Academic Partnerships
GARP's academic partnerships play a critical role in educating the next generation of qualified risk managers. By working with colleges and universities to combine rigorous academic instruction with practitioner-driven insight and certification, students can be better prepared to succeed in the challenging field of risk management.
GARP's Academic Outreach team stands ready to partner with colleges and universities to:
  • Develop and enhance graduate level risk curricula
  • Incorporate professional certification into graduate academic programs
  • Increase recognition and visibility of approved risk programs
  • Provide opportunities to participate as a GARP Continuing Professional Education provider
  • Promote risk management as a profession and an academic discipline
  • If you are interested in exploring these opportunities, please contact Bill May at

Programs in the Spotlight

The Master degree with a specialization in Financial Risk Management (MSBA-FRM) provides a comprehensive and rigorous study of the principles, processes, and practices of integrated corporate risk measurement and management. The program's practical emphasis is enhanced by its close alignment with GARP's FRMĀ® Part I curriculum and is taught by accomplished faculty with in-depth knowledge and expertise in financial markets and risk management practices. Graduating students will be prepared to: assess and respond to changes in the risk landscape; develop new and effective solutions to meet the needs of financial and non-financial companies; evaluate current strategies and products from a corporate or regulatory perspective to improve the operation and safety of market mechanisms; sit for the FRM examinations offered by GARP.
The M.Sc. in Finance is a one-year full-time taught Masters programme designed for students who have just completed their undergraduate studies and want to prepare for successful careers in Finance. The emphasis is on risk, with a stream in Risk Management & Financial Engineering devoted to prepare risk professionals with the cutting-hedge knowledge and skills required to model and manage risk in financial and non-financial firms and in financial markets. It combines rigorous financial theory, supported by solid quantitative foundations and analysis, with a focus on real world risk-management and financial engineering.
EDHEC MSc in Financial Markets and the part-time EDHEC MSc in Risk & Finance are both one-year advanced programs offered at EDHEC Business School, one of the world leaders in finance teaching and research. The MSc in Financial Markets is ranked 3rd Master in Finance worldwide by the Financial Times in 2014. Both programs draw on research conducted by the renowned EDHEC-Risk Institute and world-class faculty. Students coming from a variety of countries are trained for decision-making in financial markets and corporate finance. EDHEC Business School's strong focus on global impact, innovation and learning agility, allows graduates to demonstrate real-world, business, and forward-thinking, hard, and soft skills, right from the start of their careers. As a GARP Academic Partner, the curriculum gives students preparation for the Part I Exam of the Financial Risk Manager (FRM) professional certification, which represents a key differentiator in the job market.
The Master in Risk Management & Regulation (M.Sc.) gives young executives with professional experience a thorough conceptual understanding of integrated risk management, from both a quantitative and a management perspective. The master programme is organised in a modular fashion to allow participants to stay on the job while studying. The Master of Finance (specialisation Risk Management), is an internationally ranked, full-time programme for recent graduates or young professionals looking to become experts in finance with a particular focus on financial risk management. Participants receive comprehensive insight into the structure, methods and applications of modern risk management. Combining theoretical models with case studies and research prepares students to take on the challenges of today's risk management and regulation business. Both programmes are fully taught in English.
The Master of Finance (Investment Management) (MoF-MIM) specialization provides students with up-to-date knowledge in asset management, portfolio management and fund management, with emphasis on risk assessment, enabling students to work in the brokerage and fund management industries. The full-time program incorporates the latest industry practices into the curriculum through a unique synthesis of academic theories and professional practices. Furthermore, after students complete the program, they should be prepared to sit for the Financial Risk Manager (FRMĀ®) Part I examination.
academicpartnerships_icma academicpartnerships_henley ICMA CENTRE - HENLEY BUSINESS SCHOOL, UNIVERSITY OF READING
The flagship MSc Financial Risk Management program offered by the ICMA Centre, Henley Business School, is tailored to the needs of the rapidly changing financial markets, providing graduates an insight into the new innovations in the area of risk management. The ICMA Centre, funded by the International Capital Markets Association (ICMA), is the first active collaboration between the securities industry and a university finance department. Henley Business School is triple-accredited and known for its excellence in higher education and pure and applied research and consultancy. Integral to the academic course is the parallel study of the GARP FRM Part I certificate. Students register for the GARP Part I exam, after successful completion of their studies.
academicpartnerships_iscte-iul ISCTE-IUL BUSINESS SCHOOL
ISCTE-IUL Business School is a Portuguese and state-owned business school with a leading position in post-graduate executive education. The Executive Master in Financial Markets and Asset Management is a 1-year, 12-subject professional MS degree program aimed to cover today's main financial products and instruments and to develop integrated techniques for analyzing and managing the different types of financial risks. Over 700 dealers, traders, financial analysts, and investment and risk managers have taken the course since its inception in 1995.
