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MA Program-Courses

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Foundational and Required Courses

Business Electives

Economics Electives

Finance Electives


Required and Foundational

Most required courses are offered in just one semester. Some are offered in a second semester (usually in the evening) or during the summer (taking courses in the summer results in additional tuition costs). So, it's important to plan out your course of study to ensure you take the appropriate courses at the appropriate times. Using this chart and the illustrative MA course plans provided, you can map your four semesters at Brandeis IBS.


Course Fall Spring Summer Credits 1st Module 2nd Module
BUS 224f Launching Your Global Career X 2 X
ECON 207a Managerial Economics X 2 X
ECON 210f Foundations of Statistics X X 2 X X
ECON 211f Foundations of Econometrics X 2 X
ECON 260a International Trade Policy X 4
FIN 201a Investments X X 4
FIN 202a International Corporate Finance X X 4
FIN 212a Accounting and Financial Analysis X 4

Business Electives in the MA Program

The following charts list all business electives available in the MA program, and when they are normally offered, so that you can plan accordingly. If you would like to discuss course selection and sequencing of your particular courses, you can contact your program advisor at any time. Feel free to also explore the course catalog for the most up-to-date information on classes.

Course Fall Spring Credits 1st Module 2nd Module
BUS 211f Analysis of Big Data I, BUS 212f Analysis of Big Data II X 2 X
BUS 220a Organizational Behavior X X 4
BUS 223a Global Business Leadership X 4
BUS 226f Managing Global Human Capital X 2 X
BUS 228f Management Communications X X 2 X X
BUS 230a Entrepreneurship X 4
BUS 231a Entrepreneurial Finance and Business Plans X 4
BUS 233f The Family Enterprise X 2
BUS 235f Real Estate Fundamentals X X 2 X
BUS 236f International Real Estate: Emerging Markets X 2 X
BUS 238a Real Estate Development X 4
BUS 249f Conducting Business in Emerging Markets X 2
BUS 250a Global Marketing X 4
BUS 252a Marketing Management X X 4
BUS 253a Marketing Research: Design and Analysis X 4
BUS 254a Marketing Strategy X 4
BUS 257f Marketing Communications X 2 X
BUS 258f Sales and Sales Management X 2 X
BUS 260a Competition and Strategy X 4
BUS 261a Managing Technology and Innovation X 4
BUS 262f Alliance Strategy X 2 X
BUS 263f Knowledge Flows in Global Competition 2
BUS 266f Nonmarket Strategy: Relationships with Governments X 2 X
BUS 268f Nonmarket Strategy: Relationships with Activists, Media and NGOs X 2 X
BUS 271f Conducting Business in Economies in Transition X 2 X
BUS 272a Operations Management X 4
BUS 275f Translational Negotiations X X 2 X X
BUS 276a Business Dynamics X 4
BUS 277f Managing the Triple Bottom Line X 2 X
BUS 278f Corporate Governance X 2 X
BUS 279f Corporate Fraud: Detection and Prevention X 2 X
BUS 280f Operational Risk Management X 2 X
BUS 286a Applications of System Dynamics X 4
BUS 295a Field Projects in Consulting X X 4
No business courses are offered at Brandeis IBS during the Summer.

Not all courses are offered each semester, and course availability is subject to change. 


Economics Electives in the MA Program

The following charts list all economics electives available in the MA program, and when they are normally offered, so that you can plan accordingly. If you would like to discuss course selection and sequencing of your particular courses, you can contact your program advisor at any time. Feel free to also explore the course catalog for the most up-to-date information on classes.

