New Olin finance program provides keys to the global economy from U.S. to Asia

Two degrees are better than one in the field of finance, especially when earned from two leading business schools – Washington University in St. Louis and Singapore Management University (SMU).

Singapore Management University

The new Global Master of Finance Dual Degree program is designed to meet the needs of today’s global marketplace with specialized skills in finance and a unique opportunity to study U.S. and Asian markets firsthand.

Students earn a Master of Science in Finance degree from Washington University’s Olin Business School and a Master of Science in Applied Finance degree from SMU in the joint program.

The 14-month program spans the globe with two summer semesters at Washington University in St. Louis and two semesters on the campus of Singapore Management University.

The curriculum includes immersion courses in New York and Washington, D.C., that explore U.S. financial markets, policymaking, legislative processes, enforcement agencies, and the Federal Reserve. These courses are offered in collaboration with Brookings Executive Education, part of the Brookings Institution and managed by Olin Business School.

“Olin Business School has joined forces with Singapore Management University to educate a new generation of risk managers, research analysts and investment decision makers,” says Mahendra Gupta, PhD, Olin’s dean and the Geraldine J. and Robert L. Virgil Professor of Accounting and Management.

“Individually, each of our schools offers superior preparation for careers in finance. Together, we are greater than the sum of our parts. Students will gain a big-picture understanding of the worldwide financial industry, along with innovative theories and practices.”

The Financial Times has ranked Olin’s Master of Science in Finance program No. 2 in the United States.

Founded in 2000, SMU is one of the youngest universities in the world to have earned a double AACSB accreditation for its business and accounting programs and the prestigious EQUIS accreditation.

Like Olin, its mission is to create and disseminate knowledge, advance scholarly research, enhance leadership and promote global corporate citizenship.

Information session Wednesday, April 24

A Global Master of Finance information session will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 24, in Danforth University Center, Room 234. The $100 application fee is waived for WUSTL student applicants.

For more information, contact the Specialized Master’s Programs admissions office at (314) 935-8469 or