Schulich Launches New Part-Time Master of Finance at Downtown Campus
Schulich hosted a Program Launch and Networking Social last week to officially kick off their new Part-Time Master of Finance (MF) program. Starting in September 2020, this new 24-month career-focused degree offers two evening classes per week at Schulich’s downtown campus, located at King and Bay in the heart of Toronto’s financial district.
The program will lead to financial sector careers in asset management, investment banking and risk management. Students will gain an accelerated pathway to a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation – one of the most highly valued and globally recognized professional credentials in the world of finance.
Schulich Dean Dezsö J. Horváth delivered their welcome address, before the panel discussion on “The Future of Finance” took place, featuring:
- Moshe Milevsky, Professor of Finance, ranked among the top researchers in the world in the field of insurance risk management;
- Daniel Straus (MF ’10), Vice President – Research Analyst – ETF Research and Strategy at the National Bank of Canada;
- Valeriya Kolobashkina (MF ’14), Senior Manager, Business Insights – Strategy & Client, Global Banking and Markets at Scotiabank; and
- Vincent Chang (MF ’11), Vice President, Private Debt and LDI Portfolio Management at TD Asset Management.
Program Director, George Klar, moderated the discussion and tailored his questions to each presenter. The alumni shared how this program helped them transition out of their previous roles, the trends that they are noticing in the financial sector, and the skills that their employers are seeking – technical expertise, analytical thinking, and communication skills.
“We continue to see growing industry demand for people with advanced financial education,” said Professor Klar. “The Master of Finance is not just going to help you get a job, but the knowledge to help you move along in your career. The fact that it is now offered part-time right in the downtown core makes all this more accessible.”
Following the presentation, prospective students had the opportunity to discuss the MF program with the panelists, faculty members and the admission team.