If you desire the skills to assess and manage various types of financial risks in a global company, then this five course Graduate Certificate in Risk Management (GCRM) is right for you. The curriculum aligns with the Global Association of Risk Professionals' (GARP) Financial Risk Manager certification program. It also positions you with specialized skills in financial management and risk assessment.
As a part-time student, you can complete the GCRM in as few as 9 months at our Boston campus.
9 - 16 months of part-time study
Required Courses (6 credits)
FIN-808 General Theory in Corporate Finance
Take MBA 650
This course extends the body of knowledge acquired in MBA 650. Students expand knowledge of dividend theory, capital structure theory, capital budgeting, long-term financing decisions, cash management and corporate restructuring, market efficiency, and risk and liability management.
Offered Both Fall and Spring
FIN-810 Investment Analysis
Students examine markets for investment procedures, valuation models, basic analytical techniques, and factors influencing risk/return tradeoffs. This course emphasizes the professional approach to managing investment assets. A variety of investment vehicles are discussed, including stocks, bonds, options, and futures.
Offered Both Fall and Spring
Electives (9 credits)
Three (3) course are electives which must be selected from the approved elective list for Risk Management.
Note RE: MBA 650 Requirement for Previous Business Major Certificate Options - Candidate must have taken equivalent of MBA 650 with a "B" or better within 7 years of enrolling in certificate program OR an upper level FIN elective with a "B" or better within 7 years to meet this requirement for admission.
Gainful Employment Disclosure
View the Federally Mandated Gainful Employment Disclosure for the Graduate Certificate in Risk Management.
Graduate certificate courses, if waived, may need to be substituted with an approved elective. To substitute an approved elective for a required course, a student must have successfully completed equivalent academic coursework at the undergraduate/graduate level in the five years prior to matriculation ("B" or better) and provide official transcripts (with English translation, if applicable).
Candidates who apply within one year of completing their graduate certificate will have applicable courses applied to a Sawyer Business School (SBS) graduate degree program, in the same discipline as the certificate, as long as a grade of "B" or better was earned in that course.
Candidates who apply beyond one year or from a certificate program outside their discipline will have coursework evaluated on a case by case basis for relevancy, current degree requirements and current Sawyer Business School wavier and transfer policies.
Transfer credits from the graduate certificate must have an earned grade of "B" or better and have been taken within five years prior to entering a SBS graduate degree program. However, at the discretion of the program director, some courses may not be transferred if the subject material has changed significantly since completion.