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Graduate Certificate in Risk Management


Broaden your knowledge of risk management by completing a one-year Graduate Certificate in Risk Management from the University of Colorado Denver. By completing four semester-long RMI courses, all available online, and meeting a prior finance course requirement, you will be on your way to enhancing your personal knowledge and providing your employer with RMI awareness and professional skills.  Previous course work and some professional designations may waive the prerequisites.

The Risk Management and Insurance industry is actively seeking young talent and the RMI program has 100% job placement of our graduates at competitive salaries. 50% of this industry is retiring in the next 5 to 10 years, leaving a huge need for new talent. The pervasive reality of risk affects all individuals and organizations.  Specialized knowledge and understanding of risk increase students’ marketability and potential for success across a wide range of industries. 

This certificate is for students currently pursuing a degree in any graduate discipline that wants to expand their business and knowledge of risk management to give themselves a leg up when they enter the workforce. Degree-seeking students are eligible to apply for RMI scholarships each semester they are enrolled in a certificate course.  However, this certificate can also be taken by those that have completed their degree.  

Students can pursue this certificate, even if they are not CU Denver students. Credit earned as a part of the certificate does count towards a full graduate MBA or master's degree.

    Potential Career Opportunities in Risk Management:

         • Underwriter • Broker • Risk Manager • Claims Adjustor • Risk Analyst • Account Executive • Loss Control • Agent

    Add an RMI Certificate to your degree in: 

         •  Business • Economics • Math • Actuarial Science • Criminal Justice • Information Technology •  Engineering • Other Majors

See the Certificate in Risk Management page for more information.

Program Delivery

  • This certificate can be completed fully online or through a combination of on-campus and online classes in as little as one year.

Declaring This Certificate

See the Graduate Certificate in Risk Management page here for more information. Current CU Denver students can contact their advisor to add this certificate to their major.  Non-students can apply here or contact lori.genuchi@ucdenver.edu for more information.