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Faculty of Management
UNB Fredericton

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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 August (16 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.

Capstone project

Your MQIM program ends with an experiential exercise in which you demonstrate, apply and integrate the knowledge gained throughout your course work under the supervision of a faculty member in either a research paper or internship.

See our detailed course list for more information.

Experiential learning

The Faculty of Management provides a wide variety of experiential learning opportunities through our professional development class, Bloomberg lab, speaker series and capstone projects.