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The Master of Science in Financial Risk Management is designed for business professionals who want to enhance their careers by fully understanding how to identify and manage various types of financial risk.

The 15-month program emphasizes both rigorous theoretical and quantitative analysis, as well as practical and hands on experience addressing real world risk management problems (i.e. credit, interest rate, currency and market risk in asset and wealth management, arbitrage strategies, restructuring and combinations, and alternative investments).

The mission of the MSFRM is to provide an outstanding program in the design, development, and execution of financial risk management strategies and systems. Through collaboration with the financial services industry in the State of Connecticut, the program will provide a forum for interaction of academics and practitioners to focus on the practice of creating economic value by managing exposure to risk.

The program will provide a unique blend of theory and practice designed for financial professionals who develop and direct investment strategies and/or manage the financial risk of firms, institutions, and private clients. While the theoretical component will be analytical and quantitative, the practice component will emphasize the behavioral issues and human factors in the design and implementation of internal control, communication and governance of exposure to risk.

The program either utilizes or provides exposure to a variety of risk management-related software to enhance the program's real world focus and the hands-on learning experience for the student. A recent addition to our software is FINCAD. Founded in 1990, FINCAD
provides award-winning derivatives software, market data and consulting services that support the valuation and risk management of financial instruments. FINCAD's cross-asset pricing and risk analytics libraries include comprehensive coverage of credit, foreign exchange, interest rate, and fixed income, commodity and equity derivatives. FINCAD helps its customers and partners better manage financial risks, increase investment returns, reduce the costs of borrowing, and compete more effectively in multiple currencies.

We are pleased to offer the MSFRM program in two locations:

The Stamford program will benefit managers involved in the definition, specification, measurement, pricing, and mitigation of credit risk, interest rate risk, currency risk, overall market risk, and operational risk in financial asset management. Those aspiring to enter the money management profession in pursuit of long-term careers will also benefit from the program, as well as professionals already engaged in wealth management, arbitrage strategies, restructuring and combinations, and alternative investments. This program will advantageously benefit the large concentration of hedge fund managers in Fairfield County and surrounding areas. View Flier

Due to the overwhelming success and interest in the Stamford program, we have decided to also offer the program at our downtown Hartford campus also from Fall 2012. Hartford is the capital of the State of Connecticut, and the headquarter city of several large multinational Insurance companies, and also several large manufacturing firms. Hartford is very strategically located, being only 90 miles from Boston, and a little over 100 miles from New York City. So, our students will have the same access to the financial industry in Boston and New York City as the Stamford program.  The Hartford program has the same admissions criteria, same faculty and same core curriculum.  However, it will have a more comprehensive approach to Risk Management.  While it will emphasize financial risk management as applied to insurance and manufacturing companies, it will also include a deeper analysis of operational risk and enterprise risk management. View Flier


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MSFRM in Hartford

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MS Financial Risk Management
UConn Stamford
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Stamford, CT 06901
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