MA in Global Risk Program
Abrupt changes and far-reaching impacts are inherent features of the global risk field. Succeeding in this arena requires a keen ability to adapt quickly and maintain resilience. Our degree program is designed to foster these skills through a challenging yet rewarding curriculum.
While the MA in Global Risk (online) is rigorous, it is meant to fit the schedules of busy professionals. Most of our students work full-time while completing the degree. The program has one fall start each year and all students complete the coursework in 21 months.
Key areas of study include:
- Global economics, international trade, and finance
- Approaches and frameworks for understanding risk
- Adapting risk management strategies in dynamic environments
- Primary risk management challenges and opportunities in different areas of the world
For a full course list, download the MA in Global Risk program brochure.
Our faculty are award-winning academics, scholars, practitioners, and thought leaders who have worked as senior advisors in government organizations, consultants for multinational companies and are widely published in their fields. They are experts in policy advising, project management, international trade and finance. Our students gain insights from our expert faculty both online and in-person during the two residency components of the program.
The School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University fosters a culture focused on collaboration, supporting each other,and challenging each other to continuously improve. All students, both online and on-campus, have opportunities to participate and build on that culture as members of the community.
The global risk management curriculum is structured to build your expertise in risk modeling and your ability to look at risk holistically. It all begins with a mathematics and statistics course to ensure all students have a solid foundation for data analysis, which will serve them well throughout the degree. From there, the coursework progresses sequentially, allowing students to smoothly advance from basic principles in risk analysis to more advanced skills.
The coursework blends practical analysis with knowledge of the latest risk management theories, while challenging students to critically analyze methodologies behind research and policy.
This program is an excellent fit for working professionals who want to develop their skills in areas like:
- Understanding the major sources of risk that characterize the history of international affairs
- Examining the methodological problems associated with the analysis of risk and uncertainty
- Analyzing the different theoretical approaches to managing risk in economic decision making
- Gaining in-depth insight into the major sources of risk that develop in the realm of elections, political parties, policies and social movements at the national and sub-national levels
- Developing specific expertise in a particular market, international organization, or region of the world.
To see a full list of courses, download our program brochure.
Johns Hopkins SAIS
For 75 years, students have come to the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) to build their professional networks, learn from renowned faculty, train with policy practitioners and gain hands-on work experience.
Today, guided by the vision of its founders, the school’s cadre of expert faculty prepares students for exciting careers across sectors and around the world. With a global alumni network of more than 20,000 graduates, you can be sure to find our alumni taking action in dynamic roles. From private-sector executives to entrepreneurs, leaders of nongovernmental organizations to ambassadors, and international media correspondents to energy consultants, alumni of the school are known for being innovative thinkers and problem-solvers with the economic and policy expertise to address today’s most pressing challenges.
Rankings and Accreditation
U.S. News & World Report recognizes Johns Hopkins for its commitment to student success, excellent student social mobility, faculty as well as its reputation among leaders at other universities.
U.S. News ranks Johns Hopkins as a top-10 national university as well as top-10 in most innovative schools in the country. Some other key rankings include:
Best Global Universities, U.S. News & World Report
Best Value Schools, U.S. News & World Report
Best Graduate Programs for International Relations, Foreign Policy Magazine