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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Explore Ontario Tech’s new Master of Financial Data Analytics graduate degree

Develop your skills in data analytics and artificial intelligence into an exciting career in finance

Students in the Finance Analytics Laboratory, Faculty of Business and Information Technology, Ontario Tech University.
Students in the Finance Analytics Laboratory, Faculty of Business and Information Technology, Ontario Tech University.

At a time of rapid transformation in the world’s financial systems, there is a pressing need to fill the skills gap with graduates who are fluent with advanced quantitative methods, including big data analysis and artificial intelligence. Those who possess a powerful combination of knowledge of financial theory, computational skills and data analytics will be highly sought.

Ontario Tech University in Oshawa, Ontario is helping address these industry challenges through a brand new graduate degree offering: the Master of Financial Data Analytics (MFDA). Developed by Ontario Tech’s Faculty of Business and Information Technology (FBIT), the MFDA degree combines the best of the university’s research and teaching expertise in artificial intelligence (AI), analytics and finance.

As highly qualified finance professionals, Ontario Tech MFDA graduates will be equipped with a deep background in the fundamentals of financial theory, in areas that include:

  • financial management
  • investments
  • derivatives
  • risk management
  • econometrics

The MFDA also covers all facets of data analytics methods, including data mining, machine learning, AI programming and data processing.

Ontario Tech MFDA prioritizes hands-on learning

The program emphasizes experiential learning with internship or capstone project opportunities, and hands-on experience using real-time data from the top industry and research databases and trading simulations in FBIT’s Finance Analytics Laboratory. As a Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) academic partner, the Ontario Tech MFDA focuses on supporting students preparing for the Financial Risk Manager (FRM) professional designation.

Regardless of previous academic training, Ontario Tech’s MFDA is for you

Applicants to the Ontario Tech MFDA can come from a variety of educational backgrounds, from business, economics and finance, to engineering, science, mathematics, computer science and information technology. Ontario Tech graduates, with strong competencies in finance and data science, will be prepared for career opportunities in investment management, trading, risk management, investment banking, and data analysis.

Did you know?

“The Faculty of Business and Information Technology at Ontario Tech University is uniquely positioned to deliver the Master of Financial Data Analytics professional graduate program by integrating our faculty expertise in finance, artificial intelligence and information systems.”
-Dr. Michael Bliemel, Dean, Faculty of Business and Information Technology, Ontario Tech University