New undergraduate and graduate for-credit degree programs that have been approved by the Quality Council on or after September 1, 2011 are detailed in this database, which can be searched in multiple ways: by university, year, program level and/or keyword.
Program Approvals: University of Toronto
The professional Master of Accounting and Finance (MAcc.Fin.) degree program responds to a growing need in industry for those with dual professional designations in both Accounting and Finance and provides students with the opportunity to pursue the dual designations of the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). In addition, the research-informed curriculum has been designed to teach the ways in which Accounting and Finance are integrated and how the models and theories drawn from one discipline inform the other. The degree program will be offered over 16 months (4 sessions) using a cohort-based model and is for pre-experience students. Students will complete a structured sequence of the equivalent of 8.5 FCE including 0.5 FCE in a co-op internship. It is offered on a full-time basis only. Graduates will be competitive in all industries allowing them to become leaders in consultancy, project management, portfolio management and accounting and specific careers are as account managers, wealth managers, analysts and consultants, ultimately advancing their careers into the highest level of leadership positions such as Treasurers, Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) and Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) or Presidents.
The Master of Health Science in Medical Genomics is a 5 session, full-time professional master’s degree program offered by the Department of Molecular Genetics, Faculty of Medicine. It consists of 9.0 Full Course Equivalents, including a capstone practicum in the last session of the degree program. Genomics, the ability to read and interpret information contained within DNA, is a rapidly growing area with broad reaching implications from bench to bedside. The MHSc in Medical Genomics responds to the growing knowledge gap between clinical practice and the discoveries stemming from genome-scale research in human genetics as advances in systems biology are outpacing the ability of undergraduate medical and scientific teaching to prepare medical and technical staff. The new degree program will provide both laboratory and clinical-focussed students with the theory and practical knowledge necessary to incorporate genomics data into medical practice. Potential applicants will be either working physicians or laboratory professionals. The curriculum will consist of lecture, discussion, and project-based courses across five sessions, with the intent to teach direct actionable skills and knowledge in world where genetic and genomic data are routinely collected and analyzed across a wide range of patients and populations and medical indications. Depending on their background, students will either choose the Practicum in Patient Management and Medical Genomics, geared to those in patient facing medical fields, or Practicum in Modern Genomics, which focuses on the laboratory and state-of-the-art genomics techniques.
The Master of Management Analytics (M.M.A.) is a two session, full-time professional master’s degree consisting of twelve required courses (6.0 FCE) aimed at students seeking expertise in business data analytics. It is offered by the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management. The goal of the M.M.A. program is to train professionals to design and implement multi‐faceted solutions that bring the right quantitative decision tools to bear on business problems in various application contexts. It will also provide graduates with the skills to effectively communicate the results and insights arising from their analysis to both business executives and analytics professionals. The program has a custom‐designed curriculum and will leverage the skills and interests of Rotman faculty along with the Rotman approach to business education, which features an emphasis on business problem modeling and solutions with an emphasis on business application. There will be an integrative capstone project completed in the last session wherein students have the opportunity to synthesize their knowledge gained through the research‐informed coursework and apply it to new business contexts.
The Master of Forensic Accounting (M.F.Acc.) is a six session, part-time program offered through the Institute for Management and Innovation at the University of Toronto Mississauga. The program consists of ten half-courses, nine of which will be offered online through an established interactive learning platform. The program contains a final capstone course which will be offered during a one-week in-residence session. The program supports the development of academic and professional leadership in response to complex financial crime that requires the financial, systems, investigative and legal expertise of accounting professionals with specialized training, and the emerging field of forensic accounting research that is developing around the professional practice. The M.F.Acc. degree program will educate students in forensic accounting and investigation, data analytics and security, fraud and cybercrime, fraud prevention, risk assessment and investigation, legal and legal process issues, and psychological aspects of white-collar crime.
The conjoint M.A. in Theological Studies will be offered conjointly by the University of Toronto and the Toronto School of Theology. It is a three-session, research full-time program that consists of 4.0 FCEs. Students will complete the degree through either coursework or coursework and a master’s research paper. The degree program is intended for students who wish to engage in academic inquiry pertaining to the critical self-understanding of a faith tradition in relation to its sacred texts, histories, structures of thought, patterns of communal life, professional practice, social location and public involvement. The program will provide students with the analytical skills, methodological rigour and knowledge base that will enable them to carry out innovative research in theological studies at the master’s level. The degree program will have its centre of gravity in Christianity and its perspective will be ecumenical, meaning that graduates will have an appreciation and understanding of the various theological traditions represented by TST’s member colleges and faculty. The program will attract those interested in pursuing doctoral studies. It will also appeal to those interested in, or currently in, positions of leadership in ecclesiastical and public-sector institutions who wish to enhance their skills or to research important issues. The conjoint M.A. is closely aligned with the existing conjoint Ph.D. in Theological Studies which commenced in September 2015.
