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Master of Science in Finance

Learning

At SFU Beedie, you’ll learn inside and outside the classroom. In addition to the academics, optional experiential and extra-curricular activities will help you build leadership skills, add to your professional network and enhance your CV.

 
Get insights from student ambassadors

Once you’re admitted into the program, you’ll be teamed up with a current MSc Finance student ambassador. This person will be available to meet for coffee (or Skype if you’re not in Vancouver at the time), to share their experiences, offer study tips, advice on where to get textbooks, tell you what they’ve discovered about living in Vancouver, and more. Your student ambassador will not only help you with your transition into the program, but also become one of the first SFU individuals in your professional network.

International students are also paired with an International Student Ambassador. They will share with you first-hand what it was like to move to Vancouver and to study in this new environment. International students are not alone in this important life event.

Externships

In partnership with our Career Management Centre, international graduate students who do no have any work experience in Canada can participate in week-long, full time externships. Here, you can prepare for a career in Canada by observing and exploring local workplace culture, expand your network in your preferred industry, and learn the day-to-day responsibilities of decision-makers.

You’ll also have the opportunity to gain leadership experience, build a richer network and enhance your CV through professional associations, events and case competitions.

 
Build your network in Vancouver

Tap into our vast and engaged alumni network, and be in the right position to land your ideal job. We organize many events throughout the year to give you opportunities to meet influential people and make new business contacts. These include events organized by the local Chapters of:

 
Gain industry insights

Each year, we offer a select number of MSc Finance students who are a part of the Student Investment Advisory Service (SIAS) Fund, the opportunity to visit Toronto, Canada’s financial capital to tour the head offices of major businesses and institutions. Along the way, you’ll make connections with potential employers and our successful alumni network.

 
Learn from externship

International graduate students can take advantage of one-week, full-time externships. You can job shadow industry professionals and gain firsthand experience of local workplace culture.

Watch the externship video at the bottom of the page.

 
Compete with your peers

Each year our students participate in various optional competitions where you get to apply and demonstrate what you’ve learned in the classroom: These include

  • National Investment Banking Competition: A pressure-packed 5-hour challenge to create a presentation and pitch to a panel of judges and 300 delegates
  • CFA Global Investment Research Challenge: Create a detailed research report for a company and defend their investment thesis to a panel of judges
  • ENGAGE International Investment Education Symposium: Take part in the world’s largest Student Managed Portfolio Competition. SFU Beedie MSc Finance students have won the top prize four years in a row

In the MSc Finance program, your cohort includes smart, critical thinkers from all over the world. Our class sizes are small, and offer countless opportunities to work in teams and engage with your cohort.

This experience will help you build relationships that could last throughout your entire career.

  • Average class size: 50-65
  • Average age: 25
  • Degrees held: Economics, Finance, Accounting, Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Business, Arts, Science, Technology, Commerce
  • Average work experience: 3.5 years
  • Languages spoken: Bengali, Chinese, English, Farsi, French, Gujarati, Hindi, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese
  • Class profile: 57% women, 43% men
  • Average GMAT: 650
  • 20% have Master’s degrees
  • 80% international students
 
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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

FINCAD

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 IBL: Wanda

EMBA: Bobbie

GDBA: Percival

i2I: Elena

MOT MBA: Matt

FT MBA: Morenike

PT MBA: Oliver

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