Course Number Course Title Course Description
MF753 Economics and Quantitative Methods I The course covers the CFA® Institute’s Level I Economics and Quantitative Methods. The aim of the course is to prepare students for the Level I CFA® examination.
MF773 Foundation in Finance and Professional Ethics The primary focus of this course is 1) to review fundamentals in Corporate Finance, and 2) promote professional ethics in the capital markets following the CFA® Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct.
  MF713  Financial Reporting and Analysis I This course focuses on the concepts, methods and uses of financial accounting information. It includes an examination of the accounting theory that is the basis of current accounting practices and how it can be applied to emerging issues; the application of the procedures and practices under US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles; and an examination of how financial accounting serves the needs of external decision-makers: investors, creditors, and other interested individuals and groups including the public at large. The course will specifically focus on the US environment.
BU673  Investment Management This course covers the theory and practice of security analysis and portfolio management using simulated trading. Coverage includes investment taxes, mutual fund management and equity and bond market analysis. Technical and fundamental analyses are also covered. Prerequisite: BU603; this prerequisite waived for Master of Finance students
 BU713 Fixed Income Analysis The fixed income course covers the analysis of all fixed income securities including bonds, money market instruments, and mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities. Risk and return relationship of fixed income securities, as well as the yield curve and interest rate risk management will be covered. The course will extend the analysis to cover the tools and techniques such as duration and convexity which are used to manage bond portfolios. Prerequisites: BU603; this prerequisite waived for Master of Finance students
 BU723 Advanced Investment Management The course covers advanced investment management topics in portfolio management and alternative investment assets. In the portfolio management topics, advanced topics including Roll’s critique, empirical tests of the capital asset pricing model, investment strategies and asset allocation as well as endowment portfolios, pension funds and tax-deferred investment products will be discussed. In the alternative investments, the topics will include commercial and multi-family real estate investments, mortgages, and real estate investment trusts (REITS). Where possible, investment cases will be used to illustrate the application of some of the concepts to portfolio management. Prerequisites: BU673
 MF723 Financial Reporting and Analysis II
This course is a study of the Financial Reporting and Analysis component of the CFA® Level II examination. The viewpoint is that of an analyst who understands financial statements enough to use them in decision making. The course is not an accounting course, however it is expected that by the end, you will have a fairly strong foundation in advanced accounting concepts

Prerequisites: MF713

 MF763 Economics and Quantitative Methods II
The course covers the CFA® Institute’s Quantitative Methods in Level II exam and Economics in both Level II and III
exams. The aim of the course is to prepare students for the Level II and Level III CFA® examinations. Prerequisites: MF753
 BU623 Derivatives and Financial Risk Management
Futures, options and other derivative securities have become increasingly important in the world of financial management. This course investigates how these markets operate and the use of these instruments in corporate risk management. Prerequisites: BU603
 BU663 Advanced Corporate Finance This is a course  in advanced corporate finance dealing with corporate valuation methods and applications to key corporate finance decisions. It covers the traditional valuation methods (i.e., discounted cash flow and relative valuation methods), as well as the contingent claims valuation approach (i.e., options theory based valuation). The applications of the traditional valuation methods to value-based management (i.e., mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructuring and capital structure choices) and of options theory to corporate finance will be emphasized. Prerequisites: BU603; this prerequisite waived for Master of Finance students
 BU610 Applied Business Research This course is designed to expose students to advanced management topics and issues in an integrated manner, and is team taught. A field study portion challenges students to develop their research and implementation skills through an applied business research project, and a not-for-profit organization practicum component. The project reports are submitted and presented to a panel of faculty. Prerequisites: BU601, BU602, BU603, BU604, BU605, BU606, BU607, BU609

Please contact your Toronto MBA Campus Program Leader, Maggie Allan for more information
or questions about the Master of Finance Degree courses at the Toronto campus. 519 884-0710 ext 2575.