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Admission Requirements

Master of Finance (Executive) Part-Time

  • A four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent, in economics, finance or business with a finance concentration.*
  • Minimum B+ average in your last two years of full-time study.
  • Evidence of strong quantitative skills, with the mandatory completion of the GMAT test scoring 620 or higher.**
  • Letters of reference: Normally one academic reference and two professional references, or three professional references with more than five years of work experience.
  • At least two years of full-time work experience.

*Note: Applicants whose first language is not English, and who have not completed an undergraduate or graduate degree at an institution where English is the language of instruction, must supply evidence of proficiency in English before admission. Normally, this evidence is an acceptable score on one of the following: TOEFL, IELTS or CAEL Assessment. A minimum score of 573 paper-based, 100 internet-based (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.

**Note: GMAT can be waived for applicants who passed CFA Level I examination with a strong performance.

Double Degree Master of Finance (Executive) Part-Time with MBA

  • A four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent in any discipline from a recognized university.*
  • Minimum B+ standing (77%) in your final year of university study or your 10 most recent half-credit university degree courses.
  • Evidence of strong quantitative skills, with the mandatory completion of the GMAT test with a score of 620 or higher.**
  • Letters of reference: Normally one academic reference and two professional references, or three professional references with more than five years of work experience.
  • At least two years of full-time work experience.

*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 573 paper-based, 100 internet-based (with minimum skills scores of 21 in each of the four skills sets) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or its equivalent is required.

**Note: Candidates who have successfully completed the CFA Level I will be eligible for a GMAT waiver.

How to Apply

Applications to the Toronto part-time Master of Finance program are considered on a rolling basis. The application deadline is Aug. 15.

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 fgps@wlu.ca 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.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English is essential to graduate studies at Laurier. Applicants whose language of instruction during their previous postsecondary education was not in English must submit evidence of proficiency in English. If applicable, results from accepted testing services must be uploaded to Laurier’s Online Viewing system.

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