2021-2022 Academic Catalog

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Risk Management (RISK)

RISK 6129 -  Practical Enterprise Risk Management  (3 Credits)  

Enterprise RM involves identifying the risks and opportunities faced by a firm, assessing them, developing and implementing a plan to address them, and then monitoring progress. Students will learn the basics of ERM while working with risk management professionals to develop and present such a plan to an ongoing business. Cross-listed with RISK 4129. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

RISK 6209 -  Cyber Risk Management  (3 Credits)  

Computer networks and the data that travels upon them are under constant and increasing attack. This course will focus on a discussion of how state and non-state actors utilize this form of asymmetrical warfare to infiltrate government and corporate networks, risk management responds and risk strategies apply. Cross-listed with RISK 4209. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

RISK 6309 -  Strategic Risk Management  (3 Credits)  

This course introduces strategic risk management, the process of managing the uncertain and unknown risks to a firm’s plans to add value to its owners and society. Cross-listed with RISK 4309. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

RISK 6409 -  Employee Benefits and Workforce Risk Management  (3 Credits)  

The course surveys an array of popular employee benefit programs to attract, protect, and retain valued employees. It also focusses on risk management programs that invest in human capital and address the downside risks of employing a workforce. Cross-listed with RISK 4409 and MGMT 4460/6760. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

RISK 6509 -  Global Risk Management  (3 Credits)  

This course is designed to study how risk is transferred globally. The course will include travel to London, which is the home to many of the world’s largest insurers and reinsurers. While in London, we will visit and have presentations from insurance brokers, companies, Lloyds of London, and reinsurers. Prereq: One RISK course. Cross-listed with RISK 4509. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq: One RISK Course

RISK 6709 -  Life and Health Insurance  (3 Credits)  

This course introduces students to life and health insurance concepts and policy types with an emphasis on insurance planning for individuals and businesses. The insurance industry and trends within are also explored. Prereq: BUSN 6640. Cross-listed with RISK 4709. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq: BUSN 6640

RISK 6809 -  Principles of Risk Management & Insurance  (3 Credits)  

This course prepares students for advanced work in insurance and RM. The course first covers the nature of risk and risk fundamentals, insurer operations and insurance regulation. It then considers the principal techniques of managing risk exposures and the basis of decision making in management of business and personal risks. Coreq: BUSN 6640 or permission of instructor. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Coreq: BUSN 6640

RISK 6840 -  Independent Study  (3 Credits)  

Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

RISK 6909 -  Corporate Risk Management  (3 Credits)  

This course provides an overview of the corporate risk management process. It considers the ways companies identify their risk exposures, the tools used to measure and mitigate those exposures including the latest developments in alternative risk transfer, and ultimately, how risk management adds value to the firm. Co-req: BUSN 6640. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Co-req: BUSN 6640