The part-time MSF is primarily an evening program designed for working professionals who wish to gain experience in finance or transition into in the fields of financial analysis, investment management, or corporate finance.
The program provides a broader, deeper exposure into the realms of financial markets and global financial movements. Shorter in length than an MBA, the MSF encompasses many topics which appear on the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) exam with a mix of real world experience and academic theory in the class room. Graduate students from all Brandeis IBS programs participate in night classes, so even on a part-time basis, MSF students can be a part of the full Brandeis IBS experience.
Coursework - Flexible and Convenient
The MSF allows you to begin your studies in the summer, fall, or spring. Courses are offered Monday through Thursday evenings from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. There is also free parking on campus after 5 p.m.
You are free to complete the MSF program at your own pace. The average length of the program for a part-time student, working at the normal rate of two courses per semester, is approximately 18-20 months. The MSF program requires enrollment in 10 courses: 5 core courses, 3 financial courses (for a general concentration in Finance) and 2 electives.
World Financial Centers Course
Students are encouraged to take part in an intensive week-long summer course, World Financial Centers, offered in a location such as Tokyo, Paris, London, Prague or Turkey. The specialization areas entail either International Investments or Business Finance.
The part-time MSF program accepts exemptions and transfer credit. Students may reduce their course load at Brandeis IBS by up to two courses if the equivalent classes were taken at a graduate institution, relate to required courses at Brandeis IBS, were completed within five years, with the student receiving a grade of “B” or better.