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Join ESA for our second annual Graduate Studies Fair. We invite you to meet and greet students and administrative representatives from several of U of T's graduate programs. At this event you will be able to see what graduate programs at U of T have to offer you, as well as to chat about program experiences and admissions requirements with attending program delegates. 

Representatives from the following programs will be present at the fair. In addition, the School of Graduate Studies will be present. Click on each program name to read a brief description.

MA Economics

The MA program has two streams: the General Stream and the Doctoral Stream. Both streams are course-work only programs (with no thesis requirement). Each stream is approximately 8 months in duration, starting in mid-August. (Note that classes start before the start of regular classes at the University of Toronto). There is one admission date, in August of each year. (We do not admit students in January.) All program requirements for full-time students must be completed within three years from the initial enrolment into the program. For part-time students this time limit is six years. Learn more at the program website.

Master of Financial Economics

The Master of Financial Economics (MFE) is a non-thesis degree. Students follow a three-term, 16-month program, consisting of 12 one-term courses and a four-month summer internship between terms two and three. Students follow a core program which includes elective courses offered by the Department of Economics and the Rotman School of Management. Learn more at the program website.

Master of Financial Risk Management

Do you excel at quantitative analysis? The Master of Financial Risk Management (MFRM) is designed to prepare you for in-demand careers in risk management and trading. A bridge between your academic and professional life, this full-time, 8-month program, focused entirely on risk management and regulation, allows you to fast track into the finance industry. As a Rotman student, you’ll learn from some of the top leaders in the industry, while honing communication and general management skills essential for success. Learn more at the program website.

Master of Mathematical Finance

Financial engineering is one of the fastest growing areas of applied mathematics. In the Master of Mathematical Finance Program (MMF), students reshape their existing analytical abilities with the help of senior academics in mathematics, computer science, statistics, and engineering who have experience with the tools of mathematical finance. This cross-disciplinary approach develops graduates with a richer, more innovative approach to applied mathematics in realworld situations. Some of the faculty are seasoned practitioners from the financial industry while others are from leading firms in the financial software industry, developing applications around requirements like risk management, portfolio analysis, and the pricing of advanced derivatives.

The heart of the program is the four-month internship or campus project. Working on real financial projects, students learn to integrate and apply theoretical knowledge gained earlier in the Program. In the internship students team with employees of the sponsoring firm to experience how financial mathematics impacts the decision-making processes of a financial services organization. Learn more at the program website.

Master of Public Policy

At SPPG you will gain the knowledge and experience you need to become a leader in addressing today’s complex policy problems. Located on the St. George campus in the heart of downtown Toronto and in close proximity to an extraordinary concentration of policy leaders, you will be in the center of a vibrant and engaged community and have constant access to the best minds in policy. However you aim to advance the public good, a SPPG education will empower you to achieve your professional and personal goals. University of Toronto is Canada’s largest university, recognized as Canada’s top university and one of North American’s best public research universities. U of T’s distinguished faculty, institutional record of groundbreaking scholarship and wealth of innovative academic opportunities continually attract outstanding students and academics from around the world. Learn more at the
program website.

Master of Global Affairs

The Master of Global Affairs is a two-year professional degree that positions graduates to accelerate their careers in business, government and NGOs, as these sectors pursue their strategies in an increasingly interconnected and multipolar world. In year one, MGA students take core courses that provide them with a strong grounding in global institutions, global markets, and global civil society. Between year one and year two, students participate in a required summer internship. The Munk School of Global Affairs connects students with opportunities in top-tier businesses, international and national institutions, and civil-society organizations—and connects organizations with a new generation of leaders prepared to thrive in the global milieu. In year two, students have the opportunity to focus their degree by taking elective courses that fall into one of the programs main streams (global institutions, global markets, and global civil society). Students also participate in a Capstone Seminar course. Capstone projects are a true reflection of the real world – our students provide genuine insight on global problems for real clients. Students work together in a team, across geographies, to provide a client with value-added analysis and innovative solutions. Learn more at the program website.

