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Transfer Pricing and Valuation: Global Theory & Practice

The level of globalization in today's business environment requires most firms to cope with transfer pricing issues on a daily basis. An increasing number of countries around the world are announcing transfer pricing legislation to claim their share of profits from firms' global incomes. 

The Transfer Pricing and Valuation concentration at Brandeis IBS prepares students with rigorous academic training and ample scope for practical application of knowledge in transfer-pricing-related fields. Students go through comprehensive multidisciplinary training in accounting, statistics, econometrics, financial modeling and corporate finance to round out their skill set. Students leave the program with a better understanding of multinational intercompany pricing, strategies related to tax planning, applications of financial accounting and valuation, and more. 

Students in the Master of Science in Finance (MSF) program can declare a concentration in Transfer Pricing and Valuation to focus their studies and career opportunities in that field. 


Careers in Transfer Pricing and Valuation

The career implications for students who complete a concentration in Transfer Pricing and Valuation are quite broad, as most companies with international operations seek the skill set that this concentration provides. MSF students who declare this concentration may go on to work for companies such as Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Walmart, Amazon.com, Apple, and more. 

Recent alumni have taken on roles including analyst and transfer pricing associate at PwC, Deloitte, Ernst & Young and NERA Economic Consulting. 


Concentration Requirements

The MSF Transfer Pricing and Valuation concentration requires students to complete 18 credits. 

Group 1 - Required Courses (8 credits)

FIN 214a Managerial Accounting (4 credits)
FIN 247a Transfer Pricing Theory & Practice (4 credits)

Group 2 - 6 Credits Minimum Required

BUS 211f Analyzing Big Data I (2 credits)
FIN 216f Financial Statement Analysis (2 credits)
FIN 218f Portfolio Financial Modeling (2 credits)
FIN 231f Private Equity (2 credits)
FIN 232a Mergers and Acquisitions (4 credits)
FIN 242f Credit Risk Analysis I (2 credits)
ECON 213a Applied Econometrics (4 credits)
ECON/FIN 250a Forecasting in Finance and Economics (4 credits)

Group 3 - 4 Credits Maximum

BUS 212a Analyzing Big Data II (4 credits)
BUS 235f Real Estate Finance (2 credits)
BUS 278f Corporate Governance (2 credits)
FIN 225f Real Estate Finance (2 credits)
FIN 244f Credit Risk Analysis II (2 credits)
FIN 252f Banking, Central Banking, and International Financial Systems (2 credits)
FIN 297a Approved Internship in Transfer Pricing (2 credits)
Or any course in Group 2 not taken to satisfy that requirement.