The program equips students to prepare for the FRM exams offered by GARP.
AcademicPrograms_LaTrobe LA TROBE UNIVERSITY
La Trobe University was established in 1964 and has since grown to be one of Australia's leading universities. La Trobe University's Master of Financial Analysis (Financial Risk Management) is an 18-month, 12-subject program designed to offer students, who intend to sit the exams for the FRM accreditation offered by GARP, a course of study which covers in excess of 70% of the FRM curriculum at both levels 1 and 2. In so doing it aims to assist students gain a globally recognized professional accreditation in financial risk management and enhance their career prospects within the investment, banking and finance industry. The program is organized into three, four-subject modules, taken over three full time semesters.
AcademicPrograms_Lehigh LEHIGH UNIVERSITY
The Master of Science in Analytical Finance (MSAF) program, co-sponsored by 3 of LU's leading departments (Perella Department of Finance, Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering and Department of Mathematics) can be completed in as little as 1 year. The objective is to provide students with a strong education in advanced finance, risk management, and quantitative analysis tools. Graduates will become instrumental in the creation of innovative solutions for real financial problems, using state of the art analytical techniques and computing technology. This program also equips students with the necessary skillset to prepare for the FRM exams offered by GARP.
Globally recognized and prestigiously accredited, the Lubin School of Business integrates New York City's business world into the experience-based education of its students at Pace's suburban and downtown campuses, implemented by the region's largest career services program, team-based learning, and customized career guidance. Its programs are designed to launch success-oriented graduates toward upwardly mobile careers.
Academicpartnerships_lubin NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY
The Financial Mathematics Program at North Carolina State University is an eighteen month program that offers a Professional Science Master's degree in Financial Mathematics. The Program provides technically trained individuals with an understanding of how to value and use financial derivatives and complex investments, including their role in risk management. Building on a foundational study of the institutional operation of financial markets, students receive rigorous training in mathematics - particularly in the areas of stochastic processes and probability, statistics, and computation. An internship experience or a research project is also required as part of the Program.
Academicpartnerships_nyustern NYU STERN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
NYU Stern School of Business offers a one-year, executive-friendly Master of Science in Risk Management covering the key risk domains targeted on giving participants the tools to understand and manage risk from a broad systemic and strategic perspective - the key focus being integrated enterprise-wide risk dynamics from the perspective of the shareholder. Instruction is provided exclusively by senior faculty members deeply involved in research and practice in their respective areas of expertise. All are recognized thought leaders who will share with students the concepts, practical applications and skills required to succeed on today's risky and highly competitive global playing field.
Effective risk management is now recognized as a key component in the successful performance of both financial and non-financial organizations. The MSc Risk Management and Financial Regulation program at Queens University Belfast, prepares the future generation of managers and regulators with the skills necessary for dealing with a wide range of risks. The program is designed to enable students to compete successfully for high-quality posts in financial institutions, regulatory bodies, governmental agencies, and risk management divisions in large non-financial firms. After completing the curriculum, students will be well equipped to sit for the FRM Exam and to pursue the globally recognized FRM Certification.
The Reims Management School is a leading French "Grande Ecole" with a proven track record in finance education. Students in the established MSc in Management (Programme Grande Ecole) and the innovative MSc in Finance and International Banking specialize in financial risk management through the Quantitative Finance and Risk Management program.
In addition to preparing students for the FRM exam offered by GARP, this challenging program combines leading edge quantitative modeling techniques, real-world applications and insights into the behavioural aspects of risk-taking to provide a comprehensive view of risk management.
The MS in Quantitative Finance and Risk Analytics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an interdisciplinary program offering a balance between an overall understanding of finance and financial risk and an opportunity to focus on specialized interests in quantitative finance, financial analysis and risk management. Students receive training in cutting-edge financial theory as well as advanced analytical techniques to respond to the changes and challenges that characterize a fast-moving world of quantitative finance. Students learn emerging concepts, practices and techniques in the finance industry through rigorous training in empirical research and modeling, using a variety of professional databases and computer software applications. In close collaboration with Lally School's Center for Financial Studies, and professional organizations, like GARP, Bloomberg, IAQF, students benefit from many outreach experiences. The program also closely aligns with GARP's FRM professional certification examination.
The Financial Statistics and Risk Management Program (FSRM) offered by the Department of Statistics and Biostatistics at Rutgers University is a 30 credit MS in quantitative finance focused on the statistical analysis of financial markets data and on risk management for financial institutions. The FSRM program implements an advanced approach to quantitative finance and risk management education by emphasizing the use of advanced statistical methods, sophisticated data analysis, supporting computational and programming methods and practical training. This approach ensures that our students graduate as immediately employable, "analytics smart and real world ready" job candidates.
