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.
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 Brandeis IBS MBA program is on the Princeton Review‘s list of top business schools in the world and has been for 10 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).
The school offers accelerated degree options, including an Accelerated MA program to students who are scheduled to complete (or who 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. The school also offers a one-year Accelerated MBA designed for students with substantial work or managerial experience and relevant transfer coursework.
The school’s newest degree program, the Master of Science in Business Analytics, combines data analytics and related programming courses with training in finance, marketing and business dynamics. Students graduate with an understanding of statistical, programming, data visualization and econometric methods of analyzing data to make economic, financial and business decisions.
Brandeis IBS is part of Brandeis University, a medium-sized private research university ranked among the most selective in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Brandeis students have unsurpassed access to renowned faculty and a global network of over 50,000 alumni spanning 160 countries.
Kathryn Graddy is the dean of Brandeis International Business School (IBS) and the Fred and Rita Richman Distinguished Professor in Economics. She has held numerous leadership positions at Brandeis University, including senior associate dean and PhD program director at Brandeis IBS. Her research focuses on the economics of art, culture and, more generally, industrial organization.
Vera Bondarenko, MBA 2009 Brandeis
I had been working for Microsoft in Russia, and I decided an MBA was a logical next step to help me organize my management experience and give me perspective. I wanted a school that was very international, with a diverse student body in terms of nationality, industry and personality. Also I wanted English to be the major language.
Brandeis ticked all the boxes. It was even more diverse than I expected, and opened my eyes about the industries and backgrounds people came from. There were classes about doing business in the U.S., including what to wear and present yourself, that people from other cultures might not know.
Most of all I learned how to manage a diverse team. I work at Dell now and my team is in nine countries and seven time zones. I learned to manage that sort of cultural complexity at Brandeis.