The Master of Science (MSc) in Finance equips students with a solid understanding of financial theory and research methodology. Graduates are prepared to build successful careers in research or analysis in the financial sector or in government. The program also serves as excellent preparation for those wishing to pursue their studies at the doctoral level. Successful applicants to the MSc in Finance program have strong quantitative and analytical abilities and a solid understanding of economic theory and research methodology. Ultimately, they apply these skills and knowledge while conducting original research in the form of a master’s thesis, working under the direct supervision of a faculty member.
Candidates interested in the MSc Finance program must have completed an undergraduate degree with excellent grades and a focus on finance and economics. In a small number of cases, applicants with a limited background in finance and economics, but who have a specialization in a quantitative discipline such as mathematics, statistics, computer science, or engineering, or a comparable research concentration in one of the social sciences, may be considered.
Program structure: Year 1
1 core course
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Program structure: Year 2 Program: MSc
This seminar deals with the market for financial assets, market efficiency and the valuation of financial assets. The seminar begins with a discussion of various financial assets and their institutional trading arrangements, and then continues with a theoretical development of market efficiency and testing methodologies. Various market anomalies will be identified as the empirical evidence on whether or not various types of information are fully reflected. The seminar concludes with the theory and empirical evidence on various asset-pricing paradigms. These include the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) and the Arbitrage Pricing Model (APM) for equities, the Option pricing Model (OPM) for derivative securities, and the single factor duration model for fixed-income securities.
This seminar is the first of three seminars that together provide an in depth understanding of the modern practice of personnel and human resource management. This seminar will provide the analytical and conceptual tools needed to effectively staff organizations with qualified employees. The main areas of coverage include: strategic human resource planning, task and job analysis, and the recruitment, selection and placement of qualified applicants. In addressing these topics, attention will focus on techniques for developing valid and reliable predictors of employee effectiveness which address both the strategic needs of the organization and the legal and employment equity requirements of contemporary Quebec and Canadian organizations.
Provides knowledge of human motivation and compensation systems as they affect organizational processes and behavior. Emphasis will be on major theories of human motivation and on the relation between motivational processes and personal and organizational outcomes. The effects of evaluation, compensation and reward systems on motivation will also be discussed.
This seminar will present a thorough and critical examination of the major theories and concepts in organizational behavior. Students will be introduced to empirical studies that model, operationalize and test key theories and concepts. The seminar will focus on organizational behavior topics at the individual and work group level of analysis. Major topic areas include perception, personality, attitudes, motivation, leadership, group dynamics and job design, and their impact on individual and organizational outcomes.
This course is a research-oriented seminar, in which we will explore a number of different theoretical perspectives on organizations and organizational environments. The primary aim of the seminar is to introduce students to an understanding of how organizational scholars have conceptualized and studied organizations as social systems and how these social systems interact with and are embedded in the context of an external environment. Particular attention is given to how organizations can be understood, both internally and in relation to the environment, as social structures composed of relationships, interdependencies, and social-cultural institutions. At the end of the seminar, students would have acquired a sophisticated understanding of the social and social cognitive context through which behaviour by people in organizations is both facilitated and constrained.
This seminar is about facilitating, implementing, and managing change in organizations. Student will acquire an understanding of change processes, considerable knowledge and some skills in organizational development (OD).
Other seminar Program: MSc
The course objectives are to provide students with an understanding of the field of strategic management and the strategic management research. To accomplish these goals, the course will cover the fundamental concepts of strategic management, and will examine relevant academic literature. Rather than utilizing traditional case studies, students will form groups and will develop their own strategic case study of an organization.
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