Funding & support

A variety of funding options will be available through teaching assistantship and/or government research grants, fellowships and scholarships (for entering students or students at their early stage of the program). A successful applicant may be offered an initial research or teaching assistantship in the first semester. Renewal of the assistantship will be based on merits of coursework and research productivity.

Master's entrance scholarships

If you wish to apply for the master-level entrance scholarships or research grants for this program, we strongly recommend that you discuss this with your potential thesis supervisor as early as October of the year before your first semester, since deadlines for the most of these scholarships are in January. In particular, if you wish to start your program in Fall 2021, you must discuss this with your potential supervisor no later than October 2020. View the details of entrance scholarships for master's students.

Douglas C. Mackay Scholarship for MScB students in Finance concentration

In addition to the scholarship available from the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Tri-council CGS-M, other scholarships are available from the Mackay Fund for students who apply for admission into the MSc in Business (Finance concentration only). This opportunity is made possible by a generous donation from businessman and alumnus Dr. Douglas C. Mackay (BComm’53). The scholarships are awarded to incoming MScB in Finance students, based on overall qualification of their application package. All students who apply by February 1 with either GMAT or GRE scores will be considered.  

Mitacs Accelerate Program

This is an internship program designed to build collaborations between academia and industry/community partners.

  • Applications are accepted at any time.
  • The adjudication process is non-competitive (95% success rate) and quick (6-8 weeks in review).
  • International students are eligible.
  • The length of internship is scalable. Projects can range from a single 4-month internship unit to multiple units combined to accommodate larger projects.
    • Students may complete up to 4 internship segments (4 months each) during a master’s degree, and up to 8 during a PhD.
  • Each 4-month internship project receives $15,000 in direct funding, with the partner organization (either for-profit or not-profit) and Mitacs each providing $7,500.
  • For more details on the program and its application process, visit: