Risk Management, Masters in Business Administration

36 Credits
The Peter J. Tobin College of Business
Manhattan Campus, Rome Campus


A Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree is intended to provide broad business knowledge and prepares students for cross-functional decision making within an organization.

A risk/insurance specialization is earned by successfully completing an introductory course in the Management of Risk (RMI 601) and up to four (but no less than three) other RMI designated 600-level courses (or higher). This specialization allows students to build upon the program’s broad business education by providing an in-depth study of managing risk, or managing the finances of an insurance firm, or product design.

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All applicants must possess a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution or the international equivalent prior to enrollment at the graduate level. Applicants to the M.S. in Accounting program must have been an undergraduate business major.

In addition to the application form and non-refundable application fee candidates should submit the following:

  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate, graduate and professional schools attended
  • Official Graduate Management Admission test (GMAT) scores, taken within the last five years*
  • Typewritten statement of professional goals
  • Current resume
  • Two letters of recommendation, obtained from professional or academic references
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores are required for applicants whose native language is not English

*Students applying to the M.S. in Management of Risk, M.S. in Enterprise Risk Management and M.S. in Investment Management programs may submit the official results from either the GMAT or the GRE. The GRE is not accepted for admission to any other graduate program within the Tobin College of Business.

**Applicants to the M.S. in Taxation program who have passed the CPA exam are permitted to waive the GMAT requirement.

For additional information, please contact:

The Peter J. Tobin College of Business
Office of Graduate Admission
8000 Utopia Parkway
111C Bent Hall
Queens, NY 11439

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Success Story

After James J. Schiro ’67CBA, ’95HON took the helm as Chief Executive Officer at Zurich Financial Services, Barron’s Magazine dubbed him the “Transformer” for leading the company from what had been an annual loss of $3.4 billion to what is today a profit of $6.6 billion.