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Information About the MSF Program for Current Students

Course Plan

Students should begin their program by completing as many of the required core courses as possible. Students are encouraged to consult with their Program Advisor, Karen Muise ( to confirm a specific course plan under the current degree requirements

MSF Core Courses

Course Number Course Name
ECON 201a Global Economic Environment
ECON 210f* Foundations of Statistics 
FIN 201a Investments
FIN 202a Corporate Finance
FIN 212a Financial Accounting and Analysis
FIN 217f* Financial Modeling I

*Module courses - course numbers that end in "f" are half-semester courses that yield 2 credits. 

Electives for the MSF Program

MSF students can choose their electives from many offerings in the International Finance areas. For the prerequisites associated with each course, the schedule of classes and course syllabus, please consult the course catalog. 

Through elective work, students will focus their studies into specializations. After completing the core requirements, students may then choose one or two additional electives in Finance or other courses at Brandeis IBS.