MFin: A Powerful Combination of Finance
and Data Analysis

Prepare for a global financial career with the Sprott School of Business Master of Finance (MFin) degree. Complete your MFin degree in 12-16 months*! The MFin program combines the latest theoretical and practical financial knowledge, data analysis skills, and develops proficiency in at least one programming language popular in the financial industry, making Sprott MFin graduates highly competitive and agile in the job market.

*Candidates who possess two or more years of relevant financial industry experience at the time of admission may satisfy the MFin internship requirement.

CFA® Program Focus

Course content covers in depth the CFA® Institute Chartered Financial Analyst Candidate Body of Knowledge. MFin graduates will be prepared to pursue a CFA® designation upon completion of their coursework.


During the final term of the program, MFin students will complete an internship to build professional experience. MFin students will have access to career services for career advising and support with job search, resume and cover letter writing, networking, and more. As a Sprott student, you will also have access to on- and off-campus networking events, employer information sessions, as well as exclusive job and internship opportunities through Sprott’s career portal.

Career Opportunities

There is a shortage of highly-skilled professionals who possess both a deep knowledge of advanced financial concepts and the ability to perform applied analysis of complex financial data.

The MFin allows for many potential pathways for graduates, including careers in:

  • Investment analysis
  • Financial advisory
  • Wealth management
  • Investment management
  • Fintech

Student Experience

Sprott Student Investment Fund: A real investment portfolio with assets valued at more than $2 million. A team of top Sprott students actively manage the fund’s assets to build value, manage risk and invest responsibly. The setting and approach model the external investment environment.

Study in Canada’s Capital: Carleton University is located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. As a G7 capital, Ottawa is home to Canada’s Parliament, federal government, diplomatic community, as well as a global technology sector. Learn more about our capital advantage.

The Nicol Building: Located at the heart of Carleton’s campus, the award-winning Nicol Building features collaborative spaces and flexible learning environments equipped with the latest technology to facilitate innovative teaching methods and reflect Sprott’s inclusive culture.

Admission Requirements

  • Four-year Bachelor’s degree in business, economics, mathematics, statistics, actuarial science, data science, computer science, engineering, or other quantitatively-oriented program with a cumulative grade point average of “B” which is the equivalent of 8.0/12 on Carleton’s scale. The CGPA calculation will be based on all four years of study.
  • Proficiency in English
  • Students with two or more years of relevant financial industry work experience may apply to be exempted from the internship once in program.

Preference will be given to applicants who have: passed CFA® Level 1 exam; passed CPA Common Final Examination; obtained designations in risk management (FRM, PRM, etc); or obtained actuarial designation (ACIA, FCIA, etc).

Program Information

    Degree:  Master of Finance

    Length: 16 months (final term is an internship)

    Entry Terms:  Fall

    Pathway Options: Coursework

    Fall Application Deadline: March 1 (international); May 1 (domestic)


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