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Rotman Master of Finance program overview

In 2017, the program proudly celebrated 10 years of delivering specialized finance knowledge that has helped numerous graduates advance their careers in this field. As we look forward, it is clear that the sector is evolving and Rotman’s MFin program is responding with exciting curriculum changes that will ensure graduates continue to excel in this new financial landscape.

The Rotman Master of Finance program

The Rotman Master of Finance is established as one of the leading finance programs in the country, with faculty recognized as world-class thought leaders in the field, and an alumni network with deep roots in the Toronto financial sector.

Much has changed since our MFin program launched. The recent development of machine learning, big data, and blockchain technology have created exciting new opportunities for financial markets and for professionals working in the field.

To ensure our graduates are equipped to capitalize on these new developments, updates were made to our program for classes starting after September 2018. Updates include:

  • Coursework can now be completed in 16 months, with the final four-month term dedicated to an independent Capstone project.
  • A new course, Innovation in Finance, which will include FinTech topics.

You can learn more about the Rotman Master of Finance program structure on our website or by attending one of our upcoming events.

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Our new course, Innovation in Finance, will consider how developments in areas such as payments, regulatory oversight,  and lending and borrowing are helping to make financial services more efficient while potentially opening up new sources of risk.

Financial Innovation Hub

Rotman's new FinHub provides an environment in which students, the financial industry, startup entrepreneurs, and faculty interact to develop the expertise that enables ongoing innovation in the financial sector.

The Rotman Master of Finance program

Our admissions requirements:

  • A recognized four-year undergraduate degree: minimum B average* in the final year
  • GMAT or GRE score
  • Work experience: 2 years of full-time work experience strongly recommended
  • English language proficiency: TOEFL or IELTS score required for non-English language degrees

* Candidates who do not meet the GPA requirement may be considered for non-standard admission.

You may claim an exemption to the GMAT or GRE requirement if you meet one of the following criteria:

  • Passed CFA Level II examination
  • Graduated with high distinction from the University of Toronto
  • Passed the UFE/CFE for CA/CPA designation
  • Obtained professional designation in Engineering (P.Eng) or Actuarial Science (ACIA or FCIA)

Total tuition fees – for class entering September 2019

Canadian Citizens & Landed Immigrants $61,200
International Students $87,720

Please note:

Tuition (academic) fees, University incidental fees and Rotman ancillary fees are set annually by the University and are subject to change. Fees are subject to approval at the University of Toronto Governing Council’s annual meeting in spring.

Find further information on fees and financial support on our program pages.

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Key Facts


  • 20 months

Coursework completed in 16 months.


  • Every Wednesday evening
  • Alternate Saturdays, full day

Total tuition fee (2019 entry):

  • Domestic = $61,200 CAD
  • International = $87,720 CAD

Fees are pending formal approval of the University of Toronto's Governing Council.

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