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, this 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 the summer prior to beginning their fall semester 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 strengthen their English and business communication skills. 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 for students to bond with their program cohort and to connect with their peers in all of the Specialized Master’s Programs.

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