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M.S. in Enterprise Risk Management at St. John's University


Develop the skills to identify, assess, and manage risk

The Master of Science in Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) degree program at the Maurice R. Greenberg School of Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science (GSRM) provides an opportunity to study one of the most important topics in today’s business world with several of the world’s most renowned risk scholars. ERM is not only a core competence for boards and leaders—it is also mandated in many countries and by stock exchanges. To many, managing risk with an integrated and holistic process is necessary; ERM helps increase the likelihood of success and meeting goals. It is designed to help organizations create, protect, and enhance organizational value.

Why should I pursue a graduate degree in Enterprise Risk Management at GSRM?

Whether you are new to the field or seeking an opportunity to hone your skills, an M.S. degree in Enterprise Risk Management from the Maurice R. Greenberg School of Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science at St. John’s University provides you with the tools needed for a wide range of rewarding careers such as

  • Chief Risk Officer
  • Compliance Risk Manager
  • Corporate Risk Manager
  • Cyber Risk Consultant
  • Enterprise Risk Management Director
  • Operational Risk Manager
  • Risk Consultant
  • Strategy Consultant
  • Underwriting Specialist

This 30-credit program offers flexibility so you can take electives to tailor the degree to your professional and intellectual interests. You can choose electives in analytics, banking, consulting, cyber, finance, forensics, insurance, technology, and more.

Our Master of Science in Enterprise Risk Management degree program features small classes and is fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

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In Person or Online

Whether you learn at our state-of-the-art campus at 101 Astor Place in Manhattan, NY; online—or both—you develop the skills and expertise needed to excel in today’s rapidly evolving workplace. The program can be completed in as few as three semesters (full-time students), or over the course of five years (part-time students). Classes are held in the evening to accommodate the commitments of working professionals.

Scholarships and Other Funding

Accepted students are automatically considered for academic scholarships that range from $5,000 to full tuition. Top applicants are eligible to receive significant financial assistance, including academic scholarships and the prestigious Insurance Leader of the Year (ILOTY) Fellowship—a full tuition funding opportunity for full-time students pursuing the MS ERM or MS RMRA.

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 nonrefundable application fee, candidates should submit the following:

  • Statement of professional goals and résumé
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools attended
  • One letter of recommendation obtained from professional or academic references
  • Official TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo scores for applicants whose native language is not English
  • Students with international credits must also submit a course-by-course foreign credit evaluation with grade point average (GPA) calculation from a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services member.
  • Applicants to Tobin College of Business graduate programs are automatically considered for GMAT/GRE waivers. Applications with a GPA below 3.25 may be strengthened by submitting a GMAT/GRE score. 

Office of Graduate Admission
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439
[email protected]

STEM Optional Practical Training (OPT)

The M.S. in Enterprise Risk Management is a designated STEM degree. The STEM Extension is a 24-month extension of postcompletion Optional Practical Training (OPT) for certain STEM graduates.

What sets the Maurice R. Greenberg School of Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science apart?

Career Connections

Our Ellen Thrower Center for Apprenticeship and Career Services directs you to dedicated alumni, internships, and career opportunities in the fields of insurance and risk management. We are one of only three Enterprise Risk Management Centers in the world, and our connections to the corporate world run deep so you have the support needed to enhance or launch your career.

GSRM Offers

-Classroom involvement by chief executive officers and top risk leaders
-Dedicated and committed alumni
-Global travel options
-High job placement rates
-Leadership classes
-Mentoring and internship programs
-Significant industry connections
-Top centers such as the Actuarial Center and the Center for Excellence in Enterprise Risk Management.
-Certificate program options

Prestigious Institutions

We regularly place graduates with prestigious institutions such as

-JPMorgan Chase & Co. and other banks
-Munich Re
-Starr Insurance Companies

Contact Us

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

Paul L. Walker, Ph.D.


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