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The Master of Science in Financial Risk Management will provide students with comprehensive, foundational knowledge of the current state of risk management issues, methodologies and challenges. This program is ideal for candidates who are just beginning their careers in finance, as well as for professionals who want to strengthen their knowledge and skills in this area.  Recent college graduates who are planning for careers in finance will gain a solid grounding in all areas of financial risk management, and will be well prepared for entry-level positions in risk management in all types of financial institutions.  Candidates who are more advanced in their careers will gain knowledge of current risk management tools, methodologies, and techniques, many of which have changed significantly in recent years following the financial crisis. The program also provides students the academic background needed for the professional certification tests of the leading professional financial risk management associations including the Financial Risk Manager (FRM) certification of the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) and the Professional Risk Manager (PRM) certification of the Professional Risk Managers International Association (PRMIA).


Course TitleCredits

Preliminary Courses (0-12 Credits)

Students with appropriate academic background will be able to reduce the number of credits in preliminary requirements.

Financial Accounting3 credits
Fundamentals of Microeconomics1.5 credits
Fundamentals of Macroeconomics1.5 credits
Introduction to Quantitative Tools for Finance3 credits
Financial Decision Making3 credits
Required Courses (22.5 credits)

BUS 9551*

Business Communication I1.5
Econometrics - Theory and Applications I3 credits
Investment Analysis3 credits
Debt Instruments and Markets3 credits
 Options Markets 3 credits
Measurement and Management of Market Risk I1.5 credits
Measurement and Management of Market Risk II1.5 credits
Measurement and Management of Credit Risk I1.5 credits
 Measurement and Management of Credit Risk II 1.5 credits
Measurement and Management of Risks in Operations and Information Technology1.5 credits
Measurement and Management of Risks in Investments1.5 credits
Elective Courses (7.5 Credits)   

FIN 9740

Technical Analysis3 credits

FIN 9759

Mergers and Acquisitions3 credits

  FIN 9774

Entrepreneurial Finance3 credits

FIN 9781

Managerial Finance3 credits

FIN 9782

Futures and Forward Markets3 credits

FIN 9784

Management of Financial Institutions3 credits

FIN 9785

Financial Markets and Intermediaries3 credits

FIN 9786

International Financial Markets3 credits

FIN 9788

International Corporate Finance3 credits

FIN 9789

Equity Markets: Trading and Structure3 credits

FIN 9790

Seminar in Finance3 credits

FIN 9792

Advanced Managerial Finance3 credits

FIN 9793

Advanced Investment Analysis3 credits

FIN 9851

Classical Foundations of Financial Risk Management1.5 credits

FIN 9858

Implications of Corporate Governance, Regulation, and Ethics for Risk Management1.5 credits

FIN 9881

Debt Securities1.5 credits

FIN 9882

Futures and Forwards1.5 credits

FIN 9883

Options1.5 credits

FIN 9880

International Financial Markets1.5 credits

FIN 9884

Venture Capital1.5 credits

FIN 9890

Special Topics in Investments1.0 credit

FIN 9891

Special Topics in Investments1.5 credits

FIN 9892

Special Topics in Investments2 credits

FIN 9893

Special Topics in Investments3 credits

FIN 9894

Special Topics in Corporate Finance1.0 credit

FIN 9895

Special Topics in Corporate Finance1.5 credits

FIN 9896

Special Topics in Corporate Finance2 credits

FIN 9897

Special Topics in Corporate Finance3 credits

FIN 9985

Risk Management in Financial Institutions3 credits

ECO 9713

Money, Banking, and Monetary Policy3 credits

ECO 9724

Econometrics - Theory and Applications II3 credits

*Effective spring 2016.

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