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Washington University in St Louis Olin Business School

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Come visit and find out why students choose Olin. Sit in on a class, have lunch with one of our students, and meet with our faculty and staff.

Application Deadlines

The Fall 2015 application cycle begins September 2014. Incomplete applications will not be considered for admission. Admission decisions are made according to the deadlines below.

If you intend to apply during rolling admissions, please contact Nikki Lemley, Associate Director of Specialized Masters Programs Admissions, or email us at to confirm that seats are still available.

Application Deadlines for Fall 2015



Notification on or before:
1 October 15, 2014 December 30, 2014
2 January 19, 2015
April 7, 2015
3 April 1, 2015 May 19, 2015
*Rolling admissions

*Rolling admissions is only available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Working professionals in the St. Louis area can pursue the Corporate Finance and Investments track on a part-time basis. Part-time students generally take six credits of coursework each semester (fall, spring, and summer) and complete the degree in approximately two years.

Washington University Undergraduate Students

If you're a Washington University student who is interested in pursuing a Master of Science in Finance degree, it is recommended that you contact the Associate Director of Admissions, Nikki Lemley.


What does it take to be admitted to Olin's MSF programs?

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 MSF 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 MSF program.


Applicants to the Corporate Finance and Investments track should have taken Calculus I, Statistics (preferably two courses), and Microeconomics.

Successful applicants to the Accelerated Master of Science in Finance program and the Quantitative Finance track will demonstrate outstanding aptitude for advanced quantitative finance materials and a passion for the quantitative aspects of problem-solving. Students who have majored in Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Economics, Engineering, Physics, and Statistics are especially encouraged to apply to the Quantitative Finance track. Some background in the applications of computing to quantitative problem-solving is especially valuable.

All enrolled students will be required to take a readiness exam for Intermediate Accounting prior to the Foundations course.


Total number of full-time students 26
Median age 23
Average GMAT 684
Average GPA 3.39
Female students 4%
International students 8%


Total number of students


Median age

Average GMAT 721
Average GPA 3.63
Female students 44%
International students 80%