Master of Finance

York University Schulich School of Business

Program Description
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Master of Finance

York University Schulich School of Business

Master of Finance

Considering Schulich for your Master of Finance? We invite you to experience Schulich first hand by visiting the campus, attending an event or simply starting a conversation with our admissions team.

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The global credit crisis has created an international economic environment filled with challenge. The 12-month full-time Master of Finance program offers the knowledge, skills and perspectives you'll need to navigate in this climate of change and uncertainty. Whether your goal is to enter the world of finance, or enhance your marketability the Schulich Master of Finance is the ideal choice.

Program Length and Curriculum

The MF is a 12-month full-time program that runs from August to July of the following year.

Students are required to take 12 three-credit courses and 2 one and a half credit courses. All courses are compulsory and advanced standing will not be given.

Students will also be introduced to the wider community of scholars and practitioners in finance through the research seminar series and the professional seminar series. In the former, students will be exposed to cutting-edge research in finance, and in the latter, students will gain an appreciation of current, real-world issues as well as an appreciation of different career choices.
Master of Finance Specializations
Starting in Fall 2012, students entering the Master of Finance (MF) program will have the option of specializing in Capital Markets* or Financial Risk Management. All MF students will share a common Fall term and then choose one of the streams for the Winter and Summer terms. MF students interested in Financial Risk Management must complete an eligibility application form prior to embarking upon this stream. Click here to complete the application process.

Admission Criteria

To be eligible for consideration, each applicant must meet the general admission criteria outlined below.

Each candidate is judged on their own merits with due consideration given to the criteria set out below. The strength of the application is also assessed on other considerations including entrepreneurship, communication skills, creativity and innovation and other factors that may contribute to future success in the financial sector.

Computer Skills

All applicants are expected to be computer proficient and have access to computing equipment that can interface with the Schulich network through a plug-in connection. A good working knowledge of a standard spreadsheet program is required. Familiarity with a statistical software package (e.g., STATA, SAS, or SPSS) is an asset.

Academic Background

  • Undergraduate honours degree from a recognized university in a related discipline such as economics, commerce or engineering
  • Minimum B+ average in last two full years of study
  • Strong background in economic theory, statistics, strong communication skills, full year of university-level calculus

Candidates who have studied at an accredited degree granting institution in India, Nepal, Pakistan or Bangladesh must present the academic requirement(s) listed in one of the categories below:

a) Both a Bachelor's and Master's degree (First Class Standing);


b) Bachelor of Engineering degree (First Class Standing)

One full set of official transcripts must be sent directly from each university attended to the Schulich School of Business.

GMAT or GRE Score

Acceptable scores on all GMAT or GRE measures. Test results over 5 years old will not be accepted

Relevant Work Experience

Preferred but not required


Three letters of reference – two of which must be from current or former professors

English Proficiency

Applicants whose first language is not English must submit evidence of English proficiency, with the exception of those who have studied for at least two years in a University where English is the language of instruction.

A minimum TOEFL score of 600 (paper-based) or 250 (computer-based), 100 (iBT), IELTS 7.0 or YELT score of Band 1 or equivalent is required.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated August 28, 2015
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Sept. 2016
12 months
Full time
Start date Sept. 2016
Canada Toronto, Ontario
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