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Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements

The MS Enterprise Risk Management program (MSERM) will consist of 12 courses (48 credit hours), distributed amongst the four areas of risk management: strategic, operational, cyber, and financial. Students entering the Master of Science in Enterprise Risk Management (MSERM) program are expected to have the level of knowledge in accounting, economics and quantitative analysis that is equivalent to ACC 500, GSB 420, and ECO 555, respectively.

Based on previous course experience as an undergraduate or graduate student and in consultation with the Chair of the Department of Finance, these prerequisites can be waived for entering students.

Core Courses (9 required courses)

Course Title Quarter Hours
FIN 555FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT4
FIN 501ETHICS IN FINANCIAL MARKETS4
FIN 523INVESTMENT ANALYSIS4
FIN 540CORPORATE GOVERNANCE4
FIN 562RISK MANAGEMENT4
FIN 565PRINCIPLES OF RISK AND INSURANCE4
FIN 566RISK MANAGEMENT MODELING4
FIN 676CASES IN RISK MANAGEMENT4
CNS 440INFORMATION SECURITY MANAGEMENT4

Note: GSB 500 is required for international students and may be waived for those students with a prior U.S. degree.

Elective Courses (3 courses)

Please choose any three elective courses from the following:

Computer Information and Network Security

Course Title Quarter Hours
CNS 477
GOVERNANCE POLICIES IN INFORMATION ASSURANCE
IS 444
IT AUDITING
CNS 533
ENTERPRISE SECURITY INFRASTRUCTURE CONTROLS AND REGULATORY COMPLIANCE

Predictive Analytics

Course Title Quarter Hours
DSC 423
DATA ANALYSIS AND REGRESSION (FORMERLY CSC 423)
DSC 441
FUNDAMENTALS OF DATA SCIENCE (FORMERLY IS 467)
DSC 424
ADVANCED DATA ANALYSIS (FORMERLY CSC 424)
DSC 425
TIME SERIES ANALYSIS AND FORECASTING (FORMERLY CSC 425) 1

Actuarial Science

Course Title Quarter Hours
MAT 461
ACTUARIAL SCIENCE I: THEORY OF INTEREST
MAT 462
ACTUARIAL SCIENCE II: BASIC CONTINGENCIES
MAT 463
ACTUARIAL SCIENCE III: ADVANCED CONTINGENCIES

Portfolio Risk Management

Course Title Quarter Hours
FIN 525
PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT
FIN 526
ADVANCED TOPICS IN INVESTMENTS
FIN 662
DERIVATIVES VALUATION

Forensic Accounting

Course Title Quarter Hours
ACC 635
PRINCIPLES OF FORENSIC ACCOUNTING
ACC 645
FORENSIC AND INVESTIGATIVE ACCOUNTING
ACC 646
FORENSIC FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS AND VALUATION

Strategy, Execution, and Valuation

Course Title Quarter Hours
SEV 611
RETURN DRIVEN STRATEGY
SEV 621
STRATEGY EXECUTION
SEV 641
STRATEGIC VALUATION

Other Electives

Course Title Quarter Hours
ACC 636
INTERNAL AUDITING, CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND INTERNAL CONTROL
ACC 638
ADVANCED IT AUDITING
FIN 500
UNIVERSITY EXPERIENCE: ACADEMIC AND BUSINESS CULTURE
FIN 528
ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS
FIN 553
ADVANCED CORPORATE FINANCE
FIN 558
MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
FIN 559
SUSTAINABLE VALUE CREATION
FIN 719
PRINCIPLES OF STOCK PICKING
MGT 501
STRATEGIC SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
MGT 502
OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
RE 530
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT AND FINANCE
RE 531
REAL ESTATE CAPITAL MARKETS AND FINANCE
RE 535
INSTITUTIONAL REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT

Degree Requirements

  • Satisfactory completion of the college residency requirement.
  • Satisfactory completion of the 9 required course and 3 elective courses.
  • All courses for credit toward the degree must be completed within six calendar years after the candidate's first term of enrollment in the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business. After a lapse of six years a course is expired. An expired course is not acceptable for the purpose of satisfaction or degree requirements and is not applicable to the degree without the written approval of the director of the program or the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business. ​ 

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