It’s a first! Ontario’s only Master of Financial Risk Management

Sometimes, it’s worth celebrating firsts and reveling a little. Did you know? Rotman’s Master of Financial Risk Management is the only master’s level program in Ontario specializing in this area.

Why? It’s what the industry demands.

While Canada weathered the credit crisis of 2007-2009 fairly well in the global context, what the crisis highlighted is the critical need for specialized talent in financial risk management. We decided to take on this challenge at Rotman – to produce the talent the finance industry needs to inspire confidence in the public.

Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto in the heart of the city, so close to Bay Street.

Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto in the heart of the city, so close to Bay Street.

Why Rotman?

Look around. Toronto is the financial capital of Canada and at Rotman, you’ll find a concentration of the world’s foremost experts on financial risk management. The MFRM is developed by our in-house faculty who are globally renowned for their expertise. Here are a few noteworthy highlights:

Program co-director Professor of Finance John Hull is the best-selling author of classic financial texts like “Options, Futures, and Other Derivatives” and “Risk Management and Financial Institutions.” In your financial risk management journey, you will no doubt encounter his research somewhere along your career. His books have been translated into many languages and are widely used in trading rooms throughout the world, as well as in the classroom.

Professor of Finance Peter Christoffersen is another program co-director whose risk management expertise is sought out the world over. He is the author of “Elements of Financial Risk Management”, is a Fellow of the Bank of Canada and serves on the Model Validation council at the Federal Reserve Board.

Professor of Finance Tom McCurdy is the founding director of the BMO Financial Group Finance Research & Trading Lab. It’s a state-of-the-art facility that focuses on the integration of theory and research with the aim of teaching finance while taking account of uncertainty in an explicit way. Get your hands right into the details of financial risk management immediately at the Finance Lab.

Rotman is proud to be able to offer Ontario’s first and only master’s level program in financial risk management. Our mission is to build up new generations of financial risk management experts poised be positive impacts on the global economy. We’re thrilled that the Global Risk Institute in Financial Services (GRI) has agreed to support exceptional students with entrance scholarships ranging from $5,000 to $15,000.

Want to make an impact and be a part of the first MFRM cohort? Connect with us and see if it’s the right fit for you!

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