Overview of Program 

The Western Master of Financial Economics (MFE) is an intensive 16-month professional program. Our MFE students are motivated, intellectually curious and possess solid research, analytical and technical skills. Required classes include Financial Econometrics, Financial Economics, Corporate Finance, Introduction to Quantitative Finance, and Securities Regulation.  Commonly taken elective classes include Portfolio Management and Risk Management.

Many of our classes require class presentations and group projects to help Western MFE students develop strong communication and teamwork skills. In addition to classwork, the MFE Professional Development Series covers a range of topics, from ethics to professional behaviour to career preparation. In addition, students are trained in Bloomberg and other data sources, as well as computer programs such as R, SAS, and Excel. 

To read about one of the great experiences our Employer Partners can expect from Western's MFE grads, see here

Services for Employers 

The Western MFE program offers support to employers throughout the recruiting process.

Presentation of Strong Candidates
• Resume book for Summer Interns and MFE Graduates
• Annual Networking function
• Identification of students for particular needs 

Application Support
• Internal job posting and application support
• Assembly of resume bundles for corporate postings 

Interview support
• Coordination of interview schedules
• Interview rooms and Skype facilities  

 Corporate Branding
• Hosting of on-campus/Toronto information sessions
• Distribution of company information 

Placement of Our Students

Our students have significant training and work experience in various areas of finance.  They take positions in many functional areas:

  • Risk Management
  • Treasury
  • Portfolio Management
  • Capital Markets
  • Research

The Western MFE program places two groups of students each year:  Western MFE graduates and Summer Interns.  Permanent postings for the following year start as early as August and our students interview throughout the September to December period.  Summer internship postings begin in September, with most activity occurring in January.  Internship postings and interviews continue into March/April for May 1 start dates.

Summer Interns

Hiring a Western MFE intern is an opportunity to secure knowledgeable and skilled talent to meet short-term needs and to screen for future hiring potential.

  • Internships occur between May and August
  • 10 to 16 weeks of mentored, paid, full-time work
  • Summer salaries generally are $15,000 to $35,000
  • Students are prepared to relocate
  • Interns will be available for full-time work in January 2019

Our students have completed internships with a broad set of employers. Please see Summer Placement Data.

Financial Support

Employers are eligible for support through the Ontario Co-operative Education Tax Credit (CETC). The CETC reimburses an employer up to $3,000 for internship related expenses. Project work may be MITACS funding eligible. Please contact our program for more information, at mfe@uwo.ca

Western MFE Graduates

The graduating class of Western MFE students complete their studies at the end of December, after completing the 12 required courses, the professional development series and the summer internships.  Our graduates have full-time positions with a broad set of employers. Please see [Permanant Placement Data – to come].  For a copy of our graduating class resume book, please contact Lisa at mfe@uwo.ca