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Master of Science in Finance

How to Apply


  • Round 1: November 27, 2020
  • Round 2: January 29, 2021
  • Round 3: April 2, 2021
  • Final Round: June 18, 2021

Please contact us at mscfin@sfu.ca with any questions. We look forward to speaking with you.


The application process is detailed below. Please apply as soon as possible as applications will be reviewed/admitted on an ongoing basis after each application (round) deadline. You must complete online introductory courses during the months of July and August, prior to Program Orientation and the start of the program in September.

If you have any questions during the application process or are unable to apply online, please contact the MSc Finance office at 778.782.5259 or mscfin@sfu.ca.

Please review program requirements before applying

Once we have received your completed application, we will connect with you for an interview.

  • The Graduate Studies Application System must be used for your official application.
  • You must submit the initial application form and pay the application fee before you can upload your supporting documents.

Reference letters

  • You are required to submit two reference letters. Download the Appraiser's Form.
  • The online application form will have a section for you to provide information on your two referees.
  • Once you have submitted your online application, your referees will be automatically sent an email asking them to upload their reference letter.
  • Once the reference letter has been submitted, your online checklist will be updated.
  • You are not entitled to review or submit the letter on behalf of the referee, nor can you request information regarding the content or tone of a reference letter or evaluation.
  • Guidelines for the submission of reference letters specify that referees state whether or not the applicant will see the letters.
  • All letters of reference received at SFU Beedie School of Business, Graduate Programs will be treated as confidential and will not be shared with or returned to applicants or referees.
  • In order to use the online application system, you will need to pay an application fee of $90 CAN (students with Canadian transcripts) or $125 CAN (students with international transcripts) by credit card (MasterCard or Visa).
  • If you do not pay the application fee within 28 days of starting your application, your application will be cancelled
  • To pay the application fee, log in to the Graduate Studies Application System with your User ID and password and select 'Make a Payment' from the Application Services page
  • Once you have paid the application fee, you may use the online application system to upload supporting documents for review.
  • Applications are evaluated in the order in which they are completed.
  • It is to your advantage to upload and submit your supporting documents early to avoid application peaks.


Please upload the following supporting documents through the online application system:

  • Resume: A complete resume showing employment, volunteer activities, education and other appropriate information.
  • Transcripts: A copy of your official/unofficial transcript to expedite the evaluation process. Signed and sealed official transcripts are still required to be mailed directly to the Graduate Business program office. See below for details. Please note: If your transcripts are not in English and no translation is provided by the university, you'll need to provide an approved translation. Learn more.
  • GMAT Score Report: Upload a copy of the GMAT Score Report to expedite the evaluation process. Please make sure the Educational Testing Service is informed to forward your official score to our office at code 6G8-N3-34. Learn about our GMAT Prep Course. The GMAT will be waived for any candidate who has successfully completed any level of the CFA.
  • Essay
  • Kira Video assessment
  • TOEFL or IELTS (if applicable): For those students whose first language is not English and whose previous education has been conducted in a country where English is not the primary language (view a full list of accepted countries), please upload of a copy of the score report in PDF format. Please make sure the Educational Testing Service is informed to forward your official score to our office. ETS Code for TOEFL: Department code 01; Institution code 0999.
    • TOEFL 93+ with a minimum of 20 in each category (internet based exam) and a TWE of 5 (the paper based TOEFL score is also accepted with a minimum score of 580)
    • IELTS overall band score of 7.0 with no individual score under 6.5.
    • TOEFL at home will also be accepted.

Please note: Candidates below the English Language requirements will be asked to retake the test.


In addition, please deliver the following supporting document(s) to the Graduate Business Program office at the following address:

Master of Science in Finance Program
Beedie School of Business
Simon Fraser University
3rd Floor, 500 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 1W6

  • Official Transcripts: Official transcripts for-credit courses from the Registrar of each post-secondary institution you attended must be sent directly to the Graduate Business program office. Only one copy is required from each institution. If the transcripts are issued to you, they must be signed and sealed by your post-secondary institution.
  • GMAT Score Report (if applicable): Please inform the Educational Testing Service to forward your official score report to our office at Code 6G8-N3-34.
  • GRE Score Report: To submit a GRE score, please use our Institution Code 7112 Department 4201.
  • TOEFL or IELTS (if applicable): Please inform the Educational Testing Service to forward your official score report to our office. Code for TOEFL results: Department code 01; Institution code 0999.


Within 21 days of receiving your acceptance letter, a non-refundable deposit of $3,000 CDN must be submitted.

This deposit reserves your seat in the MSc Finance program, and will be applied towards your tuition. Please note that if you apply late to the program, we may ask you to pay the deposit in less than 21 days

Graduate students can pay by credit card through the graduate student online application system, or use one of the other methods listed on the page.

Connect with our team

Our admissions team is more than happy to answer your questions so you know what you can expect before, during, and beyond your program.

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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


The learners I work with are 95% Indigenous, and I find that they become more interested and retain information more, when we speak and learn from an Indigenous lens. The Indigenous content integrated into the program has been very beneficial to me in terms of how I can incorporate Indigenous information into the curriculum I currently teach.

Wanda Rockthunder, EMBA IBL

Business Instructor, Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies

Cree, a citizen of the Muskowekwan First Nation, Saskatchewan

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 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

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

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

Sr. Director, Digital Operations & IT

Motorola Solutions

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

MSc Fin: Christine


EMBA: Bobbie

GDBA: Percival

i2I: Elena


FT MBA: Morenike

PT MBA: Oliver

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