MScs in Risk Management

Compare 27 Master of Science Programs in Risk Management

Risk Management

A Master of Science in Risk Management appeals to students with an interest in how finance works in both stable and volatile economic climates. Prospective students for this degree share a desire to analyze and predict movements in the financial markets for the purpose of fostering sustainable company performance. A Master of Science (MSc) allows students to explore theoretical and practical aspects of their chosen course of study.

What is an MSc in Risk Management? It is a postgraduate academic degree offered by universities in multiple international locations. Global concern for solid financial management in uncertain times has risen in the last decade. The study of risk management is dedicated to learning how to protect interests in both public and private sectors. Areas of study include mathematics, computing, actuarial science, project management, and engineering. It is this interdisciplinary approach that distinguishes an advanced degree in risk management as a highly valuable educational pursuit. Graduates will enter the job market with the skills necessary to identify, analyze, and take steps to reduce or curb financial risks for large and small companies.

Proper risk management benefits economies on both local and international levels. This kind of analysis benefits shareholders, creditors, and customers. Employers are interested in hiring talented people with a comprehensive education in risk to help ensure sustainable performance. A person who can identify the potential risks caused by inflation, volatility in capital markets, recession, and bankruptcy, and subsequently suggest measures to limit those risks is a valuable resource.

Tuition and registration fees for master degrees vary program to program, and from country to country. Contact an individual university for accurate fee and tuition information.

Graduates may apply their risk management skills in a number of settings. Employment opportunities include broker, credit analyst, foreign exchange trader, risk manager, actuary, financial consultant, and much more. Career opportunities are abound in banks and insurance organizations.

Economic events of the past decade have underscored the need for qualified risk managers. The database offers a broad selection of excellent programs in risk management. Take some time today to explore your options. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Master of Science in Quantitative Finance and Risk Analytics

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Lally School of Management
Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 USA Troy

Quantitative Finance is the quantitative analysis of financial markets and decision-making using statistics and mathematical tools of physics, computer science, and engineering. [+]

Quantitative Finance is the quantitative analysis of financial markets and decision-making using statistics and mathematical tools of physics, computer science, and engineering.

Risk Analytics is the application of computational technologies, statistics, and operations research to solve problems of risk assessment and management in finance and business. As global markets become more complex and interdependent, the importance of “quants,” or managers who know how to use quantitative models to understand markets, is growing.

Master of Science in Quantitative Finance & Risk Analytics (QFRA) Students will: Master cutting-edge financial theory and advanced analytical techniques; Study emerging concepts, practices, and techniques in the finance industry; Conduct empirical research and modeling; Utilize a variety of professional databases and computer software; STEM Certified. ... [-]

MSc in Risk Management

Glasgow Caledonian University, London (GCU London)
Online Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2018 United Kingdom London + 2 more

Industry-recognised and double-accredited (Chartered Insurance Institute and Institute of Risk Management), our programme focuses on corporate and business risk management, ensuring you have the expertise and skills to excel as a risk specialist. [+]

Industry-recognised and double-accredited (Chartered Insurance Institute and Institute of Risk Management), our programme focuses on corporate and business risk management, ensuring you have the expertise and skills to excel as a risk specialist.

The study is available full-time or by distance learning.

In an increasingly complex and rapidly changing the global business environment, the management of risk requires a broad range of skills, knowledge and experience.

The MSc Risk Management programme provides an in-depth understanding of risk and their application in practice both for financial and non-financial organisations. Students will learn both theoretical and practical understanding of risk including risk measurement and modelling using computer software (e.g. Palisade Decision Tools). In addition, we subscribe to several industries linked databases (e.g. Thomson Reuters EIKON) that students can use in their study and research.... [-]


MSc in Financial Risk Management

Trinity College Dublin - Business School
Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Ireland Dublin

This rigorous programme introduces you to the tools and skills of modern financial risk management, maximising your career potential in this exciting industry. [+]

This rigorous programme introduces you to the tools and skills of modern financial risk management, maximising your career potential in this exciting industry.

This programme is designed for students with a quantitative background who want to explore how financial tools can be used to mitigate risk for corporations and society. Students learn how to interpret and assess the risk of individual financial instruments and assets while critiquing modern finance from a risk perspective.

