Brandeis International Business School

The MBA concentration in Finance prepares students to analyze how corporate decision making drives firm performance, valuation and risk. Students gain expertise in accounting, financial analysis, valuation, capital budgeting and international financial management.

Careers in Finance

The MBA Finance concentration prepares students to work in corporate finance or financial institutions. Examples of employers who commonly hire graduates with expertise in this area include Deloitte, Bain Capital, Ernst & Young, and McKinsey & Co.
Vera Bondarenko

Vera Bondarenko

Dell EMC

Director, Financial Analysis

Werner de Merode

Werner de Merode

McKinsey & Co.

Finance Manager

Faculty Spotlight: Daniel Bergstresser

Daniel Bergstresser conducts research on municipal finance and the impact of taxation, regulation and market structure on financial markets.

He was head of European credit research for Barclays Global Investors while on leave from the Harvard Business School faculty and has also worked for the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C.

Concentration Requirements

A total of 22 credits is required to complete the MBA concentration in Finance. These credits may also be counted toward fulfilment of other concentrations or of the MBA core requirements. Excess credits in foundation courses are counted toward the electives requirement.
Foundation (6 credits required)
  • FIN 201a: Investments (this is a prerequisite for some elective courses)

  • FIN 217f: Corporate Financial Modeling 

Electives (16 credits required)
  • BUS 262a: Alliance, Acquisition, and Divestment Strategies
  • BUS 278f: Corporate Governance
  • BUS 279f: Corporate Fraud: Detection and Prevention
  • BUS 295c:* Consulting Field Projects in Social Impact Organizations (Finance project)
  • FIN 213a: Intermediate Financial Accounting
  • FIN 214a: Managerial Accounting
  • FIN 218f:** Portfolio Financial Modeling
  • FIN 216f: Financial Statement Analysis
  • FIN 231f: Private Equity FIN 237f Security Analysis
  • FIN 241f: Financial Planning and Control
  • FIN 232a: Mergers & Acquisitions
  • FIN 240a: Venture Capital and Entrepreneurial Finance
  • FIN 242f: Credit Risk Analysis
  • FIN 244f: Credit Risk Analysis II
  • FIN 248f: Advanced Corporate Finance
  • FIN 252f: Banking, Central Banking & Intl Financial Systems
  • FIN 261a:** Fixed Income Securities
  • FIN 263a:** International Portfolio Management
  • FIN 270a:** Options & Derivatives
  • FIN 279a: Applied Risk Management
  • FIN 293a:* Consulting Field Projects in Finance
  • FIN 280a:** Financial Risk Management
  • FIN 285a: Computer Simulation & Risk Assessment
  • FIN 288a: Corporate Financial Engineering

* BUS 295c and FIN 293a are field projects courses – only one can be counted toward this concentration.

** FIN 201a is a pre-requisite for these courses.


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