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Admissions Overview

The admissions process is thorough and selective but also highly attentive to your holistic candidacy and the qualities that you will bring to the MSRM cohort. Because the program is designed specifically for experienced and high-potential professionals in the risk management and finance arenas, a candidate's record of professional achievement is the most critical factor in determining admission.

Admissions Criteria

To apply to the MS in Risk Management program you must have a bachelor’s degree and strong grade point average (GPA), with a minimum of five years of full-time, professional work experience, demonstrated interest or experience in the field of risk management, and experience with quantitative analysis.

Application Deadlines:

We are still accepting applications for the class beginning on May 24, 2015. 

We strongly encourage interested candidates to contact us as soon as possible if interested in consideration for this year's class.

International Applicants:

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

Rolling Admissions

MSRM applications are reviewed and decisions are released year-round until the class is full, at which point we start a wait list. It is in your best interest to submit your application as soon as possible, because admittance becomes more competitive throughout the admissions cycle. The MSRM Program commences each May with the next class starting in May 2015.

After an application is submitted online, applicants who are short-listed move to a selection interview with a member of the Admissions Committee. After all application materials are collected, a decision is released. On average, a decision is released within two weeks of a completed application.

Admissions Process

Step 1       Learn more - request information
Step 2             Complete a preliminary information form for an initial assessment of your candidacy. You can find the preliminary information form here.

Step 3 After your informational meeting, submit a completed on-line application. Upon review, you may be invited for a formal selection interview. In addition to your resume/CV and the online application, we also require:
  • Two recommendations
  • University transcript(s)
  • Three Essays
  • USD 103 application fee
  • TOEFL for non-native English speakers
*Please note:
  • 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.
  • Applicants with less than 10 years professional experience may be asked for a GMAT score after initial application review by the Admissions Committee.

Admissions Events

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

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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