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 among the top 10 and recognized for its unique blend of financial analytics, theory and practice, its array of market-focused concentrations, and faculty of leading academics and finance practitioners.”

davide-pettenuzzo Davide Pettenuzzo, MSF Program Director

Program Highlights

Brandeis Advantage

Brandeis is 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.

Flexible Program Options

Find the right program for you: 9 Months, 16 Months, Dual Degree or Part-Time.

Multiple Career Possibilities

Learn practical skills for careers in risk management, transfer pricing and valuation, asset management, corporate finance and more. Our recent MSF graduates earn U.S. salaries as high as $150,000.


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

Creating Global Financial Experts

Gain 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).

Real-world Expertise

Build hands-on, quantitative skills in our Bloomberg Lab, company internships, field projects and faculty-guided research.

Renowned Faculty

Learn from faculty experts who are leaders in academic research and 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 seeking students secured an 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 or started their own business 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.

Aaron Sam
Aaron Sam, MSF’23

Finance Manager, Procter & Gamble

Beizhi Zhang
Beizhi Zhang, MSF’18

Finance & Strategy Associate, DoorDash

Samyak Nahar
Samyak Nahar, MSF’20

Senior Associate, Ernst & Young, LLP

Vaishnavi Karwa
Vaishnavi Karwa, MSF’21

Senior Financial Analyst, American Express

MSF’21 | India

Milos Becarevic
Milos Becarevic, MSF’17

Investment Data Analyst, BlackRock

MSF’17 | Serbia

Moyinoluwa Abiola
Moyinoluwa Abiola, MSF’20

Senior Analyst, Goldman Sachs

MSF’20 | Nigeria

Hitesh Sharma
Hitesh Sharma, MSF’21

Investment analyst, BlackRock

MSF’21 | Nepal

Melina Reyes
Melina Reyes Yépez, MSF’15


MSF’15 | Dominican Republic

Ezra Levine and Nikolaos Papavramidis
Ezra Levine, MSF’11

Arrowstreet Capital

MSF’14 | United States

Sanjana Dugar
Sanjana Dugar, MSF’20

Tax Consultant II, Deloitte LLP

MSF’20 | India

Thomas Reedy
Thomas Reedy, MSF’07

John Hancock

MSF’07 | United States

Richard Peck
Richard Peck, MSF’00

Wells Capital Management

MSF’00 | United States

Pia McCusker
Pia McCusker, MSF’00

State Street Global Advisors

MSF’00 | United States

MSF Program Options

9 Months

Two semesters of coursework, including a required field project. Designed for candidates who have an academic background in finance or similar field and/or two years of relevant work experience.

Please note that the 9-month program begins in Fall 2024. Applications are now open.

16 Months

Three semesters of coursework, including a required field project. Candidates can hone their skills by selecting one of four concentrations.

Dual Degrees

Graduate and undergraduate dual degrees are available for students admitted to Brandeis University. Dual degrees allow students to complete two degrees with less credits than are 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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Ranked #8 in the United States for best master’s of finance programs by TFE Times.

Best business schools | U.S. News & World Report

Ranked among the best business schools in the United States by U.S. News & World Report.

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Ranked among the best master’s in finance programs in the world by QS.

Best business schools | The Princeton Review

Ranked among the best business schools in the world by The Princeton Review.


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Partner in the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) Institute’s University Affiliation Program.

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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.

AACSB Accredited

Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.


Are you ready to get started? Request more information or begin applying today.

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