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Master of Science in Finance and Risk Management

Program Overview

The MS in Finance and Risk Management explores the economics and finance of modern business and provides crucial quantitative skills. The program has deep industry ties, connecting students directly to companies. Classes are flexible, so students can take classes at times that work for them.

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In the MS Finance and Risk Management program, students gain insight into the economics and finance behind modern business and add critical quantitative skills to their repertoire.

As a part of the CFA Institute’s University Affiliation Program, a majority of the curriculum reflects the practice of investment management. By graduation, students are prepared to pass the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exam and land upper-level finance positions.

The MS in Finance and Risk Management is a hands-on degree. Students have the opportunity to dive deep into special topics like behavioral and political finance and international corporate governance. With five specialization options, students can choose to tailor their degree to focus on commodities, risk management and insurance, economics, financial analysis, or general finance.

Quantitative skills are integrated throughout the curriculum. At the Commodities and Finance Lab, students can participate in commodity market analysis, futures and derivatives trading, and portfolio management. The program's 16 Bloomberg terminals are outfitted with the following software:

  • Morningstar
  • CQG
  • IHS Markit
  • Trading Technologies

Additionally, students will have access to the J.P. Morgan Center for Commodities (JPMCC). The JPMCC is a one-of-a-kind commodity-knowledge hub, centered around a broad range of commodities, including agriculture, energy, and mining. The Center’s initiatives include hosting internationally-renowned experts as guest speakers, an industry-focused symposium, and field trips to leading companies.

Why MS in Finance and Risk Management at CU Denver?

 

Five Specializations

Students will choose one of the following specializations as a part of their degree: General Finance, Financial Analysis and Management, Commodities, Risk Management and Insurance, and Economics.

CFA Institute Affiliated University

As a part of the CFA Institute’s University Affiliation Program, a majority of the curriculum reflects the practice of investment management. By graduation, you’ll be prepared to pass the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exam and land upper-level finance positions.

Trading Lab

The trading lab is held in an excellent commodities center.

Industry Access

The program faculty is staffed with industry experts with years of experience.

Cutting-Edge Technology

Students will be able to utilize 16 Bloomberg terminals and software like Morningstar, CQG, IHS Markit, and Trading Technologies.

Program Description

In the MS Finance and Risk Management program, students gain insight into the economics and finance behind modern business and add critical quantitative skills to their repertoire.

As a part of the CFA Institute’s University Affiliation Program, a majority of the curriculum reflects the practice of investment management. By graduation, students are prepared to pass the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exam and land upper-level finance positions.

The MS in Finance and Risk Management is a hands-on degree. Students have the opportunity to dive deep into special topics like behavioral and political finance and international corporate governance. With five specialization options, students can choose to tailor their degree to focus on commodities, risk management and insurance, economics, financial analysis, or general finance.

Quantitative skills are integrated throughout the curriculum. At the Commodities and Finance Lab, students can participate in commodity market analysis, futures and derivatives trading, and portfolio management. The program's 16 Bloomberg terminals are outfitted with the following software:

  • Morningstar
  • CQG
  • IHS Markit
  • Trading Technologies

Additionally, students will have access to the J.P. Morgan Center for Commodities (JPMCC). The JPMCC is a one-of-a-kind commodity-knowledge hub, centered around a broad range of commodities, including agriculture, energy, and mining. The Center’s initiatives include hosting internationally-renowned experts as guest speakers, an industry-focused symposium, and field trips to leading companies.

Why MS in Finance and Risk Management at CU Denver?

 

Five Specializations

Students will choose one of the following specializations as a part of their degree: General Finance, Financial Analysis and Management, Commodities, Risk Management and Insurance, and Economics.

CFA Institute Affiliated University

As a part of the CFA Institute’s University Affiliation Program, a majority of the curriculum reflects the practice of investment management. By graduation, you’ll be prepared to pass the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exam and land upper-level finance positions.

Trading Lab

The trading lab is held in an excellent commodities center.

Industry Access

The program faculty is staffed with industry experts with years of experience.

Cutting-Edge Technology

Students will be able to utilize 16 Bloomberg terminals and software like Morningstar, CQG, IHS Markit, and Trading Technologies.

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