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

Business School, University of Colorado Denver

Requirements | Risk Management and Insurance


Complete three required courses:

  • ​FNCE 3000: Principles of Finance
  • FNCE 3500: Management of Business Capital​

*Prerequisites FNCE 3000 and FNCE 3500 waived if applicants have equivalent professional certifications (listed below) and professional experience.

Please contact Lori Genuchi at​ or

303-315-8153 with any questions.

Waiver of FNCE 3000 and FNCE 3500:

  • ​The following professional finance-related credentials are considered as equivalencies:
    • CMA - Certified Management Accountant
    • CFM - Certified Financial Manager
    • CFA - Chartered Financial Analyst - passed level one
    • CTP - Certified Treasury Professional
    • CPA - Certified Public Accountant
    • FRM - Financial Risk Manager (GARP) - passed part one
    • CRP - Certified Risk Professional
    • CBM - Certified Business Manager - passed part two
    • CVA/AVA - Certified/Accredited Valuation Analyst
    • ARM - Associate in Risk Management - passed 54 or 56
    • CRM - Certified Risk Manager
    • CPCU - Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters
      - passed CPCU 540
  • Relevant certifications outside the certification list above
  • Relevant undergraduate or graduate degree

A committee of faculty teaching FNCE 3809 and FNCE 4909 will assess waiver requests.

What are RMI industry leaders saying about the Certificate in Risk Management and Insurance Studies?

"This is an ideal program for the busy insurance professional interested in strengthening his/her industry knowledge. Courses are available online, so no matter where you are you can stay connected to your class. For someone with a liberal arts degree, this program will provide specific and broad industry knowledge that will immediately enhance your understanding of the insurance market(s). For someone without a degree, but with years of experience and an industry designation or two, you'll find this certificate to be personally and professionally rewarding. This is certainly something I would have pursued when I first entered this profession."

- Cindy Baroway,
Past President, Colorado Chapter of CPCU Society
President-Elect, CPCU Society
University of Colorado Denver

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