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MS in Financial Risk Management


The MS in Financial Risk Management will help students prepare for the FRM certification offered by GARP.


Gain mastery over concepts and skills that impact every aspect of risk management in financial and non-financial organizations:
  • hedging and managing risk in manufacturing, retailing and other non-financial organizations
  • financial securities markets that are important for risk managers: equity markets, bond markets and futures and options markets
  • managing portfolios in financial institutions
  • measurement and management of risk in financial institutions
  • modeling risk in financial institutions
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The MS in Financial Risk Management program gives you a thorough understanding of all aspects of financial risk management, whether in a financial institution or in a non-financial institution, beginning from a proper understanding of equity, bond and derivative markets and continuing to an appreciation of the management of portfolios and the measurement and management of risk in those portfolios. You also learn about the global aspects of risk analysis.

Through Lubin, you gain:
  • Mathematical skills needed to analyze risk
  • An integrated risk-management perspective
  • Speed to completion
  • Preparation for prestigious certifications such as the FRM
Click to view curriculum for the MS in Financial Risk Management.


Lubin puts you at the center of the world's business life, through a network of alumni and corporate partners that reaches into:
  • Major financial institutions
  • Media companies
  • Growing businesses in every industry

Convenient location: Pursue your MS in Financial Risk Management at the graduate campus in Lower Manhattan, in the financial district.

Connect with industry insiders: In addition to the connections and advice our faculty offer, our alumni—who are themselves industry insiders, rising and leading in a wide range of enterprises—actively connect with current students through our LinkedIn mentoring program.

Take full advantage of your dedicated team of advisers while you're here. They can guide you through the program and into your career, opening doors and making connections for you.

Elite accreditation—Lubin's dual accreditation by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, in both business and accounting, is an elite distinction shared by fewer than 2% of business schools in the world.


A U.S. bachelor's degree or an equivalent degree from a foreign school is the preferred undergraduate degree requirement for admission into the program. In addition to a resume, a personal statement, a GMAT or GRE score report, and two recommendations, applicants must submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities they have attended. If you are applying for the MS in Financial Risk Management and have passed the Level 1 CFA or FRM exam, you may request a waiver of the GMAT or GRE. Official exam documentation will be required. A recent TOEFL score, no more than two years old, is required of all applicants whose native language is not English. Recommended application deadlines are August 1 for the fall entry term and December 1 for the spring entry term. Click for our Application Guidelines and Checklist.

For admission information, please contact:

New York City campus
Graduate Admission
Phone: 212-346-1531

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    Here's what to expect with an MS in Financial Risk Management:
  • The best opportunities: Those holding a master's degree will have the edge in this field predicted to have slower than average employment growth (Source: O*NET)
  • Varied industries and professional paths
  • Exciting opportunities at respected companies and organizations. Companies that have hired recent graduates of some of our other Finance MS programs include:

    • Accenture
    • Bank of New York Mellon
    • Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.
    • Fortune Fashions LLC
    • Grant Thornton
    • Johnson & Johnson
    • Morgan Stanley
    • Vanguard

  • Join our distinguished alumni, pursuing careers around the globe

    In the center of New York City's business life, Lubin introduces you to successful business leaders and thriving multinational corporations. Connect directly with the world-class individuals who serve as an Executive- or Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Pace. We nurture relationships with many of the world's leading executives, to broaden and deepen your learning experience—far beyond what you can expect at any other business school:
  • Meet top executives when they visit your classes and lecture on campus.
Off campus, we get you through the door and behind the scenes for unique opportunities, thanks to our rich and well-developed network of alumni and corporate partners. Common locales include:
  • A Fortune 100 company headquarters in metropolitan New York City
  • The Fed: Research at the Federal Reserve Bank - almost 100 Lubin alumni are employed here
  • NYSE: The rush of the trading floor