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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 Management. 

Please consult with your Program Advisor to determine a course plan that incorporates this specialization.

Group 1: Required (4 credits) 

FIN 270a Options and Derivatives (4 credits)

Group 2: 4 credits required (may only take one of the following courses)

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

Group 3: 4 credits required

FIN 242f Credit Risk Analysis I (2 credits)
FIN 244f Credit Risk Analysis II (2 credits)
FIN 252f Banking, Central Banking & Int'l Finance Systems (2 credits)
BUS 278f Corporate Governance (2 credits)
BUS 279f Corporate Fraud: Detection & Prevention (2 credits)
BUS 280f Operational Risk Management (2 credits)

Group 4: 4 credits required

FIN 261a Fixed Income Securities (4 credits)
FIN 271a Options and Derivatives II (4 credits)
FIN 280a Financial Risk Management (4 credits)
FIN 285a Computer Simulations and Risk Assessment (4 credits)

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