The Executive MS in Finance comprises 10 modules, each of which runs approximately one month. BRAIN’s and Zicklin’s renowned business faculty and experts teach two weekends per-month in the classroom. All additional coursework takes place before and after the classroom sessions, supported by an online platform that allows faculty-supervised individual and group work.
- Program Credits: 30
- Program Length: 11 Months
- Classes meet 2 weekends per month (Saturday & Sunday)
- Focus on one course per-month
- Learn from your cohort of experienced professionals as well as from an international faculty
The EMSF curriculum reflects the current state and outlook of the global finance industry. The first four course modules are offered in the sequence shown under Foundations below. Modules 5-10 all build on the foundations and include advanced modules and modules that reflect current issues of importance in finance.
The curriculum reflects the current state and outlook of the global finance industry. Fundamental financial concepts and models are the focus of the foundational EMSF courses in the first four modules. Together, they carry 12 credits.
- Corporate Financial Theory and Applications
- Quantitative Tools for Finance
- Investment Theory and Applications
- Financial Statement Analysis I & II
These courses introduce students to advanced and new areas of finance. The specific courses will be selected by the program’s Academic Director, and will change from year to year as we update the curriculum to keep it relevant for your career.
Included are courses carrying 18 credits from this list, to be selected by the program’s academic director and curriculum committee:
- Advanced Managerial Finance
- Advanced Investment Analysis
- Fundamentals of Financial Derivatives
- Financial Technology
- Financial Risk Management/Financial Engineering
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Venture Capital and Entrepreneurial Finance
- International Financial Markets
- International Corporate Finance
PLEASE NOTE: The program reserves the right to amend, modify, and change the curriculum, specific courses offered and/or the sequence of modules.
The EMSF program is delivered in a modular format with a combination of traditional face-to-face classes and several different forms of distance learning. Examples of types of distance learning are case or problem assignments that students prepare and submit electronically, and participation in discussion boards.
Each course is taught within the period of about one month. There are four days of classes, all of which are given on Saturdays and Sundays on two successive weekends. The classes are complemented with distance learning before the first Saturday class, between the two weekends, and after the second Sunday class.
The modular format was designed to best meet the needs of busy executives who work full time and want to pursue graduate studies while they continue their careers.
Optional Modules at Baruch College in New York City
The Dual Executive MS Program provides students a global perspective and opportunities for global learning experiences. Executive students in the São Paulo program have the option of completing one or more modules in New York City, when these are offered. Executive students are encouraged, but not required, to travel to complete their degree. Some restrictions may apply to manage class sizes, including deadlines to register for modules in New York City. Although we cannot guarantee that all students will be able to attend their first choice of modules in New York City, we will make every attempt to accommodate their preferences.
A student in the São Paulo program may take one module in New York City without extra charges. If a student wishes to take more than one module in New York City, the student will pay a tuition differential for each module. Each student will pay travel, hotel, and other costs of attending the module in New York City on his or her own. See the EMSF Tuition & Fees below.
The program is designed to be completed in about one year, during which students take all 10 course modules. Students must complete the program within 6 years.
Students who choose to take longer than one year will incur additional costs, as described in detail in the Tuition and Fees section.