WUSTL

I wanted to give everyone an update on the Washington University in St. Louis Masters in Finance program since there have been a couple pretty important changes. This program is one of the main MSF’s out there and is one of students top choices. One thing that WUSTL was always known for is that they did not have fellowships or other scholarship offers for the specialized masters programs. Well that has changed!

Scholarships

Starting with the incoming Fall 2016 class, all students will be considered for the Deans Scholarship. I’ve been told that there will be a number of these scholarships and will be offered to well deserving students. This is welcome news as it will allow WUSTL to provide some financial assistance for students who are accepted into this amazing program.

International

The school has also increased its global activities with new partners to their Masters in Global Finance degree program. Students can now choose programs that incorporate the following international business schools:

  • Singapore Management University – Singapore
  • Yonsei School of Business – South Korea
  • IDC Herzliya – Israel
  • WHU Otto Beisheim – Germany
  • Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona School of Management – Spain

Students can earn two degrees while studying in both the US and the foreign location of their choice. For those looking for a truly unique, international experience, this is definitely worth looking into. This program is competitive, as can be seen from the below class profile:

  • Full-time students – 41
  • Median age – 23
  • Average GMAT – 700
  • Average GRE – 318
  • Average GPA – 3.38
  • Female students – 63%
  • International students – 95%
  • Average TOEFL – 103

International programs are gaining popularity in the United States, in part because of the global economy we now live in. Learning finance isn’t always enough. One must have experience on a global stage, especially for multinational companies and banks. If you are looking at doing an MSF, but want more than just a typical US experience, I suggest looking into this program.

Accelerated/Part Time

WUSTL now offers an accelerated and Part Time options for their Masters in Finance program. Students are allowed to transfer up to 9 credit (as long as they earned a B) into the program. Students can begin studying during their junior year in the summer and then finish the degree once they graduate. WUSTL is also offering a part time option for those employed in the St. Louis area.

Here is a link to the Washington University in St. Louis Masters in Finance Program