MS in Enterprise Risk Management

The Master of Science in Enterprise Risk Management (MSERM) program 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 ERM 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 ERM challenges in today’s turbulent business world, enhancing business value by providing solutions that mitigate risk across entire business enterprises.

Degree Requirements

All students must satisfy the degree core courses, specialization requirements, and electives as indicated. Waived courses from the core or specialization areas must be replaced by an elective course in order to meet the 40-credit-hour requirement.

A total of 10 courses (40 credits) is required, as follows:

Degree Core Courses (four courses/16 credits)

  • MET AD 632 Financial Concepts
  • MET AD 642 Project Management
  • MET AD 715 Quantitative and Qualitative Decision-Making
  • MET AD 741 The Innovation Process: Developing New Products and Services

Specialization Courses (four courses/16 credits)

  • MET AD 610 Enterprise Risk Management
  • MET AD 617 Business Continuity Management

Plus select two courses from the following:

  • MET AD 613 Enterprise Risk Planning and Compliance
  • MET AD 614 Disaster Management
  • MET AD 805 Risk Management and Business Continuity Capstone Project

Degree Electives (two courses/8 credits)

Select two additional Administrative Sciences graduate-level courses (8 credits) with advisor’s approval. Graduate-level courses may also be selected from other Metropolitan College departments or other Boston University schools and colleges, with an advisor’s approval.