International Business School (IBS) Brandeis University

International Business School (IBS) Brandeis University

Waltham, MA
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November 1
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Brandeis International Business School OFFERS ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

Brandeis International Business School provides an education grounded in rigorous economic and financial theory and gives students the knowledge, skills and experiences they need to build rewarding lives as citizens and professionals in the global economy. The school is located in close proximity to Boston, Massachusetts, and is part of Brandeis University, one of the world's leading research universities.

Program Offerings

Four graduate degrees:

Master of Arts in International Economics and Finance (MA)

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Master of Science in Finance (MSF)

PhD in International Economics and Finance (PhD)

The Boston, Massachusetts area, a Truly Exciting College Environment, Is the Home of Brandeis University

Boston, Massachusetts, is known for its rich academic atmosphere. Owing to nearly three dozen colleges and universities positioned in and around the city, there are more than 250,000 students residing in the environs of greater Boston. An abundance of restaurants, clubs, entertainment options, sports venues, and a wide variety of other activities are available to those students.

Boston offers a multitude of eateries, restaurants, and cafes that target the throngs of college students who attend Brandeis and other universities. Everything from hamburgers and gooey, hot pizza to truly authentic Italian food and Middle Eastern cuisine is available. Boston is host to several world-famous annual events, such as its famous First Night, the Boston Marathon, and the Fourth of July celebrations. Students can join the locals as they enjoy such seasonal activities as springtime's Ducking Day Parade, Lilac Sunday, and autumn's Head of the Charles Regatta. In the sports realm, Boston is the home to renowned professional teams, including basketball's Celtics, baseball's Red Sox, football's Patriots, and hockey's Bruins.

With its archetypical New England weather, Boston has humid, sultry summers; frigid winters; and stunning, colorful autumns teeming with the changing leaves of deciduous trees. Brandeis students find the city easy to navigate via its intricate system of mass transit that includes subways, buses, commuter rail, and boats. Branching out further, students can easily explore the rest of Massachusetts and its New England neighbors, enjoying sandy beaches on the Atlantic coast and hiking and skiing in the nearby mountains.

Student Activities at Brandeis University Can Be Rich and Rewarding

The 2,100 graduate and 3,200 undergraduate students at Brandeis University choose from over forty fields of study and enjoy the advantage of studying at one of the nation's top private research institutes. In addition to a great education, Brandeis students have access to student activities through more than 200 organizations and clubs on campus. Some of the larger groups include the SE (Student Events Board), WBRX 100.1FM (a student-run radio station), BEMCo (Brandeis Emergency Medical Corps), The Waltham Group (the university's oldest and largest community service group), BTV65 (the campus TV station), and "The Justice" (one of Brandeis' student-run independent newspapers).

Athletics at Brandeis, a major part of student activities on any campus, include everything from physical education classes, intramurals, and club sports to competitive varsity athletics. There are about thirty-five physical education classes offered every semester. The thirteen intramural programs and twenty-two club sports have their own unique levels of competition. Brandeis University's varsity athletic program has twenty-one teams competing in twelve sports within the NCAA's Division III.

When thoughts turn to even more serious matters, students can utilize the Hiatt Career Center, which helps students transition their unique personal backgrounds and solid liberal arts education into bright professional careers.

Location & Contact

International Business School (IBS)

Brandeis University

415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02454-9110
United States

Bruce Magid


Phone: 781-736-4663

Ms. Brittany Leclerc

Senior Admissions Coordinator

Phone: 781-736-2252
Fax: 781-736-2263

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Departments & Programs

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • International Business Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Arts (MA)
      Master of Business Administration (MBA)
      Master of Science in Finance (MSF)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 171
    • Doctoral Degrees 3
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Yes
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


28% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 1,531
    • Accepted 386
    • Acceptance Rate 28
    • Enrolled 165
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $55
    • Application Fee - International $55
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline November 1st November 1st Yes
    • Winter deadline January 15th January 15th Yes
    • Spring deadline March 15th March 15th Yes
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGMAT or GRE
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 577 paper based, TOEFL iBT, IELTS required, IELTS paper based

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & Fees$42,988
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsMarch 15
    • Types of financial support availableFellowships, Career or Field-Related Internships, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Health Care Benefits, Institutionally-sponsored Loans, Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students413
    • Female Percentage45%
    • Male Percentage55%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students413
    • Part-time Percentage6%
    • Full-time Percentage94%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino6%
    • Black / African American5%
    • White / Caucasian35%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian55%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown-1%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty64
    • Full-time Percentage52%
    • Part-time Percentage48%
    • Female Percentage23%
    • Male Percentage77%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchBusiness economics, financial regulation, international trade, corporate finance, emerging markets
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported




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