Skip to main content

Join us at Laurier

Becoming 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.


How to Apply

Visit our Graduate Admissions Toolkit for more information about applying.

Waterloo

Applications to the Waterloo full-time (co-op and regular) program are due Jan. 5 for first consideration. We will continue to take strong applications until the program is full. Note: applicants who are not accepted into the co-op program will automatically be considered for the regular program. The deadline for international applicants is April 15, 2021 and the deadline for domestic applicants is May 30, 2021.

Toronto

Applications to the Toronto alternate weekend Master of Finance program are considered on a rolling basis. The application deadline is July 30. Note: your application must be complete (OUAC application completed and supplemental documents and references submitted) by this date. This process normally takes at least two weeks. Please apply through OUAC early.

After You've Applied

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

Application Checklist

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

  • The application summary, which is generated after you complete your OUAC application (log back in to OUAC to retrieve it).
  • 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).

Full Admission Requirements

Full-Time Waterloo 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 regular program or the GRE equivalent.
    • The GMAT is mandatory for all applicants who completed their previous degrees outside of North America.
    • If you passed the CFA level one exam AND completed a previous degree in North America, the GMAT requirement can be waived.
  • High proficiency in written and spoken English (co-op option applicants are required to attend a face-to-face interview).
    • Applicants whose language of instruction was other than English during their undergraduate degree must supply evidence of proficiency in English prior to admission:
      • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): A minimum score of 100 (with minimum skills scores of 21 in each of the four skills sets); or
      • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or its equivalent: A minimum score of seven.
  • Letters of reference: Normally one academic reference and one professional reference, or two academic references with less than one year of full-time work experience.

Alternate Weekend Toronto Admission Requirements

  • 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 or the GRE equivalent. If you passed the CFA level I exam, the GMAT requirement can be waived.
  • The GMAT is mandatory for all applicants who completed their previous degrees outside of North America.
  • Letters of reference: Normally one academic reference and one professional reference, or two professional references with more than five years of work experience.
  • At least two years of full-time work experience.
  • Applicants whose language of instruction was other than English during their undergraduate degree must supply evidence of proficiency in English prior to admission:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): A minimum score of 573 paper-based, 100 internet-based (with minimum skills scores of 21 in each of the four skills sets); or
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or its equivalent: A minimum score of seven.

Contact Us:

Chau Truong-Wood, Graduate Program Coordinator

E: mfin@wlu.ca
T: 519.884.0710 x3013

LinkedIn: Lazaridis Master of Finance Program

rebecca-li.gif“I really enjoyed my time at Laurier. The MFin program provides a great selection of courses which equipped me with the theories of the financial market. I also learned about industry practices through co-op terms.”

Rebecca Li (MFin '15)
Senior Treasury Analyst, TD, Toronto

Important Dates

  • Application portal opens for all MFin programs: Oct. 8
  • First consideration deadline: Jan. 5
  • Application deadlines:
    • All international: Apr. 15, 2021
    • Waterloo domestic: May 30, 2021
    • Toronto domestic: July 30, 2021
  • Upcoming information sessions:

×

We see you are accessing our website on IE8. We recommend you view in Chrome, Safari, Firefox or IE9+ instead.

×