Programme Information

Industry professionals, practitioners and consultants from around the world teach students how to forecast, react and minimalise risk within their chosen field. Throughout the programme, students will learn about the three pillars of risk that influence industries across the globe:... [-]


MS in Enterprise Risk Management

Yeshiva University
Online Campus Full time Part time 16 - 24 months September 2018 USA New York + 2 more

The ERM degree is aligned with industry-recognized certifications and addresses key professional competencies, including enterprise risk management, financial sector analysis, statistics, and analytics. [+]

Organizations need to have a thorough understanding of business risk to optimize return on investment. Risk management professionals are critical to researching, analyzing, and managing the risk management process. Through foundational work on frameworks and modeling combined with real-world projects, the 30-credit master's in Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) at the Katz School puts students on the track for management positions in a variety of industries.

The ERM degree is aligned with industry-recognized certifications and addresses key professional competencies, including enterprise risk management, financial sector analysis, statistics, and analytics.International Students may be eligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT), allowing you to work in the United States for up to 36 months.... [-]


MSc in Finance with Risk Management

University of Bath School of Management
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 United Kingdom Bath

Receive a solid theoretical foundation in finance and risk management. Use your quantitative skills and enhance your employability. You’ll graduate prepared for a finance-related career. [+]

This course is for

Graduates who have little or no business experience and want a career in finance or risk management.

Overview

Receive a solid theoretical foundation in finance and risk management. Use your quantitative skills and enhance your employability. You’ll graduate prepared for a finance-related career.

Develop an in-depth knowledge of the financial system. You’ll learn to analyze financial decisions and the motivations of people making them. You’ll apply this knowledge in a range of real-world scenarios.

Our course brings in expertise from the University’s departments of Mathematical Sciences and Economics. This ensures you’ll have access to a wide range of teaching and research experience.... [-]


MSc in Risk Management & Financial Engineering

Imperial College Business School
Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 United Kingdom London

A highly technical programme that prepares recent graduates for careers in financial engineering and risk management. [+]

MSc Risk Management & Financial Engineering is a highly quantitative one-year programme, designed to prepare recent graduates for careers in financial engineering and risk management. The programme, which is accredited by the Professional Risk Manager’s International Association (PRMIA), is designed for technically-minded graduates who want a deep, analytical study of risk management and financial engineering.

You will learn how to put the latest academic thinking and business strategies into practice from leading practitioners and world-class faculty, giving you a thorough and hands-on understanding of risk management.

Our dedicated Careers and Professional Development Service will work with you to identify and achieve your career goals. The reputation of Imperial College as a top 10 global university combined with our strong corporate connections with global financial institutions, will ensure you present yourself with confidence to the world’s top employers.... [-]


MSc Business Analytics: Operational Research and Risk Analysis

Alliance Manchester Business School - The University of Manchester
Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 United Kingdom Manchester

Learn how to overcome the major challenges facing the industry, business, and the public sector today, and influence the decision-making processes of the future. This course gives you the cutting edge analytical approaches, methodologies and tools you need to confidently tackle problems and improve outcomes. [+]

Learn how to overcome the major challenges facing the industry, business, and the public sector today, and influence the decision-making processes of the future. This course gives you the cutting edge analytical approaches, methodologies and tools you need to confidently tackle problems and improve outcomes.

It allows you to specialize in a diverse range of areas including

Consulting skills Big data and web analytics Information systems concepts and tools Decision behavior and psychology of decision making Financial modeling Operations management and process change and improvement approaches Project management Supply chain management, logistics, and procurement Traditional operational research and applied mathematics and statistics ... [-]

Online M.Sc./Postgraduate Diploma Managing Risk and System Change

Trinity College Dublin Online Education
Online Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 Ireland Dublin + 1 more

This online course is relevant to safety-critical industries across the globe and focuses on people already in work, who have responsibility for managing: risk; change; safety; quality; planning; system design. It brings the next generation of safety, risk and change management to you, in your work, embedded in your everyday practice with a systemic, proactive and performance focus. [+]

