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Enterprise Risk Management

Master of Science–On-Campus and Online

Certification of Professional Achievement–On-Campus and Online

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Impacting decision-making at the highest levels.

The Master of Science in Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) program at Columbia University prepares graduates to inform better risk-reward decisions by providing a complete, robust, and integrated picture of both upside and downside volatility across an entire enterprise. The program focuses on all aspects of ERM, including frameworks, risk governance, risk identification, risk quantification, risk-reward decision-making and risk messaging. Graduates gain a dynamic toolkit of advanced risk management skills and approaches that can be applied to enhance value at both the enterprise and silo risk management levels. Graduates also develop the communication skills required to inform and inspire the successful implementation and adoption of ERM strategies.

Learn more about the program, including its flexible options and core competencies, in the Enterprise Risk Management Fact Sheet.

Fast Facts

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Prominence Columbia's Master of Science in Enterprise Risk Management is the largest of its kind in the world.
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Opportunity Graduates have gone on to work at leading organizations like Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, and the U.N.
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Leadership ERM faculty are globally recognized leaders who provide academic and professional guidance.
Program Options
Program Options Course Formats* Time Commitment
Master of Science (full‑time)



Online via live interactive classroom

3 terms

Capstone Course

Master of Science (part‑time)



Online via live interactive classroom

Up to 6 terms

Capstone Course

Certification of Professional Achievement (full‑ or part‑time)



Online via live interactive classroom

1-4 terms

Non‑Credit Courses



Online via live interactive classroom


* Switching between on-campus and online instruction is possible with administrative approval.

Preview ERM Coursework

Preview Killer Risks, a brief series of five free lectures that provide a small sample of content from the Columbia University ERM program, illustrating in a fun and interesting way how some important and challenging business issues can be addressed through a well-crafted ERM program.

Frequently Asked Questions

Get detailed answers to common questions about the master's program as well as the admissions process.

M.S. Application Requirements

Watch a video-on-demand about the M.S. application requirements and frequently asked questions.

M.S. Application Deadlines

Review key dates in the admissions process, including priority and final deadlines for the next semester(s).

Faculty Profile: Aristargos Christodoulou

Lecturer and alumnus Harry Christodoulou credits Columbia's ERM program with inspiring his "enterprise-wide" mindset for managing all forms of risk.

Student Profile: U.S. Navy Reserve Commander Daniel Cahill

Cahill, who received a Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal in recognition of his leadership on a large-scale risk project, explains how he’s applying his learnings at work.

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