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Risk Management

M.S. in Risk Management
Areas of Concentration

Students will choose one of three areas of concentration, each designed to strengthen your core skill sets while broadening your reach across disciplines.

Finance Concentration

Develops the finance practitioner's knowledge of financial, statistical, and analytical tools to identify, quantify, and mitigate a variety of risk types, and an understanding of GAAP and IFRIS accounting rules and the regulatory environment - excellent preparation for the series of CFA exams.

Accounting Concentration

Strengthens the accountant's ability to identify, measure, and manage risk across businesses, specific transactions, and assets and liabilities - satisfies the New York State CPA 150/30 credit requirement for CPA licensure.

Dynamic Financial Analysis Concentration

Enhances the quantitative analyst's financial tools by providing an understanding of capital markets, accounting rules, and the role that incentives play in influencing behavior. Students will design models for a variety of risk management applications, such as risk monitoring, risk aggregation, actuarial models, hedging models, and asset-liability management.

Accounting majors or students graduating in any of the majors leading to the Bachelors of Business Administration at Queens College may have adequate prerequisites to complete the Accounting of Finance concentration degree programs, respectively, in 20 credits.  Students with other backgrounds, such as Mathematics, Economics and Computer Sciences, may have adequate prerequisites to complete the DFA concentration in 30 credits.  Students with other backgrounds may need to complete additional courses for any other concentrations. 


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Powdermaker Hall, Room 331
(718) 997-5507​

Professor Diane Coogan is available by appointment.  Please contact Elvira Casper ( to set up an appointment.
Office Hours:
Tuesday 2:00pm-3:00pm 
Thursday By Appointment


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