Financial Risk Management, MS

  • New York City
Associated College
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This program is STEM designated, which means you will be trained in areas of technology that are in high demand with United States employers. International students studying in person on student visas will be eligible for an Optional Practical Training (OPT) extension of 24 months, for a total of 36 months.

Why Pace for Financial Risk Management

Your MS in Financial Risk Management will help you gain skills in analytics and information technology that are in high demand with employers. Learn to manage risk and portfolios and understand the ins and outs of financial securities markets, all while preparing for prestigious certifications such as the Financial Risk Manager (FRM ) offered by Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP), one of Lubin's official academic partners.

Master Risk Management

  • Acquire the mathematical skills needed to analyze risk.
  • Develop an integrated risk-management perspective.
  • Prepare for prestigious certifications such as the FRM.

Program Highlights

Lubin’s master’s degree in financial risk management provides you with a thorough understanding of financial risk management and the global aspects of risk analysis. Gain mastery over concepts and skills that impact every aspect of risk management in financial and non-financial organizations.

You will study topics such as equity, bond and derivative markets; management of portfolios; portfolio risk; the global aspects of risk analysis; and the financial securities markets that are important for risk managers, including equity markets, bond markets, and futures and options markets. The curriculum includes hedging and managing risk in manufacturing, retailing and other non-financial organizations; managing portfolios; and measuring, managing, and modeling risk in financial institutions.

“The Lubin School of Business offers a plethora of opportunities for personal and career growth. The location and proximity to the top financial firms made Pace University my top choice to pursue a graduate finance degree. #LubinLife means taking advantage of everything this institution offers you—the motivated students, the melting pot of cultures, the professors, the extracurricular activities, the infrastructure—everything.” —Ayush Bharat Dhanuka '21, Senior, Transaction Diligence, EY,

Choose Your Career in Financial Risk Management

Career Options

  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Operational Risk Manager
  • Risk Analyst
  • Risk and Insurance Analyst
  • Risk Management Advisor
  • Risk Manager

Where Graduates Are Employed

  • Accenture
  • Bank of China
  • Bank of New York Mellon
  • Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.
  • Fortune Fashions LLC
  • Grant Thornton
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Masswell Development Group Inc.
  • Moody's
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Mount Sinai
  • Vanguard



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of Lubin's class of 2022 master's graduates are employed or continuing their education or service (Source: Pace University Career Services)


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