This online course is relevant to safety-critical industries across the globe and focuses on people already in work, who have responsibility for managing: risk; change; safety; quality; planning; system design. It brings the next generation of safety, risk and change management to you, in your work, embedded in your everyday practice with a systemic, proactive and performance focus. The overall objective of this online Masters programme is to provide a rigorous but practical focus on risk, change and system design in operations, manufacturing and services, with an innovative integrated approach to the role of people in such systems. It provides a core framework that has been tested in collaborative industrial research and practice for managing and developing people, the design and integration of new technologies, the management of risk and the implementation of change. World-class international teams who have collaborated through industrial research has been mobilised to provide the highest calibre research-led teaching, supervision and professional expertise. Students will also become part of a global community of practice, a community of professional learners, across a range of safety critical sectors, where they will benefit not only from the academic and industrial experts delivering the course but also from the extended network of fellow students. ... [-]


MSc Financial Risk and Investment Analysis

University of Sussex - School of Business, Management and Economics
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Brighton

This highly practical course is designed to meet the challenges of today’s financial markets. You have the opportunity to specialize in financial technology (FinTech). [+]

Key information Duration: 1-year full time Start date: September 2018 Apply by: 1 August (International), 1 September (UK/EU)

This highly practical course is designed to meet the challenges of today’s financial markets. You have the opportunity to specialize in financial technology (FinTech).

You’ll learn from academic staff who are globally renowned for their teaching excellence and extensive industry experience.

Our curriculum is designed in consultation with major professional bodies including Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) and the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments (CISI).

How will I study?

You’ll study core modules and options in the autumn and spring terms. In the summer term, you undertake work on your projects.... [-]


MSc in Banking and Risk

University of Edinburgh Business School
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Edinburgh

The aim of our MSc in Banking and Risk is to give you the knowledge, understanding and key skills that will enable you to be effective risk analysts and managers in financial institutions, especially banks, in any country in the world. [+]

The aim of our MSc in Banking and Risk is to give you the knowledge, understanding and key skills that will enable you to be effective risk analysts and managers in financial institutions, especially banks, in any country in the world.

Programme overview

Our MSc in Banking and Risk differs from the majority of similar programmes because it meets the demands of specialist departments within financial firms. As a student, you will learn about the role of banking in the economy and the different risks that banks face and how to manage them. You will also gain practical skills in understanding financial statements, predicting the risks associated with a potential borrower and estimating predictive risks models using computer software. Overall, the programme treats banking as a multifaceted industry rather than an academic discipline.... [-]


MSc in Investment and Risk Finance

University of Westminster, Westminster Business School
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This course provides a thorough theoretical and practical grounding in the key aspects of investment and risk finance, delivered in an intensive learning environment. You will learn how to apply the knowledge and theory you have gained in class to real-world problems facing the international financial services industry and the corporate financial management community. This practical application of investment and risk principles is one of the main strengths of this programme. [+]

This course provides a thorough theoretical and practical grounding in the key aspects of investment and risk finance, delivered in an intensive learning environment. You will learn how to apply the knowledge and theory you have gained in class to real-world problems facing the international financial services industry and the corporate financial management community. This practical application of investment and risk principles is one of the main strengths of this programme. The learning and skills development is integrated with resources available in our Financial Markets Suite (FMS), a state-of-the-art virtual trading room environment. The FMS is interfaced with the Bloomberg system, a leading source of economics and capital markets information available to the global professional financial community. Provision of this Bloomberg resource, along with the academic and professional career development opportunities are the main reasons why our students prefer to select this programme. Upon successful completion of the course, you are eligible for a student membership of Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) – a financial services professional body. Some of the benefits include free attendance at CPD events, accessibility to industry news and online resources.... [-]


MSc Financial Risk Management

Birkbeck, University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MSc Financial Risk Management has been designed to meet the demand from the financial sector for individuals with expertise in this field. The programme is demanding and challenging. [+]

In the wake of the recent financial crises, a better understanding of financial risk management will play an extremely important role.

The MSc Financial Risk Management has been designed to meet the demand from the financial sector for individuals with expertise in this field. The programme is demanding and challenging. Its intention is to equip you with the broad range of statistical and mathematical tools needed to tackle practical real-world problems in financial risk management.