Course Fall Spring Credits 1st module 2nd module
ECON 122b The Economics of the Middle East X 4
ECON 135a Industrial Organization X 4
ECON 141a Economics of Innovation X 4
ECON 172b Money and Banking X 4
ECON 175a Introduction to the Economics of Development X 4
ECON 184b Econometrics (counts as elective if not used for Quantitative Methods requirement) X X 4
ECON 203f Advanced International Macroeconomics: Theory, Evidence and Policy (odd-numbered years only) X 2 X
ECON 212f Survey of Advanced Econometric Techniques X 2 X
ECON 235a Central Banking X 4
ECON/FIN 250a Forecasting in Finance and Economics X 4
ECON 252f The Economy of China X 2 X
ECON/FIN 256a Financial Market Regulation: Designing a Competitive Global Framework X 4
ECON 261a Empirical Analysis of Trade Policy (counts as elective if not used for Quantitative Methods requirement) X 4
ECON 262f Outsourcing and Offshoring: Multinationals, Technology and Globalization X 2 X
ECON 270a Economic Development Strategies X 4
ECON 277f Public Policy, Business Leadership and World Affairs X 2 X

The following 300-level courses are PhD level. Although open to master's level students, the permission of the instructor is required in order to enroll.

Course Fall Spring Credits 1st module 2nd module
ECON 307f Empirical Methods for Dynamic Economic Models X 2 X
ECON 312a Advanced Econometrics II X 4
ECON 330a International Macroeconomics X 4
ECON 332f Topics in Empirical International Economics: Questions, Methods and Data X 2
ECON 340f Industrial Organization X 2 X
ECON 360a International Trade Theory X 4
ECON 370a Development Economics X 4
ECON 399a Dissertation Workshop X X 4


No economics courses are offered at Brandeis IBS during the summer.

Not all courses are offered each semester, and course availability is subject to change. 


Finance Electives in the MA Program

The following charts list all finance electives available in the MA program and when they are normally offered, so that you can plan accordingly. If you would like to discuss course selection and sequencing of your particular courses, you can contact your program advisor at any time. Feel free to also explore the course catalog for the most up-to-date information on classes.

Course Fall Spring Summer Credits 1st module 2nd module
FIN 203f International Financial Management X 2 X
FIN 213a Intermediate Financial Accounting (counts as elective if not used for Accounting requirement) X X 4
FIN 214a Managerial Accounting X X 4
FIN 216f Financial Statement Analysis X X 2 X
FIN 217f Financial Modeling I (counts as elective if not used for Quantitative Methods requirement) X X 2 X X
FIN 218f Financial Modeling II (counts as elective if not used for Quantitative Methods requirement)  X 2 X
FIN 223f Project Finance X 2 X
FIN 225f Real Estate Finance X 2 X
FIN 230a Trading and Exchanges: Focus on Foreign Exchange X 4
FIN 231f Private Equity X X 2 X
FIN 232a Mergers and Acquisitions X 4
FIN 233f Relative Value of Securities X X 2 X X
FIN 234f Corporate Financial Decision Making X 2 X
FIN 235a Investing in Energy: Fossil Fuels to Cleaner Energy X 4
FIN 236f Technical Analysis X 2 X
FIN 237f Security Analysis X 2 X
FIN 241f Financial Planning and Control X 2 X
FIN 242f Credit Risk Analysis I X X 2 X X
FIN 244f Credit Risk Analysis II X 2 X
FIN 246a Applied Corporate Finance X 4
FIN 247f Commercial Bankruptcy: Debt/Creditor Relations in the US X 2 X
ECON/FIN 250a Forecasting in Finance and Economics X 4
FIN 254f Financial Manias and Crisis X 2 X
FIN 255a World Financial Centers (WFC) X 4
ECON/FIN 256a Financial Market Regulation: Designing a Competitive Global Framework X 4
FIN 261a Fixed Income Securities X X X 4
FIN 263a International Portfolio Management X X 4
FIN 270a Options and Derivatives X X 4
FIN 279a Applied Risk Management X X 4
FIN 280a Financial Risk Management X 4
FIN 285a Computer Simulation and Risk (counts as elective if not used for Quantitative Methods requirement) 4
FIN 305f Asset Pricing (PhD Level; Requires Permission of the Instructor) X 2 X

Not all courses are offered each semester, and course availability is subject to change.