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Corporate Finance and Investments

Gain understanding and experience for your finance career.

Interested in corporate finance, treasury, or corporate development careers in both the financial and nonfinancial industries? The MSF Corporate Finance and Investments track (MSFC) prepares you for successful careers in these areas and more. The program features:
  • Consulting projects with financial and nonfinancial firms
  • Research with the Wells Fargo Advisors Center for Finance and Accounting Research (WFA-CFAR)
  • Access to notable speakers, Olin alumni, and industry professionals at WFA-CFAR’s annual Corporate Finance Conference

This three-semester program starts in early summer, with students graduating the following May for a total of 11 months.

What You'll Study

No matter which finance track you choose, your coursework will cover valuation, portfolio theory, derivative securities, and financial statement analysis.

The MSFC will give you a deeper dive into financial markets, financial scenarios modeling, and raising capital. Some courses specific to this track include:

  • Investment Theory
  • Financial Markets
  • Economics of the Organization
  • Money, Capital Markets, and Economic Growth
  • Venture Capital and Private Equity

The coursework also prepares you for the CFA Level 1. For a detailed look at the 2016–17 curriculum, download the MSFC Curriculum and Course Descriptions (PDF).

Your Career

When you graduate with a MSFC from WashU, you’ll be career-ready. In fact, 100% of our MSFC students seeking employment accepted a job within three months after graduation in 2016, with an average annual salary of $65,000. Graduates typically find analyst and specialist jobs in:

  • Capital markets/research
  • Financial analysis
  • Private equity
  • Commercial banking
  • Consulting

For more details, check out the SMP Employment Statistics (PDF). Learn more about career support for specialized masters students at the OlinCareers website.


David Marold | MSFC

“The line between legal and financial issues is intertwined. I wanted to combine military best practices with business best practices, and I needed to improve my quantitative abilities.”

Read David's Story