From the School

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 to become principled professionals in companies and public institutions worldwide. The school is part of Brandeis University, a medium-sized private research university in the Boston suburb of Waltham, Massachusetts. The school welcomes students from all over the United States and around the world into its innovative and diverse community. The school has unsurpassed access to renowned Brandeis faculty and a global network of over 50,000 alumni in 160 countries.

Overview

From The School


Brandeis IBS utilizes a holistic application review process. We consider each applicant's academic history, professional background, and communication and leadership skills, as well as potential contribution to the Brandeis IBS community. View our class profile data below. Work experience and average age represent our MBA class only.

Contact the Office of Admissions via email at globaladmissions@brandeis.edu or Live Chat on our website.


Applicants
73
Acceptance Rate
60%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.30
Years Work Experience
6
Average Age
29

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
550 - 650
GPA
3.04 - 3.57

Deadlines


Round 1
November 1

Round 2
January 6

Round 3
March 15

Round 4
April 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Non-Academic

Interviews
Work Experience

School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Private

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Overall

From the School

Degrees Offered


Master of Business Administration (MBA)

This 16-month to two-year degree lets students choose from five optional concentrations (Finance, Data Analytics, Marketing, Real Estate and Strategy & Innovation).

Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA)

The new one-year 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. Seniors who are completing a degree in economics or business at a U.S. institution may qualify for admission to the Accelerated MA program, which lets students earn the MA in just one year of post-BA study.

Master of Science in Finance (MSF)

This 16-month program offers expertise in risk management, transfer pricing and valuation, asset management and corporate finance. The MSF degree is part of the CFA Institute University Recognition Program which recognizes curricula that incorporate at least 70% of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK).

Academic Programs


Brandeis IBS offers three master's degrees in addition to the MBA--and all four programs taught by an international faculty of respected scholars and seasoned practitioners to prepare students to become World Ready in analytics, business, economics and finance. Students learn to recognize the interplay of economic, political and social forces as well as the dynamics of cross-border commerce and how to find opportunity in volatility across global markets. Off-campus experiential learning experiences give students real-world experience through internships and consulting projects so they graduate with a practical skillset and a global perspective.


Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
No

Evening
No

Executive
No

Online
No

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
11:1
Total Faculty
64

65
Full-time
35
Part-time
33
Female


Students Say

At Brandeis International Business School (IBS), "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 seventy 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."


Concentrations

Economics
Finance
International Business
Leadership/Management
Marketing
Real Estate

Specialized Masters

Economics
Finance

Center for Research

Economics
Entrepeneurship
Finance
International Business
Leadership/Management


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description

School's environmental commitment 1:
Field Projects in Sustainable Business

Career Overview

From The School


The Career Strategies Center takes a personal approach in providing students with customized career planning. Students attend career fairs and campus visits from companies as well as Industry Treks. They interact with firms such as JP Morgan, Deloitte, State Street, Facebook, Apple, Analysis Group, Goldman Sachs, Dell-EMC and Fidelity. Brandeis IBS offers internship programs with financial awards as well as access to a career strategies platform which connects students to more than 25,000 recruiters worldwide. The Career team includes full-time career coaches, executives in residence and faculty members who provide career counseling plus job and internship search support to students. Please see below for information on MBA salary and employment outcomes as well as career distributions by industry, function and location for all our programs.


Average Starting Salary
$68,250
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
44%

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

25%
Marketing
25%
Consulting
25%
Finance/Accounting
17%
Other
8%
Operations/Logistics

Graduates Employed by Region

83%
Northeast
17%
International
7%
Mid-Atlantic
7%
Southwest

Students Say

Brandeis' IBS Career Center strives to help their students land plum internships and employment opportunities. The office provides a number of services, from access to online libraries and databases to career education and advising. Students frequently take advantage of mock interview lessons, company information sessions, and panel presentations. Additionally, there are a handful of networking events, the culmination of which is the school's annual on-campus career fair. Of course, despite the Career Center 's best efforts, many students wish they would be more proactive about attracting more companies. As one first-year student shared, "Although the Career Services Office does a great job, the possibilities to get paid internships are limited. From my point of view, most local and small companies recruit here." Additionally, a second-year student chimes in that he'd like to see "job placement increase for international students in the United States." However, an optimistic and hopeful student counters, "It is definitely a young school, but the rate that we are growing with the intelligent people graduating from here, in a few years we will have a larger alumni network of extremely successful professionals, who will carry the Brandeis IBS name throughout the world as a premier education in international business."

