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Risk Management Major

Risk management is a program of study designed to prepare students for positions in production, finance, or financial services (including actuarial science, risk management, and real estate), and government agencies that demand quantitative and qualitative skills needed to meet modern risk assessment requirements. Risk analysis touches a wide range of systems including management and control of enterprise risk, legal, political, economic, and property risk assessment.

Students in the risk management major are required to elect one of three options:

Actuarial Science (ACTSC) Option

This option stresses the application of mathematical and statistical concepts to the measurement of life and other risk contingencies, while at the same time giving students a broad understanding of the business environment.

Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Option

Enterprise Risk Management is a senior corporate function designed to increase the value of a firm through the optimal treatment of risk. ERM encompasses a variety of risks, including strategic, financial, hazard, and operational risks. Students majoring in ERM are prepared to work in corporate risk management departments, risk management consulting, regulatory compliance, and a variety of financial services industries, including insurance, personal credit, and benefits management.

Real Estate (R EST) Option

A wide range of professional opportunities in corporate real estate management, real estate brokerage, appraisal, risk management, mortgage lending and banking, development and governmental service are possible for students in this option.

Risk Management Degree Requirements and Sample Schedules