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MSF Degree Requirements

Requirements for a MSF with Specialization

OVERVIEW

The MSF program requires 10 courses (40 credits) made up from 5 core courses, 2 advanced finance courses, 1 additional approved finance course and 2 electives. Students have the option of also choosing from the many specializations that Brandeis IBS offers including Asset Management, Real Estate, Risk Management and Corporate Finance.

CORE COURSES

20 credits required

     ECON 201a    Global Economic Environment

     ECON 210f     Foundations of Statistics

     FIN 201a       Investments

     FIN 202a       International Corporate Finance

     FIN 212a       Financial Accounting and Analysis

     FIN 217f        Financial Modeling I  

ADVANCED 

FINANCE 

ELECTIVES

 8 credits required

 

     FIN 203f         International Financial Management

     FIN 213a        Intermediate Financial Accounting

     FIN 214a        Managerial Accounting

     FIN 216f         Financial Statement Analysis

     FIN 230a        Trading & Exchanges

     FIN 261a        Fixed Income Securities

     FIN 263a        International Portfolio Management

     FIN 270a        Options and Derivatives

APPROVED FINANCE ELECTIVES

 

 

4 credits required (if not used to fulfill an advanced finance elective)

 

     ECON 232f      Country Risk Analysis

     FIN 203f         International Financial Management

     FIN 213a        Intermediate Financial Accounting

     FIN 214a        Managerial Accounting

     FIN 216f         Financial Statement Analysis

     FIN 223f         Project Finance

     FIN 230a        Trading and Exchanges

     FIN 231f         Private Equity

     FIN 232a        Mergers and Acquisitions

     FIN 233f         Relative Values of Securities

     FIN 234f         Corporate Financial Decision Making

     FIN 236f         Technical Analysis

     FIN 237f         Security Analysis

     FIN 240a        Venture Capital and Entrepreneurial Finance

     FIN 241f         Financial Planning and Control

     FIN 242f         Credit Risk Analysis I

     FIN 246a        Applied Corporate Financial Strategy

     FIN 247f        Commercial Bankruptcy

     FIN 248f        Advanced Corporate Finance

     FIN 252f        Banking, Central Banking, and the
                         International Institution System

     FIN 261a       Fixed Income Securities

     FIN 263a       International Portfolio Management

     FIN 270a       Options and Derivatives

     FIN 271a       Options and Derivatives II

     FIN 279a       Applied Risk Management

     FIN 280a       Financial Risk Management

     FIN 285a       Computer Simulation and Risk

ADDITIONAL FINANCE OR GENERAL ELECTIVE

8 credits required

 

Any FIN, BUS, or ECON course offered at IBS (including, but not limited to the courses listed above, if not used to fulfill a requirement in that category).

 

Course numbers ending in “a” are 4 credit full semester courses. Courses that end in “f” are module courses (half semester) and yield 2 credits.


Specializations for MSF Students

Learn more about specializations.