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University of Colorado Denver Business School, offering Bachelor, MBA, MS, and PhD degrees

Business School, University of Colorado Denver

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Risk Management and Insurance: Programs

“The capacity to manage risk, and with it, the appetite to take risk and make forward looking choices, are key elements of the strategy that drives the economic system forward.”  —Peter Bernstein, Against the Gods

The pervasive reality of risk affects all individuals and organizations. In the aftermath of recent financial and natural crises, the difference between success and failure increasingly depends on a firm’s ability to effectively manage risk to enhance firm value.

Undergraduate options

Risk Management and Insurance emphasis

The RMI emphasis provides a specific focus on insurance products and their use in mitigating risk in commercial and personal situations.  Learn more

Minor in Risk Management and Insurance

Students with non-business majors can still add an RMI component to their degee by minoring in Risk Management and Insurance.  Learn more

Certificate in Risk Management

Business and non-business students can add the certificate in RMI to any degree with three classes.  Learn more

A Career Opportunity for Community Co​llege Graduates

Community college students who have satisfactorily completed the Associate of Arts with a Business Emphasis are guaranteed credit for all Guaranteed Transfer courses, reducing the number of necessary credits to be completed within the Business School.  Please see the listing of courses that typically need to be completed by community college students who have completed their Associates of Arts degree. Learn more about transfering from a community college.

Graduate degree options

The MBA with Risk Management and Insurance (RMI) Specialization includes two core risk management courses in addition to the usual courses needed to prepare for a career in business administration (48 credit hours).

The MS in Finance and Risk Management program focuses more tightly on finance in general and risk management and insurance in particular.  Students  customize their course selections to focus more closely on either corporate or financial risk management (30 credit hours).

The MS in Information Systems with the Enterprise Risk Management Specialization program adds risk management courses to a curriculum tightly focused in informatio​​n technology (30 credit hours plus 12 core credit hours).

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