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The Master of Science in Risk Management for Executives (MSRM) Class of 2015 gained a new perspective by traveling to Abu Dhabi for their Global and Sovereign Risk Module.

Together with my classmates, it was a great privilege to be educated by global thought leaders at NYU’s newest world-class campus. - MSRM student John Heywood

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The Master of Science in Risk Management for Executives (MSRM) Class of 2015 traveled to Abu Dhabi in March for their Global and Sovereign Risk Module. Located at NYU’s Abu Dhabi campus on Saadiyat Island, the module covered courses in global corporate finance, behavioral finance and corporate governance.

This marked the first time that the module has been held in the Middle East. The region offers a different perspective on financial risk management, complementing the other modules held in New York and Amsterdam.

Holding the module in Abu Dhabi also provided the opportunity to bring in a local guest speaker from one of the biggest sovereign wealth funds in the region. During their corporate governance session on March 7, MSRM students heard from William Martin, chief risk officer at Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA). Mr. Martin discussed key risk metrics and emphasized the importance of process analysis for risk managers.

"Studying in Abu Dhabi was truly a life changing experience for me,” described MSRM student John Heywood, managing director and board member of Rose Rock Group in California. “Together with my classmates, it was a great privilege to be educated by global thought leaders at NYU’s newest world-class campus combined with a unique opportunity to learn about a new country with its rich culture, history and economic growth."