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Requirements for the Risk Management Specialization


Students must complete 20 credits at Brandeis IBS through the requirements listed below to earn the Specialization in Risk ManagementNote that 16 of the required 20 credits are specified below in Groups 1-4 to allow students the flexibility to allocate the final 4 credits to either the more qualitative courses in group 2, or the more quantitative courses in groups 3 and 4.

Group 1. Required (4 credits) 

FIN 270a Options and Derivatives (4 credits)

Group 2. One is Required (4 credits)

FIN 279a Applied Risk Management (4 credits)
FIN 288a Corporate Financial Engineering (4 credits)

Group 3. At least 4 credits from the following

FIN 242f Credit Risk Analysis I (2 credits)
FIN 244f Credit Risk Analysis II (2 credits)
FIN 252f Banking, Central Banking and the International Financial System (2 credits)
ECON 232f Country Risk Analysis (2 credits)
BUS 280f Operational Risk Management (2 credits)
BUS 279f Corporate Fraud: Detection & Prevention (2 credits)
BUS 278f Corporate Governance (2 credits)

Group 4. At least 4 credits from the following

FIN 261a Fixed Income Securities (4 credits)
FIN 280a Financial Risk Management (4 credits)
FIN 285a Computer Simulations and Risk (4 credits)
FIN 271a Options and Derivatives II (4 credits)
FIN 258a Introduction to Quantitative Finance (4 credits)

Group 5.  At least 4 credits from Groups 2, 3 or 4 not taken to satisfy those requirements.