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Brandeis University International Business School

Contact our general manager with any questions. Profile updated: January 10, 2020.

School Data

Annual Tuition: $52,750

Acceptance Rate: 62%

Full-Time Enrollment: 30

Average GPA: 3.3

Median GMAT: 570

International: 87%

Minority: 50%

Female: 53%

Male: 47%

Average Age: 30

Application Deadlines: Round 1: November 1st, 2018; Round 2: January 15th, 2019*; Round 3: March 15th, 2019**; Round 4: April 15th, 2019; *Priority deadline for scholarship consideration **Priority deadline for international applicants

By teaching rigorous business, finance, and economics, connecting students to best practices and immersing them in international experiences, Brandeis International Business School prepares exceptional individuals from around the globe to become principled professionals in companies and public institutions worldwide.

Brandeis IBS adopts a traditional two-year Full Time MBA option and an accelerated 1 year program. Their 64 credit two year curriculum consists of 30 elective credits, which can be used to complete one or two of the schools concentrations: Data Analytics (STEM-designated), Finance, Marketing, Real Estate, and Strategy and Innovation. 

The school also offers two accelerated degree options, including a one-year Accelerated MA program for students who have completed a bachelor’s degree in business or economics at a U.S. college or university. Brandeis IBS also offers a one-year Accelerated MBA designed for students with substantial work or managerial experience and relevant transfer coursework.

Brandeis’ five graduate programs offer many prospects for learning and enhancing a student’s career in the field. The 

Ranked 3rd in the U.S. among pre-experience programs by the Financial Times, the Master of Arts in International Economics and Finance (MA), delves into economics and finance while maintaining the importance and impact of culture and diversity within these international contexts. Students of the program come from over 50 countries allowing for meaningful dialogue and interaction that only enriches the diverse program. 

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.

Alumni Leadership

Nimisha Shinday, ‘18 graduate of the Brandeis IBS Accelerated MA program, was one of the first to graduate from the program. She’s currently working as a Strategy Consulting Senior Analyst at Accenture. Shinday’s education and work with area startups and her role on the board of directors for the Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs of Waltham handling data analytics and data management, has helped prepare her for her role as a strategy consulting analyst. 

She has advice for those considering entering the AMA program. “It goes by very quickly, so be ready to take advantage of all the opportunities here. IBS has so much to offer students, but when you’re in a program for one year, it’s easy to miss out. Be hungry for that extra experience you can get out of it—not just a degree, but the cool little perks of being an IBS student.”

Contact Information

415 South Street Lemberg Academic Center
P.O. Box 549110
Waltham, MA 02453
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Brandeis International Business School (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. They also learn to recognize the interplay of economic, political and social forces, and they gain an understanding of the dynamics of cross-border commerce and how to find opportunity in volatility across global markets.

Our international faculty of respected scholars and seasoned practitioners teaches students from over 40 countries. Students also gain real-world experience through internships and consulting projects and graduate with a practical skillset and global perspective.

Brandeis IBS programs include these benefits:

  • Highly ranked — Brandeis IBS and its programs have earned high rankings from the Financial Times, the Princeton Review and more.
  • Global experience — Study abroad at one of 19 partner universities or participate in a global immersion trip, industry trek or internship.
  • STEM designation — International students can extend a 12-month post-graduate practical training experience by an additional 24 months after graduating from most Brandeis IBS programs.
  • Bloomberg Lab — Brandeis IBS students utilize the world-renowned financial, regulatory and market database that’s used by virtually all major financial firms and organizations around the globe.
  • Proactive career planning — Personalized career counseling and support during job and internship searches lead to excellent career outcomes.
  • Generous scholarships — All admitted students are eligible and considered for generous individual and multiple scholarship awards.

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...

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