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Washington University in St Louis Olin Business School

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The unique format of the Global Master of Finance Dual Degree 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, DC, 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.

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Applicants to the Global Master of Finance Dual Degree 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 course work will begin approximately July 1. Foundations course work for those who need it will begin approximately one month earlier.

Depending on their academic background, students may be required to enroll in foundation courses upon entering the program.

  • FIN 510 Introduction to Finance (2 credits)
  • ACCT 560 Introduction to Financial Accounting (2 credits)