It provides the analytical tools to solve practical problems in the complex and rapidly evolving world of today's financial industry.
Graduates from the Master of Quantitative Finance from University of Waterloo are equipped for positions with financial institutions, corporations and government regulatory organizations.
- financial engineers in model vetting and risk compliance
- analysts in portfolio credit risk, market risk, investment banking and audit
- asset mix and portfolio managers
- a range of positions requiring advanced skills in quantitative finance
Programme StructureThesis option
- This option is appropriate for students who are interested in research and/or pursuing a PhD.
- In addition to the thesis, this option requires a minimum of four courses including Finance 1 and 2 and two other courses selected in consultation with their faculty advisor.
- Students elect to do the thesis option during their first term in the program, when they also must choose an advisor.
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesFinance Financial Mathematics View 88 other Masters in Finance in Canada
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- An overall 80% average from a Canadian University (or its equivalent).
- A four-year honour's Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) with a strong background in quantitative methods. Such a background may be in mathematics, statistics, actuarial science, computer science, economics, engineering, physics, provided there is a strong component of high level mathematics in the program. Strong communication skills are also highly desirable.
- An interview and diagnostic test may be required.
- Three references, at least two academic
- Proof of English language proficiency, if applicable. TOEFL 100 (writing 26, speaking 26), IELTS 7.5 (writing 7.0, speaking 7.0)
International15392 AUD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7696 AUD per semester during 24 months.
National4508 AUD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2254 AUD per semester during 24 months.
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