MS in Finance and MS in Finance and Banking Curriculum

Global Master of Finance with UPF - 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 UPF (September to December, 16 or 20 ECTS)
Financial Econometrics (4)
Financial Accounting and Analysis (4)
Investments (4) waived subject to validation exam
Financial Management (4)
Choose one:
Organizational Behavior (4)
Marketing Management (4)
Winter Semester at UPF (January to March, 20 or 24 ECTS)
Financial Markets and Institutions (4)
Macroeconomics and International Finance (4)
Financial Institutions Management (4)
Corporate Valuation (4)
Electives (4 or 8)
Spring Semester at UPF (April to May, 14 or 18 ECTS)
Derivatives and Risk Management (4) waived subject to validation exam
Master Thesis (6) submission deadline mid-September
Electives (4 or 8)
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)

Fall Semester 2 at UPF (September up to December, 6 ECTS)
Internship (6)
Master's Thesis
can be completed remotely
Course credits at Washington University are awarded based on a US system, while course credits at UPF are awarded based on the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS).
Following standard practice, two ECTS credits will be considered as equivalent to one credit at Washington University in St. Louis

60 US equivalent credits (30 US and 60 ECTS) total required for program completion
24 US credits taken (6 transfer to UPF) and 60 ECTS credits taken
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.