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Advanced Certificate in Risk Management

Maurice R. Greenberg School of Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science


The Advanced Certificate in Risk Management is a 15-credit graduate program designed to develop foundational skills in the critical functions necessary for success in risk management. The advanced certificate program will sharpen your skills in planning, forecasting, decision-making, and implementation through case studies and hands-on exercises.

You will gain perspectives on contemporary risk management theory and practice from a distinguished faculty comprising professors from St. John’s University’s Tobin College of Business; its School of Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science; and business professionals and experts. 

All courses are offered during evenings and weekends. Additionally, our program offers the following benefits:

  • Evenings and weekend classes are offered at our Queens or Manhattan campuses, or online, allowing you to stay on your career track and complete the program in two years.
  • Continuation of studies possible, seamlessly leading into our Master of Science (M.S.) in Enterprise Risk Management, our M.S. in Risk Management and Risk Analytics
  • Admission considerations based on work experience, veteran status and academic background (that includes GRE or GMAT waiver consideration)
  • Ability to transfer up to six (6) credits of prior coursework towards the program.

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Applicants to the Tobin College of Business Graduate programs* will automatically be considered for GMAT/GRE waivers once they submit their application, transcript and resume for the 2021 academic year.


    The Advanced Certificate in Risk Management program will require two courses, and three elective risk management related courses (9 credits) from the offerings of the Tobin College.  The two required courses are as follows:

    • ERM 601 Foundations of Enterprise Risk Management
    • RMI 601 Risk Management

    This advanced certificate program also requires three courses (9 credits) from any risk management related course offered by the Tobin College of Business.  Students must successfully complete all five courses within a three-year period.


    Detailed application requirements may be viewed at The Peter J. Tobin College of Business Programs page.

    Office of Graduate Admissions
    8000 Utopia Parkway
    The Peter J. Tobin College of Business, Room 114
    Queens, NY 11439
    Tel: 718-990-1345
    Fax: 718-990-5242
    [email protected]

    For Advanced Certificate applicants requesting a GMAT/GRE waiver please submit the online application, all transcripts, and resume. International Students should also submit the foreign credit evaluation and TOEFL/IELTS scores.  Once complete, please email [email protected] to request waiver consideration.

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    Department Contact

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    Adrian P. Fitzsimons, M.B.A., Ph.D., C.P.A.

    Associate Dean of Academic Programs