waterloo | Also available in toronto
Earn one of the most sought-after degrees in the world through the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics.
The Lazaridis Master of Finance (MFin) degree is designed to help you pursue a career in finance in positions that demand both extensive finance knowledge and excellent quantitative research skills. When you graduate with this full-time, one-year master’s degree from the Lazaridis School, you’ll be able to conduct expert analysis in equities, fixed incomes, derivative products, corporate finance and portfolio management.
Our full-time MFin is offered in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada’s best technology ecosystem. You can choose to pursue our full-time, one-year degree or our co-op option, which is 20 months and includes two four-month co-op work terms. Our business degree co-op program is Canada’s largest and MFin students typically work in the financial sector, with 80% of our co-op work terms in companies within the Greater Toronto Area.
Students in the Lazaridis School are uniquely positioned to manage the Laurier Graduate Student Investment Fund (LGSIF). The structure of LGSIF is designed to provide real-world experience to graduate students in investment and wealth management, using real money.
The Lazaridis MFin has been accepted into the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute University Recognition Program. This status is granted to institutions whose degree programs incorporate at least 70% of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), which provide students with a solid grounding in the CBOK and positions them well to sit for the CFA exams. Our pass rates have consistently surpassed the global pass rates.
See our Application Checklist page for our admission requirements.
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