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Certificate in Risk and Insurance

24 Credits
The Peter J. Tobin College of Business
Manhattan Campus


The Certificate in Risk and Insurance is a two semester 24-credit certificate program, based at the Manhattan campus, and admits students in the fall semester.  Students take four courses in each of the fall and spring semesters.  While an undergraduate degree is not a prerequisite for admission, most people who enroll in this certificate program possess a minimum of an Associate degree, significant college level study and/or industry experience. For additional consumer information, the applicant may refer to the website at the School of Risk Management.

* Please note that this is a certificate program.

Gainful Employment Disclosures

This certificate program is approved as a Gainful Employment Program through the US Department of Education and is, therefore, eligible for Federal Student Aid. View Disclosure to learn about this program outcomes. View Now


The applicant may contact Katleen Sabella, Program Coordinator, Tobin College of Business, for the Manhattan campus, via phone at 212-277-5110 or e-mail at [email protected] to receive a copy of the program application and discuss the requirements which include a $30 non-refundable application fee, an official high school transcript and any official college transcripts (all transcripts must be officially translated into English), two (2) letters of recommendation, resume and official TOEFL examination score in the case of those for whom English is not their first language.  Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible in the admissions cycle.  

The recommended deadline is June 1, though later applications will be considered. 


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The Peter J. Tobin College of Business Dean’s Distinguished Scholars Program

This elite program offers opportunities for high-achieving undergraduate business students to share their academic journey with fellow scholars in the program. It features enriched curricular activities designed to stimulate intellectual, professional, and personal growth by combining opportunities for career development, global study, research projects with faculty, and academic service learning.

Students are selected for the program by Tobin faculty. Business students who graduated in the top 10 percent of their high school class and scored a minimum combined verbal/mathematics SAT score of 1300 will be considered.

The Dean’s Distinguished Scholars Program participation requirements include:

  • Enrollment in Distinguished Scholars-designated courses
  • Participation in a subsidized Scholars Global Destination Course
  • Completion of at least one internship course
  • Participation in two workshop/speaker/career development activities per semester
  • Maintenance of a 3.5 cumulative GPA, both overall and within student’s major

The benefits of the program are many, notably:

  • Participating students receive a $2,000 grant toward the Tobin Global Destination course
  • Participating students have the option to conduct research with a faculty member within the student’s major
  • Participating students may live with other Distinguished Scholars in one of the University’s residence halls