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Washington University in St Louis Olin Business School

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Curriculum

The unique format of the Global Master of Finance program enables you to earn both degrees in 14 months. You begin the program at Olin with a four- course/six-credit summer term. Fall and spring terms take place at SMU; each semester contains seven modules. The program ends with a second summer term at Olin, composed of seven modules.

During your second summer at Olin, the curriculum includes immersion courses in New York and Washington, D.C., that explore U.S. financial markets, policymaking, legislative processes, enforcement agencies, and the Federal Reserve. These courses are offered in collaboration with Brookings Executive Education, part of the Brookings Institution, a nonprofit public policy organization.

Prerequisites

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. Students with no previous background in accounting and finance will be required to come to Washington University prior to the beginning of the regular Global Master of Finance course to take Foundations courses in these important business subjects. The regular coursework will begin the first week in July. Foundations coursework for those who need it will begin in June and will include the following:
  • FIN 510 Introduction to Finance (2.0 credits)
  • ACCT 560 Introduction to Accounting (2.0 credits)
  • MGMT 533 Business Communications
  • Professional Development Workshop


GLOBAL MASTER OF FINANCE PROGRAM COURSES
SINGAPORE MANAGEMENT UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIP
TERM 1 (July to August, Olin, 6 Credits)
FIN 532 Investment Theory (1.5)
FIN 534 Advanced Corporate Finance I (1.5)
FIN 524 Options & Futures (1.5)
FIN 524B Derivative Securities (1.5)
TERM 2 (August to November, SMU, 10.5 Credits)
Economic Analysis (1.5)
Financial Statement Analysis I (1.5)
Financial Statement Analysis II (1.5)
Quantitative Methods and Statistics (1.5)
Advanced Quantitative and Economic Analysis (1.5)
Advanced Equity Analysis (1.5)
Fixed income Analysis (1.5)
TERM 3 (January to May, SMU, 10.5 Credits)
Financial Statement Analysis III (1.5)
Financial Modeling (1.5)
Private Equity and Venture Capital Investing (1.5)
Structured Products (1.5)
Hedge Funds Management (1.5)
Bank Risk Management (1.5)
Alternative Investments (1.5)
TERM 4 (June to August, Olin, 18 credits)
FIN 500U Financial Markets – Regulation, D.C. Immersion (3)
FIN 500T Financial Markets – Institutions, NYC Immersion (3)
FIN 532B Data Analysis for Investments (1.5)
FIN 534B Advanced Corporate Finance II (1.5)
FIN 533 Real Option Valuation (1.5)

FIN 526 Risk Management (1.5)

FIN 523B Mergers & Acquisitions (1.5)
Electives (4.5)
45 CREDITS TOTAL (DUAL DEGREE TOTAL WITH TRANSFER CREDIT – 60 CREDITS TOTAL)
Academic Director – Ohad Kadan, PhD