Apply for Global Master of Finance


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Additional Information About Required Documents

Our Admissions Committee accepts unofficial copies of transcripts and test scores for the sole purpose of rendering an admissions decision.

Applicants must hold the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree to be eligible for the program. (Note: Most international three-year degrees meet this requirement.)​
  • Be sure your transcripts include all coursework taken and the grades received for each course, as well as any transcript instructions or descriptions provided by the institution.  Transcripts for study abroad programs or transfer credits are not required if the course titles, grades and credit hours are included on the transcript of the degree-granting institution.  International students must submit transcripts in the original language and English translation.

Standardized Tests:
If you are a current WashU student, please reach out to us at for more information.

    We require either a GMAT or GRE score report and do not offer test waivers for our specialized master’s programs. We do not have a preference of one test over the other.
    For 2023 applicants, we can accept the online versions of the GMAT and GRE.
    Note: Test scores must be released when you submit your application.

    All international applicants (non-U.S. citizens or non-U.S. permanent residents) whose native language is not English must take either the TOEFL or IELTS.

    Do I qualify for a waiver?
    If you are a citizen of one of the following countries, you do not need to submit an English proficiency score:

    Commonwealth Caribbean Nations

    New Zealand
    The United Kingdom

  • You may also qualify for a waiver of this requirement if you have taken a minimum of three, consecutive years of coursework at a college or university located in one of the above countries, Canada, Hong Kong, South Africa or the United States, where the primary medium of instruction is English and you received or will receive your degree from the same institution by program start.

    Note: The Admissions Committee reserves the right to ask for an English proficiency test score, if deemed necessary. If you believe you are eligible for a waiver, do not submit your TOEFL or IELTS score.

    Accepted Tests for 2023 Applicants:

    TOEFL: TOEFL ibt, TOEFL Home Edition
    IELTS: IELTS Academic, IELTS Indicator

    Only scores from tests taken within two years of the program start will be accepted. Program start is typically end of August. The TOEFL institution code for Washington University in St. Louis is listed in the chart further down on this page.

    Professional Recommendation

    In the application, please enter the name and email address of your recommender. When you save your application, they will receive an email with the recommendation to complete. If your recommender has completed the Common Letter of Recommendation, they can email that form to us at

    Application Interview Video 

    Applicants to Specialized Masters Programs must submit a video interview as part of the application process. Once you enter your recommender in the application portal, and save the application, a unique URL link will be sent to your email address with instructions outlining the video submission process.

    Application Fee

    The application fee is $100, and payment can be made with a credit card.

    Financial documents or information pertaining to the I-20 should not be sent unless you have deposited to the program. Specific guidelines regarding I-20 processing will be sent upon admission.

    When Do I Submit My Official Documents?

    Once you get the news of your acceptance – and make the decision to join us at Olin – official transcripts and valid, official test scores must be submitted two weeks before the start of orientation programming.

    Official Test Scores (GMAT, GRE, TOEFL, IELTS)

    All applicants should request that the appropriate testing service forward official test score results to our office. Please note that it is not sufficient for the student to simply submit either the unofficial or official test taker copy. The appropriate Washington University/Olin institution codes for each test are as follows:


    Institution Code

    Master of Accounting
    Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSA) Master of Science in Finance (MSF) Master of Science in Supply Chain Management (MSSCM) Global Master of Finance 
    TOEFL:*  ​​​6929​
    IELTS:*​Search by "Washington University in St. Louis"
    TOEFL or IELTS is not required for U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents or individuals waived from this requirement.