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Washington University in St Louis Olin Business School

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Admissions Process

The Global Master of Finance program admits one class per year. We want to make the process easy for you and ask that you review and follow the Application Process instructions carefully. Apply now.

Application Deadlines

Application deadlines for Summer 2015 open September 2014. Incomplete applications will not be considered for admission. If you intend to apply during rolling admissions, please contact Nikki Lemley, Associate Director of Specialized Masters Programs Admissions, or email us at for the Singapore Management University partnership or for Yonsei University.

Application Deadlines for Summer 2014



Notification on or before:
1 October 1, 2014 December 16, 2014
2 January 5, 2015 March 24, 2015
3 March 1, 2015 April 17, 2015
4 *Rolling admissions
*Rolling admissions is only available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents.


What does it take to be admitted to Olin’s Global Master of Finance program?

We review each applicant on a number of factors, looking for individuals with strong academic, professional, and extracurricular activities. We base our selections on your past performance, quantitative skills, and communication skills. To ensure diversity in each entering class, we admit students with various backgrounds, experiences, talents, and interests.

  • You must have completed an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution, comparable to Washington University's four-year bachelor's degree, at the time of enrollment in the GMF program.
  • Although professional work experience is not a requirement for admission, most successful applicants have had significant internship and/or work experience prior to acceptance into the program.


Applicants to the Global Master of Finance program should have taken at least one course in microeconomics, one in statistics, and at least one course in calculus.

Admitted students with no previous background in accounting and finance will be required to take Foundations courses at Washington University prior to the start of the program. The regular coursework will begin approximately July 1, with Foundations courses beginning approximately one month earlier.


Full-time students 33
Median age 23
Average GMAT 689
Average GRE 321
Average GPA 3.58
Female students 48%
International students 94%
Average TOEFL 101