2012 - 2013 Site Archive



Graduate Bulletin

Risk Management and Insurance, M.S.



This page requires an update as of June 13, 2013.

Information herein is relevant to the Finance M.S. degree.


Admission Requirements and Deadlines
Application Deadline:


  • December 10 - Early Decision
  • May 31 - Domestic Application Deadline
  • June 30 - Late Deadline

Spring: October 30

Applications are processed as they are received throughout the year.

APPLY ONLINE to this graduate program.

Letters of Reference:

Number Required: 2

From Whom: Professional references from an immediate supervisor, current or past, are preferred.  Academic references are acceptable.

Coursework Required for Admission Consideration:

Students that do not hold an undergraduate business degree may be advised to take general business courses as part of their elective sequence.

Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline:

A baccalaureate degree, preferably in business, is required.

Statement of Goals:

Two essays are required, one each on:

  • Leadership: Please describe an incident from your personal experiences that typifies your definition of leadership. Specifically address ethics, diversity, collaboration, and motivation.
  • Goals: Describe how you would expect to change over the course of the program. What personal and professional values and skills do you hope to acquire beyond academic content? How will obtaining the degree help you achieve your career goals?
Standardized Test Scores:

The GRE/GMAT is required.

Minimum TOEFL score needed to be accepted: 100 iBT or 600 PBT.

Applicants may substitute the IELTS for the TOEFL with a comparable minimum score of 7.5.


A resume is required.

Transfer Credit:

Upper-level graduate credits from an AACSB-accredited graduate business program, but not previously applied to a conferred degree, may be transferred into the M.S. program. The credits must be part of the required degree program at Temple University. To be transferred, the grade must be a "B" or better. The Admissions Committee makes recommendations for transferring credits to the department chair. The maximum number of credits a student may transfer is 6.

Program Requirements
General Program Requirements:

Number of Didactic Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 30-42

Required Courses:

Prerequisite Courses* (12 credits):

ACCT 5003:  Financial Accounting

ECON 5001:  Managerial Economics

FIN 5001:  Financial Analysis and Strategy

STAT 5001:  Quantitative Methods for Business

* All or some of these courses may be waived based on previous completion of appropriate graduate or undergraduate courses at an AACSB-accredited institution.

Advanced Curriculum (30 credits):

Choose six or seven from a pre-approved list of upper-level Finance electives.

Choose three or four from upper-level electives in Accounting, Economics, or Statistics.

Other courses may be substituted for the non-finance electives with the permission of the program coordinator.

Internship: No internship is required.

Language Examination: No language examination is required.

Culminating Events:

There are no culminating events.

Program Contact Information:


Department Information:

Fox School of Business and Management

1801 Liacouras Walk

701 Alter Hall (006-22)

Philadelphia, PA 19122




215-204-1632 (fax)

Department Contacts:

Program Coordinator:

John Soss


Graduate Chairperson:

Kenneth Kopecky




Christine Kiely

Assistant Dean, M.B.A. and M.S. Programs



About the Program

The Fox School of Business and Management offers M.S. programs through which students acquire in-depth knowledge of one business discipline. These programs are ideally suited for the business professional who wishes to develop advanced mastery of one business specialization. Our approach to graduate education helps develop practical expertise through case analyses and presentations, interaction with business practitioners, and team projects. The Fox School prepares students to step immediately into key management roles in highly specialized fields. The Fox School is the region's second largest business graduate school with over 1,300 students studying in 35 graduate business areas of concentration.

Time Limit for Degree Completion: 6 years

Campus Location:

Center City, Fort Washington

Required business core courses are offered at the Center City and Fort Washington campuses through a rotation cycle. A selection of upper-level courses is offered at the Center City and Fort Washington campuses each semester. Courses may also be offered online.

Full-Time/Part-Time Status:

The M.S. in Financial Analysis and Risk Management is offered on a part-time basis only. For information on full-time finance programs, visit: www.fox.temple.edu/ms/ms-finance.html.

Department Information:

Fox School of Business and Management

1801 Liacouras Walk

701 Alter Hall (006-22)

Philadelphia, PA 19122




215-204-1632 (fax)

Interdisciplinary Study:

Not applicable.


Research is supported by the Fox School of Business and Management's Advanta Center for Financial Services Studies, the Center for e-Marketing, the Center for Healthcare Research and Management, the Ethics Resource Center, the Irwin L. Gross eBusiness Institute, the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute, the Institute of Global Management Studies, the Safeguard Scientific Center for Economics Education, and the Small Business Development Center. Research interests of the Fox School faculty are also supported by numerous centers and institutes throughout Temple University. Faculty in the Finance Department conducts research in acquisitions dividend policy, asset-based back securities, corporate governance, corporate restructuring, portfolio theory, and real estate analysis.


The Fox School of Business and Management is highly ranked. Current ranking information may be viewed at the following website:



All Fox School of Business and Management graduate business programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB International), the association for management education.

Areas of Specialization:

To gain mastery, students complete a minimum of ten advanced level courses (5000 level or above) beyond either the prerequisites or foundation curricula.

Job Placement:

Graduates of the Fox School of Business and Management obtain jobs in computer/information technology; consulting; consumer products and services; energy/utilities; financial services/banking; government; healthcare; industrial products and services; manufacturing; the pharmaceutical industry; telecommunications; and tourism/transportation.

Non-Matriculated Student Policy:

Students with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher may be allowed to take classes under non-matriculated status. Non-matriculated students may take a maximum of 9 credit hours. Any additional courses require the student to be matriculated in a program.

Financing Opportunities

Fox School of Business and Management offers no funding for part-time students.

Created 6.13.13