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Investment Management Option (GIIM) MBA

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree, with high academic standing, or qualifications accepted as equivalent by the School of Graduate Studies and acceptance into the CFA® program are necessary for admission.
  • Applicants are evaluated according to the following criteria: undergraduate performance, Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores, work experience, detailed evaluations from employers and former university instructors, and statements of self-assessment. Students without formal undergraduate training in quantitative methods, accounting, economics, and finance will be required to demonstrate adequate preparation.
  • Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the English language proficiency page for further information on requirements and exemptions.

Additional Admission Requirements

GMAT requirements for GIIM applicants who have already passed CFA Level I examinations will be waived.

Degree Requirements

Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 57 credits and pass Level I of the CFA® exams.

Please see the Investment Management Courses (Graduate Diploma, MBA and MIM) page for course descriptions.

Investment Management Option (GIIM) MBA (57 credits)

57

credits of Required Courses:

GIIM 610 Economics (3.00)
GIIM 611 Financial Statement Analysis I (3.00)
GIIM 613 Asset Pricing and Portfolio Management I (1.50)
GIIM 614 Security Valuation in the Domestic and International Environment (3.00)
GIIM 615 CFA® Exam Preparation Course Level I (1.50)
GIIM 616 Quantitative Techniques (3.00)
GIIM 617 Corporate Finance (1.50)
GIIM 618 Seminar in Corporate Finance (3.00)
GIIM 619 Marketing Management (3.00)
GIIM 620 Financial Statement Analysis II (3.00)
GIIM 621 Fixed Income Analysis (1.50)
GIIM 622 Derivatives (3.00)
GIIM 623 Asset Pricing and Portfolio Management II (1.50)
GIIM 624 Analysis of Equity Investments (3.00)
GIIM 626 Organizational Behaviour (3.00)
GIIM 631 Asset Allocation and Performance Measurement (3.00)
GIIM 633 Investment Law and Ethics (3.00)
GIIM 636 Alternative Investments (1.50)
GIIM 637 Strategic Management (3.00)
GIIM 653 Seminar in Investment Analysis and Management (3.00)
GIIM 654 Seminar in International Investment Analysis and Management (3.00)
GIIM 655 Socially Responsible and Sustainable Investment (3.00)

3

credits:

GIIM 695 Special Topics in Investment Management (3.00)

6

credits of Special Topics in Investment Management:

GIIM 696 Soft Skills for Tomorrow's Financial Professional (6.00)
GIIM 697 Applied Investment Management (6.00)

0

credits of Non-credit Electives:

GIIM 625 CFA® Exam Preparation Course Level II (0.00)
GIIM 634 CFA® Exam Preparation Course Level III (0.00)

Academic Regulations

  1. Academic Standing. Please refer to the Academic Standing section of the Calendar for a detailed review of the Academic Regulations.
  2. Residence. The minimum residence requirement for the master’s degree is 3 terms (one year) of full-time study.
  3. Time Limit. Please refer to the Academic Regulations page for further details regarding the Time Limits.
  4. Graduation Requirement. In order to graduate, students in the GIIM MBA program must have a cumulative GPA of 2.70 and must successfully complete Level I of the CFA® examinations.

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