Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Will students be admitted to the Global Master of Finance program by Olin, SMU, or both schools?
A. Students will be admitted by both schools so that both faculties will have full confidence in the quality of students enrolling in the Global Master of Finance program; however, you will only be required to submit one application through Olin Business School.
Q. When will the Global Master of Finance program begin?
A. Please visit the Olin-Singapore Management University Partnership page for dates and locations pertaining to this program.
Q. Where will I live while studying at Washington University in St. Louis?
A. During the 14-month program, students will spend two summers on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis. Students will be housed in the Millbrook Square Apartment complex. Each apartment has a furnished common room, kitchen, and one or two bathrooms as well as in-room data connections. Comfortable housing with comparable amenities will also be provided during the New York City and Washington, D.C. immersions.
Q. Where will I live while studying at Singapore Management University?
A. International students are required to secure and pay for their own accommodation in Singapore prior to arrival. The SMU campus is conveniently located in the city and is well-served by public transport. There is a variety of accommodation available in Singapore such as private student hostels and private apartments. You may refer to SMU's Student Life page for more information on accommodation.
Q. As an international student, will I be eligible to work in the U.S. under Optional Practical Training (OPT) for 12 months after the completion of the second summer of the Global Master of Finance Dual Degree program?
A. Unfortunately, because you will not have been in the U.S. for the required period of time to qualify for OPT under U.S. Government regulations, you would not be eligible to work in the U.S. under OPT.
Q. Who will help me with my job search during the Global Master of Finance program?
The Career Center at Singapore Management University
will provide career counseling and placement services including a series of workshops on job search skills and techniques. At the same time, you will have access to Olin Business School’s extensive network of alumni throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Therefore, students in the dual degree program will benefit from the placement networks of both schools.
Q. Will I receive one degree at the end of this program, or two?
A. Students in this program will receive two degrees upon completion of this program -- a Master of Science in Finance (MSF) from Olin and a Master of Science in Applied Finance (MAF) from SMU. By receiving both degrees, you will have the benefits of quality education in two countries, as well as a broader and deeper background in finance than you would acquire from one institution.
Q. What is the total tuition for the Global Master of Finance program? A.
Please visit the Tuition
page for the most up-to-date costs and inclusions for this program.
Q. Are scholarships available for the Global Master of Finance program?
A. There are currently no scholarships available for the Global Master of Finance program; however, each school will discount its tuition significantly for program participants.