Brandeis International Business School
Brandeis International Business School Description
By teaching rigorous business, finance and economics, connecting students to best practices and immersing them in international experiences, Brandeis International Business School prepares exceptional individuals from around the globe to become principled professionals in companies and public institutions worldwide.
Brandeis International Business School has a worldwide reputation for academic excellence offering five graduate programs and two accelerated graduate programs, as well as opportunities for undergraduates.
Our Master of Arts in International Economics and Finance (MA) program is ranked 3rd in the U.S. among pre-experience programs by the Financial Times. Our Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is on the Princeton Review's list of top business schools in the world and has been for more than ten years in a row, and our Master of Science in Finance (MSF) program is ranked fifth in the country by the TFE Times (formerly The Financial Engineer).
Brandeis International Business School Programme
United States (USA)
The U.S. is a country of 50 states covering a vast swath of North America, with Alaska in the northwest and Hawaii extending the nation’s presence into the Pacific Ocean. Major Atlantic Coast cities are New York, a global finance and culture center, and capital Washington, DC. Midwestern metropolis Chicago is known for influential architecture and on the west coast, Los Angeles' Hollywood is famed for filmmaking.
Fast Facts: United States
- Official Name: United States of America
- Capital: Washington, D.C.
- Population: 329,256,465 (2018)
- Official Language: None, but most of the country is English-speaking
- Currency: US dollar (USD)
- Form of Government: Constitutional federal republic
- Climate: Mostly temperate, but tropical in Hawaii and Florida, arctic in Alaska, semiarid in the great plains west of the Mississippi River, and arid in the Great Basin of the southwest; low winter temperatures in the northwest are ameliorated occasionally in January and February by warm chinook winds from the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains
- Total Area: 3,796,725 square miles (9,833,517 square kilometers)
- Highest Point: Denali at 20,308 feet (6,190 meters)
- Lowest Point: Death Valley at -282 feet (-86 meters)
The U.S. government is a representative democracy with two legislative bodies, the Senate and the House of Representatives. The Senate consists of 100 seats, with two representatives from each of the 50 states. The House of Representatives consists of 435 seats, the occupants of which are elected by the people from each of the 50 states. The executive branch consists of the president, who is also the head of government and chief of state.
The U.S. also has a judicial branch of government that is made up of the Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals, U.S. District Courts, and State and County Courts. The U.S. is comprised of 50 states and one district (Washington, D.C.).
Economics and Land Use
The U.S. has the largest and most technologically advanced economy in the world. It mainly consists of the industrial and service sectors. The main industries include petroleum, steel, motor vehicles, aerospace, telecommunications, chemicals, electronics, food processing, consumer goods, lumber, and mining. Agricultural production, though only a small part of the economy, includes wheat, corn, other grains, fruits, vegetables, cotton, beef, pork, poultry, dairy products, fish, and forest products.
Geography and Climate
The U.S. borders both the North Atlantic and North Pacific Oceans and is bordered by Canada and Mexico. It is the third-largest country in the world by area and has a varied topography. The eastern regions consist of hills and low mountains, while the central interior is a vast plain (called the Great Plains region). The west has high rugged mountain ranges (some of which are volcanic in the Pacific Northwest). Alaska also features rugged mountains as well as river valleys. Hawaii's landscape varies but is dominated by volcanic topography.
Like its topography, the climate of the U.S. also varies depending on location. It is considered mostly temperate but is tropical in Hawaii and Florida, arctic in Alaska, semiarid in the plains west of the Mississippi River and arid in the Great Basin of the southwest.