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Corporate Finance: Examining Company Investments and Budgets

The Corporate Finance specialization gives students the tools to make key decisions relating to company investments and financing. These skills stem from a familiarity with the fundamentals of accounting, financial analysis, capital budgeting, and international financial management. The specialization prepares graduates to better understand the workings of financial markets, new product innovations and the rapidly changing world of financial economics. 

Corporate Finance is especially relevant for students who wish to understand the broad financial issues and choices that firms face, and in turn, how these choices influence performance, valuation and risk. 

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 Finance

Explore 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 Faculty

From 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.


Learn 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.