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Curriculum and program sequence

This one-year program runs from August to July and consists of 24 credit hours of course work, 6 credit hours for a capstone project and two mandatory non-credit professional development modules. Courses are taught by financial experts from both the investment industry and UNB faculty.

Summer 1: August to September (3 weeks)

  • Pre-term Boot Camp (non-credit)

Term 1: September to December (13 weeks)

  • Financial Data Analysis (3ch)
  • Introduction to Financial Derivatives (3ch)
  • Quantitative Portfolio Investment Management (3ch)
  • One elective (3ch)
  • Professional Development I (non-credit)

Term 2: January to April (13 weeks)

  • Introduction to Fixed Income Securities and Interest Rate Derivatives (3ch)
  • Financial and Portfolio Risk Management (3ch)
  • Algorithmic Trading (3ch)
  • One elective (3ch)
  • Professional Development II (non credit)

Summer 2 • May to June (6 weeks)

  • Capstone project (6ch)

Pre-term boot camp

Our three-week Boot Camp provides you with basic knowledge of coding in high-level computer language, financial databases, quantitative methods, financial markets, corporate finance and accounting.

“MQIM grads would be well placed to succeed in quantitative investment and risk management roles at firms such as the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (in addition to other large Canadian pension plans and asset managers), which generally have large and sophisticated investment teams that recruit quite heavily from such quantitative Masters programs,”  Jon Spinney, MQIM Chief Investment Officer, Vestcor Investment Management Corporation.