Online Master of Science in Enterprise Risk Management Degree

Available online and on campus, the Master of Science in Enterprise Risk Management (MSERM) program at Boston University’s Metropolitan College integrates cutting-edge intellectual content from the academic world with sophisticated management practices of leading global corporations.

The imperative of the 21st century business environment, Enterprise Risk Management is a holistic management construct for identifying potential threats, risks, and vulnerabilities in an organization and its business enterprise. It concerns ongoing, never-ending strategies to evaluate and mitigate potential disruptions, and encompasses resiliency planning, prevention, crisis management, business continuity management, and recovery. As such, the ability to contribute to enterprise risk planning and execution is an important skill for many business leaders.

The primary objective of the MSERM program is to develop sophisticated professionals who can take on enterprise risk challenges in today’s turbulent business world, enhancing business value by providing solutions that mitigate risk across entire business enterprises.

Students who complete the master’s degree in Enterprise Risk Management will be able to demonstrate:

  • Proficiency in designing and evaluating exposures and the available response options, and developing appropriate plans for widely used enterprise risk management, business continuity planning, and disaster recovery frameworks and processes.
  • Skills in the use of quantitative and qualitative data to estimate the likelihood and severity of individual exposures.
  • The skills and abilities necessary to undertake management and leadership roles in the profession of enterprise continuity, with an appreciation of the broad issues of continuity, security, and risk management.
  • A broad understanding of the different aspects of business continuity as it impacts the continued operations of the firm, from supply-chain management through higher-level strategy development involving markets and industry sustainability.

Awards & Accreditations


AACSB AccreditationAccredited member of AACSB International―The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Why Choose BU’s Master of Science in Enterprise Risk Management?

  • U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs Grad Business 2017In 2018, Metropolitan College’s online master’s degrees in management were ranked #9 among the Best Online Graduate Business Programs (Excluding MBA) by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Boston University is an accredited member of AACSB International―The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
  • MET’s MS in Enterprise Risk Management is one of the few programs to immerse students in all aspects of risk management and organizational continuity.

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Career Outlook

Management Analysts

14% increase in jobs through 2024

$81,320 median annual pay in 2015

Operations Research Analysts

30% increase in jobs through 2024

$78,630 median annual pay in 2015

Business Continuity Planners

8% increase in jobs through 2024

$68,170 median annual pay in 2015

Emergency Management Directors

6% increase in jobs through 2024

$67,330 median annual pay in 2015

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition

Tuition & Financial Assistance

Money Matters

Boston University Metropolitan College (MET) offers competitive tuition rates that meet the needs of part-time students seeking an affordable education. These rates are substantially lower than those of the traditional, full-time residential programs yet provide access to the same high-quality BU education. To learn more about current tuition rates, visit the MET website.

Financial Assistance

Comprehensive financial assistance services are available at MET, including graduate assistantships (up to $4,200 per semester), scholarships, graduate loans, and payment plans. There is no cost to apply for financial assistance, and you may qualify for a student loan regardless of your income. Learn more.

Curriculum

The Boston University Metropolitan College Master of Science in Enterprise Risk Management consists of 10 required courses (40 credits).* Students who already hold the Graduate Certificate in Enterprise Risk Management may waive the four specialization courses.

With appropriate advanced planning, you can use degree electives from your Master of Science in Enterprise Risk Management to satisfy up to two required courses in an Administrative Sciences graduate certificate program—leaving only two additional courses to be completed in order to receive a graduate-level certificate.

*Degree requirements may vary for those students transferring credits from previous coursework at Boston University or receiving course waivers due to professional designations.

Faculty


John Maleyeff

John Maleyeff

Associate Professor of the Practice of Administrative Sciences
PhD, MS, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, BA, East Stroudsburg State College

Canan Gunes Corlu

Canan Gunes Corlu

Assistant Professor of Administrative Sciences; Faculty Coordinator for Applied Business Analytics Programs
PhD, MS, Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University; BS, Koc University

Vladimir Zlatev

Vladimir Zlatev

Associate Professor of the Practice of Administrative Sciences
PhD, MS, BS, Dresden University of Technology


Visiting and Part-time Faculty


Mark Carroll, FBCI, MBCP, PMP, CISSP, CISA, CGEIT, CPIM

Instructor
Senior Vice President and Business Risk Officer with Income Research + Management (IR+M), Boston; Editorial Advisory Board, Continuity Insights
MBA, Babson College; BA, Boston College

David L. Rainey

Visiting Professor of the Practice
PhD, MS, MS, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; MBA, Western New England College; BS, University of Connecticut

David Weidman, CBCP, CIA, CSP

Instructor
Former Director (retired) of Business Continuity, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA)
MBA, Suffolk University; BA, Colgate University

Getting Started

To learn more or to contact an enrollment advisor before you get started, request information using the button below and tell us a little about yourself. Someone will be in touch to answer any questions you may have about the program and detail the next steps in earning your degree. You can also start your application or register for a course at Metropolitan College.