Offered by 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 an internationally recognized John Molson MBA. This program is offered jointly in Montreal and Toronto and allows our students to pursue work and networking opportunities in Canada’s two largest job markets, resulting in 96% of our students being employed within 3 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 3 years, however candidates who already have their CFA level 1 and extensive finance experience may be considered for admissions into the 2-year accelerated program.
Our faculty members, many of who are CFA charterholders and/or PhDs are active in industry, have connections to major employers, and bring practical cases to their classrooms. Our accessible and engaged faculty and staff are committed to excellence and foster a welcoming and collegial classroom experience.
Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 57 credits and pass Level I of the CFA® exams.
57 credits – Required Courses
GIIM 610 - Economics (3 credits)
GIIM 611 - Financial Statement Analysis I (3 credits)
GIIM 613 - Asset Pricing and Portfolio Management I (1.5 credits)
GIIM 614 - Security Valuation in the Domestic and International Environment (3 credits)
GIIM 615 - CFA® Exam Preparation Course Level I (1.5 credits)
GIIM 616 - Quantitative Techniques (3 credits)
GIIM 617 - Corporate Finance (1.5 credits)
GIIM 618 - Seminar in Corporate Finance (3 credits)
GIIM 619 - Marketing Management (3 credits)
GIIM 620 - Financial Statement Analysis II (3 credits)
GIIM 621 - Fixed Income Analysis (1.5 credits)
GIIM 622 - Derivatives (3 credits)
GIIM 623 - Asset Pricing and Portfolio Management II (1.5 credits)
GIIM 624 - Analysis of Equity Investments (3 credits)
GIIM 626 - Organizational Behaviour (3 credits)
GIIM 631 - Asset Allocation and Performance Measurement (3 credits)
GIIM 633 - Investment Law and Ethics (3 credits)
GIIM 636 - Alternative Investments (1.5 credits)
GIIM 637 - Strategic Management (3 credits)
GIIM 653 - Seminar in Investment Analysis and Management (3 credits)
GIIM 654 - Seminar in International Investment Analysis and Management(3 credits)
GIIM 655 - Socially Responsible and Sustainable Investment (3 credits)
3 credits – Special Topics in Investment Management
GIIM 695 - Special Topics in Investment Management (3 credits) Note: When offered, this course may substitute a GIIM required core course, for which students must obtain approval of the Program Director in order to register.
GIIM 625 - CFA® Exam Preparation Course Level II (non-credit)
GIIM 634 - CFA® Exam Preparation Course Level III (non-credit)
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 Graduate Admission page for further information on the Language Proficiency requirements and exemptions.
Note: GMAT requirements for GIIM applicants who have already passed CFA Level I examinations will be waived.
July 15 (Canadian resident) March 1 (International)
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.
Late applications: Priority will be given to applications submitted on time. In some cases, programs may continue to accept applications as long as there is space available.
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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