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Lazaridis Master of Finance (MFin)

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. Our outstanding faculty are here to help equip 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.

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.

Three Paths to Success

  • Full-Time in Waterloo
  • Full-Time in Waterloo with Co-op
  • Alternative Weekend in Toronto

Gain the knowledge and skills to excel in your career

Learning Outcomes The Lazaridis MFin Advantage
Master Core Financial Concepts
  • Equity Markets
  • Private Equity and Venture Capital
  • Fixed Income Markets
  • Derivatives
  • Corporate Finance
  • Commercial Banking
  • Portfolio Management
  • Quantitative Analysis and Financial Modelling
  • Risk Management
Experiential Learning
  • Learn the latest techniques for using Bloomberg Terminals.
  • Join the Lazaridis Graduate Student Investment Fund (LGSIF) and manage real money in real markets in real time.
  • Earn hands-on industry experience before you graduate in one of the following roles:
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Equity Analyst
  • Risk Analyst
  • Macro Analyst
  • Build your startup investment expertise through the
    Laurier Startup Fund.
CFA Curriculum
  • Master the facts, ideas, and concepts required to earn your CFA designation (Level I, II, III)
  • Many Lazaridis MFin students enter the program with at least CFA Level I, and most earn additional designations shortly after graduating


Professional Development
  • Access strategic career consulting from Laurier's Career Centre.
  • Earn your MFin Career Development Certificate through workshops covering resume writing, interview preparation, job search and network building.
  • Access alumni panels, industry guest speakers and employer recruitment events designed specifically for MFin students.
  • Use your status as an MFin graduate to gain access to the Graduate Student Employment Service and Alumni Employment Service to find early job postings.


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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