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MSc Fin

Master of Science in Finance

Understand the role of finance in business. This full-time, 16-month SFU Beedie MSc Finance program is based in downtown Vancouver. It teaches you the fundamentals of finance, asset pricing, market risk management and credit risk management.

It’s not all theory. You’ll also get the chance to manage an investment portfolio with a market value in excess of $19.9 million, develop a personalized career plan, and secure employment opportunities.

Who it’s for

We designed the MSc Finance program to meet a global demand for skilled risk management and investment management professionals. The program is ideal for early- to mid-career professionals with a facility for quantitative finance.

 
What you’ll learn

The full-time, 16-month curriculum is based on a foundation of financial theory and real-world experience. Choose between two streams: Investment Management and Risk Management.

 
Where it can take you

Strong finance skills are essential for any organization. Be prepared to succeed in a career in investment management, risk management and any area that calls for a thorough understanding of financial theory and well-developed quantitative and analytical skills. Potential employers include banks and financial institutions, investment and public accounting firms, FinTech and other start-ups, securities regulators, governments, management consulting firms and insurance companies.

Position yourself for success

The MSc Finance program is a full-time, 16-month program delivered in four semesters. You’ll begin with two courses held online in mid-July, requiring about three to four hours of total work per week. This equips you with foundational skills that enable you allow to dive into your studies and the program content immediately.

  • 16 months, full-time
  • Online delivery for introductory courses and in-class delivery
  • Choose to focus on financial risk management or investment management stream
  • July start date

EXPLORE THE FULL CURRICULUM

Tuition

Domestic students (Citizens & Permanent Residents of Canada): $33,500 CAD*

International students: $46,400 CAD*

*Subject to Board of Governors approval

 
Fees and other costs

Student fees: $2,300 CAD

Course materials: $1,500-$1,850 CAD

For information on funding opportunities, visit Fund Your Degree.

As an MSc Finance student, you’ll enjoy access to the SFU Beedie Career Management Centre (CMC) team. Our dedicated advisor can provide you with invaluable networking opportunities, a vast depth of online resources, personalized career advice, and mentorship. For the rest of your career, you’ll have access to the CMC's key tools.

With a dedicated career advisor, countless networking opportunities and invaluable resources, you’ll get all the support you need to level up

 
Workshops and career coaching

Through our Career Management Centre you’ll receive one-on-one career coaching and gain access to exclusive workshops run by our in-house experts and industry guests

 
Mentorship and networking

Here you’ll have the opportunity to expand your network 360 degrees. SFU Beedie is home to the largest business mentorship program in Western Canada, with more than 300 mentor/mentee pairs each year. Tap into their network and expand your own.

 
Opportunities after graduating from MSc Finance

Career paths

Career positions for students in the investment management include:

  • Capital Markets Analyst
  • Investment Banking Analyst
  • Sales & Trading Analyst
  • Corporate Banking Analyst

 Career positions for students in the risk management stream include:

  • Financial Engineer
  • Quantitative Analyst
  • Risk management Analyst
  • Technology Risk Consultant
  • Commercial Banking

 As an MSc Finance student, you’ll enjoy access to the SFU Beedie Career Management Centre (CMC) team. Our dedicated advisor can provide you with invaluable networking opportunities, a vast depth of online resources, personalized career advice, and mentorship. For the rest of your career, you’ll have access to the CMC's key tools.

With a dedicated career advisor, countless networking opportunities and invaluable resources, you’ll get all the support you need to level up

 
Workshops and career coaching

Through our Career Management Centre you’ll receive one-on-one career coaching and gain access to exclusive workshops run by our in-house experts and industry guests

 
Mentorship and networking

Here you’ll have the opportunity to expand your network 360 degrees. SFU Beedie is home to the largest business mentorship program in Western Canada, with more than 300 mentor/mentee pairs each year. Tap into their network and expand your own.

 
Opportunities after graduating from MSc Finance

Career paths:

Career positions for students in the investment management include:

  • Capital Markets Analyst
  • Investment Banking Analyst
  • Sales & Trading Analyst
  • Corporate Banking Analyst

Career positions for students in the risk management stream include:

  • Financial Engineer
  • Quantitative Analyst
  • Risk management Analyst
  • Technology Risk Consultant
  • Commercial Banking

Online and at SFU Beedie Segal Graduate School (See Map)

The Charles Chang Innovation Centre (CCIC) and Graduate Residence is fully furnished and conveniently located steps away from the Segal Graduate School and accessible transit.

SFU residents living at the Charles Chang Innovation Centre (CCIC) live right in the heart of downtown Vancouver and the SFU Vancouver campus community. CCIC offers both single studio style and 2-bedroom apartments. Each room is single-occupancy only which means that you won't have to share your room with anybody. All CCIC residents share common spaces such as lounges.

The building is named after SFU Beedie School of Business alumnus Charles Chang, who in 2016 donated $10 million to SFU to establish the Charles Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship, which supports innovation and accelerate entrepreneurship throughout the university.

Find out more about the CCIC and graduate residence and compare your housing options.

 
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Alumni Profile

Peter Grypma, KPMG

My key lessons from the program were learning how to effectively frame and structure a problem or situation, manage a tight schedule, know what to prioritize and how to prioritize it, and identify core problems quickly and addressing them.

Bobby Dhillon, EMBA

Senior Vice President, Marketing & Planning

G&F Financial Group

The comprehensive simulations provided the greatest learning for me. They helped change my mindset and connect the different areas of learning into a comprehensive view of how an organization runs.

Matthew Grunert, MOT MBA

Director, IT

Avigilon

The MSc Finance program gave me the technical foundation that I couldn’t function without. I work with clients in very senior roles, and it’s important to demonstrate your technical knowledge to gain their trust.

Christine Jakshoej, MScFin

Head of Professional Services America

FINCAD

The immediate impact of the GDBA has been a change in the way I approach my day professionally. I am equipped to make better decisions. My confidence level has been elevated significantly, and I am enjoying a new sense of optimism in my career.

Percival Chang, GDBA

Manager & Investment Funds Advisor

PH&N Investment Services

I always saw myself working beyond clinical pharmacy. I felt that I could also shine on the business side of healthcare. I knew that with my strong clinical training an MBA would help open more doors and give me the mobility I was looking for in my career.

Morenike Akinyemi, FT MBA

Senior Project Manager, Transformation Delivery

Provincial Health Services Authority

The Part-Time MBA was excellent. It gave me exactly what I expected to receive, and I think that is the highest compliment you can pay a program. It met all my expectations and provided a solid grounding in business skills and strategies.

Oliver Zihlmann, PT MBA

Director of Development and Alumni Engagement

UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

The i2I program is perfect for people like me who are deeply involved in science, and who want to look for opportunities in the business world. A program like this opens your mind and teaches you that there is another world of possibilities outside of the lab.

Elena Groppa, i2I

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Faculty of Medicine

University of British Columbia Biomedical Research Centre

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