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MS in Risk Management: Realize a Return on Risk

Graduates of this program will enhance their academic capabilities and credentials in an area of expertise that is fundamental to the sustainable performance of their organizations.

They will be ahead of the curve because they will have the capacity to understand and manage risk from a broad systemic and strategic perspective. Additionally, they will learn innovative modeling techniques and become equipped with a toolset that will enable them to understand how a firm’s strategy and business contours drive risk exposure profiles.

The MS in Risk Management program covers all key dimensions of risk encountered in both financial and non-financial services businesses. As the area of risk management is always evolving, so is the MS in Risk Management program curriculum.

We are committed to teaching our students foundational areas of risk management which include strategic risk, financial risk, reputational risk, operational risk and regulatory risk to name a few. We also understand that companies, markets, and nations face new challenges daily, which our students need to be equipped to handle. Our curriculum encompasses inter-country macro dissonance and sovereign risk in response to the current geo-political climate. Likewise, as cyber security becomes an increasing concern, topics discussed in the program include cyber risk, crypto-currencies and fin-tech as well. 

The strategic capstone presented at the culmination of the program ties together the substantive content and practical case work taught throughout the year in a concrete risk analysis of the students’ choosing.

The program covers all key dimensions of risk encountered in both financial firms and in finance function of non-financial services businesses. The substantive content of the program is put into the context of both the current and prospective regulatory environment encompassing each of the main dimensions of risk.

The Master of Science in Risk Management program is a one year, part-time program divided into five on-site class sessions (modules) at NYU Stern in New York and two rotating global locations.  This part-time format reduces the absence from the office to approximately 5 weeks over the course of the year.  Between modules, students complete an average of 15-20 hours per week of work via distance learning.  For more information on the format, please click here.

Global Network:
Participants will have the opportunity to cross-learn and share best practices among current and past cohorts. Graduates will also join NYU’s alumni network as they earn a single degree issued by New York University Stern School of Business.

Academic Partnerships:
View more information on the MS in Risk Management Program's academic partnerships with GARP and PRMIA. 

NYU Stern:
New York City is one of the world's great financial and business capitals, and NYU Stern is in the middle of it all. Close to Wall Street, located in the heart of Greenwich Village, NYU Stern is one of the world's leading research institutions. Academic excellence is always a top priority at NYU Stern. With its incomparable location and prestigious reputation, the university has been able to attract top-tier professors from around the globe as well as distinguished visiting professors from the worlds of business, politics and academia. NYU Stern has a distinctive edge in its ability to balance business theory with practical experience. It also provides unique opportunities for students to meet business leaders and learn firsthand how their companies work.

World Renowned Faculty:
Stern faculty offers Thought Leadership in Risk Management. The students are exposed to world class faculty and industry leaders that have depth of global expertise and real world experienceThe NYU Stern Finance Department was ranked #1 by the Financial Times in 2012
Social Science Research Network rates NYU Stern #2 among the top 500 US business schools for user downloads of its research
Stern's Finance Department's reputation consistently places it in the top 3 in U.S. News & World Report.