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Washington University and the MS in Finance Experience

Begin your MS in Finance at Washington University's campus in St. Louis, Missouri, then travel to a partner university for your second course of study.

All GMF students begin the program as a cohort during the summer semester, living on Washington University's campus. You start with a four-course/six-credit summer semester. If you have no previous background in accounting and finance, you'll be required to take Foundation courses at WashU starting online in May.

In August, you travel to a partner university to pursue the second program of study. See curriculum details for each partner program:

You return to WashU for a second summer semester with the entire GMF cohort and learn from each other's experiences at the various partner schools. WashU's second semester 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. Courses in Washington, DC are offered in collaboration with Brookings Executive Education, part of the Brookings Institution, an internationally acclaimed nonprofit public policy research organization.

Most programs conclude after the second WashU semester, but some partners require a final semester, either on campus with the partner university, or via classes taken remotely.

Olin Business School Faculty

Respected as thought leaders, Olin's professors engage you inside and outside the classroom, delivering world-class instruction, guidance, and support to GMF students. Here are some of the faculty you’ll meet.

Ohad Kadan Ohad Kadan, Professor of Finance Ngoc-Khanh Tran Ngoc-Khanh Tran, Assistant Professor of Finance
Todd Milbourn Todd T. Milbourn, Hubert C. & Dorothy R. Moog Professor of Finance Mark Leary Mark Leary, Associate Professor of Finance
Radha Gopalan Radha Gopalan, Associate Professor of Finance and Director, Finance Platform Thomas Maurer Thomas Maurer, Assistant Professor of Finance

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Olin Business School is accredited by AACSB (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) International. Less than 5 percent of business schools across the globe have earned the distinction.

Life on Campus

Olin Business School has state-of-the-art facilities, advanced technology, and abundant dining options. In addition, you have access to a wide array of WashU campus resources. Washington University’s Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS) offers information and support services for international students.

Housing at Washington University in St. Louis


During the 14-month program, students will spend two summers on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis. Students are required to live at the lofts at WashU during these summers. University housing costs approximately $1,000 US per semester ($1,700 if you're on campus an additional month for Foundation courses). Suite-style units have a furnished common room, a kitchen, and one or two bathrooms as well as in-room data connections. Comfortable housing with comparable amenities will also be provided during the New York City and Washington, DC, immersions. Read more about living in St. Louis.

On- and Off-Campus Safety

Washington University in St. Louis strives to ensure the safety of all community members, on and off campus. For information about safety initiatives and crime statistics, please visit the Washington University Police Department website.

WashU Alumni Network

Olin's Weston Career Center will show you how connect to and leverage Olin Business School's global network of nearly 20,000 alumni. See WashU's Alumni & Development website for information about how you can start to engage with alumni as a student.