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Finance (MFin) (Executive)


 toronto | Also available in waterloo

Earn one of the most sought-after degrees in the world through the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics.

Part-Time Alternate Weekend Master of Finance

A 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 degree from the Lazaridis School, you’ll be able to conduct expert analysis in equities, fixed incomes, derivative products, corporate finance and portfolio management.

The Lazaridis Master of Finance (MFin) part-time degree in Toronto is designed for working professionals in finance or looking to advance their skills in conducting expert analysis in equities, fixed incomes, derivative products, corporate finance, and portfolio management.

Our part-time Master of Finance program is located downtown Toronto to immerse you in Canada’s financial capitol. We offer this degree every other weekend (and we give you summers off) to meet the demanding needs of working professionals. You can also partner the Lazaridis MFin program with our part-time, Toronto MBA and graduate with two professional degrees.

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 real-world experience to graduate students in investment and wealth management, using real money.

Lazaridis and CFA Partnership

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.

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Contact Us:

Toronto Executive Part-Time

E: mfin@wlu.ca
T: 519.884.0710 x3013

Info for Current Students

Department of Business

Program Highlights

  • Study with top finance professors to earn one of the most sought-after degrees in the world.
  • Prepare for all three levels of the CFA examinations – our students consistently exceed global pass rates.
  • 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.
  • Have the option to earn an MFin-MBA double degree.
  • Study at our convenient downtown Toronto location in the centre of the financial district.
  • Small class size. Learn in small group settings, with other finance-focused individuals. Optimum faculty to student ratio.
  • Be a part of the Laurier Graduate Student Investment Fund (LGSIF).

Sample Core Courses

  • Investment Management
  • Fixed Income Analysis
  • Economics and Quantitative Methods
  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Foundation in Finance and Professional Ethics

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.
  • At least two years of full-time work experience.

See our Application Checklist page for our admission requirements.

Careers

Our graduates are found in major investment banks, pension funds, insurance companies and financial services consulting firms, including:

  • AIG
  • Alberta Investment Management Corporation
  • CIBC
  • Finance Canada
  • HSBC
  • Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
  • TD
  • Scotiabank
  • Telus
  • RBC

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