Risk Management

A Certificate in Risk Management is offered through the Gabelli School in response to the significant career opportunities that exist in this field for virtually all majors.

What is Risk Management?

Risk evolves quickly in our fast paced and global economic system. The process of managing risk involves being able to assess potential threats and work to minimize their impact. It doesn’t matter what industry you’re interested in – every business faces risks that include financial, reputational, cyberterrorism threats and so many others. From rising and falling financial markets to ensuring that construction projects finish on time; to legal liabilities, strategic management errors and unexpected accidents, the organization that plans ahead to minimize the impact of unavoidable risk is the one most likely to succeed. 

Familiarization with risk management helps professionals to identify, evaluate and address a variety of risks before they arise as well as mitigate those that develop. Organizations benefit greatly by hiring qualified professionals who are able to structure and implement risk management programs focused on critical threats. Risk managers learn to not just manage risk, but to make strategic decisions with risks in mind. 

At the Mario J. Gabelli School of Business at RWU, you can complete a Certificate in Risk Management in just 3 courses: 

  • Principles of Risk Management 
  • Special Topics in Risk Modeling 
  • Seminar in Risk Management 

Each course is 3 credits and some of these may be applied toward a major at the Gabelli School of Business. So why not double-down on landing a great career, while also fulfilling your requirements! 

A Certificate in Risk Management is not only a great option for business, but for multiple other majors as well. For example, Architecture and Engineering majors at RWU can particularly benefit and are strongly encouraged to enhance their degrees with this Certificate. 

A Great Education Leads to Great Careers 

You might assume that Risk Managers only work in the financial services industry. But risk matters in every industry. Here are just a few examples of the types of organizations seeking graduates trained in Risk Management: 

Salary Trajectory
Risk Management Consultants can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 to  $122,000, based on career experience level. (Source: www.payscale.com)
  • Banking 
  • Insurance 
  • Engineering 
  • Construction 
  • Aviation 
  • Information technology 
  • Public Health 
  • International Development 
  • Logistics 

Undeclared Business

Are you interested in business, but not sure whether to focus on management, accounting, economics or any one of our many academic disciplines offered at the Gabelli School? Visit Undeclared Business for resources on how you can explore your options before making a decision.

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