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Master of science (MSc) - Finance

Master of Science (MSc) - Finance

Are you thinking of a career as a financial analyst or adviser? Use your knowledge and interest in quantitative methods and economics to meet the financial challenges of the 21st century.

Your training

  • Application of advanced theoretical knowledge, statistical and econometric methods to solve concrete and current problems in finance.
  • Acquisition of portfolio management analysis and business diagnosis techniques.
  • Utilization of financial concepts (capital markets, financial asset valuation models) and applied mathematics (financial engineering, financial econometrics).
  • Development of skills for making recommendations in the field of market finance or corporate finance.
  • Research groups and chairs 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.

Research chairs, centres and groups

  • Canada Research Chair in Risk Management
  • Canadian Derivatives Institute (CDI)

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.

  • Portfolio construction and investment performance analysis
  • Development of private equity and venture capital investment strategies
  • Study of pricing and option valuation methods
  • Analysis of investment and financing decisions
  • Implementation of optimal risk management hedging measures

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Your career outlook


100 %

Placement rate

Positions held by program graduates:

  • Business intelligence analyst
  • Financial analyst
  • Investment analyst
  • Market parameters analyst
  • Risk manager
Olivier Roy

"Competition is tough for good jobs, especially in investment. The HEC Montréal MSc enjoys great recognition on the job market and gives graduates a definite advantage in the recruitment process."

Olivier Roy Durocher, Master of Science (MSc) – Finance graduate
Program details
45 Credits
  • Full time
  • Part time
  • Day
Instruction mode
  • On-site
  • Côte-des-Neiges

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