Master of Finance MFin

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Master of Finance MFin

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Master

    • Duration:

      20 Months

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

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    Course Summary

    The University of Toronto’s Master of Finance program is delivered by the prestigious Rotman School of Management. It is considered the most prestigious degree of its kind in the nation, and will equip its students with the best possible training in both the theoretical and practical aspects this exciting and very lucrative field.

    An MFin degree from Rotman and the University of Toronto gives you the advantage of some of the best faculty in the world, a remarkable and constantly updated curriculum, and many professional and collegiate connections to the financial centres of Bay Street. This will not only make you highly attractive to potential employers, it will give you the skills you really need to thrive.

    This program is intended for working professionals, and is delivered only at part time. This allows you to gain the skills required for promotion in your current organisation or to qualify you for a move to an external role without disrupting your current career or threatening your income.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This degree program is typically delivered over 20 months of part time study.

    The curriculum below has been very recently updated to take into account the latest advances in the field including the financial applications of blockchain technology, machine learning, big data and more. The University of Toronto’s Master of Finance program is one of the finest in the world, and is delivered by the Rotman School of Management – a major thought leader in the field with an alumni network that runs deep into Toronto’s Financial Sector and beyond.

    Term 1 Modules:

    • Analysis of Fixed Income Markets
    • Derivatives Review and Assessment (online)
    • Financial Reporting and Financial Statement Analysis
    • Foundations of Finance

    Term 2 Modules:

    • Advanced Accounting Topics for Finance
    • Applications of Derivatives Products
    • Forecasting Risk and Opportunities for Financial Securities

    Term 3 Modules:

    • Applied Portfolio Management (1st Half)
    • Innovations in Finance
    • Investments
    • Risk Management and Financial Institutions

    Term 4 Modules:

    • Applied Portfolio Management (2nd Half) / Capstone

    Learning And Teaching

    The University of Toronto’s Learning and Teaching policy includes a range of initiatives and programs to foster best practices. These include the Teaching Stream Pedagogical Grant (TSPG),

    Undergraduate Course Development Fund (UCDF), First-Year Learning Communities (FLC), First-Year Seminars, Research Opportunity Program, Research Excursion Program and International Course Module Program (ICM). The coursework itself is delivered primarily through lectures and seminars, though there will also be frequent skills workshops and special events.

    Career Possibilities

    The University of Toronto’s MFin program aims to give you all of the factual understanding, skills and theoretical knowledge you’ll need to become a major decision maker in the banking, financial services or related industries nearly anywhere in the world. It is delivered by one of the best respected business schools in Canada, with deep connections to the national and international finance communities. That will give you a substantial edge against the competition.

    Entry & Credit

    Successful completion will result in an MFin degree. 

    Applicants must typically have completed a bachelor’s level degree with a final year average in the B (3.0) range, or the international equivalent. 2 or more years of relevant work experience is also highly desirable.  

    All classes are taught in English, and international students will be required to show proficiency in English by scoring well on an approved test.

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