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​MS in Finance and MS in Applied Finance Curriculum

Global Master of Finance with SMU - Courses
Online Foundation Courses

Depending on your academic background, you may be required to take online Foundation courses. This coursework is in addition to the required credits and is Pass/Fail.

FIN 510 Introduction to Finance (2 credits)
ACCT 560 Introduction to Financial Accounting (2 credits)
ACCT 562 Intermediate Financial Accounting (2 credits)

Summer Semester 1 at WashU (July to August, 6 credits)
All GMF students attend as a cohort.
FIN 532 Investment Theory (1.5 credits)
FIN 534 Advanced Corporate Finance I (1.5 credits)
FIN 524 Options & Futures (1.5 credits)
FIN 524B Derivative Securities (1.5 credits)
Fall Semester at SMU (August to November, 10.5 Credits)
Economic Analysis (1.5)
Financial Statement Analysis I (1.5)
Financial Statement Analysis II (1.5)
Quantitative Methods and Statistics (1.5)
Advanced Quantitative and Economic Analysis (1.5)
Advanced Equity Analysis (1.5)
Fixed Income Analysis (1.5)
Spring Semester at SMU (January to May, SMU, 10.5 Credits)
Financial Statement Analysis III (1.5)
Financial Modeling (1.5)
Private Equity and Venture Capital Investing (1.5)
Structured Products (1.5)
Hedge Funds Management (1.5)
Bank Risk Management (1.5)
Alternative Investments (1.5)
Summer Semester 2 at WashU (June to August, 18 credits)
All GMF students participate in the immersions as a cohort.
FIN 500U Financial Markets – Regulation, DC Immersion (3 credits)
FIN 500T Financial Markets – Institutions, NYC Immersion (3 credits)
FIN 523B Mergers & Acquisitions (1.5 credits)
FIN 526 Risk Management (1.5 credits)
FIN 532B Data Analysis for Investments (1.5 credits)
FIN 533 Real Option Valuation (1.5 credits)
FIN 534B Advanced Corporate Finance II (1.5 credits)
FIN 534C Advanced Corporate Finance III (1.5 credits)
FIN 528 Investments Praxis (3 credits)

60 credits total required for program completion
45 credit hours taken plus 15 transfer credits (6 from SMU to WashU, 9 from WashU to SMU)
Academic Director – Ohad Kadan, PhD

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.