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MSF Program Degree Requirements for Current Students

MSF Degree Requirements

Overview

The MSF program requires 10 courses (40 credits) made up from core courses, advanced finance electives, additional approved finance courses and electives.

Students have the option of also choosing from specializations that Brandeis IBS offers, including Asset Management, Data AnalyticsReal Estate, Risk Management and Corporate Finance.


Core Courses (20 credits required)

ECON 201a Global Economic Environment (4 credits)
ECON 210f Foundations of Statistics (2 credits)
FIN 201a Investments (4 credits)
FIN 202a Corporate Finance (4 credits)
FIN 212a Financial Accounting and Analysis (4 credits)
FIN 217f Financial Modeling I (2 credits)

Advanced Finance Electives (8 credits required)  

FIN 203f International Financial Management (2 credits)
FIN 213a Intermediate Financial Accounting (4 credits)
FIN 214a Managerial Accounting (4 credits)
FIN 216f Financial Statement Analysis (2 credits)
FIN 231f Private Equity (2 credits)
FIN 242f Credit Risk Analysis I (2 credits)
FIN 248f Advanced Corporate Finance (2 credits)
FIN 261a Fixed Income Securities (4 credits)
FIN 263a International Portfolio Management (4 credits)
FIN 270a Options and Derivatives (4 credits)

Approved Additional Finance Electives (4 credits required)  

Note: These courses apply to this requirement only if they are not used to fulfill an advanced finance elective

FIN 203f International Financial Management (2 credits)
FIN 213a Intermediate Financial Accounting (4 credits)
FIN 214a Managerial Accounting (4 credits)
FIN 216f Financial Statement Analysis (2 credits)
FIN 223f Project Finance (2 credits)
FIN 230a Trading and Exchanges (4 credits)
FIN 231f Private Equity (2 credits)
FIN 232a Mergers and Acquisitions (4 credits)
FIN 233f Relative Values of Securities (2 credits)
FIN 234f Corporate Financial Decision Making (2 credits)
FIN 236f Technical Analysis (2 credits)
FIN 237f Security Analysis
FIN 240a Venture Capital & Entrepreneurial Finance (4 credits)
FIN 241f Financial Planning & Control (2 credits)
FIN 242f Credit Risk Analysis I (2 credits)
FIN 246a Applied Corporate Financial Strategy (4 credits)
FIN 247a Transfer Pricing (4 credits)
FIN 248f Advanced Corporate Finance (2 credits)
FIN 252f Banking, Central Banking & Int'l Finance Systems (2 credits)
FIN 261a Fixed Income Securities (4 credits)
FIN 263a International Portfolio Management (4 credits)
FIN 264f Applied Institutional Portfolio Management (2 credits)
FIN 270a Options and Derivatives (4 credits)
FIN 271a Options and Derivatives II (4 credits)
FIN 279a Applied Risk Management (4 credits)
FIN 280a Financial Risk Management (4 credits)
FIN 285a Computer Simulation and Risk (4 credits)
FIN 288a Corporate Financial Engineering (4 credits)

Additional Finance or General Electives (8 credits required)  

Students may take any FIN, BUS, or ECON course offered at Brandeis IBS to fulfill this requirement (including, but not limited to the courses listed above if they are not used to fulfill a requirement in that category).