Master's in Finance with an Emphasis in Financial Risk Management

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Financial risk management has emerged as one of the most sought-after skill sets in the financial services industry, offering outstanding career potential and excellent global corporate visibility.

The Financial Risk Management graduate degree is a rigorous program that provides a comprehensive study of the principles, processes and practices of integrated corporate risk management.

Academic Partnerships

The master's degree in finance with an emphasis in Financial Risk Management (FRM) has an academic partnership with the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP).

"GARP welcomes Colorado State University's master degree with a specialization in Financial Risk Management (MSBA-FRM) to the GARP Partnership for Risk Education. The program provides a comprehensive study of the principles, processes, and practices of integrated corporate risk management. Based on a curriculum review, we feel it is a rigorous program that has close alignment with GARP's FRM(r) Part I curriculum and should prepare students to sit for the FRM examinations." –William May, SVP, FRM Program Manager and Head of Academic Outreach

Learning Goals

Students graduating from this program will be prepared to:

  • assess and respond to changes in the risk landscape 
  • develop new and effective solutions to meet the needs of financial and non-financial companies
  • evaluate current strategies and products from a corporate or regulatory perspective to improve the operation and safety of market mechanisms
  • pursue professional certifications such as the CFA® or FRM®

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Contact Information

Financial Risk Management Program
College of Business - Rockwell Hall
(970) 491-4612
fax (970) 491-3949

Colorado State University | College of Business | 1201 Campus Delivery, Fort Collins, CO 80523