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Click here to register for the 4th Annual Graduate Studies Fair

What would you like to do after your degree? Like most students, you'd probably like to explore your options. So come out and join ESA for our 4th Annual Graduate Studies Fair on October 5th, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. at East Common Room (1034) in Hart House.

We invite you to meet and greet administrative representatives from different graduate programs. This year, we are pleased to share that 23 graduate programs will be in attendance from four Canadian universities!

At this event you will be able to see what graduate programs in Canada have to offer, 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, McMaster University, York University, and McGill University.

Representatives from the following programs will be present:

U of T: Masters of Economics (MA) + PhD programs

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: Masters of Financial Economics (MFE)

The Master of Financial Economics (MFE) is a world class limited-enrolment joint professional program of the University of Toronto's Department of Economics and Rotman School of Management. Its key objective is to provide a broad understanding of Financial Theory and the Economics framework upon which that theory is based, both in the classroom, and through work experience in the financial services sector, thereby equipping students with the tools and skills required for successful careers in finance.

The program is offered on a full time basis only starting in early August, with a duration of 16 months (or 4 terms). The curriculum consists of 12 half courses combining MA-level economics and second-year MBA finance courses. Students must also complete a required internship in the third term, during the summer months, May through August. With career and placement support offered through the Program Office and the Professional Development Course that invites participation of alumni and the program's industry associates, students compete for and secure internships in the areas of asset and risk management, investment and corporate banking, sales and trading, economics research and other (rotational programs, commercial banking, consulting, etc.) For the past eight years, student internship and full-time placement has been 100%. (See our website for placement outcomes.)

The MFE program targets a class size of 25-30 students annually from an applicant pool of 300-400. We accept applications from students with degrees in economics, finance, mathematics, statistics, engineering, and related disciplines, provided they meet our minimum requirements. (Please see our Admissions Page for application and admissions requirements.). We will accept applications for Fall 2019 admission from November 15, 2018 until January 22, 2019. For more information, visit our website, or email us at mfe@economics.utoronto.ca.

U of T: Masters of Financial Risk Management (MFRM)

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.

Masters of Mathematical Finance (MMF)

Financial Mathematics is one of the fastest growing areas of applied mathematics. Institutions that employ financial mathematicians are amongst the wealthiest and most sophisticated corporations in the world. Pursuing a career in financial mathematics will provide you with an invigorating combination of intellectual challenge and accelerated professional growth.

In the University of Toronto's 12-month Program, your superior math, statistics and programming skills are focused on the tools of financial mathematics for an initial 4-month period. You then move immediately into an internship with a firm. Afterwards, you continue your coursework for the remainder of the school year.

You may join a risk management team in an institution (hedge fund, bank, government, pension plan) with multibillion-dollar investment portfolios. You may use advanced mathematics to manage sophisticated hedge funds and portfolios of complex derivatives. You may be assessing the risk in a bank's commercial loans portfolios or developing original software applications for financial markets. You may be working in a FinTech start-up, whatever your interest the skills developed in this fast-track program will help you achieve your career goals.

U of T: Masters of Management and Professional Accounting (MMPA)

U of T Mississauga’s MMPA program draws talented students with various undergraduate degrees and provides  an integrated, experiential learning environment including paid co-op work terms, an MBA curriculum and an accredited CPA pathway. Graduates of the program go on to obtain professional designations including the CPA and CFA, and to pursue careers in Assurance, Accounting, Finance, Management, Consulting, Academia and Entrepreneurship.

U of T: Masters of Financial Insurance (MFI)

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 the three arms of datascience, actuarial science and math 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.

U of T: Masters of Public Policy (MPP)

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: Masters of Information (MI)

The Faculty of Information offers you countless ways to meet your career goals and lifestyle demands. The choice is yours to enter professional practice and/or advance studies in the field. There is a vast range of careers to consider for holders of Faculty of Information degrees. Your choice of options and opportunities span the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors, government, health, financial, legal, cultural, education and almost any other sector. The Master of Information, Master of Museum Studies and Doctoral Studies in Information include carefully designed courses to provide you with a strong foundation in all aspects of information and knowledge management.

