The Schulich School of Business launches part-time Master of Finance degree

Panorama of Toronto skyline at sunset in Ontario, Canada
Panorama of Toronto skyline at sunset in Ontario, Canada

York University’s Schulich School of Business announced Jan. 21 the launch of its new part-time Master of Finance degree.

The part-time degree will begin in September 2020 and enables business professionals to earn a Master of Finance degree while they work. The new 24-month program offers two evening classes per week, just steps from the office at Schulich’s downtown campus,  located at King and Bay streets in the heart of Toronto’s financial district.

The degree will lead to financial sector careers in asset management, investment banking and risk management. Schulich’s part-time Master of Finance program will also provide students with an accelerated pathway to a chartered financial analyst (CFA) designation – one of the most highly valued and globally recognized professional credentials in the world of finance.

The program will place a strong emphasis on real-world applications and context, with topics covering critical issues in governance, ethics and the legal aspects of finance. Students will also participate in finance research seminars and will specialize in Cccapital markets.

“Schulich’s master degrees, including the newly launched part-time Master of Finance degree, are highly specialized and specifically designed for the complexity of today’s world,” said Schulich Dean Dezsö J. Horváth. “These degrees not only provide indepth specialized knowledge of various areas of management and industries but also give our students a clearly defined career advantage.”

As part of the official launch of the part-time Master of Finance program at its downtown campus, Schulich will host a panel discussion on the future of finance. Guest panelists included:

  • Moshe Milevsky, professor of finance at the Schulich School of Business, ranked among the top researchers in the world in the field of insurance risk management;
  • Daniel Straus, vice-president, research analyst, ETF Research and Strategy at the National Bank of Canada and a Schulich Master of Finance graduate from the class of 2010;
  • Valeriya Kolobashkina, senior manager, Business Insights – Strategy & Client, Global Banking and Markets at Scotiabank and a Schulich Master of Finance graduate from the class of 2014; and
  • Vincent Chang, vice-president, Private Debt and LDI Portfolio Management at TD Asset Management and a Schulich Master of Finance graduate from the class of 2011.

“We continue to see growing industry demand for people with advanced financial education,” said George Klar, program director and adjunct professor of finance at Schulich. “By delivering our new part-time Master of Finance program in Toronto’s downtown core only a few steps away from work, those employed full-time can gain invaluable skills delivered in a thoughtful and measured pace.”

The panel session was followed by a networking reception with prospective students, alumni and faculty.