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Wilfrid Laurier University School of Business & Economics
December 19, 2014

Canadian Excellence

Finance MFin/PhD Programs



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Are you interested in a career in academia or research? Our MFin and PhD research-based degrees are designed to provide students with an exceptional research foundation and teaching opportunities that allow you to successfully launch your academic or research-based career.

Our Master of Finance (MFin) program is targeted at students who want to pursue a career in Finance in positions that demand both extensive finance knowledge as well as excellent quantitative research skills. There are two streams of the MFin program, the 12 month regular stream and the20 month Co-op stream. Both consist of course work and a research paper. The Co-op option also includes two paid four-month work terms with firms in the financial services industry.

Our PhD in Management (Financial Economics) is the first of its kind within a School of Business & Economics in Ontario. The program requires at least two years of course work, which is then followed by two years of research in key areas of financial management: financial markets, corporate finance and governance, options and other structured products. Opportunities for teaching are available.

** Applications for Fall 2014 are now open. The early application deadline is January 15 for all programs. We will continue accepting qualified Canadian and Permanent Resident applications after this date based on space availability in the program.

Contact Information

For general questions about the MFin and PhD program, please contact Dr. Brian Smith at bsmith@wlu.ca.

For admissions inquiries, please contactAmanda Kristensenat sbephdmasters@wlu.ca.