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Rotman School of Management – University of Toronto - Master of Finance

University of Toronto Master of Finance Program Structure

The University of Toronto Master of Finance (MFin) at the Rotman Master of Finance is a 20-month program, with classes held every Wednesday evening and every other Saturday for a full-day schedule. The first 16 months of the program are dedicated strictly to coursework, with the final four months slated for the Capstone Project.

Portions of the program include technical workshops; case competitions; mentorships; speaker series; the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL); and the Self-Development Lab (SDL), among others. There is one intake of students every September.


The curriculum for the first year of the Rotman Master of Finance is as follows:


• Foundations of Finance
• Financial Reporting and Financial Statement Analysis
• Analysis of Fixed Income Markets
• Application of Derivative Products (online)


• Forecasting Risk and Opportunities
• Investment Banking and Corporate Valuation
• Advanced Accounting


• Macroeconomics for Financial Professionals
• Application of Derivative Products

Year Two is as follows:


• Risk Management and Financial Institutions
• Innovations in Finance
• Investments
• Applied Portfolio Management (1st half)


• Applied Portfolio Management (2nd half/Capstone)

Class Profile

The average age of the Rotman Master in Finance class is 31-years old, enrolling with around seven years of average work experience. The GMAT average of the class is 670. Forty-six percent of the most recent class identified as female.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

Current tuition for entry into the University of Toronto Master of Finance program at the Rotman School of Business is $62,110 CAD for domestic students and $90,370 CAD for international students.


In order to apply to the Rotman Master of Finance, applicants are advised to have at least two years of relevant professional work experience, preferably in finance, in addition to an undergraduate degree with a minimum GPA of ‘3.0,’ or a “B” average. Applicants who do not meet this requirement may still be eligible, but not through the standard admissions process.

GMAT/GRE scores are required unless applicants have previously passed CFA Level II or above, graduated from the University of Toronto with a “high distinction,” passed the UFE or CFE through the CA designation, or have a professional designation in Engineering (P.Eng) or Actuarial Science (ACIA or FCIA).

In addition to a completed application, the following must be submitted:

• Two professional references
• One written essay (250 words)
• Proof of English proficiency (if necessary)
• A $195 CAD application fee

Potential candidates will also be subject to an interview by invitation only.

2020-2021 Rotman Master of Finance Deadlines

November 25, 2020

February 24, 2021

April 28, 2021

June 16, 2021

Rotman Master of Finance FAQs

How has the university coped with the recent pandemic?

Instruction is primarily virtual.

What graduate programs are offered at Rotman?

Options including part-time, full-time, executive, global executive, and accelerated MBA degrees are available as well as a Global Executive MBA in Healthcare and the Life Sciences. A Master of Finance, Master of Risk Management, and Master of Management Analytics are also obtainable at Rotman.

What are some notable employers of recent Master of Finance graduates?

Blackrock, Canada Revenue Agency, and KPMG are amongst recent employers.

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