MFE Program Information

Program Overview and Elective Course Requirements

Core Course Requirements (MBA courses)

In addition to the required core courses from the Master of Financial Economics department, students in the MFE program are required to take the following core courses from the Rotman School of Management.

RSM2300 – Corporate Financing (Fall Term of Year 1)

RSM2302 – Security Analysis & Portfolio Management (Fall Term of Year 2)

RSM2306 – Options & Future Markets (Fall Term of Year 1)

For students who have taken one or more of these courses in their previous studies and have received a good grade, you may receive consideration to opt out of these core Rotman courses. If approved, you would register in RSM 2307 Advanced Derivatives in place of Options and Futures, in RSM 2303 Risk Modeling and Financial Trading Strategies in place of Security Analysis & Portfolio Management, and if approved to opt out of Corporate Financing, you may enroll in another MBA elective.

NOTE: RSM 2302 provides an applied “case-based” training to asset management. Students who apply for an exemption must have taken a similar case-based undergraduate course in investments or have a suitable combination of undergraduate training in investments (e.g. RSM 330) and other financial market courses, along with at least one or more of the following: CFA Level II or higher, relevant work experience, experience in investment competitions and/or trading simulation.

Elective Course Opportunities (MBA courses)

Students in the MFE Program may choose to take a maximum of two elective courses (2000 level only) from the Rotman School over the entire 16-month MFE program. The following are recommended courses for MFE students:

  • RSM2203 Current Issues in Financial Reporting & Disclosure (formerly Financial Accounting)
  • RSM2307 Advanced Derivatives (pre-requisite: RSM2306 Options & Future Markets)
  • RSM2308 Financial Risk Management
  • RSM2309 Mergers & Acquisitions
  • RSM2XXX (any MBA course approved by Program Director, MFE and the Rotman School of Management)

Course Sequencing & Prerequisites

Below is a list of foundation level prerequisites. As part of the assessment and approval process, these minimum academic requirements must be met. Students in the MFE program should already possess the required knowledge for Accounting, Economics and Finance MBA elective courses. Should MFE students wish to take MBA elective courses outside these three areas, they must possess the necessary graduate-level prerequisites in the area(s) of the requested course(s).

RSM20XX Strategic Management Area – Strategic Management
RSM21XX Business Economics Area – MFE Program
RSM22XX Accounting Area – MFE Program
RSM23XX Finance Area – MFE Program
RSM24XX Operations Management and Statistics Area – Operations Management
RSM25XX Marketing Area – Marketing
RSM26XX Organizational Behaviour Area – Administrative Theory

 Enrolment and Registration

There are two processes involved in ensuring that students are prepared for the 2018-2019 academic year. First, students must enrol in courses. This process is facilitated by the MBA Program Services Office and the Master of Financial Economics department. Second, students must pay tuition fees to become officially registered in the courses that have been selected. Registration (i.e., course enrolment + payment of tuition fees) must be completed before a student may attend classes or otherwise make use of University facilities.

Enrolment in Core MBA Courses

Using the Application for Registration in MBA Fall 2018 Courses, students should indicate the MBA core course (and the section number in order of preference) in which they wish to enrol. The MBA Program Services Office will work to accommodate all mandatory course requests (i.e. RSM2300, RSM2302 and RSM2306).

Elective Course Selection (Optional MBA Elective Courses)

The Rotman School of Management has introduced a new electives course enrolment system: Course Match. Course Match acts on your behalf to get you your best possible schedule, given your relative preferences. Course Match maximizes student satisfaction, optimizes allocation of seats, and eliminates incentives to strategize. There is no balloting, no bidding, no race to be online for course enrollment. For more information please visit the Elective Course Enrolment section.

Course Restrictions

Due to the nature of the material covered, the following courses are not open to students who have prior legal training (have completed a law degree).

  • RSM 2211 Business Law

 MBA Course Drop Deadlines

Fall Term TBC
Winter Intensive Term TBC
Spring Term TBC

Students who wish to drop MBA courses must consult with the Program Coordinator, Master of Financial Economics.

Course Material and Information

Please note that students are required to pay for all elective course packages, materials and textbooks.

Course packages will be available for purchase approximately two weeks before the start of each term.  Note that students are required to purchase course packages and textbooks; photocopies of course packages are not permitted in class or in exams.

Copies of course packages will be available for reference in the BIC.

Note that unauthorized photocopies of copyrighted material/textbooks are not acceptable material at the Rotman School or the University of Toronto.

Course Descriptions and Outlines

Course descriptions (Fact Sheets) are available for all elective courses. These have been prepared by individual faculty based on their tentative plans for their courses next year. Faculty may of course, change their plans as they get closer to the course offering, but students can rely reasonably well on these descriptions.  Some courses may not be offered if there is insufficient demand for them or there are changes in faculty assignments to courses.Detailed course outlines are available through RWorld at My Program/Elective Courses Info & Resources.

Access to the Rotman Web Portal will be discontinued on January 01 for Fall Term courses, May 01 for Spring Term courses and September 01 for Summer Term courses.