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Qualified risk management professionals are in high demand by the financial industry. If you’re seeking to fast track your financial risk management career, there’s no better way than through Rotman’s Master of Financial Risk Management. In just eight months, students will gain strong quantitative skills practiced through an intensive curriculum, and gain ever-important communication skills from a variety of networking events and initiatives.

We asked students from our inaugural MFRM class to give us some of their reasons for choosing Rotman. Here’s what they had to say:

World Renowned Faculty

Jabir, one of our current MFRM students commented, “I realized that as a top business school, Rotman has world-renowned faculty that will teach us cutting-edge knowledge.” Our students are being taught by the world’s finance thought leaders. John Hull is just one example of the high caliber faculty that teach at the school. He is a co-director of the MFRM and Master of Finance programs, and is the author of many textbooks used around the world, in classrooms and by the trading desks, such as Risk Management and Financial Institutions. By bringing in real-life financial cases to the classroom, students are challenged to push their limit and enhance their critical thinking and problem solving skills.

Connecting with Industry Professionals

Toronto is home to many large global organizations and the Rotman School is located just blocks away from Canada’s financial hub. This translates to unmatched exposure and access to top global recruiters. Shirley quickly discovered that “the advantages of Rotman are far more than the qualitative courses. Here, I have had the opportunity to meet many industry leaders, including Lisa Reikman, the SVP and SRO from TD, and Richard Nesbitt, the CEO of GRI. This program [also] has a very strong Advisory Board, which offers students strong connections to the risk management industry.” Students can  benefit from over 100 public talks every year by award winning journalists, authors and senior executives.

Building a Strong Foundation

The rigorous MFRM curriculum was built to allow students to master the issues involved in risk management.

To succeed in this program, another one of our current students suggested that “applicants should have a good quantitative background in order to follow the intensive learning process in this program.” Erica offered similar advice and encouraged students “think beyond the classroom and have a big picture of the entire financial industry.” With the Risk Management project, students can develop their transferable skills, while consulting with faculty and industry to design a solution to a real world financial issue.

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The Master of Financial Risk Management is a full time program designed to prepare ambitious young professionals for careers in risk management and finance.

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