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Financial Risk Management at the University of Toronto

The University of Toronto has significant strength in the area of financial risk management

Research is carried out in a number of faculties and departments including the Rotman School of Management, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, and Engineering. Three programs are offered by the University at the Masters level. Here is a central listing of activities. 

Faculty Working in Financial Risk Management:

Rotman School (Finance)              

Rotman School (Accounting)

Department of Economics

Department of Mathematics

Department of Statistics

Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering

Department of Computer Science

Master’s Programs

 Master of Finance  (Rotman School of Management)

  • MFin is a part-time program designed for working finance professionals with at least two years of experience. Taken over a 20-month period, classes are held Wednesday evenings and every other Saturday. 

Master of Financial Risk Management  (Rotman School of Management)

  • The MFRM program is an 8 month full-time master's program designed to prepare students for in-demand careers in risk management and trading. It is Rotman's newest masters level program and it combines both a rigorous academic experience with strong ties to industry.  

Master of Financial Economics  (Department of Economics) 

  • MFE is a non-thesis degree program. Students follow a three-term, 16-month program, consisting of 12 one-term courses and a four-month summer internship between terms two and three.

 Master of Mathematical Finance   (Faculty of Arts and Science) 

  • MMF is a 12-month program designed for students with strong math backgrounds. It includes a 4-month internship in a company which may eventually employ the student.

Lab Resources

RiskLab Toronto ( is part of the international network of RiskLabs sponsored by Algorithmics to conduct university-industry research initiatives in the mathematical sciences for risk management.

BMO Financial Group Finance Research and Trading Lab  ( hosts real-time and historical data feeds for companies and securities traded around the world. The Rotman Interactive Trader software is used by more than 40 universities internationally.

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Peter Christoffersen

John Hull


Peter Christoffersen (2012) Elements of Financial Risk Management 2nd Edition

Buy it at the Elsevier Store online

John Hull (2011) Options, Futures and Other Derivatives 8th Edition

Buy it at Pearson Higher Education online 

John Hull (2012) Risk Management and Financial Institutions 3rd Edition

 Buy it at Wiley  online

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