Master of Industrial Relations and Human Resources

The Master of Industrial Relations and Human Resources is for those students who are interested in advanced academic study leading to career opportunities in:

  • Human resources management

  • Labour-management relations

  • Collective bargaining and dispute resolution

  • Organization development and change

  • Labour market and social policy

    The MIRHR is designed to train professionals in the latest innovations and best practices within industrial relations and human resources management. It provides specialized study of the employment relationship using an interdisciplinary approach. Integral to the MIRHR degree is training in the essential analytical and empirical methods required of the today’s practitioner. Learn more at the program website.

  • JD/MA Econ

    The combined JD/MA Economics program is designed for students who intend to pursue careers in areas that require some sophistication in economics, such as competition policy, commercial contracting, mergers and acquisitions, business organization, tax policy, environmental law and international trade regulation. Candidates complete both the JD and MA program in three years of academic study rather than the four years that would be required in order to receive each degree separately. Learn more at the program website.


    The JD/MBA Program is a four-year combined degree offered by the Faculty of Law and the Rotman School of Management. Today's competitive business environment demands integrative thinkers who are flexible and global in orientation. At the University of Toronto's Faculty of Law and Rotman School of Management, we are redesigning business and law education to produce the leaders organizations need to win in the new millennium.

    The four-year program begins with year one in the faculty of law. The second year is spent entirely at the Rotman School in the first year of the MBA program. You would take a combination of electives from both faculties in the remaining two years. Some of Rotman’s most successful students have come from the JD/MBA program, enabling them to choose from among the best summer internships and post-graduation employment opportunities offered.

    You may apply directly from your undergrad. If admitted to the JD, for admission to the MBA, Rotman will not require prior work experience or the GMAT. Learn more at the Faculty of Law website and the Rotman website.

    Master of Information

    In the Master of Information (MI) program, you will receive a strong foundation in all aspects of information and knowledge management, and can gain depth in areas of interest through your choice of one or two concentrations. These include: Archives & Records Management, Critical Information Policy Studies, Culture & Technology, Information Systems & Design, Knowledge Management & Information Management, Knowledge Media Design, and Library & Information Science.

    Whether you want to work as a business analyst, information architect, UI/UX designer, knowledge manager, or many other career areas, you’ll find the iSchool is the ideal place to launch your career. MI graduates work in a wide range of organizations in financial services, health care, law, technology, media, government, and the non-profit sector.

    With over 75 years of experience, we’ve pioneered and refined our interdisciplinary approach to provide you with the right blend of knowledge, practical experience and career preparation. Choose to follow a course-based program or pursue a thesis. A new co-op option is also available, allowing you to apply knowledge acquired in the classroom.

    If you recognize the central role of information in society, you’ll find no better place to start your journey than at the iSchool. Learn more from the iSchool website and the iSchool viewbook.

    Master of Management and Professional Accounting

    The MMPA program covers the core of the MBA curriculum plus those subjects that are vital for technical leadership in the accounting profession of the future, delivered in an integrated academic and co-op work experience.

    The MMPA program is the only program dedicated to developing both MBA and MMPA (Master of Professional Accounting) knowledge and skills in an integrated framework. An MBA learning experience develops analytical skills and case-oriented reasoning capacities, and an MMPA learning experience develops technical knowledge and application skills.

    The MMPA is designed to be the most time-concentrated, Master’s level gateway to professional accounting and financial markets employment, particularly for students graduating from non-business progprogram's websiterams. Advanced standing is available for business students.

    Co-op work terms enrich academic learning and generate both jobs and funding support. Virtually 100% of our students obtain co-op jobs. Successful completion of co-op work terms usually leads to permanent employment. Earnings, which average roughly $14,000 per co-op work term, can offset tuition and living costs significantly.

    More information can be found on the program's website.


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