Yale School of Management

Meet the Master’s Degree in Systemic Risk Class of 2022

June Rhee, director of the Master's Degree in Systemic Risk program, shares details on the program’s newest students.

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The Yale School of Management’s new Master’s Degree in Systemic Risk program class arrived at Edward P. Evans Hall on August 23 for a weeklong orientation program. The 10 incoming students in the Systemic Risk Class of 2022, bringing a wealth of global experience in central banks and other regulatory agencies, begin classes on September 1.

The diverse and experienced members of the Yale SOM Master’s Degree in Systemic Risk Class of 2022 come together in building a community of policymakers well-prepared to understand and manage financial crises. They will complete a slate of required courses focused on macroprudential policies, central banking, financial crisis management, and global financial regulation. They will also take elective courses with emphasis in statistics, economics, and finance.

The new students represent Bank of Canada, Financial Services Authority of Indonesia, Bank of Korea, Japan’s Ministry of Finance, Bank of Mexico, Thailand’s Ministry of Finance, Bank of Thailand, and Enam Holdings Pvt Ltd. One student worked for the Yale Program on Financial Stability and is on leave to pursue the systemic risk degree. The average work experience of the new class is more than six years, and all plan to return to their home institution after the completion of the program.

The average age of the students in the new class is 30 years; they speak languages including English, French, Gujarati, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Punjabi, Spanish, Telugu, and Thai. Ninety percent of the Class of 2022 are international passport holders with eight countries represented overall. Women make up 50% of the class. The Class of 2022’s undergraduate majors include economics, industrial engineering, systems engineering, law, finance, business administration, and political science. Two students have already completed graduate degrees in other academic areas.

The diverse and experienced members of the Yale SOM Master’s Degree in Systemic Risk Class of 2022 come together in building a community of policymakers well-prepared to understand and manage financial crises. They will complete a slate of required courses focused on macroprudential policies, central banking, financial crisis management, and global financial regulation. They will also take elective courses with emphasis in statistics, economics, and finance.

The Master’s Degree in Systemic Risk program is a one-year, in-residence, specialized course of study for employees of central banks and other regulatory agencies with a mandate for financial stability. The program is designed to give students from around the world a deeper understanding of managing systemic risk and responding to financial crises. After the completion of the program, students will return to their home institution utilizing their deeper understanding of financial crises in their day-to-day work. The first-of-its-kind master’s program launched in fall 2017.

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June Rhee

Director Master of Management Studies Systemic Risk, Senior Editor & Lecturer in the Practice of Management