The Accelerated Master’s Program at Brandeis International Business School (IBS) allows undergraduate students studying economics in the United States to earn a Master of Arts in International Economics and Finance (MA) degree in just one additional year after completing their BA or BS. The Accelerated MA Program curriculum combines graduate business coursework and practical learning in both international economics and finance – giving students expanded knowledge across both subjects and enabling them to succeed in the global job market across a wide range of opportunities. Why an Accelerated MA at Brandeis IBS? An Additional Year of Experience for a Lifetime of Success The program’s accelerated nature equips students with the real-world experience and career guidance from faculty and staff to become competitive candidates at leading financial and economic organizations around the world. Ranked Among the Best in the United States The Financial Times ranks the MA program 2nd in the U.S. among pre-experience programs. The program is in the top 10 in the U.S. and has been for six years in a row – a ranking that continues to climb year after year. A Solid Foundation in a Thriving Location Brandeis IBS is located in Waltham, Massachusetts – a short distance from Boston’s thriving financial center. The school is part of Brandeis University, which is ranked on U.S. News and World Report’s list of top universities and has been every year since its inception. The school combines the faculty and resources of a world-class research institution with the personalized attention of a small liberal arts college.