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Risk Management

M.S. in Risk Management


Risk Management at Queens College is located in the global nexus
of the world’s insurance and capital markets.

Our program seeks highly motivated individuals with strong communication and analytical aptitude looking to advance their careers or to gain a foothold in the growing area of risk management. 

Our distinguished faculty are accomplished academic thought leaders and risk management professionals from industry who bring the real world into the classroom. The curriculum includes hands-on, team-based learning and real-world projects.  Our approach to risk management is interdisciplinary.  Finance, accounting, quantitative analytics, and market knowledge each plays an integral role. We prepare graduates to recognize and quantify risk and the decision tools needed to mitigate, transfer, retain, or exploit risk as opportunity.

Interested in applying, please click here for more information.  

Diane Coogan-Pushner, PhD

Director of Risk Management

  • New Elective Course, Fall 2016 - Environmental Risk Management:
    The course will introduce students to current issues and practices in environmental risk management. Using the risk management framework of identification, assessment, prediction and modelling, prioritization, mitigation, costing/pricing, the course will analyze the intersection of and exposure to the built environment from naturally occurring events. Using a case-study approach, topics include analysis of contaminated air, soil & water, degradation of natural resources, and the impact on health. Taught by Henry Gold of AIG.
  • Admiss​ion applications are accepted twice a year.  Fall 2016 deadline is April 30.  Spring 2016 deadline is October 30.
  • New changes to the DFA curriculum.
  • New course, RM 711 Applied Financial Analysis. This course will introduce students to programming for quantitative analysis with finance applications.

 Important Dates


 Office Information

Office Hours:
Monday- Thursday - 11am-7pm
Friday - 10am-6pm  

For more information, please contact Elvira Casper at  

Program Director:

Diane Coogan-Pushner, PhD
Office Hours, by appointment:
Tuesday - 12:00am - 1:00pm (Only by appointment)
Wednesday - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Powdermaker Hall, Room 331
(718) 997-5507 

Program Coordinator:

Elvira Casper
Powdermaker Hall, Room 331
(718) 997-5507


 Spring Courses 2016


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

RM 706(1) Risk Transfer to Insurance Markets - Tuesday 6:30pm - 9:20pm Orin Linden

RM 706(2) Risk Transfer to Insurance Markets - Thursday 6:30pm - 9:20pm Matthew Dellova

RM 707 Financial Statement Analysis and Credit Risk Management -Thursday 6:30pm - 9:20pm Jeffrey Satenstein/Sylvain Bouteille

RM 708 Financial Econometrics - Tuesday 6:30pm - 9:20pm Suleyman Taspinar

RM 709 Portfolio Management - Monday 6:30pm - 9:20pm Cara Marshall 

RM 711 Applied Financial Analysis - Wednesday 6:30pm - 9:48pm Cara Marshall

RM 713 Advanced Derivatives - Wednesday 6:30pm - 9:20pm Georges Courtadon​

RM 790 Applied Dynamic Financial Analysis - Wednesday 6:30pm - 9:20pm Diane Coogan

RM 792 Macroeconomic Risk Management and Corporate Strategy - Monday 6:30pm - 9:20pm Ardavan Mobasheri



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