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MBA (Investment Management Option)


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Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Program type
Primary campus
Sir George Williams (SGW)
32 months
57 credits
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Experiential learning

Program overview

Offered by the John Molson School of Business' Goodman Institute, the MBA in Investment Management is a rigorous program that prepares you to pass the challenging CFA charter exams while earning the internationally recognized John Molson MBA. Students pursue work and networking opportunities in Canada's two largest job markets (Montreal and Toronto), resulting in 92 per cent being employed within three months of graduation.

Classes are held Wednesday evenings and all-day Saturday, giving our students the flexibility to work full- or part-time and take advantage of internship opportunities. Candidates will complete the full program within three years, however, candidates who already have their CFA level 1 and extensive finance experience may be considered for admissions into the two-year accelerated path.

Our faculty members, many of whom are CFA charter holders or PhDs, are active in industry, have connections to major employers and bring practical cases to their classrooms. The program's engaged faculty and staff are committed to excellence and foster a welcoming classroom experience.

Program structure

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)


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)



GIIM 695 Special Topics in Investment Management (3.00)


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)


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)

Admission requirements

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.

Application process

Application deadlines


July 15 (Canadian resident)
March 1 (International)





Priority will be given to complete applications submitted by the deadline. In some cases, programs may continue to accept applications as long as there is space available.

International students: Considering the waiting period involved in meeting the entry requirements to Canada and Quebec, we strongly encourage international applicants to apply early and submit supporting documents prior to the deadline.

Tuition & funding

The MBA in Investment Management offers significant value for money when looking at comparable MBA programs in Toronto, Montreal, other parts of Canada, or abroad.

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