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Admissions Overview

The MS in Risk Management program is designed specifically for experienced and high-potential professionals in the risk management and finance arenas. Therefore, a candidate's record of professional achievement is the most critical factor.

Admissions Criteria

To apply to the MS in Risk Management program you must have:

  • A bachelor’s degree and strong grade point average (GPA).
  • A minimum of five years of full-time, professional work experience.
  • Demonstrated interest or experience in the field of risk management.
  • Experience with quantitative analysis.
Admissions Process:

The Admissions Process is rigorous and selective. We consider an applicant's candidacy holistically based on the qualities they will bring to the MSRM program. 

To Begin:

1. Submit the Preliminary Information Form, which will assist the Admissions Committee in advising you. 

2. The Admissions Office will contact you within one week after receipt of your form to discuss your suitability and, if applicable, schedule a preliminary informational interview. If the MS in Risk Management Program is the right fit, we will invite you to begin the online application. 

3. Complete the online application. ​In addition to the completed online application, we will need the following:
•       Three essays
•       Curriculum Vitae/Resume
•       Two Recommendations (may also be submitted online)
•       Official Transcripts
•       Copy of passport
•       GMAT (if required)*
•       TOEFL Result (if required)
•       Non-Refundable Application fee of $103

*Applicants with less than 10 years professional experience may be asked for a GMAT score after initial application review by the Admissions Committee.
Please note that you may submit your application for initial review even if recommendations or transcripts are still being processed or are not yet ready to be submitted. 

*Prior to enrollment, admitted applicants will be asked to submit a Company Time-Support Form to confirm that the participant's employer is aware that the employee will be out of the office during the published dates of the 1-year program.
4. Final Interview. Should the Admissions Committee feel positive about your candidacy upon review of a completed application, we will contact you to schedule a final interview. This can be conducted via phone, Skype, or face-to-face. 

Application Deadlines:

For the Class starting in May 2016

Our next upcoming application deadline is November 15, 2015. We encourage all applicants to begin the admissions process without delay as places are limited. Admissions decisions are provided on a rolling basis. 

International Applicants:

You are encouraged to apply before March 1, 2016 to facilitate visa arrangements, if required.

Admissions Events

We welcome you to join us for one of our admissions events throughout the year at various global locations.

Contact Us

For any questions, please contact:

MSRM Admissions Office
New York University
Stern School of Business
44 West 4th Street,
Suite 4-100
New York, NY 10012
T: +1 212 998 0442

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