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NC State Risk and Analytics Student

Use Risk and Analytics to Become a Strategic Leader

Tap into the growing field of enterprise risk management and acquire strategic decision-making and analytics skills, essential for executive leadership roles, with our new master's program.

Why Risk and Analytics at NC State Poole?

Our part-time, online Master of Management, Risk and Analytics (MRA) combines innovative coursework in risk management and data analytics with real-world business application, providing a unique, unparalleled education that paves a path toward organizational leadership. Learn key facts about our program:

Risk Managers are in High Demand

Salaries in the field have recently risen over 14%, and NC has been among top-5 states hiring for risk professionals. Our program will teach you to identify risks and strategically position the organization for success.

20 Years of Excellence in Risk Management Education

Through our renowned Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Initiative, our faculty pioneer ERM teaching and research, earning global recognition as leaders in the field. You will learn from the top risk experts who publish industry reports and are cited in national media.

Our Rich Network of Risk Management Leaders

In addition to career coaching and other services through the Poole Career Center, risk and analytics students have direct access to the ERM Initiative, its faculty, industry partners and thought leadership events.

Program Delivery: Unmatched Flexibility

The program can be completed entirely online and asynchronously, typically in two to three years. Students have the option to take some evening and hybrid weekend courses.

Start Dates:
January or August

We maintain several rounds of application deadlines and accept applications on a rolling basis. We encourage to apply early to be considered for scholarships.

Add Optional
Global Experiences

Students can take weeklong courses outside of the U.S., with options available in countries such as France, Switzerland, Germany, Brazil, and South Africa.

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Learn from the Best in the Field

Meet Mark Beasley, director of Enterprise Risk Management Initiative and professor of accounting, and Ericka Kranitz, director of the Risk and Analytics master’s program and professor of practice of accounting – both teaching in the program. Watch as they talk about the benefits of developing risk and analytical skills for career advancement and how the program can lead to a variety of new career opportunities.

Meet Our Students

Our Risk and Analytics master’s program attracts a dynamic group of individuals ranging from mid- to senior-level professionals in risk management and various business functions to early career enthusiasts eager to break into the thriving field of risk management. They bring with them rich life and professional experiences, all sharing a common hunger to ascend to strategic leadership and decision-making roles, regardless of their current field. Get to know a few of our exceptional students.

The discussions we have in class are by far my favorite part of the program. We have students in pharmaceuticals, nursing, consulting and more… Because of that diversity, I’m not only learning from each professor, but each student – because I get to see how they take what we’re learning in class and apply it to their fields on a daily basis.

Tiffany Fragoso Risk and Analytics Student copy

Tiffany Fragoso

Senior Analyst, Customer Service (Metrology Laboratory Lead), Collins Aerospace
Risk and Analytics master’s student

Join Our Community of Risk Management Leaders

Ready to Take the Next Step?

The Master of Management, Risk and Analytics concentration (MRA) maintains several rounds of application deadlines. We accept applications on a rolling basis, and students can choose to start the program in January or August. Learn about the admissions process and apply early to be considered for scholarships.