2020 Graduate Outcomes
  • 144.4% average salary increase
  • 0.4 years average time to pay back investment
What does it cost?

Georgia Residents: $18,444-$20,072
Non-Ga. residents: $42,214-$45,794

Range based on full-time and average part-time course load and fees. Tuition is subject to change.

How long will it take?
  • Full-time format: 16 months (3 semesters).
  • Part-time format: up to 5 years.

Classes: Monday-Thursday, after 4:00 p.m.

A dual degree in actuarial science or analytics requires just one additional semester.

Where will I take classes?
Atlanta Campus, Buckhead Center (200 Tower Place)

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

The Robinson College of Business reviews applications on a rolling basis. The deadlines below are intended to serve as benchmarks. Due to our rolling admissions process, we encourage you to apply as early as possible.

Applicants can expect to receive a decision within six weeks of the Office of Graduate Admissions receiving all required materials.

Students can begin coursework in the fall, spring, or summer.

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Quantitative Risk Analysis & Management, M.S.

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Robinson’s M.S. in Quantitative Risk Analysis & Management is the only program in the nation that combines cutting-edge financial modeling with an actuarial curriculum. For 2021, TFE Times ranks us 6th in the nation among public financial engineering programs and 15th overall.

Through a STEM-designated curriculum, you will build skills in risk analysis, financial modeling, credit analysis, and data analytics. You also will develop a mastery of InsureTech, fintech, and machine learning. You’ll put all your knowledge to the test in Robinson’s FinTech Lab, where you will collaborate with financial services firms on complex projects.

In just one additional semester, you can earn a dual degree in either actuarial science or analytics, making your skill set doubly attractive to employers.

  • Actuarial Science/Quantitative Risk Analysis and Management

This dual degree combines the quantitative methods used in not only banking and capital but also insurance markets. The program enables graduates to widen their career perspectives in any financial services sector.

  • Analytics/Quantitative Risk Analysis and Management

This dual degree equips students with the data analytics skills and quantitative finance methods used in financial institutions. Successful graduates are transformed into highly sought-after data scientists with financial/risk modeling expertise. Their skill set stands out from traditional data scientists.

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#6 in the nation among public financial engineering programs
TFE Times

Program Highlights

#1 in North America and #4 in the World for Research Productivity

Robinson’s Department of Risk Management & Insurance ranks first in North America and fourth in the world for research productivity in the five leading actuarial and insurance journals. U.S. News & World Report ranks the department fourth in the nation.

2020 Graduate Outcomes

  • 144.4% average salary increase
  • 0.4 years average time to pay back investment

We are the ONLY Center for Actuarial Excellence in the Southeast.

The department is designated as a Global Center for Insurance Excellence by the International Insurance Society.

One of only two programs in North America with a PRMIA Risk Accreditation. You will be exempt from PRM exams I and II, leaving only exams III and IV to complete for PRMIA PRM designation.

Program Details

Application Requirements

  • Online application and $50 application fee
  • Video interview as part of the online application
  • Test scores – GMAT or GRE (optional for fall 2021)
  • College transcripts
  • Personal statement
  • Resume – Work experience preferred but not required.
  • Additional requirements apply for international applicants

Learn more about the application process and what you will need to apply.

The Master of Science in Quantitative Risk Analysis and Management (QRAM) program is designed to prepare students for analytical and technical positions within financial institutions, risk management advisory organizations, and the treasury/finance departments of non-financial corporations.

The QRAM program can be completed in 16 months over three semesters by completing 30 credit hours (10 courses).

Regulations for the Degree

A maximum of 9 semester hours of transfer credit is possible in this 30-hour program or in the 48-hour dual degree program.

Foundation Requirements

These courses are in addition to the 30 hours required for the QRAM degree or in addition to the 48 hours required for the dual degree programs. They are assigned as part of the admissions process based on a review of each student’s transcripts.

Mathematics: Students must have completed three semesters of advanced calculus.

Statistics: Students must have completed two semesters of undergraduate mathematical statistics.

Program Format

The majority of M.S. in Quantitative Risk Analysis and Management students complete the program on a full-time basis. However, all required courses are offered after 4:00 p.m. Therefore, it is possible to complete the program without sacrificing significant amounts of time away from the office.

Suggested Course Sequence

Fall 1

MSA 8010 Data Programming for Analytics
ECON 8740 Applied Statistics and Econometrics
QRAM 8600 Theory of Risk Sharing

Spring

QRAM 8610 Financial Engineering
RMI 8400 InsurTech
RMI 8300 Predictive Risk Modeling
Elective

Summer

Internship

Fall 2

ECON 8780 Financial Econometrics
QRAM 8630 Interest Rate Models
QRAM 8640 Advanced Credit Risk Modeling

Estimated total tuition and fees:
Georgia Residents: $18,444-$20,072
Non-Ga. residents: $42,214-$45,794

Range based on full-time and average part-time course load and fees. Tuition is subject to change.

Financial Aid

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Scholarships

Robinson Scholarships

Robinson offers several scholarships through the Office of the Dean as well as the individual academic departments.

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Graduate Research Assistantships

Graduate research assistantships are available to offset program costs.

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Loans

You will be paired with a Graduate Student Experience professional who stays on top of the extracurricular programming that will enhance your academic journey and propel your career. Activities include boot camps on topics that are relevant to your field, professional workshops, networking events, recruiting fairs, and meet-and-greets intended to create camaraderie with your peers.

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The mission of the Master of Science in Quantitative Risk Analysis and Management program is to provide students with a solid understanding of the application of mathematics in economics and finance to address contemporary risk management issues.

Careers

Program graduates work for a variety of well-respected companies including AIG, Amazon, Bank of America, Cigna, Cox, Deloitte, KPMG, LexisNexis, McKinsey & Company, PwC, SCOR Global Life Insurance, Starr Companies, Truist, and the U.S. Federal Reserve System.

Our 2020 graduates reported a 144.4% average salary increase, enabling them to pay back their investment in graduate school within 0.4 years.

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business analyst

data scientist

quantitative finance analyst

risk analyst

senior data scientist

underwriting manager

Meet Your Faculty

Clinical Assistant Professor; Former Group Vice President, Model Development Department, SunTrust Banks

Associate Professor; Editorial Board, Mathematical Finance

Alejandor Del valle

Associate Professor

Glenn Harrison

Director, Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk; C.V. Starr Chair

Professor; Fellow, Institute of Mathematical Statistics; Fellow, American Statistical Association

R. Means Davis Professor of Risk Management and Insurance; Executive Director, S.S. Huebner Foundation for Insurance Education

Bruce A. Palmer Professor

Read Our Stories

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Perry Binder, clinical associate professor of legal studies at Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business, received the George M. Sparks Award today (April 27) during the university’s 2021 service recognition ceremony.read more ❯
Glenn HarrisonCEAR Director Glenn Harrison Appointed Distinguished University Professor
Glenn W. Harrison, C.V. Starr Chair of Risk Management & Insurance at Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business, has been appointed a Distinguished University Professor in recognition of his sustained and outstanding record in scholarship and instruction.read more ❯
2021 Riskies Awards Honor RMI Industry Leaders and Celebrate Stellar Students
The insurance community recently came together virtually to honor outstanding students and members of the risk management community as part of The Riskies Awards, an annual event held by the Georgia State University Risk Management Foundation and the Department of Risk Management & Insurance (RMI) in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University.read more ❯

Contacts

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Lindsay Fortner, program recruiter
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Haci Akcin, program director
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404-413-7467

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