May 21, 2019  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [NOTE!!!! THIS IS AN ARCHIVED CATALOG. FOR THE CURRENT CATALOG, GO TO CATALOG.NIU.EDU]

Master of Science in Financial Risk Management


The M.S. in financial risk management program provides advanced study to prepare students for careers in risk management in banks, investment firms, and in corporate treasury departments. The program is designed for full-time students. It focuses on the latest advances in hedging and risk mitigation techniques incorporating the use of complex financial instruments, including swaps, futures, forwards, and options.

Admission


In addition to the College of Business standards listed under “Graduate Study in Business,” an applicant is required to have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with at least 15 semester hours in finance or department approval.

Phase One


See Phase One Requirements listed under “Graduate Study in Business.”

AND

The Phase One foundation courses will be included in a student’s program of study unless she or he has earned a C or better in corresponding undergraduate courses or a B or better in equivalent graduate courses elsewhere, or has passed the first and only attempt of the Phase One exemption examination.

In addition, those students who do not have 15 undergraduate semester hours in finance must complete the following (or their equivalents) with a grade of B or better in each course.