FGS invites the community to Experience Grad York, Oct. 12 to 15

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Ever considered graduate education? York University’s Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) is inviting the community to Experience Grad York this month. The free virtual event, running from Tuesday, Oct. 12 to Friday, Oct. 15, showcases the range of learning options and career pathways that York has to offer. Prospective students can attend various information sessions and engage with graduate program and diploma representatives from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day.   

Whether someone wants to continue learning in the same stream or discover a new career, York’s graduate programs offer experiential learning opportunities and an innovative education for a changing world. Through Experience Grad York, future students can discover over 60 different graduate school options – full-time and part-time, from diploma programs to master’s degrees and PhDs.  

Where the next generation of careers and ideas are born! Experience Grad York. When: Tuesday, October 12th to Friday, October 15th. Time: Various sessions between 8:30 am - 9:00 pm (EST) RSVP: yorku.ca/gradstudies/egy

Attendees can sit in on information sessions hosted by program representatives and panels hosted by FGS, which will be running concurrently. From the basics of funding and scholarship opportunities to understanding the graduate admissions process from start to end, FGS administrators and staff are there to help.

Don’t miss the panel on writing a strong statement of interest hosted by FGS Dean and Associate Vice-President Thomas Loebel, taking place on Oct. 12 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 15 from 12 to 1:30 p.m.

Some other noteworthy session include:

  • an Indigenous grad student panel presented by the Centre for Indigenous Student Services and FGS, Oct. 14;
  • a talk for international students about visas, study permits, work permits and more, Oct. 12;
  • a Black excellence at York University student panel, Oct. 12 and 14; and
  • a talk about equity and diversity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, Oct. 14.

Future students will also have a chance to ask what “grad life” is all about during Q-and-A panels with current York students. The majority of the panels are offered at multiple times throughout the four-day event to accommodate various schedules.

To register for the event and find out more about the sessions being offered, visit yorku.ca/gradstudies/egy. Still have questions? Connect with Anesa Albert, communications and recruitment manager for the Faculty of Graduate Studies, at anesaa@yorku.ca.

York’s Master of Financial Accountability program helps kickstart career growth

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For York University alumni with an undergraduate degree in a business-related discipline looking to rapidly upskill or pursue a new profession, the Faculty of Graduate Studies is here to help. York’s Master of Financial Accountability (MFAc) program provides students with a thorough understanding of how accountability and ethics can and should inform modern decision-making in the corporate world.

The MFAc program has increased in popularity in recent years due to its relevance in today’s society, and is now one of the largest graduate programs at the University. MFAc graduates go on to be employed at senior levels in regulatory, investor and professional firms, and at companies throughout Canada and beyond.

 Founded in 2009, York University’s Master of Financial Accountability program is the only program of its kind in the world

“The MFAc degree is one of a kind,” says York University Professor Richard Leblanc, graduate program director of MFAc. “It can be completed in one year, and our graduates hit the ground running, with employment and compensation to reflect their enhanced skill set.”

Graduate students come from across the globe for this program, to be taught by world-leading faculty and practitioners, says Leblanc.

Core MFAc courses cover topics such as accountability, compensation, ethics, governance, performance and risk. Elective course offerings include anti-money laundering, cryptocurrency, banking, leadership, information technology governance, privacy and sustainability. There is also an optional practicum internship where students can gain hands-on learning. To meet the varied demands of a diverse students body, the MFAc degree offers multiple specializations, and full-time and part-time options that can be completed either remotely or in person, or both.

Master of Financial Accountability (MFAc). Learn how to improve accountability and governance relationships in the corporate world through our graduate program.

The program’s primary admissions requirement is the completion of a four-year degree in a business-related discipline, with a minimum B average. If the minimum requirements are not met, supplemental evidence of achievement and motivation, overcoming adversity and extracurricular experience may also be considered. A Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is not required. Admission occurs on a rolling basis for entry every September, January and May.

The application deadline for the winter term, commencing January 2022, is Nov. 30.

For more information about the MFAc program structure and admission requirements, visit mfac.gradstudies.yorku.ca, read the frequently asked questions page or email Professor Leblanc directly at rleblanc@yorku.ca.