Financial Risk Management Track

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Identify and analyze areas of potential risk threatening the assets, earning capacity or success of a business.

As a fund manager, investor or advisor, you will minimize and control the exposure of investments to such financial risks as high inflation, volatility in capital markets, recession and bankruptcy.

  • Immerse yourself in a rigorous introduction to risk diversification and measurement, portfolio theory, statistics, programming finance models in statistical software and Excel skills
  • Apply your knowledge to such topics as foreign currency trading and risk, interest and inflation rate models and hedging strategies. You’ll also perform statistical analysis using big data, and learn about investments, financial derivatives, fixed income securities and financial institutions
  • Take courses in corporate finance, financial modeling, programming and independent research, or consider graduate courses outside of the Department of Finance to complete a customized program that fits your interests
  • Prepare to earn your CFA—a career-differentiating certification—with our MS Finance curriculum, which aligns with the topics on the exams


Review course descriptions in the Graduate Catalog.

STEM Eligible

The MS Finance is a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) curriculum with 36 credits typically completed in three semesters. Some students extend to a fourth semester, and UB undergraduates may be able to complete the program in two semesters. All majors are welcome to apply; however, business, math, economics and engineering majors are ideally suited to the program.

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