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Lazaridis Master of Finance (MFin)

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Important Dates

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

ray-cao.gif“The MFin at Laurier has a very well-designed and balanced syllabus from very knowledgeable and patient professors, and combined academic backgrounds with practical applications. Personally, I benefited a lot from the good reputation of this program in the job-hunting process.”

Ray (Puzheng) Cao (MFin '15)
Portfolio Risk Analyst, RP Investment Advisors, Toronto

Earn a Degree Like No Other

The Master of Finance (MFin) degree has been named as the "must-have degree" by the Financial Times. The Lazaridis 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.

The Lazaridis MFin program equips you with extensive knowledge in finance and critical thinking skills. Graduating with an MFin degree will allow you to pursue a career in some of the most innovative sectors of Canadian finance, including:

  • equity market
  • private equity and venture capital
  • fixed income market
  • derivatives
  • corporate finance
  • commercial banking
  • portfolio management
  • quantitative analysis and financial modeling
  • risk management

Program Options

We offer our MFin program in Waterloo for students looking for full-time studies, or for students who wish to participate in Canada’s largest business degree co-op program. We also offer our MFin program in downtown Toronto for working professionals looking to complete a degree outside of work hours and who are looking for a career boost.

Four Paths to Success

  • Full-Time in Waterloo
  • Full-Time in Waterloo with Co-op
  • Alternative Weekend in Toronto
  • Alternative Weekend in Toronto MFin and MBA double degree

Add Value to your Graduate Experience

Laurier Graduate Student Investment Fund (LGSIF)

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 hands-on experience to graduate students in equity investment and portfolio management, using real money.

Lazaridis and CFA Partnership

CFA Investment Institute logoThe Lazaridis MFin is a member of the CFA Institute University Recognition Program. You can prepare for all three levels of the CFA examinations while you work toward completing the MFin degree.

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