Broaden your knowledge of risk management by completing a one-year Graduate Certificate in Risk Management from the University of Colorado Denver. By completing four semester-long RMI courses, all available online, and meeting a prior finance course requirement, you will be on your way to enhancing your personal knowledge and providing your employer with RMI awareness and professional skills. Previous course work and some professional designations may waive the prerequisites.
The Risk Management and Insurance industry is actively seeking young talent and the RMI program has 100% job placement of our graduates at competitive salaries. 50% of this industry is retiring in the next 5 to 10 years, leaving a huge need for new talent. The pervasive reality of risk affects all individuals and organizations. Specialized knowledge and understanding of risk increase students’ marketability and potential for success across a wide range of industries.
This certificate is for students currently pursuing a degree in any graduate discipline that wants to expand their business and knowledge of risk management to give themselves a leg up when they enter the workforce. Degree-seeking students are eligible to apply for RMI scholarships each semester they are enrolled in a certificate course. However, this certificate can also be taken by those that have completed their degree.
Students can pursue this certificate, even if they are not CU Denver students. Credit earned as a part of the certificate does count towards a full graduate MBA or master's degree.
• Underwriter • Broker • Risk Manager • Claims Adjustor • Risk Analyst • Account Executive • Loss Control • Agent
Add an RMI Certificate to your degree in:
• Business • Economics • Math • Actuarial Science • Criminal Justice • Information Technology • Engineering • Other Majors
See the Certificate in Risk Management page for more information.
- This certificate can be completed fully online or through a combination of on-campus and online classes in as little as one year.
Declaring This Certificate
Prerequisites (see waiver request below):
|BUSN 6640||Financial Management||3|
|BUSN 6550||Analyzing and Interpreting Accounting Information||3|
Required (12 credits):
|RISK 6809||Principles of Risk Management & Insurance||3|
Any three of:
|FNCE 3500||Management of Business Capital||3|
|BUSN 6540||Legal and Ethical Environment of Business||3|
|RISK 6129||Practical Enterprise Risk Management||3|
|RISK 6309||Strategic Risk Management||3|
|RISK 6409||Employee Benefits and Workforce Risk Management||3|
|RISK 6709||Life and Health Insurance||3|
|RISK 6909||Corporate Risk Management||3|
Not all RISK courses are offered every semester
Basic Eligibility: Undergraduate degree and relevant professional experience
Time of completion:
2 semesters (if prerequisites waived)
all courses are available online
- Admission will be as a non-degree student. Registration is through Extended Studies.
- For further information, contact Lori Genuchi firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-315-8153
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Waiver of BUSN 6550 and BUSN 6640 courses:
Following professional finance-related credentials considered as equivalencies
- CMA - Certified Management Accountant
- CFM - Certified Financial Manager
- CFA - Certified Financial Analyst – (passed level 1)
- CTP - Certified Treasury Professional
- CPA - Certified Public Accountant
- FRM - Financial Risk Manager (GARP) – (passed part 1)
- CRP - Certified Risk Professional
- CBM - Certified Business Manager – (passed part 2)
- CVA/AVA - Certified/Accredited Valuation Analyst
- ARM - Associate in Risk Management (passed ARM 54 or ARM 56)
- CRM – Certified Risk Manager
- CPCU - Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters – (passed CPCU 540)
- Relevant certifications outside the certification list above, which will be updated
- Relevant undergraduate or graduate degree (Finance major, MBA, MS with Finance)
Committee of faculty teaching RISK 6809 and RISK 6909 will assess waiver requests for professional applicants.