gold rush mentality" to form new academic ties.

John Ballantine

June 23, 2015

Geopolitics of Oil Production and its Environmental and Economic Impact

by Julian Cardillo '14 | BrandeisNOW

Professor John Ballantine discusses the current oil marketplace.

June 22, 2015

Financial Times ranks MA program at Brandeis International Business School (IBS) among top 10 in the U.S. for 5th year in a row

by Samantha Mocle

Program noted for accomplishments in career goal fulfillment, international curriculum

June 22, 2015

The MiF can offer an edge over the CFA

by Rebecca Knight | The Financial Times

Brandeis IBS Professor Dan Bergstresser offers insight in FT article on benefits of a Masters in Finance degree as a career stepping-stone or alternative to the CFA.

Dean Magid and Eric Spiegel

June 16, 2015

Siemens Executive Eric Spiegel receives 2015 Perlmutter Award for Excellence in Global Business Leadership

Sustainability, energy efficiency highlighted by Spiegel as crucial growth areas for Boston and the nation

Eric A. Spiegel, president and CEO of Siemens USA, was honored with the 2015 Perlmutter Award for Global Business Leadership at the Boston Federal Reserve Bank on June 2.

May 21, 2015

Jens Hilscher and Michael McKay win Brandeis IBS Teaching Awards

by Jarret Bencks | BrandeisNOW

The full-time and adjunct awards were presented during commencement weekend.

May 18, 2015

Brandeis International Business School graduates encouraged to apply skills, make an impact around the world

by Samantha Rose Mocle

Brandeis International Business School (IBS) honored 244 graduates at the school’s 21st annual Diploma Ceremony on Sunday.

May 8, 2015

Former Batterymarch Financial CEO Tania Zouikin to speak at Brandeis International Business School (IBS) Commencement

Zouikin to be honored with Dean's Medal at Diploma Ceremony

The former CEO and Chairman of Batterymarch Financial Management will address the graduates of Brandeis IBS at its diploma ceremony on Sunday, May 17.

May 6, 2015

Field Projects provide 'practical, hands-on business experience'


Students apply the skills and knowledge they’ve learned in the classroom to evaluate, analyze, and solve problems facing real companies.

Kevin Dupont, '16

May 5, 2015

Ten Countries in Ten Weeks

Brandeis student to embark on social media research trip around the world

Few people have the chance to travel the world in the course of a lifetime, but Kevin Dupont, ’16 will do so in one summer.

FT Biz Ed Photo

May 4, 2015

US Business Schools set their sights on Cuba

Jonathan Moules | Financial Times

Brandeis IBS Dean Magid encourages b-schools to seize opportunities to have "profound impact" on future of US-Cuba economic relations. Article includes video interview.

2015 Asper Awards

April 15, 2015

MassChallenge founders encourage global entrepreneurship at 2015 Asper Awards

'Entrepreneurship in Latin America' event highlights innovation centers abroad

Brandeis International Business School (IBS) honored MassChallenge co-founders John Harthorne and Akhil Nigam on April 2 with the 2015 Asper Award for Global Entrepreneurship.

Brandeis 3DS 2015

March 16, 2015

Innovation, Determination Empower Brandeis Students in Annual 3 Day Start-Up

by Dana Trismen '15

In just over 55 hours, teams of students at the Brandeis 3 Day Start-Up (3DS) had to come up with original business plans and prototypes to pitch in front of a panel of judges.

Elizabeth Renstrom for TIME

March 10, 2015

Why Finance Is Still a Problem

by Rana Foroohar | TIME

Professor Stephen Cecchetti's latest paper highlights "a worry that’s taking center stage amongst academics... the fact that finance has yet to be re-moored to the real economy."

Professor Stephen Cecchetti

March 2, 2015

Smothered by a Boom in Banking

Professor Stephen Cecchetti's latest work featured in The New York Times

"The paper builds on past research that found that overall productivity gains were dragged down in economies with rapidly growing financial industries."

February 24, 2015

Dean's Forum Spurs Rich, Compelling Debate

by Dana Trismen '15

Does capitalism have a future? This dynamic question narrated the Sixth Annual Dean’s Forum, held by the Adam Smith Society and the Perlmutter Institute for Global Business in the format of a lively debate.

