Brandeis International Business School

Corporate Finance & Valuation

The MSF concentration in Corporate Finance & Valuation provides the tools in accounting, financial analytics and modeling, capital budgeting, M&A, credit risk analysis and corporate governance to analyze and understand how corporate decision making drives a firm's performance and valuation.

Careers in Corporate Finance & Valuation

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 International Business School graduates from this concentration include Deloitte, Bain Capital, Ernst & Young and McKinsey & Co.

Melina Reyes-Yépez

Melina Reyes-Yépez


Finance Manager, Strategic Initiatives & Partnerships

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 Corporate Finance & Valuation concentration requires the completion of 18 credits. Please note that students must enroll in the 16-month MSF program to select a concentration.

Group 1: Required course (4 credits)
  • FIN 214a: Managerial Accounting (4 credits)
Group 2: 8 credits minimum
  • BUS 211a: Foundations of Data Analytics (4 credits) - Fall & Spring
  • FIN 216f: Financial Statement Analysis (2 credits) - Fall
  • FIN 231f: Private Equity (2 credits) - Fall & Spring
  • FIN 232a: Mergers and Acquisitions (4 credits) - Fall & Spring
  • FIN 240a: Venture Capital and Entrepreneurial Finance (4 credits) - Fall
  • FIN 247a: Transfer Pricing: Theory and Practice (4 credits) - Fall
  • FIN 252a: Predictive Analytics and Corporate Innovation (4 credits) - Fall
Group 3: 6 credits maximum
  • BUS 235f – Real Estate Fundamentals (2 credits) - Fall
  • BUS 279f – Corporate Fraud: Detection and Prevention (2 credits) - Spring
  • ECON 213a – Econometrics with R (4 credits) - Fall
  • FIN 225f – Real Estate Finance (2 credits) - Spring
  • FIN 234a – Social Impact Investing (4 credits) - Spring
  • FIN 242f – Credit Risk Analysis (2 credits) - Fall & Spring
  • FIN 282f - New Frontiers of Finance: From Animal Spirits to Cyber Risk (2 credits) - Fall
  • BUS 297a – Approved Internship in Corporate Finance (2 credits)
Or any course in Group 2 not taken to satisfy that requirement.


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