Finance (MSc)

Concordia University
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Program overview

The Master of Science in Finance (MSc) is a research-based Master’s degree program. Graduates of MSc Finance program have strong quantitative and analytical abilities and a solid understanding of economic theory and research methodology. The research expertise available at JMSB ensures that MSc students can work closely with a faculty member in developing their thesis in an area they are passionate about. Develop advanced analytical and technical skills valued by employers, get industry experience through the co-op program, and engage with your peers in small classes.

Program structure

9 credits – Required Courses

MSCA 602 - Applied Linear Statistical Models (3 credits) MSCA 611 - Research Methodology - Finance (3 credits)

15 credits – Finance Seminars

Upon approval of the Department MSc Finance Advisor and the instructor, up to six credits of electives may include the following: - Seminars in any other JMSB MSc program; - PhD seminar in Finance (ADMI 840-849); - Cognate graduate seminars offered by other departments within the university.

21 credits – Thesis

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with high academic standing serves as a prerequisite for the program. To be eligible for admission, applicants must have maintained at least a B average in their final two years and have obtained a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.00 on a 4.30 scale, or the equivalent, from an accredited university.
  • Applicants must submit proof of satisfactory performance on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) completed within the previous five years, three letters of recommendation with the Academic Assessment forms, and a short statement of purpose. (Please note that the GMAT is preferred to the GRE).
  • 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.

Application process


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

Tuition fees

The tuition fees of the program may differ depending on your student status. To estimate the cost of your education at Concordia, go through five (5) easy steps.

Awards and funding

Competitive funding packages in the form of awards, teaching and research assistantships are offered at the time of admission to most students to allow them to focus on their research and studies. Students are automatically considered for all entrance graduate awards when they apply to Concordia, provided they meet eligibility criteria. No separate application is required.

  • Co-op

Practical. Flexible. Experiential. Advance your career with the John Molson MBA program that focuses on your goals. Choose the hands-on approach to business education with an interdisciplinary curriculum emphasized on case studies.


  • Course-based

Earn a world-class MBA and prepare for the your attainment of the CFA charter in this rigorous three-year program. Acquire a powerful edge in a highly competitive job market for a successful career in investment management.


Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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