Companies which have recruited at Brandeis IBS include: Apple, Accenture, BlackRock, Bloomberg LP, Care.com, comScore, Inc, Cornerstone Research, Dassault Systemes, Deloitte, EMC, Ernst & Young, Facebook, Fidelity, Goldman Sachs, Google, HSBC, IBM, Infor, JP Morgan, Chase, Kimberly-Clark, KPMG, Moody's Analytics, NERA Economic Consulting, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Santander, State Street, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, UBS, Wilson Sporting Goods, World Bank.


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
Consulting 25%
Finance / Accounting 25% $68,000 $77,667 $55,000 $110,000
Marketing / Sales 25% $55,000 $55,000 $40,000 $70,000
Other 17% $77,500 $77,500 $65,000 $90,000
Operations / Logistics 8%

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Technology 33% $80,000 $80,000 $70,000 $90,000
Consulting 17%
Financial Services 17% $61,500 $61,500 $55,000 $68,000
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 17% $87,500 $87,500 $65,000 $110,000
Manufacturing 8%
Other 8%

Prominent Alumni

Yoni Balan
Global Business Development at Kronos

David Katsnelson
Director, Macroeconomics at RISI

Varun Seth
Account Director at Ogilvy & Mather, New Delhi

Dr. Nikola Perovic
Programme Manager at the United Nations Development Programme - Center for Sustainable Development

Zenobia Moochhala
VP of Consumer Marketing, Co-Founder at Care.com

Overview

From The School


The school offers generous merit-based scholarships to both domestic and international students, and 100% of admitted students are automatically considered for scholarships as part of the application process. Criteria for partial and full-tuition scholarships include leadership traits, academic achievement, personal background and graduate education focus.


Dates

Application Deadlines
Jan 6

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$27,648

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$26,398

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
86%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
86%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
94%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
94%

New Students Receiving Loans
12%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$49,481
Tuition (Out-State)
$49,481
Fees (In-State)
$132
Fees (Out-State)
$132

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$13,470
Academic Expenses
$1,400

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
40
Part Time
3%

In State
95.0%
Out of State
5.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
15

Demographics

5.00%
Minorities
80.00%
International

53% female
48% male

Campus Life

From The School


Along with many cultural and sports clubs, students can pursue leadership and development opportunities through professional and academic clubs focusing on consulting, marketing, private equity, real estate and more. Brandeis IBS has students from over 40 countries, and graduates often cite the international community as one of the most important parts of their experience. Many of the relationships forged in this setting continue well beyond graduation, linking alumni to a truly global network of friendships and connections.

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 internation- al," 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 dis- cussions." 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 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, stu- dents 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

From The School


Campus and Location


While rigorous, the educational experience is delivered in the context of an inclusive and caring campus environment. Faculty and staff are highly accessible and offer personal attention to students. Classes are interactive and typically small, which allows students to truly get to know their professors and one another. Through frequent collaboration, students forge friendships with classmates from all over the world, further enhancing their academic experience and long-term professional network.

The school is located close to Boston, one of the most vibrant, student-friendly cities in the United States. The metropolitian area has nearly three dozen colleges and universities with 250,000 students. This access enables students to cross-register at other institutions to puruse unique course or academic opportunities. Boston is also a leading U.S. financial hub with a booming tech and innovation industry, making it a great location for starting or furthering a dynamic career.


Contact
Micha Sabovik
Executive Director

Address
415 South Street
MS 032
Waltham, MA 02454
United States

Phone
781-736-2252

Fax
781-736-2263

Email
01746


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