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Washington University in St Louis Olin Business School

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WFA-CFAR infuses undergraduate, MBA, specialized master's programs, doctoral, and executive education curricula with a deep understanding of finance and accounting research through challenging coursework, programs, and experiential learning opportunities.

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Pursuing a career in business today means preparing students for an ever-changing world, reaching into new markets, adopting new technologies, and crossing the boundaries among traditional disciplines. Through applied-learning opportunities and senior finance and accounting faculty interactions from year one, Olin's undergraduate program lays the foundation for students to build successful academic and professional careers.

MBA Corporate Finance & Investments Platform

There are many paths through which an MBA student can pursue a career in finance. Olin’s Corporate Finance and Investments Platform has been designed to effectively steer an MBA student toward any one of the following careers: Financial Manager in a Non-Financial Firm; Investment Banker – Corporate Finance; Private Equity or Venture Capital Positions; Investment Banker – Capital Markets and Trading; and Asset or Portfolio Manager.

Master of Science in Finance

The Master of Science in Finance program is a rigorous graduate program with a comprehensive finance curriculum that includes a number of specifically designed courses: Stochastic Foundations, Mathematical Finance and Numerical Methods and Optimization. Students gain quantitative finance expertise, combined with a breadth of courses unheard of in financial engineering programs – providing targeted skills and strategic perspectives that give students an edge in finance careers.

Global Master of Finance

Olin has partnered with Lee Kong Chian School of Business at Singapore Management University, Yonsei University Graduate School of Business, and Arison School of Business and Adelson School of Entrepreneurship at IDC Herzliya to offer the Global Master of Finance program. The collaboration creates a singular educational paradigm that exposes students to cultures, financial markets, and business practices from different countries and boosts their competitive advantage.

Master of Accounting

The Master of Accounting program gives students a foundation in quantitative excellence, strategic understanding of accounting trends and regulatory issues, and the critical-thinking skills to evaluate and derive insight from diverse, complex information. Graduates possess a wide-reaching appeal to employers across all areas of accounting, including public accounting, corporate accounting, consulting, financial services, and any other position that requires a deep accounting knowledge.

Executive MBA Curriculum

Olin’s Executive MBA program is known for educating influential business leaders worldwide. The program curriculum ensures an absolute command of functional disciplines and the ability to apply those skills to complex, unstructured business problems. CFAR plays a key role in shaping this important Executive MBA curriculum, including Financial Accounting, Corporate Financial Management, Strategic Cost Accounting and Control, and Strategies for Growth.

Executive Education

Olin's Executive Education programming is highly interactive. One- and two-day seminars provide knowledge and tools senior and mid-level managers can apply immediately to their jobs without spending a lot of time away from the office.

Doctoral Programs

Olin currently offers Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in several disciplines. The DBA is a 72-credit-hour doctoral degree designed for industry practitioners with a serious interest in research.