Global Master of Finance Dual-Degree (GMF)




What will I learn?

Combining the best of two academic worlds, the Global Master of Finance Dual-Degree (GMF) programme offers you the opportunity to study in two top-tiered universities. Designed to educate a new generation of risk manager, research analysts, and investment decision-makers, the programme is delivered through a relevant curriculum and innovative pedagogy to support Asia's need for new business creation and innovation.

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.

21 credit hours are completed at SMU, and 24 credit hours are completed at Olin. SMU will transfer nine hours from Olin while Olin will transfer six hours from SMU, for a total of 30 credit hours at each school.

Term 1

  • (July through August, Washington University, 6 Olin credits)
  • Derivative Securities (1.5 credit units)
  • Options & Futures (1.5 credit units)
  • Investment Theory (1.5 credit units)
  • Advanced Corporate Finance I (1.5 credit units)

Term 2

  • (August through November, SMU, 5 SMU credits)
  • Quantitative Methods and Statistics (1 credit unit)
  • Hedge Funds (1 credit unit)
  • Financial Statement Analysis 1 (1 credit unit)
  • Fixed Income Analysis (1 credit unit)
  • Financial Analytics & Innovation (1 credit unit)

Term 3

  • (January through May, SMU, 4 SMU credits)
  • Financial Modelling and Analytics (1 credit unit)
  • Advanced Quantitative Methods & Economic Analysis (1 credit unit)
  • Advanced Financial Statement Analysis (1 credit unit)
  • Financial Sustainability & Alternative Investments (1 credit units):

Term 4

  • (June through August, Washington University, 18 Olin credits)
  • Data Analysis for Investments (1.5 credit units)
  • Advanced Corporate Finance II (1.5 credit units)
  • Valuing Strategic Corporate Investments (1.5 credit units)
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (1.5 credit units)
  • Electives (6 credit units)
  • Financial Markets – Regulation, DC Immersion (3 credits)
  • Financial Markets – Institutions, NYC Immersion (3 credits)

Term 5

  • (August through December, SMU - Internship/Capstone)
  • Internship/Capstone - Minimum 10-week internship (1 credit unit)

Which department am I in?

Lee Kong Chian School of Business

Study options

Full Time (14 months)

Tuition fees
SG$29,897.14 (18,16,351) per year
Tuition Fees: SG $34,880 (Inclusive of GST)

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

8 July 2024


Lee Kong Chian School of Business

Singapore Management University,

50 Stamford Road,

178899, Singapore

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have: Good undergraduate degree. A good score in GMAT or SMU Admissions Test. TOEFL/ IELTS is required if the medium of instruction of your undergraduate studies was not in English. It must be taken within the last 2 years at the time of submitting your application.

For international students

Admission Requirements

  • A good university degree
  • A good GMAT or GRE score

We require applicants to take the GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test). The GMAT measures general verbal and mathematical skills, and the score report gives separate scores for the quantitative and verbal sections of the test, as well as a total score. There is also a short analytical writing section. The GMAT is used to promote fairness, objectivity and validity in selection and provides supplementary information to that contained in the application form.

There is no minimum GMAT/GRE score required. We will view your application for admission to this programme holistically to gauge your suitability.

However, to make your application more competitive, we encourage applicants to achieve the following:

  • GMAT/GRE: 600 and above (with a strong Quantitative Score)
  • TOEFL: 95 (internet based test)
  • IELTS: 6.5 and above

About Singapore Management University (SMU)

QS Stars Asian University Rankings awarded Singapore Management University 5-star ratings for overall excellence and employability.

  • Recognised as a world-class research institution
  • Excellent graduate outcomes and employer links
  • LKCSB MBA programme ranked 10th in Asia (FT 2022)
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