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Master of Finance

Accelerate your finance career by earning your MFin from Rotman. This innovative 20-month program features top-ranked faculty, cutting-edge curriculum and dynamic connections to Bay Street. From classic corporate finance to fin tech disruption, gain valuable knowledge and skills that will have an immediate impact on your current role – and transform your future.

Develop your finance career

As Canada’s leading business school, Rotman offers wide-ranging opportunities to accelerate your career and develop your leadership potential. We’ll give you the finance fluency to make direct impact in your workplace. Classes take place every Wednesday evening and typically full days every other Saturday.

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Rotman Master of Finance program overview

Master the innovations that are rapidly transforming the finance industry, with cutting edge coursework that prepares you to tackle the challenges of today - and tomorrow.

John Hull

Faculty and Research

No other business school in Canada can match the high standards set by our faculty, who have earned a global reputation for ground-breaking research, published work and authoritative insight into finance issues.

Christina Alexander

Women in Finance

The Rotman Master of Finance community is committed to investing in the careers of female professionals in finance. We engage and support women who seek to build their leadership skills and take their careers to the next level.

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Finance Lab

Our state-of-the-art BMO Financial Group Finance Research and Trading Lab allows you to hone your investment, trading and hedging strategies through access to information on the global markets and tools developed by Rotman experts.

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Rotman FinHub- Financial Innovation Hub in Advanced Analytics

Bringing together FinTech practitioners with researchers and students interested in financial innovation issues, the hub explores financial applications of new technologies including blockchain, machine learning, big data and quantum computing.

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Event and Speakers

Learn from the best. Each year, Rotman hosts over 100 public talks by best-selling authors, finance professionals and other thought leaders. The insights shared by these speakers have an extraordinary impact.

First steps

Get started by reading about our entrance requirements, attending one of our admission events, and sending your resume to our team to request a coffee chat request. After reviewing your work and academic history, we can help guide you through the application process.

What we look for

What we look for: Intellectual Ability + Proven Finance Career Path + History of Impact + Communication Presence

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Admission Criteria

MFin students live and work in the Toronto area, have an undergraduate degree, and relevant work experience in finance or business. They aim to accelerate their careers to become future finance leaders.

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MFin Admissions Events

We run a regular schedule of information sessions, webinars, panels and sample classes for the program. Get to know the school, and learn how to position your profile in the strongest way when you apply.

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Already hold a CFA designation?

Many of our students already hold at least CFA Level I, with others having progressed to CFA Level III or Charterholder status. Hear from some of our alumni on why they feel it is beneficial to earn both a Rotman Master of Finance and CFA status.

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Application Deadlines

The earlier you apply, the greater your chance to secure an entrance award.

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Women in Finance

The Rotman Master of Finance community is committed to investing in the careers of female professionals in finance. We engage and support women who seek to build their leadership skills and take their careers to the next level.

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Fees and Expenses

Find out more about Rotman MFin program fees and the kinds of expenses you can expect.

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Financing Your MFin

The Rotman School strives to recruit the best candidates to its programs, and is committed to helping you afford your education by providing a broad range of financial options.

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FAQs: Ask Questions, Get Answers

Have a question about getting into the program? Here are some of our frequently asked questions. If you don't see your answer here, feel free to contact us to ask!

Cutting-edge curriculum delivered by experts in the field

Offering coursework to fit the needs of the finance professional, MFin gives you an unparalleled breadth and depth of financial knowledge. The curriculum considers how technology is changing the industry, preparing you to tackle these challenges effectively today and in the future.


"Basic coding skills don’t cut it anymore, it’s the era of big data on Wall Street and Bay Street. Banks and financial institutions are looking for talent that has a grip on technology. The MFin program teaches you how to frame intelligent questions and cut through the noise."

- Laura Garzon (MFin ‘20), Associate, Prime Services Group, CIBC Capital Markets

Emerging technologies

Co-curricular workshops, led by FinHub and the TD Management Data and Analytics Lab, help you master the new technologies that are transforming the industry. Sessions on Python and R will develop your coding skills and your ability to manage large and complex datasets.

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Rotman Master of Finance program overview

Master the innovations that are rapidly transforming the finance industry, with cutting edge coursework that prepares you to tackle the challenges of today - and tomorrow.

John Hull

Faculty and Research

No other business school in Canada can match the high standards set by our faculty, who have earned a global reputation for ground-breaking research, published work and authoritative insight into finance issues.

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MFin Course descriptions

The Rotman Master of Finance program provides unmatched theoretical and applied training in finance.

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Finance Lab

Our state-of-the-art BMO Financial Group Finance Research and Trading Lab allows you to hone your investment, trading and hedging strategies through access to information on the global markets and tools developed by Rotman experts.

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Self-Development Lab

Learn how to inspire others into action. The SDL offers an extensive schedule of workshops designed to nurture your communication and interpersonal skills through feedback-based learning.

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Creative Destruction Lab

Become an innovator at one of the world's fastest-growing business incubators. Rotman MFin students can play a vital role at the Lab by providing the strategic insights and the financial acumen needed to turn research innovations into high-growth ventures.

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Rotman FinHub- Financial Innovation Hub in Advanced Analytics

Bringing together FinTech practitioners with researchers and students interested in financial innovation issues, the hub explores financial applications of new technologies including blockchain, machine learning, big data and quantum computing.

Event Speaker

Event and Speakers

Learn from the best. Each year, Rotman hosts over 100 public talks by best-selling authors, finance professionals and other thought leaders. The insights shared by these speakers have an extraordinary impact.

Transform your potential

 

The MFin program provides you with the knowledge and skills you need to become a high-value decision maker. Thanks to the School’s reputation, its deep connections with the local business community, and the strength of its dedicated career services, Rotman can put you on the path toward a successful post-MFin career.

