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    12 September 2018

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

Did You Know?

The UConn MSFRM program is one of less than 275 universities in the world whose curriculum has been distinguished by the CFA Institute as being closely tied to professional practice and can help students prepare for the CFA Exams.


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.

Theory and Practice

The program provides 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. The theoretical component is analytical and quantitative, the practice component emphasizes 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. Training is provided on Excel VBA and MATLAB by experts. We have Bloomberg representatives come on campus to train students and have 3 Bloomberg Terminals at the Stamford campus as well as 5 at the Hartford Campus.

Our curriculum includes four seminar classes taught by experts and practitioners currently working in their industries. Our Capstone class includes an Experiential Learning Requirement designed to give students hands on experience in the risk management field.

Reputation and Vast Alumni Network

STEM was a big selling point for me. Also, UConn's reputation and the vast alumni network in the finance industry. The location of the program is ideal for someone who wants to get a foot in the door. My favorite thing about my classmates is that they are smart, hard-working and always strive for more. It builds up a very competitive environment that drives me towards being a better person.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the program will have multiple career options and/or advancements available to them.

Some graduates will return to their original positions where they will benefit in terms of enhanced career prospects.

The majority of graduates are expected to move into new jobs as they become more attractive to the risk management and financial services industries.

Students can join and avail themselves of all GARP benefits including use of its career job postings.

Program graduates will be well prepared for professional positions in:

  • Investment Banking
  • Commercial Banking
  • Central Banks
  • Governments
  • Asset-Liability Management
  • Risk Management & Consulting
  • Primary & Derivative Securities Valuation
  • Financial Information Systems Management
  • Securities Trading
  • Credit Modeling
  • Collateral Analysis
  • Portfolio Management
  • Risk Analysis
  • Index Options Analysis
  • Business Analysis