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Lazaridis Master of Finance (Waterloo)

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Key Features

  • Gain access to a professional network that spans the country.
  • Prepare for all three levels of the CFA examinations – our students consistently exceed global pass rates.
  • Attain your MFin degree in one year (non-co-op) or 20 months (with co-op).
  • Study in the centre of Canada’s technology hub.

Important Dates and Events

  • October 2019: Application Portal now open for September 2020 Intake
  • November 2: MFin Reunion Event
  • January 5: First Consideration Deadline

Earn a Degree Like No Other

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 meet the professional challenges of today's financial industry, including:

  • conducting expert analysis in equities
  • managing fixed incomes
  • designing derivative products
  • navigating corporate finances
  • portfolio management

One Program, Endless Possibilities

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

To book your one-on-one pre-assessment meeting or to attend the next MFIN info session, please email mfin@wlu.ca.

Upcoming Events and Notices

Please note: The intake period to start the MFin (Waterloo) program in Sept. 2019 is now closed. Applications for the Sept. 2020 will be accepted starting in Nov. 2019.

Add Value to Your Graduate Experience

Laurier Graduate Student Investment Fund (LGSIF)

Students in the Lazaridis School are uniquely positioned to manage the Laurier Graduate Student Investment Fund (LGSIF). The structure of LGSIF is designed to provide real-world experience to graduate students in investment and wealth management, using real money.

Lazaridis and CFA Partnership

The Lazaridis MFin is a member of the CFA Institute University Recognition Program. You can prepare for all three levels of the CFA examinations while you work toward completing the MFin degree.

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Lazaridis Master of Finance (Waterloo)

Contact Us:

Chau Truong-Wood
Program Coordinator
Full-Time MFin Program - Waterloo
E: mfin@wlu.ca 
T: 519.884.0710 x3013


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