Finance Dual Degree (Global)

Singapore Management University

14 months
48600 USD/year
48600 USD/year
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With the best of both academic worlds, the Global Master of Finance dual-degree programme offers you the opportunity to study in both world-class, top-tiered universities at the Singapore Management University in Singapore and Washington University in St. Louis, U.S.


Our programme offers you the best of both academic worlds:

  • Top-tier education from Olin Business School, a leading U.S. management institution.
  • World-class instruction from the Lee Kong Chian School of Business faculty.
  • Training targeted to your specific marketplace.
  • Access to both domestic and international professional networks.
  • Immersion courses in New York and Washington, DC that familiarize you with US financial markets, policymaking, and financial rules and regulations.

The programme admits one class per year in a condensed 14-month format. You will take classes in four segments: a summer session at Olin, two academic semesters at SMU, and a final summer session at Olin.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Options and Futures
  • Derivative Securities
  • Investment Theory
  • Advanced Corporate Finance I-Valuation
  • Economic Analysis
  • Financial Statement 1
  • Financial Statement 2
  • Quantitative Methods and Statistics
  • Advanced Quantitative & Economic Analysis
  • Advanced Equity Analysis
  • Fixed Income Analysis
  • Financial Statement Analysis 3
  • Financial Modelling
  • Private Equity & Venture Capital Investing
  • Structured Products
  • Hedge Funds Management
  • Bank Risk Management
  • Alternative Investments
  • Data Analysis for Investments
  • Advanced Corporate Finance II
  • Real Options Valuation
  • Risk Management
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Finance Electives
  • Financial Markets–Regulation, Washington, D.C. Immersion
  • Financial Markets–Institutions, New York City Immersion

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 14 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants must hold the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree to be eligible for the program. (Note: Most international three-year degrees meet this requirement.)

  • Be sure your transcripts include all coursework taken and the grades received for each course, as well as any transcript instructions or descriptions provided by the institution. Tr
  • We require either a GMAT or GRE score report. We don't have a preference of one test over the other.
  • TOEFL or IELTS (Academic Format) – All international applicants (non-U.S. citizens or non-U.S. permanent residents) whose native language is not English must take either the TOEFL or IELTS. Only scores from tests taken within two years of the program start will be accepted. 
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      48600 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 48600 USD per year and a duration of 14 months.
    • National

      48600 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 48600 USD per year and a duration of 14 months.
    • Tuition for the WashU MS Finance, 2017-2018 academic year, is $48,600 (US dollars), to be paid in two installments.


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