MS in Quantitative Finance


The MS in Quantitative Finance (MSFQ) program is a powerful combination of mathematical skills and a strategic understanding of financial business decision-making. Designed for students with a strong math background, the technical curriculum is ideal if your career goals include working in financial services or related industries. You can enhance your academic experience by engaging with the Wells Fargo Advisors Center for Finance and Accounting Research. The program also allows you the opportunity to work at an internship between your second and third semesters. 

  • Location
    St. Louis
  • Duration
    18 Months
  • Format
    On Campus
  • Start
    Fall
  • Cost
    $99,900

MS Quant by the Numbers


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1:1 career support

with your career coach

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STEM designated

master high-demand skills

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hands-on learning

real-world projects & experiences

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Bloomberg Labs

available to students

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ranked #2

global Master of Finance program

TFE Times 2023

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Career Services


At WashU Olin, you receive personalized support from our team of certified career coaches in our Center for Career Engagement. Through 1:1 and group coaching sessions, career fairs, workshops, alumni networking events and much more, you are well-prepared to succeed in your chosen field. And as a WashU alum, you’ll be joining a network of supportive and engaged alumni making an impact around the world.

Some career paths for this program include: 

  • Asset Manager
  • Risk Manager
  • Capital Markets and Research Associate
  • Financial Engineer
  • Fund Manager
  • Derivatives Trader
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Real-World Experience


Gaining real-world experience in your graduate program is essential. That’s why all specialized master’s students are required to take an experiential learning course during their program. Through our Center for Experiential Learning or the Wells Fargo Advisors Center for Finance and Accounting Research, you'll gain valuable, hands-on experience and build meaningful relationships with decision-makers near and far. Whether you work with a Fortune 500 company, startup or nonprofit, you build your resume and enhance your leadership and problem-solving skills.

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Ask a Finance Student

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Shufang Xu

MS in Quantitative Finance

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    WashU Olin’s uniqueness lies in its emphasis on experiential learning. They offer hands-on projects, internships, and consulting opportunities that provide practical experience.

    Expected Graduation

    2024

    Residence

    Nanjing, China

    Education

    UC Berkeley

    Involvement

    None

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Chris Zhao

MS in Quantitative Finance

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    Olin is unique for teaching a values-based, data-driven approach to business.

    Expected Graduation

    2024

    Residence

    Jiangsu, China

    Education

    Suzhou University of Science and Technology

    Involvement

    None

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