The The Rutgers Master of Quantitative Finance  program requires students to complete rigorous course work in programming, statistics, and economics, but what differentiates the program is a unique business school approach that emphasizes finance. The result is a student who becomes a "practical quant" capable of applying an engineering mindset to financial problems. Upon completion of the Master of Quantitative Finance program, students will have a skillset very much in demand by banking, asset management, insurance, consulting, energy, and manufacturing companies.
Its proximity to Wall Street enables Rutgers MQF to provide students with opportunities to engage practitioners and in a 2012 survey of Wall Street experts with experience hiring quants, Rutgers MQF was recognized among the "Top 10 Quant Schools".
The Master of Science in Quantitative Finance program is offered by the Lee Kong Chian School of Business in partnership with the Cass Business School. The one-year program provides a structured pathway for students to acquire the knowledge to tame risks while staying ahead of the game. The 15 courses are designed to not only prepare students for the FRM exams, but to succeed in job interviews for positions in the financial and commodities industries. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be awarded the master degree jointly by the two business schools' universities.
AcademicPartnerships_Tulane TULANE UNIVERSITY
The Master of Management in Energy is an intensive, full-time program that focuses on energy finance and trading. Students complete 34 credit-hours, and graduates earn a Master of Management degree. Tulane's Masters in Energy program is designed for those who are ready to focus and advance in the fast paced energy industry. The program is intended for those students with exceptional quantitative skills and who aspire to a career in the energy industry. The program assists students in preparing for the Series 3 (National Commodity Futures Exam), Series 7 (General Securities Representative Exam (Stockbroker), Series 63 (Uniform Securities Agent State Law Exam), and Energy Risk Professional examinations.
academicpartnerships_university_of_colorado_denver UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO - DENVER BUSINESS SCHOOL
The MS Degree program in Finance and Risk Management at the University of Colorado Denver was developed to enhance & expand the knowledge required in financial risk management, financial analysis, financial markets & global investing. It offers specializations in Finance, Financial and Commodities Risk Management, Financial Analysis and Management, & Risk Management and Insurance. The program is supported by its state of the art J.P. Morgan Commodities and Finance Trading Lab,. With 10 three credit courses required to be taken over a minimum of one year, and online options for several courses, the student will gain all he/she needs, to be an effective leader in this growing an exciting field of Risk Management.
The program equips students to prepare for the FRM exam offered by GARP.
The Master of Science in Financial Risk Management is designed for business professionals who want to enhance their careers by fully understanding how to identify and manage various types of financial risk.
The 15-month program emphasizes both rigorous theoretical and quantitative analysis, as well as practical and hands-on experience addressing real world risk-management problems (i.e. credit, interest rate, currency and market risk in asset and wealth management, arbitrage strategies, restructuring and combinations, and alternative investments).
kent_business_294_cmyk.jpg UNIVERSITY OF KENT
The MSc in Financial Markets of Kent Business School, University of Kent, provides a solid background in financial principles and practices, and develops skills needed by future finance professionals. It provides a comprehensive framework of knowledge, insight and vision regarding the key issues in finance, operations and functions of financial institutions and markets and financial risk management. This programme provides an excellent preparation for employment within the finance industry and its graduates are well prepared to take FRM examinations.
AcademicPartnerships_UConn UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER
The Masters in Financial Risk Management from the Department of Economics at the University of Leicester provides a professionally orientated syllabus designed to give an in-depth understanding of risk management. This curriculum covers the current state of the art in quantitative techniques, portfolio management and risk models. The practice of financial risk management, however, is rapidly changing so we also focus on the underlying economic principles to provide you with the ability to manage financial risk now and in the future. This degree provides an excellent preparation for employment within the finance industry and for the FRM examinations.
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is located in one of the biggest financial centers in the US. The Master of Science in Mathematical Finance concentration in Risk Management was created to meet the growing demand for risk professionals. This new curriculum is designed to emphasize not only foundational concepts and theories on risk management, but also to provide industry-specific knowledge and application. In addition to the many well-published academic instructors in this program, many industry experts are involved in teaching risk management concentration courses. Students who complete the course work in the Risk Management concentration should be well prepared to take the FRM Exams.
AcademicPrograms_UniversityofWashington.jpg UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
The Master of Science in Computational Finance and Risk Management (MS-CompFin) is a professional MS degree program designed to address the demand in the financial-services industry for advanced quantitative computational finance skills and next generation risk-management skills. Individuals who understand how to manage assets to enhance investment returns while controlling risk are required throughout the world of financial services, as are individuals who understand modern risk-management methods. The emerging profession of financial risk management underscores the growing importance of the latter skill set. For students with strong mathematical and quantitative skills, Computational Finance and Risk Management represents exciting new career paths to consider.
Continuing Professional Education
Our CPE program offers Certified FRMs and ERPs the support and opportunity to continue their professional development.
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