Olin Business School’s three-semester MS in Quantitative Finance (MSFQ) track is a powerful combination of mathematical skills and a strategic understanding of business decision making. Designed for students with a strong math background, the technical curriculum is ideal if the student's career goals include working in financial services or related industries. Our quantitative finance track holds a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) designation for its focus on advanced quantitative skills throughout the curriculum, which provides students with a current and innovative approach to finance.

The MSFQ curriculum (PDF) includes 39 credits: 30 required credits and 9 elective credits.

Orientation Programs

All Specialized Master’s Programs students kick off their degrees with a multipronged orientation program designed to prepare them for academic, personal and professional success.

Students will participate in Passport, Career Stamp, and SMP Start, and they will complete foundational courses during their first summer at Olin.

Students new to the United States and non-native English speakers begin with Passport, during which they will acclimate to the Olin Business School culture and become more polished business communicators with strengthened American cultural competency. Participants and their newly arrived peers will then participate in Career Stamp, which serves as a catalyst for students to help them get started in their career search and preparation processes. Finally, the entire cohort of students join together for SMP Start, which orients everyone to the ins and outs of Washington University. These programs are packed with opportunities to bond with your program cohort and to connect with your peers in all of the Specialized Master’s Programs.

Throughout these programs, students will complete online foundational courses and in-person workshops to bolster their background and maximize their academic preparation before the start of their fall courses.