Upon successful completion of this programme, you will have the expertise to:

identify and manage the major sources of risk in the financial markets understand the role of financial derivative products, their use (and misuse) and how they are priced analyse financial data and specifically build risk models, detect trends in data, test a given hypothesis and forecast future values build an investment portfolio (of risky assets) and carefully monitor its performance through time. Why study this course at Birkbeck? Combines a high level of academic rigour with a solid grounding in practical problem-solving skills. Many of our students work in the finance industry, which generates a lively atmosphere. Excellent reputation for the quality of our teaching, which includes providing training for the Treasury and the Bank of England The Department of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics stands among the foremost research groups in the country. Course structure ... [-]

Master of Science in Finance and Risk Management Program (FRIM)

University of Parma
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Parma

The second cycle degree in Finance and Risk Management (FRIM) is designed to produce experts in the management of financial products and portfolios, in analysis and management of banking and financial risk and, more generally, of corporate economic risk, in management of financial institutions, and in analysis and management of insurance risk. [+]

Official Program Description

The Master of Science in Finance and Risk Management (FRIM) Program is designed to produce experts in the management of financial products and portfolios, in analysis and management of banking and financial risk and, more generally, of corporate economic risk, in management of financial institutions, and in analysis and management of insurance risk.

Graduates in Finance and Risk Management (FRIM):

acquire a thorough knowledge of mathematical calculation tools applied to the economy of financial products and markets, finance, and insurance as well as specialized knowledge of company risk models employed by banking, financial and insurance analysts; in addition, they gain statistical knowledge that enables them to process data and estimate economic relationships; acquire the knowledge and understanding necessary to apply such methodologies and tools to the field of finance in terms of analysis of international scenarios, implementation of decision models in financial markets and in company management, and analysis and development of the management processes typical of the different categories of financial intermediaries; develop the capacity for independent judgment regarding issues of company financial management and risk management and the modeling of financial markets, thus being able to efficiently interpret and process the information and data acquired; develop the ability to communicate, both within companies and to a non-specialized public, information about the performance of financial markets, the use of alternative financial tools and banking and insurance risk management; acquire the ability to organize independently the life-long learning process now required by professions because of the changed... [-]

MSc Finance (Finance, Investment and Risk)

Kent Business School, University of Kent
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Canterbury

Gain a comprehensive framework of knowledge, insight, and vision regarding the key issues in finance and investment banking. The MSc in Finance (Finance, investment, and Risk) pathway develops your cognitive, critical, intellectual and research skills, plus relevant personal and interpersonal skills to interact in the real world of business and organizations. [+]

Overview

In today’s competitive global environment, employers are increasingly selective in their search for competent business and finance professionals. Our Master’s in Finance programmes equip you with a solid background in financial principles and practices and help to cultivate your practical finance skills and real-world business knowledge.

This pathway has been specially designed to develop your practical finance skills and give you real-world business knowledge. It prepares you for a career in investment banks, financial and management consultancies, auditing firms, risk management departments of financial institutions and government departments.... [-]


MSc in International Banking, Finance and Risk Management

GCU - Glasgow School for Business and Society
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Glasgow

Gain the practical knowledge & essential skills to succeed in the challenging financial services sector. Accredited by Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) and Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI). [+]

To keep up with the continued changes in the financial services sector, bank regulation and bank operational risk management, there is an increasing demand for employees to remain at the forefront of these changes.

We collaborate with leading financial services organisations to keep our modules cutting-edge and ensure that by making the decision to study the programme you have the confidence to apply this newly learned information in the industry.

Broaden and enhance your knowledge, understanding and skills in the area of domestic and international bank operations and risk management by learning from our diverse teaching team. They have a broad range of experience, ranging from academic to industry expertise in both the public and private sectors. We work with key industry partners when developing our programmes to ensure you are focusing on the most relevant areas within the field. The Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment, the Financial Conduct Authority, the Bank of England and Bank for International Settlements all emphasize the need for efficient risk measurement and management procedures within banks. We have also worked closely with some major financial institutions to both validate the programme and place students in professional jobs, including Morgan Stanley and Royal Bank of Scotland.... [-]