MS in Business Analytics and Risk Management

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    “The MS in Business Analytics & Risk Management delivers value through three unique avenues – innovative, hands-on approach to education, top-notch faculty developing ground-breaking research; and a robust and diverse student life community.” Chester Chambers | Associate Professor, Academic Program Director
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    “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

For more than 140 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 in our newly STEM-designated Master of Science in Business Analytics and Risk Management program.



36 credits, 1 year


$71,600 per year

Financial Aid:

We offer numerous financial aid and scholarship options.
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$100 Application Fee

$500 Matriculation Fee

Inside Look Into MS in Business Analytics and Risk Management

Program Features

The MS in Business Analytics and Risk Management program equips managers to improve decision-making processes based on a rigorous treatment of data and information using the management of risk as the underlying guide and framework. This program is designed to teach ways to: quantify multiple dimensions of hard business problems; analyze the structure and data related to those problems; and to create rigorous approaches based on that analysis to respond to problems. In each setting the management of the risks inherent in the business serves as the motivation and guide for the analysis. Coursework provides exposure to a variety of analytical tools along with many areas of risk management and integrates the concepts to enable managers to make better decisions for themselves and their organizations.

The MS in Business Analytics and Risk Management degree provides graduates with the tools and knowledge to:

  • Convert raw data into useful information;
  • Use that information to understand complex decision settings;
  • Create rigorous approaches to problem solving;
  • Place decision making within the context of risk management;
  • Protect shareholder value by managing the downside of risk;
  • Position the organization to better leverage the upside of uncertain outcomes; and
  • Improve decision making at all levels of the organization.

The MS in Business Analytics and Risk Management can be completed full-time at the Carey Business School's Washington, D.C. center.

Starting Fall 2019, our MS in Business Analytics and Risk Management full-time program will be a STEM-designated program, offering an Optional Practical Training (OPT) STEM Extension benefit that allows international students to apply to work and stay in the U.S. for an additional 24 months.

Learn more about STEM OPT eligibility.

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MS in Business Analytics & Risk Management Full-Time Curriculum

The full-time, 36-credit MS in Business Analytics and Risk Management degree program includes the following courses. Students should consult with their academic advisor as course sequence and availability may vary.

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

The curriculum below is for students entering in the program in Fall 2019. Current students should refer to their handbook for their curricular requirements and course information. 


Business Foundations (18 credits)

  • BU.210.620 Accounting and Financial Reporting
  • BU.913.610 Business Analytics
  • BU.120.601 Business Communication
  • BU.131.601 Business Leadership and Human Values
  • BU.231.620 Corporate Finance
  • BU.350.620 Information Systems
  • BU.410.620 Marketing Management
  • BU.680.620 Operations Management
  • BU.510.601 Statistical Analysis

Functional Core (6 credits)

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

Electives (12 credits)

Quantitative Electives (Students choose 2 courses, 4 credits)

  • BU.520.710 Big Data Machine Learning
  • BU.232.650 Continuous Time Finance
  • BU.450.760 Customer Analytics
  • BU.330.780 Data Science and Business Intelligence
  • BU.520.650 Data Visualization
  • BU.610.630 Pricing and Insuring Risk
  • BU.450.740 Retail Analytics

General Electives (Students choose 4 courses, 8 credits)

  • BU.132.601 Business Law
  • BU.610.730 Contracting: Incentive Design and Analytics
  • BU.231.720 Corporate Governance
  • BU.610.705 Crisis Management
  • BU.330.730 Cybersecurity
  • BU.520.701 Enterprise Risk Management Frameworks
  • BU.230.750 Financial Crises and Contagion
  • BU.610.750 Global Supply Chain Management
  • BU.300.620 Managing Complex Projects
  • BU.230.730 Managing Financial Risk

Tuition and Fees

For Academic Year 2019-2020


tuition application fee matriculation fee registration per semester graduation fee
$71,600* $100 $500 $0 $0

*cost reflective of entire 12-month program
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.

How to Apply

Discover all you need to get started with your Carey application. Visit our How to Apply page to learn more about the process, requirements, and more.


  • Transcripts
    • Official transcripts from all U.S. schools must be sent electronically. All U.S. transcripts must be from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Please visit your school’s website to request an official transcript and be sent electronically to Please note that transcripts are required from all schools where 15 or more transfer credits were earned. Final transcripts must show the degrees you have earned. An admission decision may be delayed if you do not send transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.
    • o If your school does not participate in an electronic transcript submission system, send official sealed transcripts to the address below:
      • Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
        Office of Admissions
        100 International Drive
        Baltimore, MD 21202
  • Resume
  • 2 Essays
  • One letter of recommendation
  • GMAT/GRE scores - requirement varies by program.
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores for non-native English speakers. A waiver request form can be found on the online application.

Start your application

For more information, please contact us at or 410-234-9220.


  Round 1 Round 2 round 3
Application Deadline October 30, 2019 January 8, 2020 April 1, 2020
Carey Decision Date December 18, 2019 March 4, 2020 April 29, 2020
Deposit Deadline January 22, 2020 April 8, 2020 May 27, 2020


Find more information about our program deadlines.

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 Business Analytics and 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 Business Analytics and Risk Management career data is available here.

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