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.
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 in 2007. 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.
Our program curriculum gives you an advanced understanding of traditional finance areas, as well as new developments at the intersection of technology and finance.
The Rotman MFin program begins in September with a welcome dinner and orientation. Regular classes are scheduled on Wednesday evenings and full days on alternating Saturdays*
Coursework will be completed within the first 16 months, with the final four-month term dedicated to capstone project.
- Foundations of Finance
- Financial Reporting and Financial Statement Analysis
- Analysis of Fixed Income Markets
- Application of Derivative Products (online)
- Forecasting Risk and Opportunities
- Investment Banking and Corporate Valuation
- Advanced Accounting
- Macroeconomics for Financial Professionals
- Application of Derivative Products
- Risk Management and Financial Institutions
- Innovations in Finance
- Applied Portfolio Management (1st half)
- Applied Portfolio Management (2nd half/Capstone)
Detailed course descriptions give you a sense of what you will learn.
* We endeavour to maintain a schedule of alternating Saturdays. However sometimes this is not possible due to public holidays or academic availability.
"The Rotman experience is defined by the people - ambitious classmates who share your passion to achieve."
-Flavia Carvalho, MFin '19
Preparing you for the innovations of tomorrow
As the world of finance continues to evolve, so should your skill set. Our program equips you with both the finance fundamentals and the experiential, hands-on learning opportunities you need to advance your career.
As a Rotman Master of Finance student, you will have the opportunity to participate in activities including:
Led by FinHub and the TD Management Data and Analytics Lab, these sessions will help you to master the new technologies that are transforming the industry. Sessions on Python and R will develop your coding skills and your ability to work with and improve prediction using data.
Management essentials for finance professionals
This program will prepare you to successfully manage and lead in the finance sector. Managers in the finance industry face unique challenges, and applying the skills learned in each of these workshops will distinguish you as a leader in your organization.
Modules include team dynamics, diversity and inclusion, negotiation, leadership, and sustainable finance.
Showcase your talent to top industry experts and impress potential employers. Each year, Rotman students participate in a wider variety of case competitions, applying their skills and knowledge to real-world challenges.
Rotman student run clubs, such as the Rotman Asset Management Association (RAMA) and Rotman Finance Association (RFA) also run and host case competitions, creating more opportunities to participate.
Self-Development Lab (SDL)
Sessions in small groups help to develop your communication and interpersonal skills. The feedback-based learning style allows you to improve your performance immediately and complements your theoretical learning in the classroom.
Learn more about the Self-Development Lab at Rotman.
Each year a small number of students are selected to participate in a mentorship opportunity worth a senior alumnus or leader from their field, gaining insights and connections that are beneficial throughout their career.
Events and speaker series
Each year Rotman hosts over 100 public talks by best-selling authors, finance professionals and other through leaders. The insights shared by these speakers have an extraordinary impact on our students.
Speaker events are typically free for Rotman students.
You can view upcoming speakers on our website, and short clips from previous events on our YouTube channel.
Creative Destruction Lab (CDL)
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 insight and financial acumen needed to turn research innovations into high-growth ventures.
Learn more about the Creative Destruction Lab at Rotman.