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The Master of Finance (MF)

Schulich School of Business
Program summary
12 months

Program description

master of finance

The Master of Finance (MF) is one of the new and exciting initiatives at the Schulich School of Business.

Due to increasing competition in the marketplace, analysts and dealmakers alike require more focused knowledge and accreditation than ever before. As a recent article in The Financial Times suggests, a master’s degree in Finance is a “must-have degree” for specialized finance professionals. Schulich's MF program is designed to provide students with an intensive training in finance that is both practical and intellectually challenging. The course work is enhanced by regular research as well as professional seminars, taking advantage of the business community in Toronto and the Schulich alumni network.

The global credit crisis has created a challenging economic environment. Policy makers and business leaders alike are scrambling to find the new financial order. If you want to pursue a career as a finance specialist, this may be the perfect time to further your education, to re-train or re-tool, in time to meet the exciting challenges that lie ahead. Schulich School of Business understands that at times like this, the opportunity cost of going back to school is high. Students want a curriculum that is both rigorous and practical, and one that can be completed in a timely fashion. The Schulich MF delivers this.

As a Schulich Master of Finance graduate, job prospects range from investment banking and asset management to positions in private equity firms, central banks, hedge funds, consulting firms and government agencies. The program also serves as an excellent foundation for students wishing to pursue a PhD in finance. Students of the MF program have full access to the Richard Waugh Career Development Centre at the Schulich School which offers expert career counselling and assists in the placement of graduates.

Whether you are looking to transition to a career in finance, or to upgrade your skills, we invite you to browse through Schulich’s programs and make contact with Schulich School of Business.

Please contact the Schulich School of Business to get a prospectus or learn more about the Master of Finance program.

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Application and Admission Requirements

entry requirements to the master of financeTo be eligible for consideration to the Master of Finance (MF), each applicant must meet the general admission criteria outlined below.

Schulich judges each candidate judged on their own merits, giving due consideration to the criteria set out below. The strength of the application is also assessed on other considerations including entrepreneurship, communication skills, creativity and innovation and other factors that may contribute to future success in the financial sector.

  • Academic Background
  • GMAT or GRE Score
  • Relevant Work Experience
  • References
  • English Proficiency

Please contact the Schulich School of Business to discuss entry criteria for the Master of Finance program.

Career Opportunities leading from the Master of Finance:

Graduates of the Master of Finance will be suitable for employment as a finance specialist in investment banks, private equity firms, corporate finance divisions of large companies, central banks, consulting companies and government agencies. The Richard Waugh Career Centre at the Schulich School provides career counselling and assists in the placement of graduates.

Further, because of the research components inherent in the curriculum, the MF will also serve as an excellent foundation for students wishing to pursue a PhD in  finance.

Master of Finance program outline:

mf full-time finance programThe Master of Finance is a 12-month, full-time program running from August to July of the following year. The MF is designed to provide students with a broad perspective within the multifaceted world of finance. The program, consisting of course work, research and professional seminars, integrates important non-finance aspects of business, such as ethics, sustainability, and governance into the curriculum, because Schulich School of Business believe that good corporate citizenship is vital to success in all aspects of business.

Students will also be introduced to the wider community of scholars and practitioners in finance through the research seminar series and the professional seminar series. In the former, students will be exposed to cutting-edge research in finance, and in the latter, students will gain an appreciation of current, real-world issues as well as an appreciation of different career choices.

Expenses / Tuition Fees

Tuition fees for the Master of Finance program are currently being finalized.

  • Domestic MF students should expect to pay from CAD$ 35,000 to CAD$ 37,500 in tuition for the program in the 2009/2010 academic year.
  • Fees for international students are CAD$ 45,000.

Contact the Schulich School of Business to discuss fees and scholarship opportunities.

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