Master of Finance (MF) Program Details

  • The Schulich Master of Finance (MF) Program is a full-time, 12-month program that runs from August to July of the following year. During this time students will develop their understanding of corporate finance, risk management, private equity, compliance and more. Courses place a strong emphasis on real-world applications and context.

    Students also participate in Finance Research Seminars and the Professional Seminar Series, with courses in Ethics and Governance and  options to specialize in Capital Markets or Financial Risk Management.

    The Schulich MF is a program partner of the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) Institute, the global industry standard for finance professionals. This partnership is another exciting point of difference for a unique program that focuses on finance, while incorporating governance, ethics and legal aspects of the industry. The MF curriculum covers a significant portion of the candidate’s body of knowledge, and students benefit from CFA online resources, scholarships and industry events.

  • Professor George Klar, MF Program Director
    Professor George Klar, MF Program Director

Professional Designations

MF students will cover a significant percentage of the curriculum requirements for all three levels of the CFA exam throughout their program.

Schulich's CFA partnership also provides students with access to specialized on-line Level I sample exams, scholarships, the Financial Newsbrief, a daily investment newsletter, and other CFA publications. All graduates will be well equipped to successfully challenge all three levels upon completion of their degree program.

Career Opportunities

Your Schulich MF program with its three specializations in Capital Markets, Financial Risk Management, and Regulatory Affairs will open up opportunities for you in Investment Banking, Private Equity, Consulting, Risk Management, Market Risk, Fixed Income and Asset Management among others. Coupled with your financial modeling training and Bloomberg learning, you will bring a new level of financial expertise to your career.

“I wanted a degree that would help me stand out in my finance career. Schulich’s MF provided a breadth of finance exposure not available in many other programs. Small cohesive classes helped build a sense of community and a solid foundation for the alumni network.”

-Bentley Cross (MF ’11) Equity Research Associate, TD Securities

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Study Options

Available delivery options

  • Full-time (August entry only) 12 months

Location(s)

  • Schulich School of Business - Keele Campus
Graduation Requirements
  • Curriculum Overview

    The Master of Finance program spans three terms and begins each August with Capital Markets (MFIN 5100 3.00). This three-week intensive fundamental course sets the stage for the upcoming terms and core courses.

    Along with required core courses, students will concurrently take a pair of Research Seminar Series courses (MFIN 5000 and MFIN 5050) during the Fall and Winter terms. Prior to the start of the Winter term, students choose to specialize in one of two streams – Capital Markets or Financial Risk Management.

     

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    August

    • CAPITAL MARKETS

    Fall

    • INTERMEDIATE FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING FOR FINANCE MAJORS
    • ECONOMETRICS OF FINANCIAL MARKETS
    • RESEARCH SEMINAR SERIES
    • PROFESSIONAL SEMINAR SERIES
    • FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT AND VALUATION
    • INSTITUTIONAL WEALTH MANAGEMENT

    Winter

    • RESEARCH SEMINAR SERIES
    • PROFESSIONAL SEMINAR SERIES
    • OPTIONS, FUTURES & OTHER DERIVATIVE SECURITIES

    Summer

    • ANALYSIS STRUCTURED PRODUCTS USING EXCEL
    • CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND SECURITIES LAW
    • FINANCIAL RISK MANAGEMENT
    • ETHICAL DECISION-MAKING FOR FINANCE PROFESSIONALS

    Stream Options

    To complete the following streams, students must complete the following additional courses (listed per term).

    Capital Markets

    Winter

    • INVESTMENT BANKING
    • FIXED INCOME SECURITIES
    • VENTURE CAPITAL AND PRIVATE EQUITY

    Summer

    • CORPORATE FINANCIAL ANALYSIS

    Financial Risk Management*

    Winter

    • STOCHASTIC CALCULUS IN FINANCE
    • CORPORATE FINANCIAL ANALYSIS
    • FIXED INCOME SECURITIES

    Summer

    • ADVANCED DERIVATIVE SECURITIES

     

    *Students who wish to pursue the Financial Risk Management stream require approval of the Program Director.

Faculty

  • The teaching, research and consulting activities of finance faculty members are numerous and cover the fields of investments, financial engineering, financial services, corporate finance, governance, and regulation.

    The work of the faculty brings theoretical rigour to practical applications. Specific research interests include the effect of thin trading on stock prices, the management of financial institutions, the application of financial theory to the development of new products, hedge funds, executive compensation, IPOs, market volatility, asset pricing and portfolio management. The finance faculty have won numerous awards for their work and are in high demand by practitioners from across Canada.

  • Student Clubs

    Finance Speaker Series

    Attend the Finance Speaker Series event every week as Professors and Industry Professionals from across the global come to Schulich to discuss current issues in the Finance world: Find an event.

    Schulich Finance Association (SFA)

    The SFA provides an opportunity for students to learn more about careers in a variety of Finance areas (Investment Banking, Sales and Trading, Research, Corporate, Commercial and Retail Banking), to serve as a forum to network with Finance professionals, and to reinforce Schulich’s image in the corporate world.

    Through a number of events, including the panel discussion and speaker series, round table discussions and the Day on Bay, students can meet and learn first-hand from experienced industry professionals.

    Email: sfa@schulich.yorku.ca

    Other Clubs

    Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Club

    Schulich Investment Banking Club

    Portfolio Management Club