Students may also enroll in the MSF program on a full-time basis, taking both evening and day courses. In planning their programs, full time MSF students should probably start in either the summer or the fall, taking at least two courses during the summer, four in the fall and four in the spring. The full time MSF program is designed to take one year or less to complete.
The MSF degree is rapidly gaining popularity in the US and abroad because it is shorter than the MBA (10 courses instead of the typical 16) and provides greater depth in finance. The Brandeis MSF is a practical, broad-gauged degree with a focus on global markets. Its curriculum covers many of the topics that also appear on the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) exam.
Who is the MSF for?
The one year full-time Master of Science in Finance program is designed to help financial professionals advance their careers thru comprehensive training in global financial markets, financial theory, analysis and strategy. Full-time students take four classes per semester and two during summer school, completing the program in one year.
Is the MSF right for you? Yes - if you have narrowed your business and career interests to finance, are reasonably quantitative and analytical, and find global markets exciting. The MSF hones technical skills and exposes students to practical issues and exercises in many financial applications. In addition to full-time faculty, your instructors include expert adjunct professors from companies such as Bank of America, State Street Bank and State Street Research.
Program Guide for the MSF Program
The MSF program requires 10 courses made up from 5 core courses, 3 concentration courses and 2 electives. Students are encouraged to take part in an intensive week-long summer course, World Financial Centers, offered in a location such as Tokyo, Paris, London, Prague or Turkey. The concentration areas are International Investments and Business Finance. More...
Graduates typically enter (or advance in) financial companies, in fields such as trading, equity research or portfolio management, or the financial functions of non-financial firms. More...
We seek candidates with good analytical skills and solid work experience. More...
Tuition and financial aid
Tuition for 2013/14 for the 1 year Full-time MSF program is $43,988 to be charged in the Fall and Spring semester- this cost does include up to two classes to be taken during the summer. Financial aid is not available from Brandeis University sources. However, US residents may be eligible for low-cost federal loans. To apply, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form and indicate Brandeis University as a recipient (Title IV code 002133). This can be done on-line at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
IBS is a diverse, cosmopolitan community of over 450 students. MSF students have full access to School resources, including career services. More...