Wilfrid Laurier University - Lazaridis School of Business and Economics

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Finance (MFin) (Waterloo)

Wilfrid Laurier University - Lazaridis School of Business and Economics

Faculty:Lazaridis School of Business and Economics
Degree:Master; Co-op
Field of Study:Finance, General
Thesis Based:Yes
Course Based:Yes
Length:20 Month(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $26,291
International: $15,405

The 2019/20 tuition rate increase is approximately 1%-6%.

Careers:Banking, Credit and Other Investment Managers


The Lazaridis Master of Finance (MFin) degree is designed to help you pursue a career in finance in positions that demand both extensive finance knowledge and excellent quantitative research skills. When you graduate with this full-time, one-year master’s degree from the Lazaridis School, you’ll be able to conduct expert analysis in equities, fixed incomes, derivative products, corporate finance and portfolio management.

Our full-time MFin is offered in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada’s best technology ecosystem. You can choose to pursue our full-time, one-year degree or our co-op option, which is 20 months and includes two four-month co-op work terms. Our business degree co-op program is Canada’s largest and MFin students typically work in the financial sector, with 80% of our co-op work terms in companies within the Greater Toronto Area.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*78 to 100
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    A four-year honours undergraduate degree in economics, business or related field with a concentration in finance.Minimum B+ (78%) average in your last two years of full-time study.
    Test Scores:
    • Graduate Management Admission Test [min. 650]
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 70] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 573]
    Application Notes : If you passed the CFA level one exam and completed a previous degree in North America, the GMAT requirement can be waived. Co-op option applicants are selected on the basis of an interview.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    Letters of reference: on academic reference and one professional reference.

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on November 22, 2019