Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Calendar - 2017/2018
Canadian Excellence

Master of Finance

The Master of Finance prepares students to work as analysts and researchers with investment banks and other financial institutions through development of excellent quantitative research skills and training in finance. The program also prepares students to write the CFA® exams. Students in the co-op option gain practical experience through an 8-month co-op.

Graduate Program Co-ordinator

Dr. Ning Tang
ntang@wlu.ca
ext. 2479

 
Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the Master of Finance program, students must meet the general admission requirements of the university, and must possess an honours degree, or equivalent, in economics or business with a finance concentration. To be considered, applicants should have a minimum B+ average over the last two years of full-time study. The GMAT is required, with a minimum score of 650 for co-op option and minimum of 620 for non co-op option. GMAT can be waived for applicants who passed CFA level I examination with strong performance. Applications are reviewed by the Graduate Studies Committee, which considers all prior university grades, letters of reference and GMAT score. Proficiency in written and spoken English is essential to graduate studies at Wilfrid Laurier University. Applicants whose first language is not English and who have not completed an undergraduate or graduate degree at an institution where English is the language of instruction are required to provide evidence of English language proficiency.

Students admitted to the co-op option are permitted to transfer into the non co-op option at any time during their program. However, students admitted to the non co-op option are not permitted to transfer into the co-op option. The program is designed to be completed in one calendar year.

 
Program Requirements

The Master of Finance program includes three terms of required coursework and an 8-month co-op placement. Co-op students can select one of the following two plans. The program includes ten courses.

Additional information pertaining to Co-operative Education is located in the General Regulations of the Graduate Academic Calendar.

Co-op option

Co-op Plan A:
Term 1 (Fall): BU673 - Investment Management, MF713 - Financial Reporting and Analysis I, MF773 - Foundation in Finance and Professional Ethics, MF753 - Economics and Quantitative Methods I
Term 2 (Winter): Co-op term
Term 3 (Spring): BU623 - Derivatives and Financial Risk Management, BU663 - Advanced Corporate Finance, BU713 - Fixed Income Analysis
Term 4 (Fall): Co-op term
Term 5 (Winter): MF763 - Economics and Quantitative Methods II, MF723 - Financial Reporting and Analysis II, BU723 - Advanced Investment Management,

Co-op Plan B:
Term 1 (Fall): BU673 - Investment Management, MF713 - Financial Reporting and Analysis I, MF773 - Foundation in Finance and Professional Ethics, MF753 - Economics and Quantitative Methods I
Term 2 (Winter): MF723 - Financial Reporting and Analysis II, BU723 - Advanced Investment Management, MF763 - Economics and Quantitative Methods II,
Term 3 (Spring): Co-op term
Term 4 (Fall): Co-op term
Term 5 (Winter): BU623 - Derivatives and Financial Risk Management, BU663 - Advanced Corporate Finance, BU713 - Fixed Income Analysis

Non co-op option

Term 1 (Fall): BU673 - Investment Management, MF713 - Financial Reporting and Analysis I, MF773 - Foundation in Finance and Professional Ethics, MF753 - Economics and Quantitative Methods I
Term 2 (Winter): MF723 - Financial Reporting and Analysis II, BU723 - Advanced Investment Management, MF763 - Economics and Quantitative Methods II,
Term 3 (Spring): BU623 - Derivatives and Financial Risk Management, BU663 - Advanced Corporate Finance, BU713 - Fixed Income Analysis


Optional Finance Elective Courses

BU613 - Entrepreneurial Finance
BU633 - Management of Financial Institutions
BU643 - International Financial Management
BU653 - Short-Term Financial Management
MF703 - Seminar in Corporate Finance
MF733 - CFA Level I Review
MF783 - Research Paper