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Risk Management, B.B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #401 (ARWU) Norman, OK, United States
The Finance division has recently launched a new major in Risk Management from the University of Oklahoma. It is an exciting and a rigorous track that will train you how to measure and manage different types of risk arising from all aspects of business and prepare you for many exciting careers: trading financial instruments and commodities, corporate hedging, banking, and others.
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 Risk Management from the University of Oklahoma is at the heart of finance. Hence, measuring, understanding, and managing risk is a vital part of any finance operation. 

The demand for risk management professionals has been growing and is especially strong today following the financial crisis, which has fully exhibited the need for strong risk management cultures and practices in all types of organizations.


A degree in finance or risk management opens many different career pathways to you. Your career path can lead you to become 

  • A corporate finance manager who makes financing, investment, and cash management decisions;
  • An investment manager who decides how best to invest clients’ money;
  • A commercial banker who lends to individuals and businesses;
  • An investment banker who underwrites stock issues and facilitates corporate mergers;
  • A trader who takes positions in stocks, bonds, currencies, or commodities;
  • A financial analyst who gathers, distills, and provides information vital for investment decisions to various clients;
  • A risk analyst who analyzes deals from a risk standpoint and determines if returns are commensurate with the risks involved;
  • A modeler who forecasts the behavior of prices and volatilities with sophisticated models;
  • A regulator who oversees the activities of stock exchanges and financial institutions;
  • A financial planner who helps clients plan for major financial goals such as retirement;
  • And more.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    122 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Fundamental Financial Accounting
  • Fundamental Managerial Accounting
  • Personal Computing Productivity Tools 
  • Business and Professional Basics 
  • Business Communications
  • Principles of Economics—Macro 
  • Principles of Economics—Micro
  • Elements of Statistics
  • Computer-Based Information Systems

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.25

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.25 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Submit either the OU Application, Common Application, or Coalition Application. This includes a $40, non-refundable application fee for domestic applicants.
  • Official high school transcript that reflects at least six semesters of work completed and includes your GPA computed on an unweighted 4.0 scale and your class rank
  • Official test scores to us through ACT and/or The College Board. Your test scores may also be included on your official high school transcript
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Official copies of any AP or CLEP test scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    27727 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27727 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    12346 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12346 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Norman

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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