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Wealth and Asset Management Track

Become a trusted wealth and asset manager with a master’s degree in finance.

Our newest finance track, Wealth and Asset Management (MSFWAM), is designed to prepare you for the growing wealth management industry—advising individuals, institutions, and firms.

Real-world experience • Consulting practicums are built into the curriculum, so all MSFWAM students work with financial firms related to wealth and asset management.

WFA-CFAR network partners • Our partners at the Wells Fargo Advisors Center for Finance and Accounting Research offer guest lectures, mentoring, mock interviews, and more to students in the WAM program. You’ll have access to notable speakers, Olin alumni, and industry professionals at the annual WFA-CFAR Asset Management Research Conference.

Career resources • From day one, you’ll have access to career advising and support from the Weston Career Center to help you be career-ready after graduation.

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January272018
Knight/Bauer Hall, 1 Brookings Drive, Washington University, Saint Louis, MO 63130, United States
9:30 AM

Wealth and Asset Management at a Glance:

Develop financial and consulting skills tailored to a rapidly growing industry.

What You’ll Study

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; and 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 2016–17 curriculum, download the MSFWAM Curriculum and Course Descriptions (PDF).

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Potential Career Paths

Graduates from the MSFWAM program are well prepared for roles in:

  • Asset management
  • Private wealth management
  • Investment banking
  • Endowment management
  • Asset counseling

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