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Brandeis International Business School

Waltham, MA


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By teaching rigorous business, finance and economics, connecting students to best practices and immersing them in international experiences, Brandeis International Business School (IBS) prepares exceptional individuals from around the globe to become principled professionals in companies and public institutions worldwide. The school is part of Brandeis University, a medium-sized private research university ranked among the most selective by U.S. News & World Report. Students have unsurpassed access to renowned faculty and a global network of over 50,000 alumni spanning 160 countries.

Program Offerings

Brandeis IBS offers three master's degrees in addition to the MBA – and all four prepare students to become World Ready in analytics, business, economics and finance. Students master global fluency, which provides a firm grasp of cultural nuances; recognition of the interplay of economic, political and social forces; an understanding of the dynamics of cross-border commerce and access to opportunity in volatility across global markets.

The school offers accelerated degree options, including an Accelerated MA program to students are scheduled to complete (or have completed) a bachelor’s degree in business or economics at a U.S. college or university. This program provides candidates with the opportunity to earn a master’s degree in just one year of study. Brandeis IBS also offers a one-year Accelerated MBA designed for students with substantial work or managerial experience and relevant transfer coursework.

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

This innovative one- or two-year degree lets students choose from five optional concentrations (Finance, Data Analytics, Marketing, Real Estate, and Strategy and Innovation).

Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA)

The new Master of Science in Business Analytics program combines data analytics and related programming courses with training in finance, marketing and business dynamics.

Master of Arts in International Economics and Finance (MA)

The unique two-year MA program offers concentrations in Applied Economic Analysis, Data Analytics, Financial Economics, Marketing and Real Estate Finance. Students currently completing or who have completed a degree in economics or business at a U.S. institution may qualify for admission to the Accelerated MA program, which lets students complete the MA in just one year of post-BA study.

Master of Science in Finance (MSF) Students gain expertise in fintech, risk management, transfer pricing and valuation, asset management and corporate finance in this 16-month program.

Academic Excellence

Brandeis IBS has a worldwide reputation for academic excellence. Its Master of Arts in International Economics and Finance (MA) is ranked third in the U.S. among pre-experience programs by the Financial Times. The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is on the Princeton Review's list of top business schools in the world and has been for 11 years in a row, and the Master of Science in Finance (MSF) program is ranked fifth in the country by the TFE Times (formerly The Financial Engineer). Students learn from an international faculty of respected scholars and seasoned practitioners and study alongside students from over 40 countries. Students gain real-world experience through internships and consulting projects and graduate with a practical skillset and global perspective.

Global and Practical

Students may study abroad at one of 19 partner universities or participate in a global immersion trip, industry trek or internship. Through its various STEM designations, international students can extend a 12-month practical training experience by an additional 24 months after graduating from most Brandeis IBS programs. Through the school’s Bloomberg Lab, students utilize the world-renowned financial, regulatory and market database that's used by virtually all major financial firms and organizations around the globe. They benefit from personalized career counseling and support during job and internship searches, which leads to excellent career outcomes.

Boston, Massachusetts

Brandeis IBS is located in Waltham, Massachusetts, a short distance from Boston, which is known as one of the most vibrant, student-friendly cities in the United States. The city and metropolitan area is home to nearly three dozen colleges and universities with 250,000 students. Boston is a leading financial hub with a growing tech and innovation industry, making it a great location to build or embark on a dynamic career.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Master of Arts (MA)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Science in Finance (MSF)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 171
Doctoral Degrees 3

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Required


Acceptance Rate



Application Fee - Domestic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline November 1st November 1st No
Winter deadline January 15th January 15th No
Spring deadline March 15th March 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GMAT or GRE
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum two years of full-time work experience (for MBA)
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Writing sample

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 100
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards April 15
Types of financial support available Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
International Breakout (representing other countries)


Hispanic/Latino 0.5%
Black or African American 0.25%
White or Caucasian 3%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.5%
Asian 2.25%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 3%


Male (40%)
Female (59%)


Total faculty
Full-time - 40
Part-time - 31
Male (48)
Female (23)


Focus of faculty research: Corporate finance, fixed income, monetary policy, business strategy, cross-cultural interaction
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 415 South Street
Waltham, MA  02454-9110
United States
Contact Peter Petri
Interim Dean
Phone: 781-736-2256

Brandeis University