U of T: Masters of Management Analytics (MMA)

The world of data-driven decision-making is moving fast – and with our Master of Management Analytics, you can help to lead and drive change. If you’re a recent graduate looking to be part of this exciting field, our innovative program will give you the advanced data management and communications skills you need. Master the skills needed to succeed in the field of management analytics in this 9-month program. This involves developing a precise understanding of the factors influencing managerial decisions, and designing data and analytical solutions to support these decisions. Learn more at the program website.

McMaster: Degroote Co-op MBA

The DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University invites you to meet us at the ESA Grad Fair 2018.

The first of its kind in Canada, the DeGroote MBA with Co-op program is designed to serve this generation’s thought leaders.  The program allows new graduates the opportunity to gain professional work experience through three paid work terms, while pursuing their MBA. Students have the opportunity to find co-op positions and do specializations in: finance and financial services management, health services management, strategic marketing, data analytics, and strategic business valuation.

The 2017-2018 MBA with Co-op program boasted:

·      96% graduate-employment rate

·      $70,000 median starting salary post-graduation

·      $45,000 average co-op work-term salary over the three terms

·      183 employer partnerships

McMaster: Masters of Finance

Stay tuned for a summary of the Master of Finance program.

York: Masters of Economics

Study in Toronto, the commercial and financial centre of Canada. With one of the top funding package available to our MA students, our graduate economics courses provide you with the latest developments, skills and techniques in economics, that will greatly assist with getting a job in the economics and business profession, along with the pursuit of further academic work. Our graduate courses are taught by internationally renowned professors.  The MA Economics degree at York will also prepare you for a PhD in Economics degree.

Major employers visit our MA students for recruiting, including the Bank of Canada, the Department of Finance in Ottawa, the Competition Bureau in Ottawa, and the Ontario Ministry of Finance in Toronto. York University also has significant resources in the Career Centre to help with your job applications.

The deadline to apply to the MA and PhD program in February 13, 2019. Visit our website for more information at http://economics.gradstudies.yorku.ca/

York: Master of Accounting/Diploma in Intermediate Accounting (MAcc/DiAcc)

This program is an academically rigorous and highly intensive full-time program designed to prepare students for a career in professional accountancy. This program will allow you to fast track to a professional designation with one of our professional partners, CPA Ontario or ACCA.


York: Master of Business Analytics (MBAN)

MBAN program gives students the tools and techniques to become experts at data-driven decision-making. Graduates of this program obtain SAS certification, and with exceptional job placement, the MBAN is a strong investment in your future.


York: Master of Finance (MF)

MF program provides students with the robust real-world training and analytical foundation needed for a rewarding career in modern finance. As a CFA Program Partner, it provides a high-level education on both the buy and the sell side of capital markets, including asset management, investment banking and risk management.


York: Master of Management (MMGT)

MMGT is designed for students who do not have a business background. It builds upon the strong reputation of the Schulich MBA and integrates business knowledge with practical experience and leadership development to add employable skills to your undergraduate degree!


York: Master of Marketing (MMKG)

MMKG program provides students with digital marketing and analysis skills to be successful in the fast changing world of marketing.


York: Master of Real Estate & Infrastructure (MREI)

MREI is the first graduate program in Canada that offers a combination of courses in both Real Estate and Infrastructure. The program integrates leadership development with a focus on development, investment and financing of real estate and infrastructure.


York: Master of Supply Chain Management (MSCM)

This full-time or part-time program will develop the analytical and managerial skills needed to find creative supply chain solutions for tomorrow's innovative economy.

York: Masters of Business Administration

Stay tuned for a summary of the Master of Business Administration program.

McGill: Masters of Management Finance

McGill: Masters of Management Analytics

McGill: Masters of Business Administration

McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management offers world-renowned graduate programs. Our MBA is ranked #1 in Canada (Financial Times, 2018), and to meet the growing demand for graduates with specialized skill sets, we recently launched the successful Masters in Management in Finance and the Masters of Management in Analytics. All of our programs operate under an integrated management philosophy and curriculum design to promote world-wise, responsible leadership. Moreover, our new building for MBA and Masters students offers cutting-edge technology, innovative meeting spaces and classrooms, and acts as a link to industry for research and training.

Click here to register for the 4th Annual Graduate Studies Fair