Rotman School of Management - Master of Financial Risk Management

Rotman School of Management - Master of Financial Risk Management

The Master of Financial Risk Management is an intensive full-time, 8-month program designed to prepare you for in-demand careers in risk management and finance.

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Average Age:
23 years

Level of Experience:
1-4 years

8 months

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Domestic Student Fee: $43,200 International Student Fee: $60,375

Get the Competitive Edge for Your Finance Career

"There is a dramatic increase in the need for experts in risk management and compliance. This program will produce the specialized talent that the finance industry demands."

- Richard Nesbitt, CEO of Global Risk Institute for Financial Services and former Chief Operating Officer of CIBC

The Master of Financial Risk Management (MFRM) is designed to prepare students who excel at finance and quantitative analysis for careers in this in-demand sector. A bridge between your academic and professional life, the full-time, 8-month program allows you to fast track into the finance industry, giving you a competitive edge over applicants with just an undergraduate degree. Turn risk into reward: consider the MFRM.

Master of Financial Risk Management: Jumpstart your career

Curriculum: The curriculum will allow you to master the complex issues involved in risk management.

Globally-Renowned Faculty: Rotman’s finance faculty are among the best in the world for research and for finance. They include both seasoned industry professionals and prominent academics such as John Hull and Peter Christoffersen.

Real-World Experience: The 2-month applied Risk Management Project is a chance for students to work with risk management professionals to tackle a real issue that is relevant and of interest to financial institutions.

Industry Connections: Benefit from strong ties between the school and the finance industry. Through speaking events with industry executives, an integrated Rotman Risk Management Project on a real-world business challenge, and exposure to faculty like Richard Nesbitt, former COO of CIBC, and Dean Tiff Macklem, former Senior Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada, you’ll learn from leaders in the industry. The program also receives advice and support from the MFRM Advisory Board composed of top professionals in this field.

Master Your Career: Our career services team is dedicated to providing you tailored support to help you reach your professional goals. As of December 2017 (6 months after graduation), 98% of our graduates had successfully secured employment.

Innovative Resources: The BMO Financial Group Finance Research and Trading Lab allows you to gain access to live data feeds, take part in simulations, manage your own portfolio, experiment with different trading strategies, and test your risk management ideas.

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