Brandeis International Business School

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Master of Science in Finance (MSF)

Best rankings. TFE Times.

Program Value

“The Brandeis MSF program is internationally ranked in the top 10 and recognized for its unique blend of financial theory and practice, its array of market-focused concentrations, and faculty of leading academics and finance practitioners.”

Debarshi Nandy Debarshi Nandy, MSF Program Director

Program Highlights

Brandeis Advantage

Ranked among the best U.S. universities by U.S. News and World Report. Located close to Boston, a multicultural hub of finance, technology and innovation.

Creating Global Financial Experts

Expertise in financial modeling and statistical analysis to influence decisions in major financial institutions and corporations. Partner program of the CFA Institute and the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP).

Multiple Career Possibilities

Practical skills for careers in risk management, transfer pricing and valuation, asset management, and corporate finance.

Real-world Expertise

Hands-on, quantitative skills in our Bloomberg Lab, company internships, consulting projects, and faculty-guided research projects.


Study in a program that lets international students extend a 12-month post-graduate practical training experience by an additional 24 months. Learn more.

16-Month, Dual-Degree and Part-Time Programs

Three options based on academic background. Applicants are not required to have work experience.

Renowned Faculty

Unusual access to faculty experts who are leaders in academic research and/or seasoned financial professionals.


100% of admitted students are considered for partial and full tuition scholarships.

A Close-knit Community

Learn more about our multi-cultural and supportive campus environment.


of students obtained an internship or field project. 25% completed both.


completed a U.S. based internship or field project.


Average U.S. salary and bonus, with salaries ranging up to $150,000 based on industry and experience.


of job seekers secured employment within six months of graduation.

Launch Your Global Career

MSF graduates leave Brandeis with expertise to succeed in banking, consulting, asset management and more. MSF alumni have been hired at companies including Fidelity Investments, JPMorgan Chase & Co., State Street Corp., Santander Bank and Deloitte.

Beizhi Zhang
Beizhi Zhang, MSF’18

Finance & Strategy Associate, DoorDash

Samyak Nahar
Samyak Nahar

Senior Associate, Ernst & Young, LLP

MSF’20 | India

Vaishnavi Karwa
Vaishnavi Karwa

Senior Financial Analyst, American Express

MSF’21 | India

Milos Becarevic
Milos Becarevic

Investment Data Analyst, BlackRock

MSF’17 | Serbia

Moyinoluwa Abiola
Moyinoluwa Abiola

Senior Analyst, Goldman Sachs

MSF’20 | Nigeria

Hitesh Sharma
Hitesh Sharma

Investment analyst, BlackRock

MSF’21 | Nepal

Melina Reyes
Melina Reyes Yépez


MSF’15 | Dominican Republic

Ezra Levine and Nikolaos Papavramidis
Ezra Levine

Arrowstreet Capital

MSF’14 | United States

Sanjana Dugar
Sanjana Dugar

Tax Consultant II, Deloitte LLP

MSF’20 | India

Sam Soltani
Sam Soltani

Deutsche Bank

MSF’10 | Iran

Thomas Reedy
Thomas Reedy

John Hancock

MSF’07 | United States

Richard Peck
Richard Peck

Wells Capital Management

MSF’00 | United States

Pia McCusker
Pia McCusker

State Street Global Advisors

MSF’00 | United States

MSF Program Options


Three semesters of coursework and a summer of practical training. 

MSF/MBA Dual Degree

The MSF/MBA dual degree is an intensive program that requires 79 credits over four to five semesters. 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. Learn more.

MSBA/MSF Dual Degree

The MSBA/MSF dual degree is an intensive program that requires 67 credits over four to five semesters. 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 67 credits, instead of the 86 credits required to earn each degree independently. Learn more.


Students may pursue the MSF program on a part-time basis. Part-time students typically complete eight credits per semester. The part-time status is optimal for students who have flexible schedules as courses are held throughout the day. Students can finish the part-time MSF program in 2-3 years (taking 4-5 classes a year).


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Second among U.S. business schools for percentage of female students. (2020)

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Ranked #10 in the U.S. for Best Master’s of Finance Programs. (TFE Times, 2022)


First among U.S. business schools for percentage of female faculty. (Financial Times, 2020)


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University Affiliation Program of the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) Institute.

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Academic Partner Program of the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP).

CAIA Association Academic Partner

Academic partner of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association.


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