Master of Finance (MFIN)

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Intense learning to accelerate your finance career

The Sobey School of Business Master of Finance (MFin) program is a challenging, demanding and rigorous program in which you will gain the strategic financial skills that global employers demand. The Sobey MFin effectively prepares graduates for professional careers in:

  • Financial analysis and advising
  • Portfolio and risk management
  • Corporate finance

The program will thoroughly prepare you for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)® exams. In just one year, you will have the tools and confidence to achieve career success in a highly competitive field. The Sobey MFin program is a formal CFA® Affiliate.

The Benefits

  • Complete your degree in just 12 months and get a head start on your career.
  • Prepare for the CFA® exams.
  • Launch or advance your career in the corporate world, public sector or industry.
  • Study in the leading Canadian business school in Atlantic Canada.
  • Faculty include world-renowned scholars including the university's past president, Dr. J. Colin Dodds and Canada Research Chair in Finance, Dr. Mohammad Rahaman.
  • Live and study in historic Halifax, the commercial and cultural center of Atlantic Canada.

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Admission Requirements

  • A four-year university degree (or equivalent) in mathematics, engineering, physics, computer science, economics or other mathematical discipline with an overall minimum average of B;
  • An average score across all quantitative courses of:
    • 75% for applicants with engineering, physics, computer science and mathematics degrees
    • 80% for applicants with business degrees
    • 85% for applicants with economics and international trade degrees
  • For applicants whose first language is not English or who did not graduate from an English medium university, a minimum English proficiency score of:
    • IELTS 6.5 with no individual band score below 6.0 or equivalent
    • Conditional may be granted for applicants with a minimum overall IELTS score of 6.0 with no band less than 5.5

Entrance Scholarships

  • Domestic Scholarship: up to $4000 automatically awarded to all domestic students (Canadian citizens and permanent residents)
  • CFA scholarship: up to $4000 automatically awarded to all students who pass the CFA level 1 exam prior to the program start date
  • Other entrance scholarships may be available for students with outstanding academic backgrounds. Apply early for consideration!

Application Deadlines and Key Dates

  • International applicants
  • Canadian and Permanent Resident Applicants
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