The Master of Financial (MFI) program is designed as a 12 month (3 term) program comprised of 9 half courses [4.5 full course equivalents (FCEs)] and an industrial internship (1.0 FCE). Students proceed through the program as a single cohort, following a common course of study which is fully integrated and computer-laboratory intensive. Course projects and assignments are designed to integrate the material from multiple courses and their application in a real-world practical contexts. Excellence in communication and presentation skills is emphasized in both the oral and written components of the projects.
All core courses in this program are 0.5 FCE which run for twelve (12) weeks and meet for three (3) hours per week (excluding tutorials / computer labs). All courses are required and there are no options in the selection of courses.
The list below illustrates the time-line and collection of courses that students must complete each term.
Term 1: Fall
Term 2: Winter
Term 3: Summer
An internship is required for all MFI students. The internship provides a strong experiential learning component and students must complete a detailed report, and deliver a presentation of their findings. Students must complete the following:
Internship project proposal
All students submit a project proposal to the Program Director along with the name of the advisor by April 15. The proposal will be evaluated and modifications will be made if necessary. Final approval is required by May 15.
All students submit an interim report to the Program Director by July 7 describing progress in the first half of the summer term.
Final report and presentation
Students must submit a final report describing the details of the project including: the context of the problem, the methods of analysis, the results and interpretation of their analysis. Students must also present their project to an audience consisting of the Program Director, their peers and industry participants.