Master’s Degree in Systemic Risk

Gain a deep understanding of theory and practice in the field of systemic risk.

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A first-of-its-kind, specialized master’s degree for early- and mid-career employees of central banks and other major regulatory agencies with a mandate to manage systemic risk. The year-long program focuses in macroprudential policy, financial crisis management, global financial regulation, monetary economics, capital markets, and central banking.

The Why Box

A Leader in Understanding Systemic Risk

In the wake of the financial crisis of 2008, central banks and other agencies took on new responsibility for managing systemic risk. Since then, the Yale School of Management has developed important capabilities in macroprudential financial regulation and the measurement and management of systemic risk. The school’s finance faculty has deep expertise in capital markets and has produced influential academic work about the origins of the crisis. 

Program on Financial Stability

Program on Financial Stability

Founded in 2013, the Yale Program on Financial Stability works to improve understanding and management of systemic risk around the world. Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner chairs the program’s board of scholars, central bankers, and financial industry leaders.

The program hosts an annual academic conference and a training institute, as well as producing a series of case studies.

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Curriculum & Faculty

Over the course of one academic year, students complete a slate of required courses focused on the global financial system and delve into specialized electives.



All candidates for admission to the systemic risk program must first be nominated by a qualified institution.