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Risk Management

M.S. in Risk Management

Welcome to the Risk Management programs at Queens College, located in the global nexus of the world’s insurance and capital markets.

Our program seeks highly motivated individuals with strong communication and analytical backgrounds looking to advance their careers or to gain a foothold in the growing area of risk management within corporate and financial organizations. At Queens College, we are committed to teaching graduate students about how risk creates opportunities for profit and growth as well as how risk creates the potential for losses and intangible costs.

Our distinguished faculty are accomplished academic thought leaders as well as risk management professionals from industry who bring the real world into the classroom. Important components of the curriculum include hands-on, team-based learning and real-world projects, all with an emphasis on communication. Our approach to risk management is interdisciplinary. Finance, accounting, quantitative analytics, and market knowledge each plays an integral role in preparing graduates to recognize and quantify risk and the decision tools needed to mitigate, transfer, retain, or exploit risk as opportunity. 

Risk Management Information Brochure

Interested in applying to the M.S. in Risk Management Program?

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  • Stay tuned for the important changes in the DFA program!
  • Risk Management Department offers a new course, RM 792 Applied Financial Analysis. This course will introduce students to programming for quantitative analysis with finance applications.
Welcome New Students and Welcome Back to Returning Students!

Open House will be held on Tuesday, August 26th from 3pm-4pm in Powdermaker 333.

We also would like to invite new, current, and former Risk Management Students to

the US Open on Tuesday, August 26th at 6pm.

Both Welcome Events are optional, but we encourage you to attend at least one. A group of us will be walking over from PH 333 at 4:15 pm to the US Open. Please join us for the walk over (wear your sneakers!)

Ticket to the US Open with Hospitality Card is $45. Hospitality card allows a holder to enter at 5pm.

Pre-match meeting spot: Hospitality Tent at 6pm.

Match begins at 7pm. 

To buy your ticket, please contact Elvira Casper at for Risk Management  or Marvin Milich at for Accounting!

For more information, please click here!

We look forward to an exciting year!








 Office Information

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 1:00pm-2:30pm
Wednesday 12:00pm-3:00pm 
As the May 1 application deadline approached, we received many inquiries. The admissions committee is still in the midst of reviewing those applications received by the deadline. If you missed the deadline and still wish to apply for fall matriculation, the committee will, at its discretion, continue to review applications after the May 1st deadline on a space available basis. Thus, the application window for the risk management programs has been left open at Queens College Graduate Admissions, and if you wish to apply, please visit:


 Summer Session



Summer courses enable students to more easily complete the program in one calendar year by taking two courses in the summer terms (1L and 2L) and four courses in the fall and spring semesters, respectively. For students attending on a part time basis, summer courses also permit a more manageable course load.

Summer Courses: 

Session I

RM 706 Risk Transfer to Insurance Markets - Tuesday & Thursday 6:30pm - 9:48pm Orin Linden

Session II

RM 705 Risk Transfer to Financial Markets - Monday & Wednesday 6:30pm - 9:48pm Luc Marest

RM 792 Applied Financial Analysis - Monday & Wednesday 6:30pm - 9:48pm Cara Marshall

Fall Courses 2014:

RM 701 Enterprise Risk Management - Tuesday 6:30pm - 9:20pm Diane Coogan-Pushner

RM 702 Accounting to Risk Management - Wednesday 6:30pm -9:20pm Renee Weiss

RM 704 Risk Measurement - Sunday 9:00am - 12:00pm Cara Marshall

RM 705 Risk Transfer to Financial Markets - Wednesday 6:30pm - 9:20pm Georges Courtadon

RM 706 Risk Transfer to Insurance Markets - Thursday 6:30pm -9:20pm Orin Linden 

RM 710 Fixed Income Instruments - Monday 6:30pm - 9:20pm Wei Simi

RM 792 Applied Financial Analysis - Wednesday 6:30pm - 9:48pm Cara Marshall


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