AFMAA Instructions

At a glance

The AFM Admissions Assessment (AFMAA) is a required admissions step for all applicants to the AFM program. The goal of the AFMAA is to assist the School of Accounting and Finance (SAF) in the identification of students who will be successful in the AFM program. We are looking for academically strong students with the potential to excel in both the classroom and the workplace.

There are two components to the AFMAA, both of which are completed online:

  1. Interview – You will respond to one interview question to assess your ability to communicate appropriately in a clear, concise, organized, and professional manner. The AFMAA Interview question is available in advance - view the AFMAA Interview question here.
  2. Trait Assessment – You will respond to a 78-question survey to assess your potential in the areas of leadership, collaboration, adaptability and problem solving.

You can practise your interview skills as many times as needed before completing your formal AFMAA Interview. Practice sessions for the Trait Assessment are not available. 

When you are ready to complete your formal AFMAA Interview and AFMAA Trait Assessment submissions, note that you are required to complete the AFMAA Interview first, followed immediately by the AFMAA Trait Assessment. Once you have completed your device setup and have practiced the interview, it is recommended that you set aside an hour to complete your formal Interview and Trait Assessment submissions. The formal interview will take you about 5 to 10 minutes, and the trait assessment will take you about 10 minutes. The hour will provide you with more than enough time so that you will not feel rushed.