Admission Requirements

Smith School of Business has a rolling admission policy which means applications are reviewed as they are received. Students are encouraged to apply early, as classes fill quickly.


To be considered for admission to Smith’s Master of Financial Innovation & Technology program, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • An undergraduate degree from a recognized university, ideally in a related field.
  • Typically, a minimum of 2 years relevant work experience. Exceptional applicants without work experience may be considered.
  • Successful completion of the GMAT, with a score of 650 or above. This requirement may be waived for exceptional candidates. In some cases, successful completion of CFA Level 1 exam may be considered.
  • 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.

Applicants will be asked to provide:

  • An official transcript from each post-secondary institution attended, sent by the Registrar of the institution directly to the Smith Master of Financial Innovation & Technology admissions committee
  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Proof of successful completion of GMAT
  • Two references
  • Completed application form

English Language Proficiency

Applicants whose native language is not English and whose undergraduate university studies were taken in a language other than English must achieve a satisfactory score on one of the accepted tests. The test of facility in English is a firm requirement and admission decisions cannot be made until an acceptable score has been reported.

Test results must be in the form of an official report sent directly by the testing centre to the Admissions Committee. Examinee’s score records, faxes or photocopies are not acceptable.

Each applicant is responsible for making arrangements to take any of these tests and for all costs that are incurred with the writing of any of the tests.

Recognized test of facility in English:


Admission Process

Complete the online application form. Once received, a Smith School of Business Application Advisor will review it and will contact you to suggest ways to strengthen your file.

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