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Risk Management: Master of Science (MS) in Risk Management, Dynamic Financial Analysis Concentration

Leverage your interest in finance with a master’s degree in Risk Management, a field with rapidly growing career possibilities on Wall Street and across every sector.

  • Study in a top program that’s affordable—and in close proximity to the world’s capital markets
  • Our graduates go on to careers in major financial institutions as well as industry, government, consulting, assurance, and audit and actuarial services


Risk management isn’t just about buying derivatives—it’s a field that is increasingly vital for any business that hopes to control exposure and make strategic decisions about what risks to assume. At Queens College, our job placement rate is exemplary, with virtually all our graduates working in risk management or related fields.

Why pursue Risk Managemen​​t at Queens College?

  • Our faculty are practitioners and thought leaders
  • Classes meet in the evening, so you can complete your master’s degree without putting your career on hold
  • Choose from three areas of concentration: Finance, Accounting, or Dynamic Financial Analysis
  • Take advantage of networking opportunities, enrichment programs, leading-edge software, and a dedicated career counselor

Admissions Requirements

  • 2 letters of recommendation, resume, official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions, and a 500-word essay
  • GMAT (Candidates also may submit scores from the GRE, LSAT, or MCAT exam, or one exam from the CFA, CPA, or SOA/CAS exam series in lieu of the GMAT)

An interview may be required.

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DFA Modeling Concentration

The concentration is designed to give students a solid risk management foundation, including basic risk management skills in finance, math, risk transfer markets, and financial modeling, plus training in enterprise risk management. The four graduate-level finance electives will further enhance the student’s expertise in accounting, modeling and programming for asset liability management, financial instruments, and econometric analysis of financial variables and capital markets. The curriculum is designed for students with computer science backgrounds but covers a vast majority of the CFA Institute’s body of knowledge as well as that of the Society of Actuaries and the Casualty Actuarial Society, so it should help students be well prepared to study for and pass the various exams required for professional designations from the three organizations should they wish to pursue these career paths.

Sample program schedules for each concentration are found in Appendix F for full- and part-time students, and for those who must take the foundation courses. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in the program. At the end of each semester, any student with less than a 3.0 will receive a warning and must bring the average back up to a 3.0 or be dismissed from the program.

Requirements for Matriculation 

These requirements are in addition to the general requirements for matriculation.​​
1. An undergraduate bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
2. All students should have earned a minimum GPA of at least 3.0 in their undergraduate program in order to apply.
3. All students must submit a copy of their resume with their application.

4. The GMAT may be waived by permission of the program director.
5. Although students with any undergraduate background may apply, students with a finance, accounting or computer science background will be able to complete the program faster. Students with other backgrounds such as mathematics, economics, or computer science, or other majors may need to complete additional graduate foundation courses

The faculty advisory committee and the program director will make admissions decisions. The admissions process is competitive and meeting the minimum standards does not guarantee acceptance.



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 Admissions at a Glance

Fall Deadline April 1
Fall Extended DeadlineN/A
Spring DeadlineOctober 30
Spring Extended DeadlineDecember 15

Letters of Reference2
Essay  500 Words

Accepts Non-MatricNo

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