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Join ESA for our third annual Graduate Studies Fair! We invite you to meet and greet students and administrative representatives from several of Canada's graduate programs. In previous years, we offered information about 11 graduate programs at U of T. This year, we are pleased to share that over 20 graduate programs will be in attendance from six Canadian universities! 

At this event you will be able to see what graduate programs in Canada have to offer you, as well as to chat about program experiences and admissions requirements with attending program delegates. There will be graduate programs represented from the University of Toronto, University of Western Ontario, Queen's University, McMaster University, York University, and McGill University.

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.

Check out our Facebook event page here, and don't forget to register using the form below to receive a reminder email the day before the event!

U of T: 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.

U of T: 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.

U of T: 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 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.

U of T: Master of Management Analytics

The first class of the Master of Management Analytics (MMA) will start in August 2018. This intensive new degree program is designed for students with excellent quantitative skills, strong computational proficiency and a passion for data. No work experience is required. The MMA will give students the key tools and knowledge to handle the complex datasets of today's business world, and use their analysis to help businesses make better decisions. Learn more at the program website.

U of T: 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.

U of T: 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 website.

U of T: Master of Financial Insurance

Traditionally, the finance and insurance worlds are quite distinct, but this distinction is disappearing. Financial firms are taking exposure to insurance risks, insurance companies are providing guarantees to their clients that fundamentally intertwines them with the financial markets, and pension plans provide income guarantees which profoundly link their obligations to the these markets. The Master of Financial Insurance (MFI) is a professional program that provides students with a sophisticated understanding of this complex interaction of the financial and insurance fields. The program contains a comprehensive set of offerings and students gain rigorous training in statistical science, actuarial science and finance. Graduates from this program will be well armed to face the highly skilled work required of them in the banking, insurance, pension and consulting industries.

The MFI is a three semester program with the first and second semesters containing academic courses with course work including substantial group projects. These courses are taught by both industry professionals as well as University of Toronto faculty members. The third and final semester (summer) consolidates the program by students entering a work placement in the finance industry.

Learn more at the program website.

U of T: 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.

U of T: 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.

U of T: 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.

U of T: 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.

U of T: JD/MBA

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.

Western: Master of Economics

Western's PhD in Economics is designed to train world-class economists. Taught by exceptional faculty, the program offers a firm grounding in the theory and applied tools of Economics. Our program is challenging – a rigorous program is necessary to prepare students to undertake leading-edge research in Economics, and to apply this knowledge and skills to understand and solve a wide-range of economic problems in different institutional settings. Western Economics offers a unique setting that generates a substantial level of interaction between students and faculty both inside and outside the classroom and contributes to the overall learning experience. We recruit the best students not only from within Economics and the Social Sciences, but also from Physics, Math and Engineering, even if they have no previous economics background. We offer:

  • Ph.D.-stream Master in Economics Program for students who desire a Ph.D. but have yet to attain a MA degree and for students who wish to explore whether it makes sense to pursue a Ph.D. after receiving a MA degree. This program is course based. It is approximately 8 months in duration, starting in mid-August with a three week summer review session. There is one admission date, in the fall term
  • Ph.D. Program in Economics is for students who have completed a Master’s degree in economics and wish to continue building their knowledge base and refine their research skills.

Learn more at the program website.

Western: Master of Financial Economics

The Western Master of Financial Economics (Western MFE) is a 16-month, course-based graduate program which includes a summer internship. Our students acquire the analytical and quantitative skills to pursue successful careers in finance with banks, pension funds, investment banks, consulting firms as well as regulatory institutions. The Western MFE provides the combination of practical and classroom experience required to succeed in a highly competitive and rapidly evolving financial marketplace.

A collaborative program of the Department of Economics, the Department of Statistical and Actuarial Sciences, the Ivey Business School, and the Faculty of Law, we provide MFE students with a broad understanding of Financial Theory and the Economics framework upon which that theory is based, as well as an understanding of Quantitative Finance and Securities Law required for today's complex financial world.

Prospective applicants are advised that the MFE requires high-level quantitative, analytical and communication skills. The MFE Program is aimed primarily at students who have recently completed undergraduate degrees in Economics and Finance, as well as students with a bachelor’s degree in a quantitative discipline (mathematics, sciences, engineering). Learn more at the program website.

Western: Ivey MSc in Management

Ivey’s MSc in Management is a 16-month transformational experience for recent grads who want to hone their skillsets, develop their leadership abilities and kick start their careers. Students will focus on one of three available program streams: International Business, International Business with CEMS-MIM and Business Analytics. Each program stream offers a unique 10 week lab, to gain valuable work experience during the program. Learn more at the program website.

Queen's: Master of Public Administration

Queen's MPA is a one-year, multidisciplinary program for full-time students. The program has been preparing students at the entry and mid-career levels for leadership roles in public service and policy-making for more than thirty-five years. Graduates hold positions as ministers and senior officials in all three levels of government, as well as providing leadership in hospitals, community organizations and national associations across Canada.

The program's emphasis is on public policy, and the broad social, economic and political context within which public organizations operate. The program aims to develop policy leaders. Policy leadership requires skills in policy analysis and the capacity to implement new solutions. Learn more at the program website.

McMaster: DeGroote MBA

DeGroote’s Co-op MBA program was the first of its kind in Canada, offering students direct access to an MBA program right after graduation. Our 28 month program includes 3 paid work terms the DeGroote Co-Op MBA integrates classroom learning and real-world knowledge to address today’s business needs and opportunities. Our program has help students secure post-graduate work with one of the highest employment rates in the country – 94%! Learn more at the program website.

McMaster: Master of Finance

The Master of Finance program at the DeGroote School of Business provides students with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in an increasingly complex and technical work environment. Globalization, changes in technology, increased market volatility and the rapid growth of derivative securities markets has created a demand for creative and innovative finance specialists. Our program includes a unique blend of economics, finance and quantitative methods that financial industry employers are seeking in the workforce. During our 16 month program, you will be challenged to develop a strong grasp of the complex knowledge and skills specifically needed for finance careers in analysis, trading and research. Learn more at the program website.

York: Master of Economics

Stay tuned for a summary of the Master of Financial Economics program.

York: Schulich School of Business

Stay tuned for a summary of Schulich's various programs.

McGill: Master of Management in Finance

The McGill Master's of Management in Finance (MMF) degree is a pre-experience twelve-month specialized program in finance. The MMF program prepares students for a career in finance through a comprehensive curriculum that integrates advanced financial concepts and quantitative methods with real-world business practices. Throughout the program, MMF students will work as analysts at Desautels Capital Management Inc., a licensed and regulated investment management firm with an independent Board of Directors. Responsibilities will include covering a sector and managing the firm’s portfolio. This hands-on approach allows students to learn fast and gain experience running an investment company. MMF students participate in weekly seminars given by industry experts; they also apply key financial concepts and tools in our state-of-the art Alphonse-Desjardins Trading Room.

The MMF is designed for recent graduates with a Bachelor of Science, Engineering, Economics, Arts or Commerce degree and with proven quantitative skills who aim to work in the finance industry or in the finance function of a business.

Learn more at the program website or email mmf.mgmt@mcgill.ca.

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