Global Master of Finance Curriculum

The GMF program is a collaborative and experiential program in which you take classes at two campuses: Washington University and one of our partner universities.

GMF Courses Overview

Courses and schedules vary by partner school. Below is a general overview of the curriculum by semester.

Online Foundation Courses

This coursework is in addition to the required credits and is pass/fail.

  • FIN 510 Introduction to Finance
  • ACCT 560 Introduction to Financial Accounting

Summer Semester 1 at WashU

  • 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 1 at Partner School

Singapore Management University: Quantitative Methods and Statistics, Hedge Funds, Financial Statement Analysis I, Fixed Income Analysis, Financial Analytics and Innovation

Yonsei School of Business: Economic Analysis, Statistics for Management, Financial Accounting, Marketing Management, Management Science, Career Foundation Guidance

Reichman University: Venture Creation, Venture Advising, Financial Statement Analysis, Econometrics, 2 electives, non-credit workshops

WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management: International Financial Reporting, Capital Market Theory, Financial Econometrics, electives

Winter Semester at Partner School

Yonsei School of Business: Exploring Emerging Markets, Entrepreneurship in Action, Business Strategy I, Financial Statement Analysis, Doing Business in China, Models and Tools for Marketing Tactics and Strategy

Spring Semester at Partner School

Singapore Management University: Financial Modeling and Analytics, Advanced Quantatative Methods and Economic Analysis, Advanced Financial Statement Analysis, Financial Sustainability and Alternative Investments

Yonsei School of Business: Global Business Environment, Production and Operations Management, Business Strategy II, Leadership, Negotiations, Business Analysis and Valuation, International Finance

WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management: Financial Technologies, electives

Spring at WashU

Reichman University: Fixed Income Securities, Advanced Corporate Finance II, Investments Praxis, electives, Financial Markets – Regulation DC Immersion, Financial Markets – Institutions NYC Immersion

The Reichman University program ends at the conclusion of this semester.

Summer Semester 2 at WashU

  • FIN 500U Financial Markets – Regulation, DC Immersion (3 credits)
  • FIN 500T Financial Markets – Institutions, NYC Immersion (3 credits)
  • FIN 500Y Private Equity Methods (1.5 credits)
  • FIN 523B Mergers & Acquisitions (1.5 credits)
  • FIN 530 International Finance (1.5 credits)
  • FIN 555 Risk Management & Insurance (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)

The Yonsei School of Business program ends at the conclusion of this semester.

Fall 2 Semester at Partner School

Singapore Management University: Internship, Capstone

WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management: Intnership, Master’s Thesis (semester can be completed remotely)

The Singapore Management University and WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management programs end at the conclusion of this semester.

Academic Director – Todd Gormley, PhD

WashU Curriculum Overview

Prerequisites, Transfers and Waivers

Applicants to the GMF program should have taken microeconomics, statistics and calculus. Students are required to take foundation courses prior to starting the regular coursework.

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, except for transfers from SMU to Olin, which must be a grade of C or higher.

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