2021-2022 Academic Catalog

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Risk Management (RISK)

RISK 1000 -  Introduction to Risk Management and Insurance Careers  (1 Credit)  

This course introduces students to the many and varied career opportunities in the risk management and insurance industry via visiting industry professionals and on-site industry visits. The course meets 1 hour each week. No co-credit with RISK 1001. Max hours: 1 Credit.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

RISK 1001 -  Careers in Risk Management  (1 Credit)  

This course introduces high school students to the many and varied opportunities in the risk management and insurance industry via visiting professionals and on-site industry visits. This course meets during the summer semester. It is pass/fail. This course is equivalent to RISK 1000 Introduction to Risk Management and Insurance Careers in content. Note: Must be a high school student or recent high school graduate to enroll. CU Denver students cannot enroll. No co-credit with RISK 1000. Max hours: 1 Credit.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

RISK 3809 -  Introduction to Risk Management  (3 Credits)  

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of risk and risk management for businesses and individuals. Corporate risk management techniques covered range from insurance to enterprise risk management. Personal risks discussed range from unemployment to retirement. Coreq: FNCE 3000. Insurance carrier operations are also considered. Restriction: junior/senior standing required. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Coreq: FNCE 3000 Restriction: Restricted to undergraduate Business majors at a junior standing or higher

RISK 3949 -  Experiential Learning in RMI Industry  (3 Credits)  

This course connects students to risk management service providers through the Risk Management and Insurance (RMI) Program. The students will intern with a specific provider. The RMI program and faculty will supervise and monitor tasks and assignments, and coordinate with the providers to maximize the learning experience. Restriction: junior/senior standing required. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail Only

Restriction: Restricted to Juniors and Seniors only.

RISK 4129 -  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. Coreq: FNCE 3500. Cross-listed with RISK 6129. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Coreq: FNCE 3500

RISK 4209 -  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 6209. Restriction: junior/senior standing or instructor permission. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restrictions: Restricted to Junior standing or higher.

RISK 4309 -  Strategic Risk Management  (3 Credits)  

Strategic risk management (SRM) seeks to manage the risks inherent in a company’s strategy, the risks to its plans to add value to its owners and society by raising its return on equity, allowing the company to compete successfully across a wider array of business environments, acting when its competitors cannot, and reducing its 'risk of ruin.' Because the future is unknown, SRM is charged with identifying and managing unknown uncertainties. The challenge of doing this makes for a fascinating course. Cross-listed with RISK 6309. Prereq: RISK 3809 and RISK 4809. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq: RISK 3809 and RISK 4809.

RISK 4409 -  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. Restriction: Junior or Senior standing. Cross-listed with RISK 6409 and MGMT 4460/6760. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restriction: Junior or Senior standing

RISK 4509 -  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. Restriction: Junior or Senior standing. Cross-listed with RISK 6509. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq: One RISK course Restriction: Restricted to students with junior/senior standing.

RISK 4609 -  Claims Management  (3 Credits)  

This course will provide an overview of the claims process in the Property and Casualty Insurance world. Students will learn about basic claims handling for personal and commercial claims as well as how to determine coverage and legal issues. Prereq: RISK 3809 with a grade of at least C (GPA 2.0). Restriction: Junior/Senior standing required. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq: RISK 3809 with a grade of at least C (GPA 2.0) Restriction: Junior/Senior standing required

RISK 4709 -  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 it are also explored. Prereq: RISK 3809 and FNCE 3000 with a grade of at least C (GPA 2.0). Restriction: Junior/Senior standing required. Cross-listed with RISK 6709. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq: RISK 3809 and FNCE 3000 with a grade of at least C (GPA 2.0) Restriction: Junior/Senior standing required

RISK 4809 -  Property & Casualty Insurance  (3 Credits)  

Students learn the fundamentals and uses of personal and commercial property and casualty insurance, including cost and pricing issues. Insurance company financial management and current trends in the insurance industry are also explored. Restriction: Junior/Senior Standing, or permission of the instructor. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restriction: Junior/Senior Standing

RISK 4909 -  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. Prerequisite: RISK 3809 with a grade of C or higher. Corequisite: FNCE 3500. Restriction: Restricted to undergraduate Business majors with junior standing or higher. Cross-listed with FNCE 4909/6909 and RISK 6909. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prerequisite: RISK 3809 with a grade of C or higher. Corequisite: FNCE 3500. Restriction: Restricted to undergraduate Business majors with junior standing or higher.