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About Me: Audrey, MFRM Class of 2021

Quick Info

  • Name - Audrey Gao
  • Degree - Master of Financial Risk Management 
  • Graduating year - 2022
  • Previous education - Honours Mathematics/Financial Analysis and Risk Management – Chartered Financial Analyst Specialization with Statistics Minor, University of Waterloo, Canada

Why did you decide to study the Master of Financial Risk Management program?

Achieving an MFRM degree at the Rotman School of Management will help advance my knowledge and technical skills, specifically quantitative methodologies of measuring financial risks, machine learning, and statistical modeling.

What were your top reasons for choosing Rotman?

Rotman School of Management has the #1 ranking in Canada, and #4 ranking in North America. Within this highly regarded institution, we have a lot of networking opportunities to connect with industry professionals and Rotman alumni.

What are you looking forward to most in the program? 

The program’s Risk Management Project appeals to me because it allows me to tackle real risk issues at top financial organizations and work with industry professionals. In addition, the formation of coursework is practical and multidisciplinary. The courses such as machine learning, blockchain, advanced probabilistic modeling, and the Self-Development Lab will allow me to interact with like-minded students and elite professors.

What do you expect to gain in your next 10 months at Rotman? 

In the next 10 months at Rotman, I would like to explore more opportunities to network with industry professionals and participate in finance-related competitions.

The Master of Financial Risk Management is a full-time program designed to prepare ambitious young professionals for careers in risk management and finance. 

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