All decisions have an element of risk. Financial professionals must be able to anticipate and balance the risks versus returns of any financial choice. Often, in order to attain higher returns, financial decision-makers must be prepared to bear more risk.
The Risk Management interest area helps you to understand the risks of financial decisions and how to develop strategies to manage them. Courses include "Equity and Commodity Derivative Securities," "Management of Banking Institutions" and "Pension Fundamentals."
You will benefit from the hands-on learning opportunities in the C.V. Starr Financial Markets Center, which allows you to use live financial data to measure risk exposure and test risk-management strategies.
Case studies and simulations provide additional experiential learning in the classroom. Bryant’s Amica Center for Career Education offers a job shadow program and internships that offer you with real-world experience while you are still in school.
Future careers, post-grad opportunities
With experience in Risk Management, you can enter a number of fields including: investments, corporate finance, financial services, management of financial institutions, portfolio management, and insurance, among others. You will also be well prepared for graduate studies.