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Being a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.

Full-Time MFin Admission Requirements

  • A four-year honours undergraduate degree in economics, business or related field with a concentration in finance.
  • Minimum B+ average in your last two years of full-time study.
  • GMAT score of at least 650 for the full-time with co-op program, and at least 620 for the full-time (non-co-op) program or the GRE equivalent.*
  • High proficiency in written and spoken English (co-op option applicants are selected on the basis of an interview).**
  • Letters of reference: Normally one academic reference and one professional reference

*Note: The GMAT requirement can be waived if you passed the CFA level I exam. The GMAT is mandatory for all applicants who have completed their previous degrees outside of Canada.

**Note: Applicants whose language of instruction during the undergraduate degree was other than English must supply evidence of proficiency in English prior to admission. A minimum score of 100 (with minimum skills scores of 21 in each of the four skills sets) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a minimum score of 7 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or its equivalent is required. For more information, please refer to our English proficiency requirements.

How to Apply

Applications to the Waterloo full-time (co-op and non co-op) program are due Jan. 5 for first consideration. We will continue to take strong applications until the program is full.

After you have submitted your online application, paid the non-refundable application fee, and Laurier has received your application, you'll receive an email from advising you to upload the additional required documentation to Laurier’s Online Viewing system.

Visit our Graduate Admissions Toolkit for more information about applying.

Application Checklist

To apply to our Master of Finance program, you must include:

  • The application summary available from the online application.
  • Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work.
  • A completed statement of intent.
  • An official GMAT score.
  • A résumé of your academic and work experience. Include a history of your publication and scholarly paper activity and any other information you feel will interest the admissions committee.
  • Completed reference forms. Reference forms are electronically submitted to Laurier by the referee and do not need to be uploaded.
  • IELTS or TOEFL scores (if your native language is not English and you did not complete your most recent degree in English medium)

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Contact Us:

Waterloo Full-Time MFin

T: 519.884.0710 x3013

Important Dates and Events

Jan. 5: The priority deadline for September intake.


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