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Master of science (MSc) – Applied Financial Economics

Master of Science(MSc) – Applied Financial Economics

Are you seeking a challenging career in microeconomics? Would you like to learn all about using econometric methods in finance? Take a look at this specialization at the crossroads of finance and economics.

Your training

  • Theory and empirical models used in finance, which often take root in economics.
  • Acquisition of skills to facilitate decision-making in different types of organizations: analysis and micro and macroeconomic modeling; portfolio analysis and asset valuation.
  • Advanced knowledge in the use of statistical, econometric and machine learning methods for carrying out business analyses and forecasting.
  • Personalized mentoring from professors renowned in Canada and abroad
  • French language courses and the Experience Quebec course can help international students integrate into the Quebec and Canadian job markets. This pathway is offered to most students who choose the supervised project stream.
Marc Antoine

"The quantitative aspect of my Master’s degree really helped me stand out from other candidates and get the job I have now."

Marc-Antoine Viens, Master of Science (MSc) – Applied Financial Economics graduate

Research chairs, centres and groups

  • Centre for Research on E-finance
  • Centre for Productivity and Prosperity
  • Institut du Québec
  • Group for Research in Economics and Finance Research (GReFi)
  • MacroMontréal
  • Centre for Interuniversity Research and Analysis on Organizations (CIRANO)

Putting academic theory into practice

The NBI Fund – HEC Montréal provides a group of students with the opportunity to invest 5 million dollars in a multi-asset portfolio (equities, bonds, alternative investments). This fund is one of the largest investment funds managed by students in Canada. It’s a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience on top of academic training.

The National Bank Financial trading room at HEC Montréal, supplied with real-time financial data and linked to the Bloomberg and Reuters information and analysis services, is like an actual trading room at a major financial institution. 

A step towards your future career

Organizations trust the expertise acquired by students with this master’s degree. This is evidenced by examples of recently proposed supervised projects.

  • Analysis of the impact of economic and financial developments on an organization.
  • Creation of indicators to measure performance.
  • Assessment of the impacts of monetary and government policies on particular firms or financial markets.
  • Creation of forecasts based on econometric advancements and machine learning.

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Your career outlook


100 %

Placement rate

Positions held by program graduates :

  • Arbitrage advisor – bonds
  • Financial analyst
  • Quantitative analyst
  • Senior analyst

This program is also offered in French

Maîtrise en gestion (M. Sc.) – économie financière appliquée

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Master of Science (MSc) – Finance

Program details
45 Credits
  • Full time
  • Part time
  • Day
Instruction mode
  • On-site
  • Côte-des-Neiges

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