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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.


November 29, 2017

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

By Sarah Pirie

“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.”


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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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."

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."

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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.

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.

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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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

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."

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."

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."

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."

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."

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.

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.