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Enterprise Risk Management, Master of Science

Maurice R. Greenberg School of Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science


The Master of Science in Enterprise Risk Management (M.S. E.R.M.) provides an opportunity to study one of the most important topics in today's business world, in New York City, with several of the world¹s most renowned risk scholars.  

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The M.S. E.R.M. recognizes the interdisciplinary nature of business activity and adopts an enterprise-wide approach to managing the myriad of risks an organization faces. The program reinforces the need for risk to be managed at the strategic, financial, reputational and operational levels of the organization, with well-prepared managers who can guide and build an enterprise risk management process. The public expectation for executive responsibility for enterprise wide risks has risen and companies across multiple industries and countries are seeking graduates with the ability and necessary skills to identify, assess and manage risks.

The course work is based on research done on enterprise risk management practices at companies such as Microsoft, Wal-Mart, DuPont, Intuit, Raytheon, VMWare, Harley-Davidson, and several others. The curriculum is designed for students who want to learn about the following career choices: corporate risk management; risk consulting; public accounting; internal auditing; chief risk officer and enterprise risk management director. The degree offers flexibility so that students can take electives to tailor the degree to their professional and intellectual interests. Students can choose electives in banking, IT, operations, forensics, internal auditing, and others.

With this program, The Tobin College of Business continues to build on its reputation as a local, national and international leader in risk management education. Our unique relationships provide us with collaborative links to industry and professional groups in enterprise risk management, as well as affording specialized academic expertise.

Career and Internship Placement

Opportunities for professional internships are available to graduate students while they pursue their degree.  Faculty, administration and staff work together to ensure high job placement rates for ERM graduates.  Most of our M.S. E.R.M. domestic graduates over the last three years have been placed with such companies as JPMorgan Chase & Co., Deloitte, Travelers, Ace Group and PwC. The Peter J. Tobin College of Business holds dual accreditation for its business and accounting programs by the prestigious AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Student Perspective

"The ERM classes available at St. John's are unlike any other business classes I've ever taken. I feel that adding ERM to any business major's curriculum truly helps tie together all the other classes in the regular business curriculum. They really challenge you to analyze businesses from the perspective of a CEO, identifying and evaluating risks on many different levels. Taking these classes has helped me to better understand the complex business environment of my clients… I strongly suggest that anyone who would like to be more prepared for their first year out of college to use the M.S. E.R.M. program at St. Johns to their advantage."

—Andrew Bauch, Tobin, 2013.


I. Core (18 credits)

  • ERM 601 Foundations of Enterprise Risk Management
  • ERM 603 Culture, Leadership, and Governance Risk
  • FIN 607 Financial Management
  • FIN 628 Market Risk Management
  • RMI 601 Risk Management
  • RMI 602 Risk Analysis Methods

II.    Elective Courses (9 credits)

  • Select any three 600-level graduate TCB courses

III.    Synthesis (3 credits)

  • ERM 705 Strategic Risk Analysis and Tools

Academic Scholarships 

Applicants accepted to this program are automatically considered for scholarship based on their academic qualifications. Scholarships range in amount from $5,000 to full tuition. Additionally, students in this program are eligible to apply for the ILOTY fellowship, a full tuition fellowship designed for high-achieving students. Learn more about the application.


Application Requirements
All applicants must possess a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution or the international equivalent prior to enrollment at the graduate level. In addition to the application form and non-refundable application fee candidates should submit the following:

  • Statement of professional goals and resume which can be uploaded as part of the  application for admission
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate, graduate and professional schools attended. International Applicants to programs in Accounting and Taxation must have a Graduate Admissions evaluation completed by AEQUO.
  • Official GMAT or GRE scores, taken within the last five years*
  • 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

*MS applicants may be eligible for a GMAT/GRE waiver with a cumulative 3.25 GPA or higher.  To be considered for the waiver, please submit the online application, all transcripts, and resume. International Students should also submit the foreign credit evaluation and TOEFL/IELTS scores.  Once complete, please email [email protected] to request waiver consideration.

For additional information, please contact:

The Peter J. Tobin College of Business
Office of Graduate Admission
8000 Utopia Parkway
Suite 114
Queens, NY 11439
[email protected]

STEM Visa Extension for International Students

The Master of Science in Enterprise Risk Management is a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) field of study. Students with an F-1 visa who complete this field of study may be eligible to receive a STEM-based optional practical training (OPT) extension. Contact the International Student and Scholar Services Offices at 718-990-6083 or [email protected] for additional information. 

Concentrations and Endorsements

This 30-credit M.S. E.R.M. program is offered at the Manhattan campus of St. John’s University, and enables students to select from a wide range of enterprise risk management concentrations, such as, operational risk, financial risks, strategic risks, and risk management and insurance.  The M.S. E.R.M. program is accredited by the AACSB-International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. St. John’s is one of 187 universities world-wide that has achieved the distinction of having separately accredited accounting and business programs. 

Contact Us

For additional information on the Master of Science in Enterprise Risk Management, please contact the faculty program director:

Paul Walker

Paul L. Walker


Department of Accountancy
101 Astor Place 512
[email protected]