MS in Finance and Global MBA Curriculum

Global Master of Finance with YSB - 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 YSB (August to November, 10.5 credits)
Economic Analysis (1.5)
Statistics for Management (1.5)
Financial Accounting (3.0)
Marketing Management (3.0)
Management Science (1.5)
Career Foundation Guidance
Winter Semester at YSB (December to January, 9 credits)
Exploring Emerging Markets: BRIC’s (1.5)
Entrepreneurship in Action (1.5)
Business Strategy I (1.5)
Financial Statement Analysis (1.5)
Doing Business in China (1.5)
Models & Tools for Marketing Tactics & Strategy (1.5)
Spring Semester at YSB (February to May, 10.5 credits)
Global Business Environment (1.5)
Production & Operations Management (1.5)
Business Strategy II (1.5)
Leadership (1.5)
Negotiations (1.5)
Business Analysis & Valuation (1.5)
International Finance (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)

81 credits total required for program completion
54 credit hours taken plus 27 transfer credits (6 from YSB to WashU, 21 from WashU to YSB)
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.