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Advanced Certificate in Risk Management

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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Degree Type
Adv Cert
Area of Interest
Associated Colleges or Schools
Program Location
  • Manhattan Campus
  • Online
Required Credit Hours

Department Contact

Adrian P. Fitzsimons, Ph.D.


Bent Hall Queens 123


Applicants to The Tobin College of Business Graduate programs will automatically be considered for GMAT/GRE waivers for the 2022 and 2023 academic years.  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. 


    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.


    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. 
    • One letter 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
    [email protected]

    Department Faculty

    Please see a roster of our Departments and Faculty.

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