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. Brandeis IBS 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


Applicants
56
Acceptance Rate
79%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.30
Years Work Experience
7
Average Age
30

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
510 - 650
GPA
3 - 3.6

Deadlines


Round 1
November 1

Round 2
January 15

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


Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
No

Evening
No

Executive
No

Online
No

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
13:1
Total Faculty
74

59.5
Full-time
40.5
Part-time
38
Female
6.7
Underrepresented Minorities


Students Say

The global perspective offered by Brandeis University’s International Business School (IBS) is apparent throughout both its Traditional (two years) and an Accelerated (sixteen months) MBA programs. Concentrations are offered in Marketing, Finance, Real Estate, Strategy and Innovation, and STEM-designated Data Analytics (students can choose up to two). Specialized training gives students working knowledge of Bloomberg Lab and other “must-have” industry technologies, and the school’s reputation in the quantitative and data analytics fields precedes it (as well as its hard-to-find specialization in transfer pricing). “If you are good with numbers and trend analysis, get there,” says a student. The curriculum is flexible and the school is an early adopter of new fields”, with “tons of finance and economics courses to choose from besides the core MBA courses”; additionally, the school’s Centers and Initiatives provide opportunities for students to interact with world leaders on topics at the forefront of global business.

The “impressive, knowledgeable” faculty are “top-notch” and “you cannot imagine how a few courses could be better taught.” They “encourage new ideas and allow students to experiment,” and really “push…knowledge boundaries,” creating a “fantastic learning atmosphere with their thoughtful insights and innovative ideas.” The school’s administration staff members are similarly “really friendly and understanding.” The MBA program here is the “perfect combination of being a small intimate program and highly professional.”


Concentrations

Economics
Entrepreneurship
Finance
International Business
Leadership/Management
Marketing
Real Estate

Specialized Masters

Business Administration
Data Analytics
Economics
Finance
International Business

Center for Research

Economics
Entrepeneurship
Finance
International Business
Leadership/Management


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Recommended

Description
BUS 269F ? Building Sustainable Business: A commitment to corporate sustainability affects business practices, values, and culture. This survey course examines the influence of corporate sustainability on internal operations, supply chain management, employee engagement, product development, market communications, strategic planning, corporate compliance, and investor relations. Highly recommended as an introduction to the field. Usually offered every year.

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
The Asper Center for Global Entrepreneurship and the Bunson Finance and Society Initiative sponsor research and programming on sustainability, including research.

School's environmental commitment 1:
Extensive programming by Centers: Asper Center will organize Climate Change Week in Spring 2020, which follows the Business & Society Lecture (Spring 2019) and the Smart Fifty Entrepreneurship Competition (social impact in India) and Innovation in Israel conference (Spring 2019).

School's environmental commitment 2:
Field Projects involving student teams working with area businesses and non-profits, on Sustainable Business and Social Innovation Impact.

School's environmental commitment 3:
Courses in Socially Responsible Investing,. Building Sustainable Businesses, Investing in Energy, Economic Development, and Real Estate and Society.

Career Overview

From The School


Average Starting Salary
$74,787
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
71%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
60%
Unknown
20%
School Facilitiated
20%
Graduate Facilitated

Source Of Internship Acceptances
71%
School Facilitiated
29%
Unknown Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

30%
Finance/Accounting
30%
Other
20%
Marketing
10%
General Management
10%
Information Technology

Graduates Employed by Region

40%
Northeast
30%
West
10%
International
10%
Mid-Atlantic
10%
Southwest

Students Say

The school’s proximity to the pharmaceutical and startup hub of Boston is a huge draw, and plenty of graduates are on the healthcare track; in fact, 95 percent of all IBS MBA graduates were hired within six months of graduation. Brandeis has eighteen study abroad partners and immersion opportunities in order to introduce participants to the economies of dynamic overseas markets. Students laud the experiential learning preparation they receive while at the school: “IBS gave me the tools and the drive to constantly try and get better,” says a student. The alumni network is strong and wide—IBS graduates can be found in one hundred countries the world over—and many students find out about the “rigorous” program through friend and colleague recommendations. Top employers of Brandeis MBA graduates include Procter and Gamble, McKinsey & Company, Ernst & Young, LLP, MassChallenge, Accenture, and Infor.

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 30% $72,000 $74,833 $60,000 $92,500
Other 30%
Marketing / Sales 20%
Information Technology 10%
General Management 10%

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 20%
Technology 20%
Consulting 10%
Manufacturing 10%
Petroleum / Energy 10%
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 10%
Other 10%

Prominent Alumni

Uri Kedem
Marketing Strategy and Operations Senior Advisor, Dell Technologies

Shweta Raisoni
Product Specialist, Google

Werner de Merode
Global Finance Manager, McKinsey Digital

Vera Bondarenko
Director of Finance, Dell Technologies

Galen Karlan-Mason
CEO & Founder, GreenChoice, PBC

Overview

From The School


Dates

Application Deadlines
Jan 15

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$30,206

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$31,418

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
100%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
100%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
100%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
100%

New Students Receiving Loans
33%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$54,596
Tuition (Out-State)
$54,596
Fees (In-State)
$120
Fees (Out-State)
$120

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$15,489
Academic Expenses
$1,608

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
32
Part Time
3%

In State
93.0%
Out of State
7.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
8

Demographics

6.00%
Underrepresented Minorities
84.00%
International

50% female
50% male

Campus Life

From The School

Students Say

This group is “focused,” “finance-oriented,” and “comes from all walks of life.” Unsurprisingly, there is a very large international student population, who bring “a wide range of personal and professional experiences and are always willing to help others.” The school constantly hosts “all kinds of interesting events,” including “culture-specific events,” and “everyone knows everybody and there is a very warm and friendly atmosphere.” First-year students are “supported and motivated by the second-year students” and “the entire staff is extremely supportive and engaging.” Extracurricular activities in the “arts, business, community, [and] sports” offer “lots of opportunities to engage for students of all interests.” “From entrepreneurship and analytics-related student clubs to cultural events like Global Gala you can never get bored of activities and life on campus,” says a grateful student.

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



Contact
Kelly Sugrue
Assistant Dean of Admissions

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

Phone
781-736-2252

Fax
781-736-2263

Email
globaladmissions@brandeis.edu


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