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Jun 2, 2023

Risk and Analytics Graduate Student Embraces Continuous Learning

Master’s of Management, Risk and Analytics student Georgianna Sow shares why she came back to NC State for a second master’s degree, how the MRA curriculum adds value to her role at Red Hat and her appreciation for the ERM Initiative. 

Apr 4, 2023

Risk and Analytics Graduate Student Pursues Dreams, Protects Lives

For Risk and Analytics graduate student Tiffany Fragoso, data analytics is an opportunity to protect and save lives – and enhancing her skills in the MRA program allows her to be even more effective. 

Mar 2, 2023

Q&A With Retired Air Force Veteran, New Risk and Analytics Student

George Earhart, a retired Air Force veteran, is a new student in the Master of Management, Risk and Analytics (MRA) program. Learn more about him in this Q&A. 

Dec 13, 2022

Broadening Horizons With the Master of Management, Risk and Analytics Program

Through Poole College of Management's MRA program, Nhung Truong is building risk management foundations to gain a competitive edge and help her analytics skills pack even more punch. 

Nov 17, 2022

ERM Director Rounds Out Expertise With Risk and Analytics Degree

Throughout her career, Emily Morford has looked to NC State as a trusted resource and thought leader for enterprise risk management. So, when Poole College of Management launched the MRA program, she saw it as the perfect opportunity to advance her career. 

Oct 6, 2022

Risk and Analytics Student Overcomes Obstacles, Chases Dreams

Mandy Blackmon, who completed her bachelor's degree at 37 and recently began her graduate studies at 43, aims to help organizations better manage risks brought on by seemingly overwhelming amounts of data. 

Sep 19, 2022

Risk and Analytics Grad Student Looks Forward, Gives Back

In her current role, Amy Bandy uses analytics to optimize digital tools that improve experiences for doctors and patients. After discovering how many factors go into making important decisions, coupled with a drive to become a more effective leader, she decided to enroll in the Master of Management, Risk and Analytics program. 

Aug 23, 2022

Raleigh Native and Civic FCU Executive Joins Pack, Dives Into Risk and Analytics

New MRA student Pete VanGraafeiland aims to acquire expertise in risk management and analytics to improve customer experiences at Civic FCU, an innovative digital-only (branch-less) credit union. 

Aug 2, 2022

Risk and Analytics Grad Student Climbs Ladder, Closes Disparities

A Raleigh native and NC State alumna, Tracy Edwards has accomplished a lot during her 23-year career – most of which has been in the pharmaceutical industry based in Durham, N.C. And as she looks ahead to the future, she still has a few tricks up her sleeve – which is what led her to Poole College of Management’s Master of Management, Risk and Analytics (MRA) program.