Admissions and How to Apply

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Admissions Process

The Global Master of Finance (GMF) program admits one class per year. We want to make the process easy for you and ask that you review and follow the Application Process instructions carefully.

Admissions decisions are made for applications submitted by 11:59 PM Central Time according to the deadlines for each round noted in the table below.

Application
Due byNotification on or before

Round 1

October 10, 2019
December 17, 2019
Round 2*
January 15, 2020
March 10, 2020

Round 3

March 18, 2020
April 28, 2020
Rolling admissions
Ongoing
Three weeks after application completion

*Priority deadline for international applicants: Applications may be submitted after the international priority deadline. However, please ensure that your file is complete at the time of application in order to avoid any processing delays.

After March 18 we move to rolling admissions, during which we continue to accept applications on a first-come, first-served, space-available basis. Incomplete applications will be shifted to the subsequent rounds until all required materials have been submitted.

Eligibility

What does it take to be admitted to Olin’s GMF program?

We review each applicant on a number of factors, looking for individuals with strong academic, professional, and extracurricular activities. We base our selections on your past performance, quantitative skills, and communication skills. To ensure diversity in each entering class, we admit students with various backgrounds, experiences, talents, and interests.

  • You must have completed an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution, comparable to Washington University's four-year bachelor's degree, at the time of enrollment in the GMF program. Most international three-year degrees meet this requirement.
  • Although professional work experience is not a requirement for admission, most successful applicants have had significant internship and/or work experience prior to acceptance into the program.

Prerequisites, Transfers, and Waivers

Applicants to the Global Master of Finance (GMF) program should have taken microeconomics, statistics, and calculus. Students with no previous background in accounting and finance will be required to take Foundation courses prior to starting the regular coursework in July.

Due to the compressed GMF format, students must complete all courses in the program; course waivers and transfer credits from other universities are not permitted.

Any transfer credits between Olin and partner schools must be a grade of B or higher.

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