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The Western Master of Financial Economics

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Current MFE Students 2017

Introduction

The Western Master of Financial Economics (MFE) is a 16-month, course-based graduate program which includes a summer internship. Our students acquire the analytical and quantitative skills to pursue successful careers in finance, investments and risk management with banks, pension funds, investment banks, consulting firms as well as regulatory institutions. The Western MFE provides the combination of practical and classroom experience required to succeed in a highly competitive and rapidly evolving financial marketplace. 

This is a collaborative program of the Department of Economics, the Department of Statistical and Actuarial Sciences, the Ivey Business School, and the Faculty of Law. These academic units have joined forces to provide MFE students with a broad understanding of Financial Theory and the Economics framework upon which that theory is based, as well as the understanding of Quantitative Finance and Securities Law, required for today's complex financial world.

What We Look For

We seek intellectually curious students with strong quantitative and communication skills who are looking to combine technical and analytical skills with a "big picture" understanding of the relationship between the economy and financial markets. The MFE Program is aimed primarily at students who have recently completed undergraduate degrees in Economics and Finance as well as students with bachelors degrees  in a quantitative discipline (e.g. mathematics, sciences, engineering). Please review our Admission Requirements checklist for additional details. 

Accessibility

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