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Master of Science in Finance (MSc)

Program structure

Program structure

Year 1

Fall Winter Summer

2 core courses
MSCA 601: Financial Economics
MSCA 602: Applied Linear Statistical Models

2 specialized seminars (electives)

1 core course

MSCA 611: Research Methodology – Finance

3 specialized seminars (electives)

Preliminary thesis work

Year 2

Fall Winter Summer
Thesis proposal and data collection Thesis work

Thesis defence

Recent thesis topics

  • International Financial Contagion during the Subprime Credit Crisis
  • The Effects of Board Diversity on Firm Risk
  • A Close Examination of Canadian Stock Market Volatility
  • CEO Age and Firm Performance
  • The Determinants of Crowdfunding Success Outcomes
  • Zero-leverage Firms and their Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Earnings Management Surrounding Takeover Rumours
  • The Impact of Cyber-Attacks on Publicly Traded Companies
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