Wealth and Asset Management

Hone your asset management mastery and enhance your consulting skills

Want to work in the field of wealth and asset management or with individuals, institutions, and the firms that provide products and services to them? Our newest MSF track—Wealth and Asset Management (MSFWAM)—is designed for this growing industry. The program features:
  • Consulting projects with financial firms related to wealth and asset management
  • Guest lectures, mentoring, curriculum support, mock interviews, research discussions, data, and more through the WFA-CFAR Network Partners
  • Access to notable speakers, Olin alumni, and industry professionals at the WFA-CFAR Wealth and Asset Management Research Conference
  • Industry insights at WAM events, including the Buckingham Conference, Mercer Conference, and more
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 MSFWAM focuses on financial markets and portfolio construction, financial scenarios modeling, and the understanding and interpretation of financial plans, market ratios, and investment ratings. Some courses specific to this track include:

  • Wealth Management Practice
  • Behavioral Finance
  • Hedge Fund Strategies
  • Endowments, Foundations, and Philanthropy

The coursework also prepares you for the CFA Level 1, CFP, Series 7, or CAIA. For a detailed look at the curriculum, download the MSFWAM Curriculum and Course Descriptions (PDF).

After Graduation

When you graduate with a MSFWAM from WashU, you’ll be career-ready. Graduates are well prepared for roles in:

  • Asset management
  • Private wealth management
  • Investment banking
  • Endowment management
  • Asset consulting
  • Consulting