Students Say

At Brandeis International Business School, “learning is not limited to theoretical concepts. Keeping education connected to the real world of business and policy is an integral part of the IBS experience.” The University offers students a “strong foundation in economics and finance.” Moreover, Brandeis is renowned for its “global focus,” and MBA candidates here are privy to “a truly global platform for professionals who seek advancement in international business.” Indeed, many people here greatly appreciate that the school “has students from more than 70 countries.” It provides an “excellent cultural mix” and “terrific exposure [to other] cultures.”

Overview

Applicants
123
Acceptance Rate
Average Undergrad GPA
3.35
Years Work Experience
4

Test Scores

GMAT
-
GPA
3.08 - 3.76

Deadlines

Early Application Deadline
November 1

Regular Application Deadline
March 15

Rolling Admission Deadline
May 15

Round 1
November 1

Round 2
January 15

Round 3
March 15

Round 4
May 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Undergraduate GPA
Non-Academic

Interviews
Work Experience

Overall

From the School

Specializations
- Asset Management
- Business economics
Corporate Finance
Data Analytics
International Economic Policy Analysis
Marketing
Real Estate
Risk Management
Sustainability

Centers of Research:
- Asia Pacific Center
- Asper Center
- Bunson Initiative
- Global Green Initiative
- Latin America Initiative
- Perlmutter Institute
- Rosenberg Institute


Students Say

At Brandeis International Business School, “learning is not limited to theoretical concepts. Keeping education connected to the real world of business and policy is an integral part of the IBS experience.” The University offers students a “strong foundation in economics and finance.” Moreover, Brandeis is renowned for its “global focus,” and MBA candidates here are privy to “a truly global platform for professionals who seek advancement in international business.” Indeed, many people here greatly appreciate that the school “has students from more than 70 countries.” It provides an “excellent cultural mix” and “terrific exposure [to other] cultures.” Overall, the “academic rigor can be quite high, but it, in part, depends on what course load you choose to take and how much you want to challenge yourself.”

Importantly, Brandeis students are full of praise for their professors. Certainly, they “are well respected in their fields” and are “always available to provide further guidance.” And one content second year student adds, “The professors are very friendly, extremely smart, and are concerned that we graduate with a great job. The open-door policy is very true.” This admiration also extends to Brandeis’ administration. As a first year student happily shares, “The administration is very proactive in organizing the events at the college and making sure that everyone participates in these events.” And another second-year student quickly follows up stating, “Whatever you want to get done, the school’s administration will help you achieve it.”


Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
7:1
Total Faculty
69

51
Part-time
49
Full-time
28
Female


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description
This specialization incorporates instruction in issues ranging from social development and environmental improvement to economic development and corporate governance. Students learn and apply current economic models to formulate essential conclusions about socially responsible business plans. Students in the Sustainability specialization learn how to evaluate and enhance the impact of these institutions on society and the environment. Students will ideally utilize study in fields such as marketing or finance to inform work in this specialization. Employers have ranged from Siemens and Abiogenist IDE to Sun Guard. Students must complete 20 credits through the requirements listed below to earn the sustainability specialization. An option for MA and MBA students. https://www.brandeis.edu/global/academics/specializations/sustainability/index.html

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
Field Project Example: https://www.brandeis.edu/global/news/archive/2011/water-management.html

School's environmental commitment 1:
Cutting-edge research by Brandeis IBS faculty

School's environmental commitment 2:
High-profile speakers from industry on campus to discuss social responsibility and sustainability

School's environmental commitment 3:
Student events and courses related to the Sustainability Specialization.

Career overview

Career Rating
80

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

39%
Finance/Accounting
15%
Consulting
15%
Information Technology
13%
Other
6%
Operations/Logistics

Graduates Employed by Region

19%
International

Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Finance / Accounting 39%
Consulting 15%
Information Technology 15%
Other 13%
Non-Profit 12%
Operations / Logistics 6%

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Financial Services 39%
Consulting 15%
Technology 15%
Government 9%
Real Estate 7%
Consumer Products 3%
Manufacturing 3%
Non-profit 3%

Prominent Alumni

Amy Kessler, MA '90
Senior VP and Head of Longevity Reinsurance, Prudential Retirement Pension Risk Transfer

Paul Walborsky, MA '89
CEO, GigaOM

Olaf Unteroberdoerster, PhD '98
Deputy Division Chief, Asia and Pacific Department, International Monetary Fund, Washington, D.C

Pasquale Nuzzo, MSF '00
Senior Vice President, Treasury Management, Capital One

Sam Sisakhti MA '07
UsTrendy, Founder

Dates

Application Deadlines
May 15

Financial Aid Statistics


Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$43,826

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
84%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$45,748
Tuition (Out-State)
$45,748
Fees (In-State)
$80
Fees (Out-State)
$80

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$15,000
Academic Expenses
$1,000

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
37
Out of State
27%

In State
100%

Demographics

83.00%
International

35% female
65% male

Campus Life

Students Say

If pressed to describe their peers in one word, most MBA candidates at Brandeis would define their fellow students as “diverse.” Indeed, the program is “hugely international,” and “everyone here is open to new experiences.” By and large, people find their classmates “cooperative” and “collaborative.” And one second year breathes a sigh of relief explaining, “They are friendly, and the environment is encouraging as opposed to competitive.” One slightly chagrined student does note that “the average student age is younger than I had expected.” Another student concurs, adding that some classmates are “a bit too young and a bit too inexperienced to be in business school.” Others disagree and quickly assert that their fellow students “bring interesting perspectives” and argue that there are plenty of “people with different professional backgrounds [to] enrich discussions.” Perhaps this student sums up his peers best, “They are people I want to spend time with outside of the school.”

Life at Brandeis moves “very fast.” Students are “constantly multi-tasking between class work, group projects, and club events.” Certainly there is much to participate in. As one MBA candidate highlights, “There are lots of clubs, and importantly, lots of opportunities of opening ones on your own. TGIFs and group activities at the International Graduate Business School are a good time to get together and relax after pretty stressful and hectic (although rewarding and energizing at the same time) study weeks at Brandeis.” Additionally, students love to take advantage of Brandeis’ proximity to Boston. As one student reveals, “Access to Boston is great. The school helps out on the weekend by providing busses, which run later than public transportation.”


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Address
415 South Street
Lemberg Academic Center
Waltham, MA 02454

Phone
781-736-2252

Email
admission@lemberg.brandeis.edu
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Key Stats

123
Applicants
37
Size
Acceptance Rate

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