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In this post, we hear from Matthew McDonald, the current Assistant Director, Recuitment and Admissions for the MFRM program. A key point of contact for people interested in applying to the program, Matthew shares with us his tips for applying, along with a little bit about his own background.

Hello Matthew! Thank you for meeting with us. It’s great to be able to introduce you to prospective students! Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

For sure! I have been working at Rotman since January 2018, but I only recently moved from Rotman’s Office of Student Engagement for the full-time MBA program into the MFRM Recruitment & Admissions office. I’ve spent my career working in education, including several years teaching in Canada and overseas (France and Macedonia).

I’m originally from Manitoba, spent two years living in Ottawa before going abroad, and then decided to settle in Toronto in 2013. I love the diversity and energy of Toronto, especially in the summer when the weather is perfect for regular visits to Toronto Islands.

One of my favourite activities is travel, and I look forward to doing a bit in this role to meet people who want to learn more about the MFRM program.

If someone wants to learn more about the program, how should they connect with you? And what should they prepare?

Rotman’s MFRM is a niche program that has very specific entrance requirements. Part of my role is to help those interested in it understand if they are a good fit for the program and, if so, how to prepare a strong application. In addition to reviewing our MFRM website and reading our brochure, I strongly recommend attending one of my monthly webinars.

I will also be attending a number of events across Canada and the UK later this year, and I’m also available for an in-person or Skype coffee chat  for those who can’t attend one of our events.

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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