SFU graduate finance degree gets MSc designation

March 9, 2012

The graduate finance degree at Simon Fraser University's Beedie School of Business is now known as the Master of Science in Finance. The new designation reflects the evolution of the popular program, which attracts students worldwide. 2 years ago, professors and industry members redesigned what was then the Master of Financial Risk Management program, expanding the offering of core quantitative courses. The MSc designation also better reflects the 2 fields of specialization: risk management and investment management. The program's academic chair says the new designation will help graduates competing in the global arena for careers in finance, especially in Asia, where an MSc degree tends to be better recognized. The increased focus on quantitative skills will also allow more students in the program to participate in SFU's Student Investment Advisory Service. The $10-million portfolio is Canada's largest student-managed investment fund. SFU News Release