The new graduate program in Biomedical Engineering is a full-time, three-session, professional program that confers a Master of Engineering degree. It consists of coursework (3.5 FCE) and an internship (1.5 FCE) in the third session. Potential applicants to this program could be recent graduates from a broad range of undergraduate engineering programs such as chemical, material science, electrical and mechanical, and in particular those with a minor in biomedical engineering, bioengineering or the equivalent or seasoned professional who want to enter the medical device industry. The curriculum focuses on the development and design of biomedical devices with a significant emphasis on biomedical sciences, biomedical engineering technology, commercialization and entrepreneurship. The program includes an internship in which students will apply the knowledge gained in the first two sessions to develop a prototype for a device to address an important problem in healthcare in the biomedical industry or in academic laboratories.
The Master of Financial Insurance (M.F.I.) is a three session, full-time only professional degree that consists of a series of highly cross-disciplinary courses (4.5 FCE) focused on real-world problems, drawing on insurance, finance, statistical and mathematical tools and methods and an internship (1.0 FCE). “Finsurance” is a burgeoning field in which sophisticated finance-insurance hybrid products are being developed to meet the needs of an aging global population. In this program students acquire expertise in valuing, hedging, and managing the combined financial and insurance risks embedded in such complex products. Potential applicants have a Bachelor’s degree in fields such as Statistics, Actuarial Science, Economics, Mathematics or any discipline where there is a significant quantitative component. Students benefit from the participation of industry professionals who teach several courses, providing real-world insights and access to problems and participate in bi-weekly seminars providing insight into diverse problems faced by professionals. The summer internship in the final session is designed to give students real-world experience and prepare them for full-time employment.
The Master of Financial Risk Management (M.F.R.M.) is a 2 session, professional degree program offered over 8 months. Financial risk management is concerned with the way in which financial institutions manage risks and regulatory requirements and it is an emerging academic discipline as a subfield of finance. Students in this program acquire advanced analytical skills and judgement to enable better management of risk and opportunity in the finance sector. The program is geared to students with strong quantitative skills who have recently completed their undergraduate studies in business, commerce, economics, math, engineering or actuarial science. The program consists of ten required half courses (5.0 FCEs) and a 1 week experiential component held during each of the two sessions. During the 2 weeks students will interact with and learn from practitioners working in different areas of risk management at institutions such as banks, insurance companies, pension funds, mutual funds and government regulatory bodies.
The Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting (type 3) will start in May 2016 and will be delivered by the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management. Students who complete the G.Dip.P.A. will receive advanced standing in Chartered Professional Accountant Professional Education Program (CPA PEP), required prior to writing the Common Final Examination (CFE). The diploma curriculum will cover four of the six CPA PEP modules. The diploma will be offered in a 12 week session annually from May to July and consist of 5 half courses (2.5 FCE) taken full-time. The diploma program is distinctive for the highly integrative nature of both its structure and delivery and this approach will culminate in the capstone course, Integrative Thinking for Professional Accountants. The courses will be delivered through face-to-face instruction, facilitation and online elements and will use a case-based approach. All recent graduates from the University of Toronto tri-campus undergraduate programs in accounting will be eligible to apply to the G.Dip.P.A. if they meet the specific admissions requirements. Students from other universities from undergraduate accounting programs that cover the same curriculum as the tri-campus University of Toronto programs, may be admitted to the G.Dip.P.A. on a case-by-case basis.
The Master of Professional Kinesiology (M.P.K.) is designed to provide advanced level research-informed educational and leadership experience in the field of professional kinesiology. The program is a full-time, four-session, course-based 12.0 FCE program that will be delivered in flexible modules with customizable paths to accommodate student interests and creativity. The curriculum is informed by a case-based approach to learning and features a strong experiential component within the framework of three practica consisting of a total of 600 hours. M.P.K. students also will participate in the Interprofessional Education (IPE) program at the University of Toronto and a group capstone project. The program will appeal to graduates from a recognized program in Kinesiology, or the equivalent, with a demonstrated ability to employ kinesiology to enhance health. Graduates of this program will acquire expertise in knowledge synthesis, translation and application and experience with inter-professional health care teams and diverse practice areas. They will develop the skills to evaluate clinical and program effectiveness, and the ability to conceptualise future practice. The faculty associated with the program have expertise across a broad spectrum of clinical and research approaches in enhancing health and have strong linkages with premier clinical research facilities within the nine fully affiliated hospitals of the University of Toronto.