MSc Financial Risk Management


The programme is affiliated to the University of Cape Coast. Financial Risk Management is vital to all financial institutions such as insurance companies, banking institutions, non banking institutions, stock markets, fund management companies, regulatory institutions and Non-Governmental Organizations.  Financial Risk Management is also vital for the successful harmonization and regional integration of the regulatory and supervisory framework of the ECOWAS financial markets.

This Masters degree will prepare students to acquire technical skills and knowledge to measure and manage financial risk. It also seeks to equip students to respond to emerging developments in the global financial markets. The programme will promote discovery of price, long-range financial planning and understanding of innovative, but in a secured way to create and release financial energies of individuals, firms and other organisations for the country’s economic development. The programme shall complement the core mandate of the University College, thus the provision of research and development of tailored programmes that satisfy the global educational needs and standards.

Prospective student of this programme will undergo an intensive training in the principles of risk management with strong focus on the application of theory, to practically implement risk management models necessary for building risk resilient growth in organizations.

Accordingly, the M.Sc. Financial Risk Management is designed to be practitioner led, developed and orientated, that will enable prospective students to acquire an advanced-level understanding of financial risk management. Students will be able to apply best-practice techniques to measure these risks and formulate strategies for management of these risks at their employing institutions.  

Admission Requirement

  1. First Degree from accredited tertiary institution
  2. Relevant professional qualification from a recognized professional body


Regular/ Weekend/ Sandwich


Okwahu / Tema / Kumasi

Career prospect

After completion of this programme, students are well-prepared to follow a career in the challenging fields of risk management, or risk analysis with banks, regulators and consultancy services.

Additionally, students can pursue a career in the following institution:

Research Institutions, International and national development organizations, civil society groups that deal with risk management and issues facing the world today.

This programme, notwithstanding its career prospects also prepares students for further research at PhD level.

Course Content

PFRM 701 Introduction  to Financial  Risk Management 3
PFRM 703 Quantitative  Finance  and Stochastic  Processes 3
PFRM 705 Financial  Reporting and  Analysis 3
PFRM 707 Financial Market and Product 3
PFRM 709 Research Methods 3
PFRM 711 Valuation and Risk Modeling 3
PFRM 713 Financial Econometrics 3


PFRM 702 Governance, Risk and Ethics 3
PFRM 704 Advanced Credit Risk Management 3
PFRM 706 Advanced Market Risk Management 3
PFRM 708 Operational Risk Management 3
  PFRM 720 Elective Dissertation 3 6


PFRM 710: Insurance and Risk Financing Techniques

PFRM 712: Treasury Risk Management

PFRM 714: Project Risk Management   

Who should apply?

Staff of financial services institution including Banks, Savings and Loans, Insurance, Pension, mortgage and Investment Companies; Staff of NGOs, Civil and Public Servants;  individuals or Persons interested in taking up career in risk management.

Programme Duration

The MSc.Financial Risk Management is for duration of one year involving two (2) semesters.

Sales Centres

Application forms can be obtained @ GHȻ120.00 from the following locations:

All Campuses of the University: Okwahu, Tema, Akuapem, Asante Akyem and Kumasi

All Presbyterian Church of Ghana Presbytery Offices across the country

The Presbyterian Church of Ghana Head Office, Church House, Osu-Kuku Hill, Accra

Submission of Application form

The completed application forms should be addressed to:

The Registrar

Presbyterian University College, Ghana

P. O. Box 59

Abetifi Kwahu

Contact Numbers

For further information please contact us on the under listed numbers:

+233 202277210, +233 202277219, +233 501510030,