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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)

Note: GSB 500 U.S. BUSINESS CULTURE & PRACTICE   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

Predictive Analytics*

*It is recommended that CSC 425 be taken as a 13th course to complete Predictive Analytics.

Actuarial Science

Portfolio Risk Management

Forensic Accounting

Strategy, Execution and Valuation

Other electives that may be chosen are:

​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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