Application Process

We are currently accepting applications for the class beginning in June 2020.

To be considered for admission to the Smith Master of Finance program, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • An undergraduate degree from a recognized university
  • Minimum two years relevant work experience
  • Successful completion of the GMAT or CFA Level 1 exam
  • Successful completion of an English facility test if your first language is not English and you have not lived in Canada for a minimum of three years, or if you did not do your undergraduate program in English
Step One

Preliminary Assessment

Application Advisors will work with you through every step of the application process. Begin your preliminary assessment by completing the online application form and attaching a scanned copy of resume and your transcripts (if available).

An Application Advisor will review and contact you (normally within 2-3 business days) and suggest helpful ways to strengthen your file. To speak with an Application Advisor, call toll-free 1.855.253.9697.

Step Two

Complete your Application file

Your Application Advisor will ensure your completed file includes:

  1. A copy of your resume
  2. An official transcript from each post-secondary institution attended, sent by the Registrar of the institution directly to the Smith Master of Finance admissions committee
  3. Proof of successful completion of the CFA Level 1 or GMAT. This requirement may be waived if an applicant has achieved their CPA/CA Designation.
  4. This requirement does not need to be completed prior to starting an application. The Program Code for the GMAT is: Q21-QZ-57
  5. Two references. Referees will be provided a link by your Application Advisor
  6. A cover letter outlining current responsibilities and assignments, career accomplishments, reasons for applying to the Master of Finance and your professional and personal goals.
  7. If your first language is not English and you have not lived in Canada for a minimum of three years, or if you did not do your undergraduate program in English, you will be required to successfully complete an English facility test.
  8. A 30 minute interview with a member of the program team, which your application advisor will work with you to book.

Ready to Apply?

There is no application fee. We have a "rolling admission" policy and applications are considered as they are received – we encourage you to apply early as space is limited.

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Please note: Admission to this program is highly competitive. Simply meeting the admission requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program.

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Test of Facility in English

The following tests are acceptable.

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TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language

Requirements:

  • Computer-Based Test: A minimum score of 250 and a minimum Essay Rating score of 5.0
  • Paper-Based Test: A minimum score of 600 and a Test of Written English (TWE) with a minimum score of 5.0
  • Internet-based test: A minimum score of 100 and a minimum score of 4 for writing

The test is administered by:
Educational Testing Service
Box 6151
Princeton, New Jersey
USA v08541-6151
(609.771.7100)

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Candidates who plan to take TOEFL must obtain a copy of the Bulletin of Information form, and register through the agency responsible for the country or region in which they reside. To ensure that the results are forwarded directly to Queen’s, the code number 0949 (Dept. 02) must be inserted on the request for the Official Score Report.

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IELTS - English for International Opportunity

Requirements:

  • A minimum score of 7

The test is administered by:
University of Cambridge
Local Examinations Syndicate
1 Hills Road
Cambridge, UK
CB1 2EU
(44.1223.553311)

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Candidates who plan to take IELTS can obtain a listing of testing centres from the above address and must register through the agency responsible for the country or region in which they reside. The test centre in Ontario is located at:

Conestoga College
299 Don Valley Drive
Kitchener, ON N2G 4M4
(519.748.5220)

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MELAB - Michigan English Language Assessment Battery

Requirements:

  • A minimum score of 90

The test is administered by:
English Language Institute
Testing and Certification Division
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
48109-1057
(312.763.3452)

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PTE - Pearson Test of English Academic

Requirements:

  • A minimum score of 70

PTE Academic is a computer-based academic English language test aimed at non-native English speakers wanting to study abroad. It tests Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. There is one multi-level test.

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