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Earn your Master's in Finance while you work

12-Month Program
  •  Study While You Work

Master of Finance — Toronto

Beginning each year in June, Smith's Master of Finance allows you to earn a world-class degree in just 12 months without leaving your current job.

Classes are held one evening per week, and one day on alternate weekends. Although this program can be completed while you work, it is considered a full-time program.

This program is also offered in Beijing, China.

The Program Will Provide:

  • A deeper and broader understanding of Finance;
  • The knowledge and tools to move immediately from theory to real-world applications;
  • A solid understanding of the current financial climate and market trends;
  • The ability to communicate ideas and information accurately and concisely;
  • Training in creating and maintaining high performance work teams;
  • Personal development workshops and career advancement days;
  • SmithEdge – a set of personal capabilities that will prepare you to thrive in today’s business environment;
  • Access to job opportunities through Smith’s Career Advancement Centre

Fast-Track Your Career in Finance

The Master of Finance program at Smith School of Business will provide a deeper and broader understanding of Finance. It will equip you with the knowledge and tools to move immediately from theory to real-world applications.

As a graduate of the program, you will have a solid understanding of the current financial climate and market trends, and the ability to communicate ideas and information accurately and concisely.

New Scholarships Available

Smith School of Business introduces scholarships for Black students and Indigenous students in all MBA, Professional Masters, and Graduate Diploma programs.

CFA Partnership

The combination of a Master of Finance degree and a CFA Certification will provide you with a significant competitive advantage in your career.

The Master of Finance program at Smith is a CFA Institute Program Partner and we maintain a close relationship with the Toronto chapter of the CFA Society. This relationship provides numerous benefits for our students, including opportunities to attend CFA events, high profile guest speakers and CFA scholarships. The Economist has called the CFA the “gold standard among investment analysis designations.”

The majority of our students have completed CFA Level 1 or 2 and some are full Charter members. However, we do provide optional preparation sessions for those interested in writing the CFA Level 1, 2 or 3 exam during the year.


“The Must-Have Degree”

The Financial Times has called a Master’s degree in Finance the “must-have degree” for people pursuing a career in investment banking or asset management. The increasing globalization of the financial sector has created the need for recognized qualifications for those who work in finance.

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Key Features


Skills Coverage

The program curriculum is designed to move you quickly from financial theory to practicing real-world applications.

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Expert Faculty

Learn from both industry specialists and world-class researchers. Half of the Master of Finance faculty are industry practitioners currently working in the industry.

Meet the faculty  

Experiential Learning

The Master of Finance program provides many opportunities outside of the classroom to “learn by doing,” such as case competitions and clubs.


Career Advancement Centre

In today’s competitive business environment, career success requires focused, strategic career management. The Career Advancement Centre provides comprehensive services and resources to achieve your career goals.


Special Events

Build your network through a variety of virtual and in-person guest speaking, networking and social events.



Smith’s Master of Finance program is a proud partner of the CFA Institute and the CAIA Association.