Brandeis International Business School

Corporate Finance

The MSF concentration in Corporate Finance provides the accounting, financial analysis, capital budgeting and international financial management tools to analyze and understand how corporate decision making drives firm performance, valuation and risk.

Careers in Corporate Finance

This concentration is designed for students who aim to work in investment banking, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and corporate financial operations. It benefits students who seek to land positions as consultants or analysts performing fundamental company or deal analysis. Employers who commonly hire Brandeis IBS graduates from this concentration include Deloitte, Bain Capital, Ernst & Young, and McKinsey & Co.
Melina Reyes-Yépez

Melina Reyes-Yépez

Deloitte

Senior Consultant

Sam Soltani

Sam Soltani

Chief Operating Officer

BioSensics LLC

Faculty Spotlight: Yang Sun

Assistant Professor of Finance Yang Sun's research on corporate finance examines issues in corporate governance and payout policy. Her work in household finance studies the behavior of consumers in financial product markets, and how frictions in such behavior affect the outcome of the financial sector.

She holds a PhD from MIT and was on the faculty at the University of Hong Kong before coming to Brandeis.

Concentration Requirements

The MSF concentration in Corporate Finance requires the completion of 18 credits.

Group 1: Required course (4 credits)
  • FIN 214a: Managerial Accounting (4 credits)
Group 2: 8 credits minimum
  • BUS 211f: Analyzing Big Data I (2 credits)
  • ECON/FIN 250a: Forecasting in Finance and Economics (4 credits)
  • FIN 203f: International Financial Management (2 credits)
  • FIN 216f: Financial Statement Analysis (2 credits)
  • FIN 231f: Private Equity (2 credits)
  • FIN 232a: Mergers and Acquisitions (4 credits)
  • FIN 240a: Venture Capital and Entrepreneurial Finance (4 credits)
  • FIN 242f: Credit Risk Analysis I (2 credits)
  • FIN 288a: Corporate Financial Engineering (4 credits)
Group 3: 6 credits maximum
  • BUS 212a: Analyzing Big Data II (4 credits)
  • BUS 235f: Real Estate Fundamentals (2 credits)
  • BUS 260a: Competition and Strategy (4 credits)
  • ECON 213a: Applied Econometrics (4 credits)
  • FIN 225f: Real Estate Finance2 credits)
  • FIN 252f: Banking, Central Banking, and International Financial Systems (2 credits)
  • FIN 297a: Internship in Corporate Finance (2 credits)
Or any course in Group 2 not taken to satisfy that requirement.

Admissions

The Brandeis International Business School (IBS) Admissions team looks forward to working with you during the application process. We encourage you to contact us at 781-736-2252 or at globaladmissions@brandeis.edu at any time if you have questions.

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