Career Enhancement

Prepare for a career in finance

In addition to careers in investment management and risk management, graduates of the Master of Science in Finance program can expect to build careers in any area of finance that calls for a thorough understanding of financial theory and well developed quantitative and analytical skills.

Typical career paths include:

  • Risk modeling, and investment management at:
    • Financial intermediaries
    • Hedge funds
    • Regulatory institutions
  • Equity and Fixed Income Analysis
  • Compliance
  • Valuation validation
  • Treasury positions at financial and non-financial firms

Career services

As an MSc student, you’ll have access to the Beedie Career Management Centre (CMC), a team of professionals committed to providing you with one–on–one career advising, mentorship and networking opportunities, and a robust collection of online resources—all designed to help you achieve your career goals. This support continues after graduation.

Mentorship and networking

SFU Beedie has the largest business mentorship program in Western Canada, with over 300 mentors available every year to help you expand your network and uncover opportunities. You can also tap into our vast and engaged alumni network to help you land your ideal position. We organize many events throughout the year to give you opportunities to meet influential people.

Who hires our MSc graduates?

Positions:

  • Accounting
  • Analysts (Fixed Income, Equity, etc.)
  • Compliance
  • Financial Planning / Client Relationship Management
  • Government
  • Insurance
  • Investment Banking
  • Portfolio Management
  • Research
  • Senior Management
  • Trading
  • Treasury

Companies:

  • AIM Trimark, Toronto
  • Alberta Investment Management Corp., Edmonton
  • Arbitrage Capital Management Inc., Vancouver
  • Bank of America, Boston
  • BC Investment Management Corporation, Vancouver and Victoria
  • BC Investment Management Corporation, Victoria
  • Berkshire Securities Inc., Vancouver
  • Beutel, Goodman & Company Ltd., Toronto
  • Bank of Montreal (BMO), Toronto
  • BMO Harris Investment Management, Vancouver
  • BMO Harris Private Banking, Toronto
  • Canaccord Capital, Vancouver
  • CIBC Wood Gundy, Vancouver
  • CIBC, Toronto
  • City of Burnaby, Vancouver
  • Credit Union Central of BC, Vancouver
  • Deutsche Bank, Hong Kong and New York
  • Dundee Wealth Management, Toronto
  • Fidelity Investments, Vancouver
  • FinCad, Vancouver
  • Fundamental Research Corp., Vancouver
  • Genus Capital Management, Vancouver
  • Government Caucus of BC, Victoria
  • HSBC, Vancouver
  • Hub Financial Inc., Vancouver
  • Julius Baer, Zurich
  • KCS Fund Strategies, Vancouver
  • Kurdila & Associates, Vancouver
  • NexGen Financial, Toronto
  • Odlum Brown, Vancouver
  • Phillips, Hager & North Investment Management Ltd., Vancouver
  • Plenary Group, Vancouver
  • Primerica, Vancouver
  • RBC Investments, Toronto
  • Sagit Investment Management Ltd., Vancouver
  • Scotia McLeod, Vancouver
  • Scotia Private Client Group, Toronto
  • Seabank Capital, White Rock
  • Securities Commission, Kuwait
  • SEI Investments, USA
  • Sprucegrove Capital, Toronto
  • Sun Life Financial, Toronto
  • SwissRe, New York
  • TD Risk Management Group, Toronto
  • The Guarantee Company of North America, Vancouver
  • TSX Venture, Vancouver
  • VanCity Savings Credit Union, Vancouver