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Brandeis IBS Student Events in the News and Media

students holding awards

May 17, 2018

Brandeis IBS awards students, faculty and staff

Winners lauded for excellence in academics, teaching, work performance and community leadership

They are standout scholars, inspiring professors and teaching assistants, community leaders and staff members who go the extra mile.

Students celebrating at graduation ceremony

May 13, 2018

Graduates of Brandeis International Business School Urged to Pursue Their Passions, Honor Future Generations

Students from 22 countries earn graduate degrees in business, economics and finance

Brandeis International Business School (IBS) honored 195 graduates from the Class of 2018 at the school’s 24th annual diploma ceremony on Sunday, May 13.

Spot Deals team

March 29, 2018

Teams Pitch Ideas for Renewable Energy, Consumer Apps

During the 3-Day Startup at Brandeis International Business School (IBS), students dove into the entrepreneurial pool and came to the surface 72 hours later with a viable startup plan.

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).

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.

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.

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.


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.

Property of the Jerusalem Post

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.