Brandeis International Business School

Students in this concentration learn to develop and apply quantitative models to operational risks as well as market risks related to interest rates, credit, currencies and equities. They also learn qualitative risk management approaches that reflect managerial and organizational responses to operational risks, corporate governance and fraud detection as well as reputation and strategy risk.

Careers in Risk Management

Thomas Reedy

Although careers in risk management have historically been in the financial service sectors, they’ve now widened to encompass many non-financial sectors that increasingly engage in managing currency, commodity and interest rate risks, as well as a host of operational and business risks.

Career Spotlight

Thomas Reedy, MSF '07
John Hancock Financial Services
Associate Vice President
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Faculty Spotlight: Robert R. Reitano

Robert R. Reitano is Professor of the Practice in Finance and a consultant in investment strategy and financial risk management. Prior to joining Brandeis IBS, he had a 29-year career at John Hancock/Manulife in asset/liability risk management and investment strategy, advancing to executive vice president and chief investment strategist.

He holds a PhD in mathematics from MIT and has taught at the Wuhan University of Technology School of Economics and the Reykjavik University School of Business.

Concentration Requirements

The MSF concentration in Risk Management requires the completion of 18 credits.

Group 1: Required course (4 credits)
  • FIN 285a: Computer Simulations and Risk Assessment (4 credits)

Group 2: 4 credits (may take only one of these)
  • FIN 279a: Applied Risk Management (4 credits)

  • FIN 288a: Corporate Financial Engineering (4 credits)

Group 3: 6 credits
  • BUS 211f: Analyzing Big Data I (2 credits)

  • BUS 212a: Analyzing Big Data II (4 credits)

  • BUS 280f: Operational Risk Management (2 credits)

  • FIN 218f: Portfolio Financial Modeling (2 credits)

  • FIN 242f: Credit Risk Analysis I (2 credits)

  • FIN 252f: Banking, Central Banking, and International Financial Systems (2 credits)

  • FIN 271a: Options and Derivatives II (4 credits)

  • FIN 297a: Approved Internship in Risk Management (2 credits)

Group 4: 4 Credits Required
  • BUS 278f Corporate Governance (2 credits)
  • BUS 279f Corporate Fraud: Detection and Prevention (2 credits)
  • FIN 244f Credit Risk Analysis II (2 credits)
  • FIN 280a Financial Risk Management (4 credits)

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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