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Washington University in St Louis Olin Business School

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CFAR infuses undergraduate, MBA and Executive Education curricula with a deep understanding of finance and accounting research through challenging coursework, programs, and experiential learning opportunities.

MBA Finance Platform

There are many paths through which an MBA student can pursue a career in finance. Olin’s Corporate Finance and Investment 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.

Specialized Masters Programs

Master of Science in Finance

The Master of Science in Finance (MSF) 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 – targeted skills and strategic perspective that give students an edge in finance careers.

Master of Accounting

The Master of Accounting (MACC) 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 Finanical Accounting, Corporate Financial Management, Strategic Cost Accounting and Control, and Strategies for Growth.

Open Enrollment

Olin’s Open Enrollment Executive Education Seminars are highly interactive, one- and two-day seminars that provide knowledge and tools senior and mid-level managers can apply immediately to their jobs. The Finance for Nonfinancial Managers seminar is designed for managers in functional areas outside of finance. The seminar brings finance closer to the manager and shows how a manager’s decisions can affect the company’s ability to create this value.

Certificate Programs

Olin Executive Education Certificate Programs offer in-depth, relevant knowledge that's immediately applicable in the workplace. Program participants choose electives based on their individual needs and interests. The interactive team-learning and skill assessment allow for exploring innovative ideas and practical feedback with faculty experts and professional peers.

The Financial Skills for General Managers program benefits managers in a variety of fields and equips managers in many functional areas outside of finance with the financial literacy and analytical tool box to understand financial metrics, measure value, and interact with confidence on finance-related issues.