Applied Financial Economics Graduate Pathway

Saint Louis University's analytics graduate pathway program prepares students to enter the next semester of a Master of Science in Applied Financial Economics at SLU. Upon successful completion of the graduate pathway program and meeting university requirements for graduate admission, students may enter the next semester of graduate study.

Program Entry Requirements

Accelerated Pathway (One-Semester Program)

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent with 2.5 GPA on 4.0 scale
  • Current resume, two letters of recommendation, personal statement
  • Language requirement:
    • TOEFL iBT 83 or
    • IELTS 6.5 (6.0 in reading and writing) or
    • PTEA 56 or
    • IELA 185 (178 in reading and writing)
    • Duolingo 110

Standard Pathway (Two-Semester Program)

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent with 2.5 GPA on 4.0 scale
  • Current resume, two letters of recommendation, personal statement
  • Language requirement:
    • TOEFL iBT 78 or
    • IELTS 6.0 or
    • PTEA 52 or
    • IELA 180 (173 in reading and writing) or
    • Duolingo 105
    • Completion of Level 5 AE with 2.5 GPA and grades of "C" or better
  1. Students will be able to execute a variety of verbal tasks in academic settings using English that can be understood by those unaccustomed to non-native speakers.
  2. Students will be able to execute a variety of written tasks in academic settings using English that can be understood by those unaccustomed to non-native writers.
  3. Students will be able to apply a process-driven approach to completing verbal and written academic assignments in multiple disciplines and modes.
  4. Students will be able to deploy reflective and self-regulated learning strategies.

One-Semester (Accelerated) Pathway

Required Courses
EAP 4200Advanced Reading and Writing as Researchers for International Graduate Students3
EAP 4250Advanced Listening and Speaking for International Graduate Students II2
ACCT 5010Accounting for Managers3
ECON 5010Economics for Managers3
OPM 5020Applied Business Statistics3
Total Credits14

Two-Semester (Standard) Pathway

Required Courses
EAP 4100Introduction to Reading and Writing for International Graduate Students I3
EAP 4150Listening and Speaking for International Graduate Students I2
EAP 4200Advanced Reading and Writing as Researchers for International Graduate Students3
EAP 4250Advanced Listening and Speaking for International Graduate Students II2
ACCT 5010Accounting for Managers3
ECON 5010Economics for Managers3
ITM 6400Applied Business Analytics3
OPM 5020Applied Business Statistics3
Total Credits22

Continuation Standards

  • Minimum of 3.0 cumulative GPA in SLU business courses
  • Grade of "B" or better in classes counting toward major (only one grade of "B-" will be accepted)
  • No C-/D/F/W/I/P/NP/S/U grades

Progression Requirements

  • Minimum of 3.0 cumulative GPA in SLU business courses
  • Grade of "B" or better in classes counting toward major (only one grade of "B-" will be accepted)
  • No C-/D/F/W/I/P/NP/S/U grades
  • Writing portfolio

Roadmaps are recommended semester-by-semester plans of study for programs and assume full-time enrollment unless otherwise noted.  

Courses and milestones designated as critical (marked with !) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation. Transfer credit may change the roadmap.

This roadmap should not be used in the place of regular academic advising appointments. All students are encouraged to meet with their advisor/mentor each semester.  Requirements, course availability and sequencing are subject to change.

One-Semester (Accelerated) Pathway

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
EAP 4200 Advanced Reading and Writing as Researchers for International Graduate Students 3
EAP 4250 Advanced Listening and Speaking for International Graduate Students II 2
ACCT 5010 Accounting for Managers 3
ECON 5010 Economics for Managers 3
OPM 5020 Applied Business Statistics 3
 Credits14
 Total Credits14

Two-Semester (Standard) Pathway

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
EAP 4100 Introduction to Reading and Writing for International Graduate Students I 3
EAP 4150 Listening and Speaking for International Graduate Students I 2
ACCT 5010 Accounting for Managers 3
OPM 5020 Applied Business Statistics 3
 Credits11
Spring
EAP 4200 Advanced Reading and Writing as Researchers for International Graduate Students 3
EAP 4250 Advanced Listening and Speaking for International Graduate Students II 2
ECON 5010 Economics for Managers 3
ITM 6400 Applied Business Analytics 3
 Credits11
 Total Credits22