The financial crisis of 2007-2008 and its aftermath have emphasized the strategic importance of risk finance. Further, globalization of finance and insurance combined with the increased role of sovereign states that operate in financial markets and determine regulatory rules are increasingly leading to economic strategies based on political and national agendas rather than just based on market forces. These factors as well as the convergence of insurance, credit risk and their derivatives, and financial risk management are contributing to a need for a comprehensive approach to risk finance.
The Risk Finance track at the NYU-Poly addresses these important developments by providing a specialization that bridges theory and practice and prepares students for challenging careers in risk finance, insurance, credit risk and derivatives, and financial risk management.
Required to Complete a Financial Engineering, MS in this Track
- 5 core courses, totaling 15 credits
- Track-required courses totaling 7.5 credits
- 1 required applied lab worth 1.5 credits
- 4 elective courses, each 1.5 credits
- 1 capstone experience of 3 credits
- Total # of credits: 33 | view the Curriculum page for full curriculum information