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Over 400 students from more than 60 countries work and study together at the business school complex, which includes the Lemberg Academic Center and the Sachar International Center.

Brandeis International Business School

The Brandeis International Business School provides a transformational educational experience to exceptional and culturally diverse students, enabling them to become principled leaders of global companies and public institutions throughout the world. Student success in the global economy is the hallmark of the school's learning experience. The school is designed to be international in scope, intimate in scale and intellectually rigorous.

Over 400 students from more than 60 countries work and study together at the business school complex, which includes the Lemberg Academic Center and the Sachar International Center.

The school's programs address the complex challenges decision-makers face in the emerging global economy, in varied business and policymaking environments. Historically, the two core disciplines of economics and finance remain the reason why many students choose IBS over other business schools. They embody the academic rigor that is expected of a Brandeis education and single out Brandeis from schools that are narrowly management-focused.

A focus on innovation and entrepreneurship ensures that in the changing economy, graduates will possess the tools to explore the new opportunities in emerging technology-driven sectors, such as clean technology and the life sciences. Finally, with its Brandeis roots, IBS emphasizes the important relationship between business and society. The school is well attuned to the increasing demand on businesses for responsibility, accountability and respect for the environment.

M.A.ief Program
The Lemberg M.A. in international economics and finance is a two-year professional degree that integrates analytical skills in economics and capital markets with practical management insights and global economic perspectives. It prepares students for careers in finance, economic policy, consulting, multinational corporations and international organizations.

M.B.A. Program
The M.B.A. is a two-year professional degree that offers in-depth training in all business and management functions, with special emphasis on strategy, leadership and entrepreneurship. The M.B.A. offers a concentration in one of four areas of study related to the global economy: international business, international finance, international economic policy and socially responsible business. Its internationally focused curriculum, language requirement, international experience component and multicultural aspects distinguish it from "generic" M.B.A. degrees.

M.S.F. Program
The M.S. in finance is a 10-course, part-time and full-time program focused on the quantitative and analytical tools of modern finance with emphasis on applications in investments and corporate financial management. The program accommodates the schedules of working professionals by offering year-round evening courses and may be completed within five semesters.

Ph.D. Program
The Ph.D. in international economics and finance, offered in collaboration with the university's economics department, provides advanced training in economic theory, research techniques and creative problem-solving in an integrated, global economic framework. Concentrations are limited to international trade, international finance, international business and development/transition economics. The program prepares students for research, teaching and policymaking careers in business, government and international agencies.

Combined B.A./M.A. Programs

Brandeis and Wellesley undergraduate students may apply for admission to a special B.A./M.A. track within the Lemberg M.A.ief program in the spring of their third year. They begin taking program courses in their fourth year and satisfy the master's degree requirements in one additional year of study at the graduate level after receiving their B.A. degrees.