Corporate finance provides the tools for making investment and financing decisions in firms dealing with uncertainty and information problems. These skills include fundamentals of accounting, financial analysis, valuation, capital budgeting and international financial management. The specialization prepares students to analyze and understand how corporate decision making drives firm performance, valuation and risk.
The Corporate Finance specialization is useful for students who aim to work in investment banking, mergers and acquisitions, transfer pricing, private equity, corporate financial operations or consultants or analysts performing fundamental company valuation analysis.
Professional working in corporate finance need to understand the workings of financial markets, product innovations, and the rapidly changing world financial economics. The Corporate Finance specialization offers a dual track for students - a general track and a Transfer Pricing track.
To earn the specialization, students are required to take a minimum of 5.0 semester equivalent courses (20 credits) over the course of two years. If you have any questions about scheduling, contact your program advisor.
An option for MA, MBA and MSF students.
Careers in Corporate FinanceExplore careers in corporate finance, companies recruiting Brandeis IBS students, and profiles of our alumni working in the fields of financial operations, fundamental company analysis, private equity and mergers and acquisitions.
Meet Our FacultyFrom former Head of European Credit Research at Barclay's to Director of Investment Research for ING, you can be assured you'll be learning Corporate Finance from some of the top professionals in the field. And with Bloomberg Terminals in every classroom, students become experts in the world-renowned database used by virtually all major financial firms around the globe.
RequirementsLearn more about the requirements for earning a specialization in corporate finance, including foundational courses and electives.
MA Sample Course Plan
Review a sample plan for MA students to help get a sense of what your course schedule would be like if you decide to specialize in asset management.