M.Sc. On Campus


Simon Fraser University

16 months
36138 CAD/year
27183 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Science in Finance degree offered by Simon Fraser University prepares candidates for the challenges of the rapidly changing world of finance. The program of study develops analytical and technical skills in all aspects of finance with a particular emphasis on investment management and risk management.


The Finance program offered by Simon Fraser University provides a unique blend of theory and practice. Faculty members provide rigorous instruction in all aspects of financial theory, investment management and risk management. Instructors, with years of real-world experience, contribute an invaluable practical component to the program. 

Furthermore, students have an unparalleled opportunity to gain hands-on experience by managing an investment portfolio with a market value in excess of $10 million. The program meets the increasing global demand for skilled risk management and investment management professionals across the full spectrum of financial and regulatory institutions.

Career Enhancement

Prepare for a career in finance

In addition to careers in investment management and risk management, graduates of the Master of Science in Finance program can expect to build careers in any area of finance that calls for a thorough understanding of financial theory and well developed quantitative and analytical skills.

Typical career paths include:

  • Banks and financial institutions 
  • Institutional investors
  • Investment firms
  • Public accounting firms
  • Multinational corporations
  • FinTech
  • Alternative investments
  • Securities regulators
  • Actuarial firms
  • Federal and provincial governments
  • Management consulting firms
  • Insurance companies

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Financial Modeling Tools
  • Financial Economics 
  • Equity Security Analysis and Portfolio Management 
  • Derivative Securities 
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Numerical Methods in Risk Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 16 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • a bachelor’s degree from SFU or its equivalent from a recognized institution
    • a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.33 scale, or 3.33 on a 4.33 scale (B+) based on the last 60 credits of undergraduate courses. All graduate work is also considered.
    • submitted evidence, usually references from qualified referees, of the applicant’s ability to undertake advanced studies in the area of interest.
    • proof of English Language proficiency
    • In exceptional circumstances, a student may be admitted with lower formal qualifications when there is significant experience relevant to the proposed area of scholarship.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    36138 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 48185 CAD for the full programme during 16 months.
  • National

    27183 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 36245 CAD for the full programme during 16 months.

Living costs for Burnaby

1600 - 2700 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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