Brandeis International Business School

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Master of Science in Finance (MSF)

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Program Value

“The Brandeis MSF program is internationally ranked in the top 10 and recognized for its unique blend of financial theory and practice, its array of market-focused concentrations, and faculty of leading academics and finance practitioners.”

Debarshi Nandy Debarshi Nandy, MSF Program Director

Highlights

Brandeis Advantage

Ranked among the best U.S. universities by U.S. News and World Report. Located close to Boston, a multicultural hub of finance, technology and innovation.

Multiple Career Possibilities

Practical skills for careers in risk management, transfer pricing and valuation, asset management, and corporate finance.

Real-world Expertise

Hands-on, quantitative skills in our Bloomberg Lab, company internships, consulting projects, and faculty-guided research projects.

16-Month, Dual-Degree and Part-Time Programs

Three options based on academic background. Applicants are not required to have work experience.

 

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100% of admitted students are considered for partial and full tuition scholarships.

MSF Program Options

16-Months

Three semesters of coursework and a summer of practical training. 

MSF/MBA Dual Degree

The MSF/MBA dual degree is an intensive program that requires 79 credits over four to five semesters. Students who enroll in the dual degree when admitted to the business school or add the second degree within the first year of their first program are able to complete both degrees with a combined 79 credits, instead of the 109 credits required to earn each degree independently. Learn more.

Part-Time

Students may pursue the MSF program on a part-time basis. Part-time students typically complete eight credits per semester. The part-time status is optimal for students who have flexible schedules as courses are held throughout the day. Students can finish the part-time MSF program in two to three years (taking four to five classes each year).

Curriculum & Concentrations

Concentrations and Electives

The MSF program requires 18 elective credits. MSF students are encouraged to use these elective credits to complete one of five concentrations. MSF students who do not concentrate can choose their electives from a selection of advanced offerings in General Finance.

Sample Course Plan

Fall 1 (15 credits)

  • FIN 201a: Investments (4 credits)
  • FIN 204a: Advanced Corporate Finance Theory & Practice (4 credits)
  • FIN 217f: Corporate Finance Modeling (2 credits)
  • FIN 212a: Financial Accounting and Analysis (4 credits) OR FIN 213a: Intermediate Financial Accounting (4 credits)
  • BUS 224g: Launching Your Global Career (1 credit)
  • FIN 215f: Python and Applications to Finance (2 credits)*

*Required only for students pursuing the FinTech concentration

Spring 1 (18 credits)

  • FIN 261a: Fixed Income Securities (4 credits)
  • FIN 270a: Options and Derivatives (4 credits)
  • Concentration or general electives (10 credits)

Summer (4 credits)

Practicum (choose only one):

  • FIN 292a: Internship (4 credits)
  • FIN 293a: Field Project in Finance (4 credits)
  • FIN 294a: Directed Research (4 credits)

Fall 2 (8 credits)

  • Concentration or general electives (8 credits)

Rankings

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Second among U.S. business schools for percentage of female students. (2020)

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Ranked top 10 in the country by the TFE Times.

#1

First among U.S. business schools for percentage of female faculty. (Financial Times, 2020)

Alliances

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University Affiliation Program of the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) Institute.

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Academic Partner Program of the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP).

CAIA Association Academic Partner

Academic partner of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association.

Admissions

Are you ready to get started? Request more information or begin applying today. No GMAT/GRE required.

Application Requirements Deadlines Tuition & Financial Aid

Looking for more information on admissions? Contact the admissions team or connect with an MSF student ambassador at globalambassadors@brandeis.edu.

Class Profile

3.3

Average GPA

55% / 45%

Male / Female 

25

Average Age

100%

Had full-time work or internship experience

Launch Your Global Career

MSF graduates leave Brandeis with the expertise to succeed in banking, consulting, asset management and more. MSF alumni have been hired at companies including Fidelity Investments, JPMorgan Chase & Co., State Street Corp., Santander Bank and Deloitte.

Samyak Nahar
Samyak Nahar

Senior Associate, Ernst & Young, LLP

MSF’20 | India

Vaishnavi Karwa
Vaishnavi Karwa

Senior Financial Analyst, American Express

MSF’21 | India

Milos Becarevic
Milos Becarevic

Investment Data Analyst, BlackRock

MSF’17 | Serbia

Moyinoluwa Abiola
Moyinoluwa Abiola

Senior Analyst, Goldman Sachs

MSF’20 | Nigeria

Hitesh Sharma
Hitesh Sharma

Investment analyst, BlackRock

MSF’21 | Nepal

Melina Reyes
Melina Reyes Yépez

REEF

MSF’15 | Dominican Republic

Ezra Levine and Nikolaos Papavramidis
Ezra Levine

Arrowstreet Capital

MSF’14 | United States

Sanjana Dugar
Sanjana Dugar

Tax Consultant II, Deloitte LLP

MSF’20 | India

Sam Soltani
Sam Soltani

Deutsche Bank

MSF’10 | Iran

Thomas Reedy
Thomas Reedy

John Hancock

MSF’07 | United States

Richard Peck
Richard Peck

Wells Capital Management

MSF’00 | United States

Pia McCusker
Pia McCusker

State Street Global Advisors

MSF’00 | United States