Brandeis International Business School

MSF/MBA Dual Degree

Program Description

The MSF/MBA dual degree is an intensive program that requires 79 credits over four semesters, including up to two summer terms. This dual degree provides students with an advanced knowledge of finance, analysis, general management and strategy to pursue leadership positions in industries including technology startups, consulting and finance.

Students who enroll in the dual degree when admitted to the business school or add the second degree within the first year of their first program are able to complete both degrees with a combined 79 credits, instead of the 109 credits required to earn each degree independently. Transfer credits may not be applied toward the required 79 credits needed for the degrees. Students must meet admissions requirements of both programs to be admitted to the dual degree program and complete the requirements of both programs to earn both degrees. Full requirements for the MSF and MBA degree can be found on their program pages.

Sample Course Plan

First Year

Fall (17 credits)

  • Fin 201a: Investments (4 credits)
  • Fin 204a: Advanced Corporate Finance (4 credits)
  • Fin 217f: Financial Modeling (2 credits)
  • MSF Elective (2 credits)
  • Fin 212a: Accounting and Financial Analysis (4 credits)
  • Bus 224f: Launching Your Global Career (1 credit)

Spring (16 credits)

  • Fin 261a: Fixed Income Securities (4 credits)
  • Fin 270a: Options and Derivatives (4 credits)
  • MSF Electives (8 credits)

Summer (4 credits)

MSF Practicum (choose only one):

  • FIN 292a: Internship (4 credits)
  • FIN 293a: Field Project in Finance (4 credits)
  • FIN 294a: Directed Research (4 credits)
Second Year

Fall (18 credits)

  • MSF Elective (8 credits)
  • Bus 252a: Marketing Management (4 credits)
  • Bus 219f: Organizational Behavior (2 credits)
  • OB Elective (2 credits)
  • Bus 228a: MBA Career Strategy and Management Communication (2 credits)
Spring (16 credits)
  • Bus 260a: Competition and Strategy (4 credits)
  • Operations Requirement (4 credits)
  • Business Analytics Requirement (2 credits)
  • Econ Environment Requirement (4 credits)
  • MBA Elective (2 credits)
Summer (8 credits)*
  • MBA Electives (8 credits)

*Students who would like to accelerate their program and graduate in Spring 2 may take an increased course load in Spring 1, Fall 2 and Spring 2. 

MBA students who apply to add the MSF dual degree in their first year will have a course plan that more closely resembles Year 2, followed by Year 1.

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