MS in Financial Risk Management

MS in Financial Risk Management

MS in Financial Risk Management

The Master of Science in Financial Risk Management (MSFRM) is designed for business professionals who want to enhance their careers by fully understanding how to identify and manage various types of financial risk.

The program provides a unique blend of theory and practice designed for financial professionals who develop and direct investment strategies and/or manage the financial risk of firms, institutions, and private clients.

While the theoretical component will be analytical and quantitative, the practice component will emphasize the behavioral issues and human factors in the design and implementation of internal control, communication and governance of exposure to risk.

Quick Facts

Locations Hartford or Stamford, Connecticut
Credits 33 (eleven full-semester 3-credit courses for domestic students and twelve full-semester 3-credit courses for international students)
Format Full-time lock-step; or Part-time (Domestic students only)
Start Date Fall
Time to Complete Full-time: 15-months; Part-time: Varies.  Concentration (additional 3 months) available at conclusion of core program.
Partnerships The UConn School of Business MSFRM Program is affiliated with the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) and has an official University GARP Chapter (only one of 25 schools worldwide) as well as contact with Stamford, Connecticut’s GARP Profesional Chapter.
Other Info One 3-credit semester-long course serves as a capstone to review and tie together the learning from all courses throughout the program. Experiential learning required during program. Graduates of the UConn School of Business MSFRM Program will be prepared to take the GARP Financial Risk Managemer (FRM®) Exam).


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