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3 ways to develop industry connections in financial risk management

There are three ways that the Master of Financial Risk Management (MFRM) program at Rotman will help you develop industry connections to jumpstart your career. We made sure you’d get many opportunities to connect with industry when we designed this program by mobilizing our powerful Master of Financial Risk Management Advisory Board. The board includes faculty members such as John Hull and Tiff Macklem, and industry leaders such as Bay Street veteran Richard Nesbitt. This Advisory board will influence your experience in the MFRM program in three main ways, as you’ll be able to:

  1. Attend guest lectures by industry leaders. During the program, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in guest lectures and networking events with some of Toronto’s most prominent Financial Risk Management leaders. You’ll learn from their experience; get their insights about the industry, and inside thoughts about particular companies and organizations. 
  2. Engage one-on-one with Financial Risk Management professionals. Midway through the program you will complete a nine-week Risk Management Project that will focus on creating solutions to a timely risk management problem. In fact, the topics will be selected by outr industry partners who are practitioners in the field of risk management. You will work onsite and will be able to call on their guidance throughout the project. This will be your chance to really put your knowledge and skills into practice; test yourself and learn from those who have worked on real-life financial risk management problems.
  3. Present your integrated project to industry professionals. Finally, at the end of the project, each team will present in front of the faculty, peers and industry professionals. Remember that these are industry leaders working in major banks and financial institutions in Toronto and internationally. This will be a chance for you to demonstrate your knowledge, skills and your ability to communicate to senior executives. Be ready to impress! 

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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