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Advanced Certificate in Risk Management

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

Overview

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 for the 2022 academic year.  Applications with a GPA below 3.25 may be strengthened by submitting a GMAT/GRE score.  

Students who earned their degree outside the United States must also submit a foreign credit evaluation and TOEFL/IELTS/DuoLingo scores. 

    Courses

    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.

    Admissions

    Application Requirements
    All applicants must possess a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution or the international equivalent prior to enrollment at the graduate level. In addition to the application form and non-refundable application fee candidates should submit the following:

    • Statement of professional goals and resume which can be uploaded as part of the  application for admission
    • Official transcripts from all undergraduate, graduate and professional schools attended. 
    • Two letters of recommendation, obtained from professional or academic references
    • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores are required for applicants whose native language is not English
    • Students with international credits must also submit a course-by-course foreign credit evaluation with GPA calculation from a NACES member

    For additional information, please contact:
    Office of Graduate Admission
    The Peter J. Tobin College of Business
    8000 Utopia Parkway
    Suite 114
    Queens, NY 11439
    718-990-1345
    [email protected]

    Department Faculty

    Please see a roster of our Departments and Faculty.

    Department Contact

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

    Associate Dean of Academic Programs