The premier online program in

Risk Management


The premier online program in

Risk Management


LL.M. & ​MLS Risk Management Master's Degrees

Our Risk Management master's program provides you the knowledge and skills you need to work successfully in a fast paced, highly-structured, deadline driven culture. We’ve designed the program with both lawyer and non-lawyers in mind, and have built courses that help connect the dots across a number of issues, such as legal compliance, fiduciary management, corporate governance, and more. Engage, innovate and interact in the real world of risk management.

Whether you are a 

  • Compliance Officer
  • Risk Specialist
  • Intelligence Research Specialist
  • Fraud/Anti-Money Laundering Analyst
  • Asset Forfeiture Manager

you’ll develop analytical, cross-referencing, and deductive reasoning skills to help you navigate through the complexities and ever-changing nature of risk.

Earn your master's in risk management online, which gives you the flexibility to learn the legal aspects of financial risk. 

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As a lawyer, what will I gain from the Risk Management LL.M. program?

Increase your expertise in this area by being exposed to specializations in financial institutions, anti-money laundering, and compliance, not covered in law school. Network and gain new contacts as you work and engage with classmates and instructors from all over the world. Develop specific skills and balance your new expertise with practical work experience and commercial thinking to increase career opportunities. Upon completion, J.D.s will receive a Masters of Law (LL.M.) in Risk Management. Want to network with the leading authorities to boost your career?

As a non-lawyer, what will I gain from the Master of Legal Studies Risk Management?

As a non-lawyer, you’ll receive the value of the legal training you need to be successful in your job without attending three years of law school. This risk management master's degree, with law interwoven into the curriculum and awarded by a prestigious law school, will increase your expertise, networking capabilities, and help bolster career opportunities and personal knowledge. Upon program completion, you’ll receive a Master of Legal Studies (MLS), formerly called the Masters of Jurisprudence (M.Jur.). Want to increase your risk management expertise?

What People Are Saying About The Program:

“A risk management approach to tax means that the new model will by definition be multidisciplinary…Texas A&M University is among the pioneers of change in tax education. In 2013, the State of Texas not only established a new law school at the university but also gave it carte blanche to create a new education model.”
Ernst & Young’s Tax Insights, March 2016

William Byrnes“With material delivered by a renowned group of professionals who deliver detailed and thought-provoking materials and professional guidance, you’ll explore immediately applicable practical knowledge and full coverage of risk management and compliance, tackle content fully tailored to the market place and today’s changing conditions, and leave confident and practice-ready.”

William Byrnes,
Executive Professor of Law


Do you want to work with the experts in law and business to build your brand?

Texas A&M University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, doctorate, and professional degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Texas A&M University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC's website (

The ​Master of Legal Studies and Master of Laws degree programs have obtained acquiescence from the American Bar Association (ABA).


Q. What is Risk Management?

A. Risk management is a solution to active and potential threats that can impact organizational performance. This end-to-end solution focuses on the identification, assessment, and control of threats that can stem from a variety of sources—from natural disasters to legal liabilities.

Q. What does a career in Risk Management look like?

A. There are a number of career paths for those with a risk management background, from serving as a risk specialist for organizations to supporting related fields such as compliance and intelligence research. Job roles can include Risk Specialist, Compliance Officer, Intelligence Research Specialist, and much more!   

Q. What does a risk manager do?

A. Risk managers drive preventative and responsive strategies to address threats to overall organizational performance. 

Q. What are the benefits of earning a master's in Risk Management online?

A. Earning your master’s in risk management online can give you an edge in your field through a deep understanding of managing risks for organizations across areas such as legal compliance, fiduciary management, corporate governance, and much more. Set your learning pace while still actively collaborating with your instructor and peers through tools such as breakout sessions and discussion boards. 

Our asynchronous class format is designed for lawyers and non-lawyer working professionals, offering the flexibility of an offline learning setting that lets you set your class schedule. 24/7 technical support is available to keep you on track in your program.    

Q. How long does it take to earn an LL.M. or MLS in Risk Management?

A. Most students complete the risk management master’s degree within five semesters, taking an average of 6-8 credits per semester.  

Q. Why earn a Risk Management master's at Texas A&M Law vs other online LL.M. and MLS programs?

A. Texas A&M University is a globally recognized Tier-1 research institution offering practicing lawyers the unique opportunity to expand their practice to the global stage through the online master’s in international intellectual property law program. Our highly interactive, user-friendly remote learning platform lets practicing lawyers continue to advance their professional growth while they earn their degree. Flexible, self-paced learning is delivered by instructors who are leaders in their fields. Our Aggie Network gives students the opportunity to network in the classroom and along their career path with more than 500,000 Aggies around the globe.