Professional pathways

Grad studies

Develop an even deeper mastery of computer science, finance, or business through continued studies at the graduate level.

  • Master of Computer Science
  • Master of Quantitative Finance or Mathematical Finance
  • Master of Business Administration

Some graduate programs require completion of specific courses. With careful selection of electives, CFM students may be able to complete these requirements by graduation. To discover more about Waterloo's graduate programs, please visit the Graduate Studies Academic Calendar.

There are a variety of post graduate programs available to students upon completion of a 4 year honours undergraduate degree. Specifically identified are those programs that are closely linked to the CFM program. Other graduate programs are possible and you are encouraged to research the options that are of interest to you.

The Co-Directors and the Program Manager are available to answer your questions about grad studies and to assist you in making course selections that are appropriate for your post-graduation plans.

Chartered Financial Analyst

Toronto

Looking to take your interdisciplinary knowledge to the investment industry?

A Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation can help you get there. Recognized around the world, the CFA program equips you with the practical and fundamental knowledge you need for a wide variety of career choices in the investment profession. Please visit the CFA Institute to find out more about this program.

CFM is a member of the CFA University Recognition Program, which is the Institute’s endorsement that our curriculum helps prepare students well to challenge CFA exams. Students learn necessary skills for the professional exams through investment focused courses in upper years; including:

You'll be prepared to challenge the level 1 exam as early as your 4A term!

CFA Designation Timeline

Other professional designations

There are a variety of post grad professional programs available to students upon completion of a 4 year undergraduate degree. The CFA is one designation that is well-suited for graduates of the CFM program. Pursuit of other professional designations may be possible and you are encouraged to research the options that are of interest to you.