February 11, 2015

Massachusetts a model for partnership with Israel

By Bruce Magid and Orna Berry | The Jerusalem Post

Brandeis IBS Dean Bruce Magid and Orna Berry, Corporate Vice President for EMC, discuss the importance of the Massachusetts-Israel partnership.

2015 Global Gala Performances

February 6, 2015

Second Annual Global Gala Celebrates Unity Through Diversity

by Dana Trismen '15

This year's Global Gala brought an abundance of dance, song, and laughter to the Brandeis International Business School (IBS) community.

January 12, 2015

New Study: Seven Cities Poised for Significant Growth in Technology and Life Sciences

Collaboration between T3 Advisors and Brandeis International Business School identifies international locations showing great promise in shifting global economy

T3 Advisors, a global corporate real estate services and consulting firm, and Brandeis International Business School announced the results of the first of its kind joint Global Technology Emerging Markets study.

Dean Magid at Brazil Symposium

November 19, 2014

Brandeis International Business School Announces New Partnership with Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa in Brazil

Agreement Builds on Momentum of School's Latin America and Brazil Initiatives

Brandeis IBS has signed an innovative new partnership with Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa (Insper) in São Paulo, Brazil that will allow students to study at Brandeis IBS and earn degrees from both institutions.

Alan Hassenfeld: Chairman, Executive Committee, Hasbro Inc; Co-Chair, Brandeis IBS Board of Overseers; and founding donor of the new Hassenfeld Family Innovation Center

November 7, 2014

Spurring Innovation Through Research

Brandeis International Business School Announces Creation of Hassenfeld Family Innovation Center

Brandeis International Business School (IBS) announced it has received a $2.5 million gift to establish the Hassenfeld Family Innovation Center, which will build upon the university’s reputation as one of the nation’s leading research institutions by supporting faculty research while catalyzing innovation on campus.

November 3, 2014

Learning in the Field: The Impact of the Justice Brandeis Semester

by Theresa Gaffney, '16

The Justice Brandeis Semester (JBS) gives students the opportunity to explore specific fields through accelerated academic coursework and real-world field projects.

Andy Molinsky - Photo by Andrea Fischman

October 10, 2014

Professor Andy Molinsky inspires students to reach outside their comfort zone

by Dana Trismen '15 | Updated February 2017

In Molinsky’s “Global Dexterity” course, students apply lessons from his book of the same name to their personal behaviors and concerns, learning ways to adapt to professional settings in foreign cultures and countries.

Catherine Mann

September 4, 2014

Appointment of Catherine L. Mann as Chief Economist for the OECD

Brandeis International Business School Professor Catherine L. Mann appointed as new Chief Economist for Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development.


May 18, 2014

Brandeis International Business School 2014 Diploma Ceremony illuminates the guiding principles of business

Brandeis International Business School (IBS) honored students from 47 countries in its four degree programs as friends, family, faculty and staff gathered in Levin Ballroom to celebrate the 197 graduates of the Class of 2014.

February 11, 2014

Brandeis International Business School team wins Boston Final of CFA Institute’s Research Challenge

Earns spot in Americas competition for second year-in-a-row

January 28, 2014

Brandeis IBS celebrates its global diversity at unique, first annual Global Gala

Adam Rabinowitz

Brandeis IBS prides itself on its global reach, its ability to unite diverse communities in a unique Olympic Village.

GMIC Club at Brandeis IBS

February 19, 2013

Business team wins investment challenge

Brandeis faced off against BU, MIT, Northeastern

MBA Program Director Grace Zimmerman

#WorldReadyWomen - Q&A with Professor Grace Zimmerman - PART 1

"When companies don’t recognize that and think women should behave just like men, they inadvertently undermine the value that we can bring."

MBA Program Director Grace Zimmerman

#WorldReadyWomen - Q&A with Professor Grace Zimmerman - PART 2

"I believe that women will be fully liberated when men are also liberated and when both care about work-life balance equally."

Kate Goldfield and Viola Morse

#WorldReadyWomen - Q&A with Kate Goldfield and Viola Morse

The associate dean and director of Administration and Student Services share their insights on what it takes to succeed.

Shattering Glass Ceilings

Shattering Glass Ceilings: A Panel’s Perspective

Five takeaways to help you become a World Ready Woman

Brandeis International Business School (IBS) convened a panel of accomplished Brandeis alumnae and faculty for a dynamic, multigenerational conversation on women in business and economics.