The MBA curriculum follows the standard business school model of a core-intensive first year and a second year open to specialization, but all classes have a strong global markets bent to them. Students can concentrate in international business (the default option), international economic policy or international finance. In Vault's Buzz Book surveys, students consider the finance concentration the strongest and the most popular curricular choice.
Recruiters come from Boston and New York to hire MBA grads, but Brandeis focuses particularly on its international placements, pushing to build a global alumni network. Housing on campus is available, but is mostly reserved for international students. Others spread around Boston and its suburbs, concentrating in Cambridge. Boston's cultural and social activities are within 15 to 20 minutes of campus, so students venture out for entertainment once the week is over.