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CAD 54839

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CAD 225

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20 months


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Program Overview

The Master of Finance (MFin) degree has been named as the "must-have degree" by the Financial Times. The Lazaridis MFin degree is designed to help you pursue a career in finance in positions that demand both extensive finance knowledge and excellent quantitative research skills.

Our outstanding faculty are here to help equip you with extensive knowledge in finance and critical thinking skills. Graduating with an MFin degree will allow you to pursue a career in some of the most innovative sectors of Canadian finance.


You can choose to pursue our full-time degree while being part of Canada's largest co-op program. This option takes 20 months to complete, including two four-month co-op work terms. MFin students typically work in the financial sector, with 80% of our co-op work terms in companies within the Greater Toronto Area.

Note: The co-op option is available to applicants with less than three years of full-time work experience.


  • Attain your MFin degree in 12 months of study plus eight months of co-op. Offset the cost of tuition while earning your degree, gaining valuable work experience in multiple industries of your choice.
  • Laurier has the largest business degree co-op program in Canada with 65% of co-op jobs in the Greater Toronto Area.
  • Learn finance theories and apply to practical issues for a career in finance in areas such as investment banking and financial risk analysis.
  • Gain hands-on experience in investment and asset management through the Laurier Graduate Student Investment Fund.
  • Earn your MFin degree while preparing for your CFA exams (Level I, II or III).
  • Receive dedicated career training through the Career Development Office.
  • Located in Canada’s best technology ecosystem, the city of Waterloo has a strong financial services sector and is home to several leading-edge research institutions.
  • Benefit from supportive alumni network.

Our co-op program helps students gain relevant work experience in large corporations and financial companies, including:

  • American International Group (AIG)
  • BMO Capital Markets
  • TD Canada Trust
  • CIBC
  • CI Investments
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Manulife
  • Morgan Stanley
  • National Bank
  • INFOR Financial
  • Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
  • Portlan Holdings
  • RBC
  • Scotiabank
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Additional Information

Program Level Master's Degree

College/University Processing Time 42 Days

Program Format Full-Time

Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) work permit

Program Intake


Sep 2024

General Admission Requirement

    • Minimum Overall Score - 7.0
    • Minimum Overall Score - 100 - With no score less than - 21

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have a four-year honours undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in economics, business or a related field with a concentration in finance.

7 IELTS Score
100 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
595 Gmat Minimum Overall Score
77% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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Tuition Fee

CAD 225

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11000 Per year

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