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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.

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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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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

The state-of-the-art BMO Financial Group Finance Research and Trading Lab allows you to hone your skills as a trader. With access to information on the global markets and simulation tools developed by Rotman experts the lab provides an opportunity to practice investment, trading and hedging strategies in a simulated environment.

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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 admissions requirements, attending a webinar, coffee chat or information session, or sending your resume to our admissions team. 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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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.

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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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Course descriptions

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

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Finance Lab

The state-of-the-art BMO Financial Group Finance Research and Trading Lab allows you to hone your skills as a trader. With access to information on the global markets and simulation tools developed by Rotman experts, the lab provides opportunities to practice investment, trading and hedging strategies in a simulated environment.

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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.

Accelerate your career

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.


"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


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Career Services

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 progress upwardly in your organization, or transition into a new area of the financial sector, our Career Services coaches will help you structure your career plan, and position yourself to reach your goals.

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Master of Finance Career Stories

The program is designed for motivated finance professionals who are looking to make the most of their career potential. Learn how these MFin students and graduates used the opportunities they gained at Rotman to achieve their professional best.

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 (64% of our latest class have passed the CFA I and/or II and/or III exams), professional and personal achievements (average of 5 years work experience) 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 profile

Average Age

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Average work experience

5 Years


CFA

64

% Level II or higher or hold CPA or FCIA


GMAT Score

658

Average score


Academic background

49% Business/Commerce
20% Engineering
17% Math/Computer Science
  7% Economics
  7% Other

Industry background

23% Accounting and Audit
15% Portfolio Management
14% Risk Management
  7% Commercial Banking
  7% Corporate Finance
  7% Sales and Trading
  5% Actuaries
  5% Consulting
  5% Equity Research
  5% Financial Technology
  5% Investment Banking
  1% Engineering
  2% Other


Notable Employers

Bank of America Merrill Lynch
CI Financial
CIBC Capital Markets
Citigroup
HSBC

KPMG
Manulife
PWC
RBC
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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


MFin students & alumni stories

At Rotman, our students are our key strength. Learn more about them in regularly updated feature stories.

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.

Why is it so valuable to have gender diverse boards?

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



Admission Events

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The next application deadline is February 12, 2020.

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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 (2019 entry)

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

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