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On the Waterloo campus of Wilfrid Laurier University, we offer two program variations of our Master of Finance (MFin) degree: full-time MFin, and full-time MFin with co-op.

Full-Time Master of Finance in Waterloo

Benefits

  • Earn your MFin degree in one year.
  • Learn finance theories and apply to practical issues for a career in finance and investment banking.
  • Gain hands-on experience in investment and asset management through the Laurier Graduate Student Investment Fund.
  • Cover 100% of the CBOK for CFA level I and level II and over 60% for level III.
  • Receive dedicated career training through Laurier’s Career Development Office.
  • Located in Canada’s best technology ecosystem, Waterloo has a strong financial services sector and is home to several leading-edge research institutions.

Schedule

Three terms of study (12 months), with a total of 10 required courses and one elective.*

Term 1 (Fall)

  • BU673: Investment Management
  • MF713: Financial Reporting and Analysis I
  • MF773: Foundation in Finance and Professional Ethics
  • MF753: Economics and Quantitative Methods I
  • Mandatory non-credit Excel, VBA and Bloomberg training and career development.

Term 2 (Winter)

  • MF723: Financial Reporting and Analysis II
  • BU723: Advanced Investment Management
  • MF763: Economics and Quantitative Methods II
  • Optional electives.

Term 3 (Spring)

  • BU623: Derivatives and Financial Risk Management
  • BU663: Advanced Corporate Finance
  • BU713: Fixed Income Analysis
  • Optional electives.

Optional Elective Courses

  • BU613: Entrepreneurial Finance
  • BU633: Management of Financial Institutions
  • BU643: International Financial Management
  • BU653: Short-Term Financial Management
  • BU693E: Seminar in Advanced Security Analysis
  • EC665: Forecasting, Time Series Analysis and Survey
  • MF703: Seminar in Corporate Finance
  • MF733: CFA Level I Review
  • MF783: Research Paper

*Pending approval. Currently the program requires 12 courses.

Full-Time Master of Finance with Co-op in Waterloo

Benefits

  • Attain your MFin degree in 12 months of study plus eight months of co-op. Offset the cost of tuition while earning your degree, gaining valuable work experience in multiple industries of your choice.
  • Laurier has the largest business degree co-op program in Canada with 65% of co-op jobs in the Greater Toronto Area.
  • Learn finance theories and apply to practical issues for a career in finance and investment banking.
  • Gain hands-on experience in investment and asset management through Laurier Graduate Student Investment Fund
  • Cover 100% of the CBOK for CFA level I and level II and over 60% for level III.
  • Receive dedicated career training through Career Development Office.
  • Located in Canada’s best technology ecosystem, the city of Waterloo has a strong financial services sector and is home to several leading-edge research institutions.

Our co-op program helps students get relevant work experience in large corporations and financial companies, including:

  • Barclays
  • BMO Capital Markets
  • Cannaccord
  • CIBC
  • CI Investments
  • CPPIB
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Gluskin Sheff + Associates
  • GMP Securities
  • Hamilton Capital
  • Imperial Capital
  • INFOR Financial
  • Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
  • Scotiabank
  • Sentry Investments
  • Sionna Investment Managers
  • TD Securities Turtle Creek Asset Management

Schedule

Five terms of study (20 months) covering 10 required courses* and two four-month paid work terms with firms in the financial services industry.

Co-op Plan A Co-op Plan B
Term 1 (Fall)
  • BU673: Investment Management
  • MF713: Financial Reporting and Analysis I
  • MF773: Foundation in Finance and Professional Ethics
  • MF753: Economics and Quantitative Methods I
  • Mandatory non-credit Excel, VBA and Bloomberg training and career development.
  • BU673: Investment Management
  • MF713: Financial Reporting and Analysis I
  • MF773: Foundation in Finance and Professional Ethics
  • MF753: Economics and Quantitative Methods I
  • Mandatory non-credit Excel, VBA and Bloomberg training and career development.
Term 2 (Winter) Co-op
  • MF723: Financial Reporting and Analysis II
  • BU723: Advanced Investment Management
  • MF763: Economics and Quantitative Methods II
  • MF733: CFA Level I Review*, or one elective
Term 3 (Spring)
  • BU623: Derivatives and Financial Risk Management
  • BU663: Advanced Corporate Finance
  • BU713: Fixed Income Analysis
  • Optional electives.
Co-op
Term 4 (Fall) Co-op Co-op
Term 5 (Winter)
  • MF723: Financial Reporting and Analysis II
  • BU723: Advanced Investment Management
  • MF763: Economics and Quantitative Methods II
  • Optional electives.
  • BU623: Derivatives and Financial Risk Management
  • BU663: Advanced Corporate Finance
  • BU713: Fixed Income Analysis
  • Optional electives.

Optional Elective Courses

  • BU613: Entrepreneurial Finance
  • BU633: Management of Financial Institutions
  • BU643: International Financial Management
  • BU653: Short-Term Financial Management
  • BU693E: Seminar in Advanced Security Analysis
  • EC665: Forecasting, Time Series Analysis and Survey
  • MF703: Seminar in Corporate Finance
  • MF733: CFA Level I Review
  • MF783: Research Paper

*Pending approval. Currently the program requires 12 courses.

Did you know our MFin program is also offered in Toronto Part-time? Receive your MFin degree studying part-time over 1.5 years.  Study while working full-time with the convenient part-time, alternate weekend schedule and no summer classes.

Visit LazaridisMFinToronto.ca for more information.

Contact Us:

Waterloo Full-Time MFin

E: mfin@wlu.ca
T: 519.884.0710 x3013


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