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The Master of Quantitative Finance (MQF) at Waterloo provides an ideal foundation for a career in the challenging and constantly changing financial markets. It incorporates a four-month internship where students work on applied problems with Canada’s major banks, pensions funds, financial institutions and related businesses.


  • New students enter the program each September, completing two academic terms of intensive, demanding courses followed by an internship in the financial industry.
  • After completing their four month internship from May to August they return for a final academic term and completion of their research project.
  • Students in the thesis option normally complete four courses, (with the option of additional courses) along with their master's thesis.
  • In addition to the required courses students typically select from a wide range of electives including:
    • Numeric Computation for Financial Modeling
    • Asset and Liability Management
    • Mathematical Models in Finance
    • Portfolio Optimization
    • Deep Learning
    • Machine Learning
    • Risk Management

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