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Prepare for Career Success

 

20

Month program   

         

17,500

Rotman alumni worldwide

#1

The University of Toronto is the top university in Canada according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021

 

Getting ahead

 

In a competitive job market, it takes serious focus, drive and leadership skills to take your career to the next level. Whether you are looking to advance or transition professionally, our Career Services coaches will help you position yourself to reach your goals.

 


 

"With the tools and skills I gained through this intense 20-month experience, I was able to make a career move at my workplace and land my dream job right after graduation."

- Miranda Fong, MFin, MBA, CFA, Senior Commercial Account Manager, Not-for-Profit Industries, RBC


 

Graduate profiles

Careers in Finance

 

Leading companies from across the finance industry seek out Rotman MFin students and graduates for their proven ability to solve tough problems and deliver impressive results.


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Emily Halverson-Duncan, MFin '22, CFA

“I’m excited to be working in a role where I am constantly learning. Every day is challenging and engaging,”


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Brittany Miranda, MFin ‘21, CFA

“This program will challenge you to grow and improve as a finance professional. A great amount of time is spent studying many types of investments, but you'll learn the most important investment is the one you make in yourself. The Rotman MFin's return on investment is second to none."


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Jonathan Zhao, MFin '21

“I want to keep expanding my skillsets and interests into multiple fields rather than being strong in just one.”


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Talal Alam-Eddine, MFin ’22, FRM

"In addition to covering traditional subjects such as corporate valuation and portfolio management, I liked that the program addresses some of the latest innovations in the industry – particularly fin tech."

 

Ways to engage

 

A degree from the Rotman School gives you access to top jobs across a broad range of industries. Our high-touch approach and exceptional staff-to-student ratio means you enjoy personalized attention to help you achieve your career goals.

 

The program is designed for ambitious professionals who are looking to make the most of their career potential. While there are many ways to measure the return on investment of the program, our goal is to equip you with a lifelong toolkit you can use to take ownership of and manage your career and professional development long after graduation.

 

To that end, our dedicated Career Services team is committed to working closely with you to refine your career goals, market yourself efficiently, and network with people in a position to help you reach your targets. 

 

Career services provides students with career support through a range of offerings including:

 

Individual career coaching (in person or via telephone)

  • Self-assessment
  • Job search strategy
  • Resume and cover letter review
  • Networking
  • Interview preparation
  • Job offer and negotiation advice
  • Career advancement strategy (leverage your MFin within your organization)

Professional development workshops

  • Crafting management planning
  • Branding
  • Advanced resumes
  • Job search strategies 
  • Networking and relationship building
  • Behavioural and technical interview preparation

Online career resources

  • Best in class career content
  • Valuable research tools
  • Webinars and podcasts
  • Access to alumni

As a graduate of the Rotman Master of Finance program you will have lifelong career support that will benefit you throughout your entire professional career.

 

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Meet the class

Each MFin class is a diverse group of professionals from all areas of finance - risk, portfolio management, corporate finance, equity research, accounting, sales & trading and so on. They are finance professionals in large banks and boutique firms. Students are selected for their motivation, professional and personal achievements and potential for continuing success.


"The MFin program was a great experience and I’m happy with my time there. I met a lot of smart, creative peers and faculty, and more importantly, we debated both the theory and practice of finance. At the end of the day we all came out smarter, more experienced, and better prepared."

- Siyan Tan, MFin, CFA, Portfolio Manager, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan


Master of Finance, Class of 2023 profile

Average Age

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Average work experience

6 Years


CFA

56

% Level II or higher or hold CPA or FCIA


GMAT Score

679

Average score


Academic background

63% Business/Commerce
11% Economics
10% Other
9% Math/Computer Science
7% Engineering

Industry background

15% Operations
13% Accounting and Audit
13% Portfolio Management
11% Risk Management
9% Corporate Finance
9% Other
7% Equity Research
7% Retail Banking
4%Sales and Trading
4%Consulting
4% Business Analysis/Development


Notable MFin' 23 Employers

BMO
Canada Revenue Agency
CIBC Mellon
Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan
Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

HSBC
KPMG
Manulife
RBC Capital Markets


Read about MFin students, alumni and the Rotman School

What is it really like to be part of an MFin class? Find out by reading about the experiences of current class members and graduates.


"The Rotman experience is defined by the people - ambitious classmates who share your passion to achieve."

-Flavia Carvalho, MFin '19


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MFin students & alumni stories

The program is designed for motivated finance professionals who are looking to make the most of their career potential.

MFin Blog

Read articles about current students, faculty, and the MFin program.

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Women of MFin

The Rotman Master of Finance community is committed to investing in the careers of female professionals in finance. We engage and support women who seek to build their leadership skills and take their careers to the next level.

Rotman in the news

Each week, our faculty share their groundbreaking research, published work and their authoritative insight into an exceptionally wide range of management issues. Take a moment to find out what's happening this week at Rotman.

Ready to apply and master your finance career?

 

Start your application

Note: This program is structured for working professionals. We recommend all students have employment in the Greater Toronto area prior to starting their studies.

 

"The program breadth and depth is truly exceptional, and it has allowed me to significantly accelerate my career."

- Michael Hayes, MFin, CFA, Director, Structuring & Credit Risk, BMO Corporate Finance Division, Toronto



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Download a copy of the MFin brochure

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Submit your resume for assessment, or arrange a chat with admissions team


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First application deadline: November 30, 2022

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Key Facts

Duration

  • 20 months

Coursework completed in 16 months.

Intake

  • September, one intake per year

Delivery

  • Every Wednesday evening
  • Typically alternate Saturdays, full day

Total tuition fee (2022 entry)

  • Domestic = $61,200 CAD
  • International = $91,260 CAD