MS in Enterprise Risk Management

  • Yao  Zheng
    ““Business really shouldn’t be a tool that makes yourself a better living. It should be a tool that makes the whole world live better.”” Yao Zheng | Student | MS in Enterprise Risk Management
  • Maia  Sciupac Arteaga
    “I knew I was headed for an MBA, but I didn’t want to go to just any business school. I wanted to go to a school that teaches the value of people over profits. I want to be part of a generation of future business leaders that have that vision in mind.” Maia Sciupac Arteaga | Student | Flexible MBA
  • Chester Chambers
    “The Carey Business School Enterprise Risk Management program is about training managers to handle the risk that goes along with running an enterprise. The students who leave this program are much better equipped than a typical MBA and most managers, to be honest with you. ” Chester Chambers | Faculty | MS in Enterprise Risk Management
MS in Enterprise Risk Management

For 139 years, the Johns Hopkins University's research and work has guided society through uncertain times. That same legacy threads through this program as students use the latest analytics tools to study risk from multiple perspectives.



36 credits, 1 year (full-time) / 2 years (part-time)


$66,500 (full-time) / $1,330 per credit (part-time)


$100 Application Fee

$500 Matriculation Fee (Full-Time)

$250 Matriculation Fee (Part-Time)

Full-Time Part-Time

Inside Look Into MS in Enterprise Risk Management

Program Features

An MS in Enterprise Risk Management degree provides graduates with the tools and knowledge to:

  • Develop a thorough understanding of risk.
  • Protect shareholder value by managing the downside of risk.
  • Position the organization to better leverage the upside of uncertain outcomes
  • Increase supply chain responsiveness and resilience.
  • Effectively communicate across firm boundaries regarding risk management.
  • Develop and implement a crisis management communications plan.
  • Thoroughly assess insurance needs.
  • Develop plans to protect reputation, information, financial assets, and personnel.
  • Improve decision making at all levels of the organization.

The MS in Enterprise Risk Management can be completed full-time at the Carey Business School's Washington, D.C. center, or part-time in either Washington, D.C. or Baltimore.

  • The full-time 36-credit MS in Enterprise Risk Management is ideal for those new to the industry or with less than two years of work experience and is designed to be completed in one year. 
  • The part-time 36-credit MS in Enterprise Risk Management is ideal for working professionals with at least two years of experience.

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Sample Curriculum

The full-time, 36-credit MS in Enterprise Risk Management is ideal for those new to the industry or with less than two years of work experience, while the part-time program was created for working professionals advancing in their careers. Both formats are offered at the Carey Business School Washington, D.C. Center, and the part-time format is available in Baltimore.

The program includes the following courses, but course sequence and availability of specific electives may vary. Students must consult with an academic adviser to ensure that they take courses in the approved sequence.

Descriptions for the following courses can be found by using the JHU Student Information System Course Search.


Business Foundations (18 credits)

  • BU.120.601 Business Communication
  • BU.131.601 Business Leadership and Human Values
  • BU.132.601  Business Law
  • BU.210.620 Accounting and Financial Reporting
  • BU.231.620 Corporate Finance
  • BU.350.620 Information Systems
  • BU.510.601 Statistical Analysis
  • BU.520.601 Decision Models
  • BU.680.620 Operations Management

Functional Core (6 credits)

  • BU.510.650 Data Analytics
  • BU.520.620 Advanced Business Analytics
  • BU.610.625 Simulation and Strategic Options

Enterprise Risk Management Electives (12 credits)

  • BU.520.710 Big Data Machine Learning
  • BU.610.750 Global Supply Chain Management
  • BU.610.730 Supply and Services Contracting
  • BU.610.705 Crisis Management
  • BU.230.750 Financial Crisis and Contagion
  • BU.330.730 Cybersecurity
  • BU.300.620 Managing Complex Projects
  • BU.610.630 Insurance and Risk Management
  • BU.330.780 Data Science and Business Intelligence
  • BU.520.701 Special Topics in Risk Management
  • BU.231.720 Corporate Governance

Students who complete this program between May 2017 and August 2017 are eligible to continue their studies in a complementary new area with Carey's Second Degree Option. More information is available on the Second Degree Option page

Tuition & Fees

For Academic Year 2017-2018

  Tuition Application FEE Matriculation Fee Registration Per Semester Graduation Fee
Full-Time $66,500 (for entire 12-month program) $100 $500 $0 $0
Part-Time $1,330 per credit $100 $250 $0 $0

All fees are nonrefundable. 

  • Late Registration Fee: $250
  • Late Payment Fee: $250
  • Returned Check Fee: $35
  • Payment Plan Termination Fee: $75
  • Delinquent Account Collection Fee: 25% of the outstanding debt

Learn more about the financial assistance available to students.

Life (and Career) After Graduation

Our Career Development team is committed to providing opportunities for you to build professional skills and competencies that are essential for success in the career search. 

Graduates of the MS in Enterprise Risk Management have gone on to start or advance their careers in operations and logistics. Employers have included:

  • Apple
  • General Motors
  • IBM
  • International Monetary Fund
  • Johns Hopkins Medicine
  • Proctor & Gamble
  • Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC)
  • U.S. Department of Defense

The most recent MS in Enterprise Risk Management career data is available here.

Featured Story

Worth the Risk

Yao Zheng, a student in the MS Enterprise Risk Management program, discusses his Carey Business School experience, and why he chose it over other programs.

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