Q. How do I apply for financial aid? A.
Loan options for the SMP program can be found on the “Types of Loans
” section of our Tuition & Financial Aid webpage.
Q. What is the Olin Business School’s accreditation?
We are accredited by AACSB International
, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
Q. Do you offer online classes?
A. Foundation courses for the various SMP programs are offered online.
Q. If I have already taken classes at the graduate level, can I transfer credits?
A. Once you have enrolled at Olin, you may submit for review up to nine credits for transfer from other graduate programs accredited by the AACSB. Any transfer credit must be reviewed and approved by the Academic Director.
Q. How does Washington University’s Olin Business School help me find a job upon graduation?
Building relationships is key to finding a job in the U.S. Our Weston Career Center
(WCC) provides a wide range of employment resources to assist students navigating the recruitment market. Specifically, the WCC offers sessions on professional development where students can gain valuable skills related to networking, resume writing, and business etiquette. Career advisors meet with students, as needed, and assist with inquiries related to the online job postings. The WCC also hosts multiple “Meet the Firms” events where companies visit our campus to recruit students.
Q. What companies recruit SMP students from Olin?
The most current employment statistics, including companies that have hired our students/alums, can be found on our Weston Career Center website under the “Employment Statistics
Q. What percentage of SMP students received a job offer upon graduation?
The most current employment information can be found on our Weston Career Center website
Q. Is this program available on a part-time basis?
A. The MSF-Corporate Finance and Investments Track, as well as the MS in Supply Chain Management are available on a part-time basis.
Q. As a part-time student, would I still be eligible for student health insurance?
A. Only full-time Washington University students are eligible for insurance coverage through the University.
Q. How can I get an application for admission?
Q. Do you accept applications for spring and summer admission?
A. For full-time students we only accept applications for matriculation in the fall of each year. Part- time students may apply for fall or spring matriculation.
Q. I do not have job experience. Am I still eligible to apply?
A. Most applicants join us directly from their undergraduate studies. Strong applicants will have had at least one substantive internship experience in the area of study.
Q. Do you require letters of recommendation?
A. We do not require letters of recommendation.
Q. What is the deadline to apply?
A. Deadlines for applications can be found on each program's Admissions webpage.
Q. Should I apply to Round 1 or Round 2 of the application process? A.
The primary benefit to applying in Round 1 rather than Round 2 is that you will learn your admission decision sooner. If admitted, you will have approximately one month to consider our offer. If you are considering a number of schools and aren’t sure which is your top choice, applying in Round 2 will enable you to know more about your status at a number of institutions. Q. Can I apply to two programs? A.
No. We encourage students to review our website so that they can decide which program they want to pursue. The programs are quite different in both content and length, as can be seen on our website
. It is not possible to start in one program and switch to another. Q. How can I check on my application status? A.
You can log-in to your user account, which you used to initially apply to the program, to check the status of your application. Please be aware that, until the notification date
has arrived for your round, you may not see a change to this status. Q. Your website indicates that "Incomplete applications will not be considered for admission. They will be shifted to the subsequent rounds until all required materials have been submitted." If I submit my application with the intention of updating one of my test scores at a later date, will those scores be considered? A.
If you submit your application with your current scores, we cannot guarantee consideration of new information. Our advice would be to wait until you have re-taken your test and then submit your application in a later round. Q. If I need to update my application (with test scores, grades, resumé) after submission, what should I do? A.
Please email your respective program’s admissions to inform them of any updates to your application, and include any relevant attachments. Q. How competitive am I for admission? A.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to predict how competitive your application will be or how likely you are to be admitted into the program, without reviewing your entire application. Our admissions committee looks at many aspects of your application to determine a decision. Your communication skills, leadership potential, test scores, essays, resume, and academic records all play an important part in the decision process. Ultimately, your admission will depend on how competitive the pool of candidates is as a whole. Q. My future goal is to pursue a PhD program. Does pursuing a specialized masters degree assist me with admission into a PhD program?A.
Some students in our SMP programs do go on to pursue a PhD; however, it is not typical. With the appropriate academic background, students may go directly from their undergraduate studies to a PhD program.
After Admission Q. Upon receiving an offer of admission, what is my next step? A.
A packet of admission materials will be sent to you, by mail, shortly after you receive an offer. This information will provide the next steps. Q. How do I accept or decline my offer of admission? A.
You will be required to accept admission online through your application user account. If you are planning to decline admission, you can do this online. Q. Can I delay my enrollment if I decide to begin my studies at a later date? A.
The MSCA, MACC, and MSSCM programs do not permit deferrals. The MSF program will permit deferrals on a case-by-case basis. Contact MSF admissions for deferral consideration. Q. Where do I send official documents? A.
Upon receiving admission, any official transcripts or test scores that are requested from you should be sent to the following address, prior to the start of the program or as soon as they become available.
Graduate Business Admissions
Olin Business School
Washington University in St. Louis
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130-4899