Do you have an eye for detail? Are you good with numbers? Do you like identifying areas for improvement? Then a lucrative career in risk management may be perfect for you, and this certificate is the perfect way to get started.
Risk management is the identification, assessment and prioritization of risks that is followed by coordination and economic application of resources to minimize risk and monitor the probability and impact of unfortunate events, or to maximize the realization of opportunity. The objective of risk management is to assure uncertainty does not deflect the endeavor from the business goals. The certificate program helps students become well-rounded business assessors of risk, ready to utilize their knowledge of mathematics, statistics, economics, marketing, business, finance and accounting in an insurance career.
Students must hold a minimum GPA of 2.50 to pursue this certificate and have completed the following prerequisite courses at ASU or an equivalent institution with a grade of "C" or better (scale is 4.00 = "A"):
CIS 105 Computer Applications and Information Technology or equivalent ECN 211 Macroeconomic Principles or ECN 212 Microeconomic Principles MAT 210 Brief Calculus STP 226 Elements of Statistics or ECN 221 Business Statistics
A student pursuing an undergraduate certificate must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student at ASU. Undergraduate certificates are not awarded prior to the award of an undergraduate degree. A student already holding an undergraduate degree may pursue an undergraduate certificate as a nondegree-seeking graduate student. Applicants should contact the unit for additional information.
The certificate requires 15 credit hours from the approved course list with the only required course being ACT 301.
Electives (12 credit hours; choose four):
ACT 201 Introduction to Elements and Techniques of Actuarial Science (3)
ACT 302 Fundamentals of Enterprise Risk Management (3)
ACT 320 Property and Casualty Insurance (3)
ACT 330 Life and Health Insurance (3)
ACT 484 Internship (3)
CIS 308 Advanced Excel in Business (3)
Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this certificate.
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Concurrent degree programs are specially designed academic programs which provide high-achieving undergraduate students the opportunity to complete two distinct but complementary bachelor degrees at the same time. Students must meet minimum admissions standards for both programs and be accepted individually by both colleges offering the concurrent program.
Students pursuing concurrent degrees earn two distinct degrees and receive two diplomas. ASU offers students two ways to earn concurrent degrees: by choosing a predetermined combination or creating their own combination. Predetermined combinations have a single admissions application and one easy to follow major map. To add a concurrent degree to your existing degree, work with your academic advisor. Either way, concurrent degrees allow students to pursue their own personal or professional interests.
Accelerated bachelor's and master's degree programs are designed for high-achieving undergraduate students who want the opportunity to combine undergraduate coursework with graduate coursework to accelerate completion of their master's degree. These programs feature the same high-quality curriculum taught by ASU's world-renowned faculty.
ASU students may accelerate their studies by earning a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in as little as five years (for some programs) or by earning a bachelor’s degree in 2.5 or 3 years.
Accelerated bachelor's and master's degree programs are designed for high-achieving undergraduate students who want the opportunity to combine undergraduate coursework with graduate coursework to accelerate completion of their master’s degree. These programs, featuring the same high-quality curriculum taught by ASU's world-renowned faculty, allow students to obtain both a bachelor's and a master's degree in as little as five years.
Accelerated bachelor’s degree programs allow students to choose either a 2.5- or a 3-year path while participating in the same high-quality educational experience of a 4-year option. Students can opt to fast-track their studies after acceptance into a participating program by connecting with their academic advisor.
This is only the first required math course. This program may contain additional math courses; See Major Map for details.
The level of intensity represents a measure of the number and academic rigor of math courses required.
The level of intensity represents a measure of the number and academic rigor of math courses required. Courses included in the General level: MAT 142
The level of intensity represents a measure of the number and academic rigor of math courses required. Courses included in the Moderate level: MAT 117, MAT 119, MAT 170, MAT 210, SOS 101, CPI 200
The level of intensity represents a measure of the number and academic rigor of math courses required. Courses included in the Substantial level: MAT 251, MAT 265. MAT 266, MAT 267, MAT 270, MAT 271, MAT 272, MAT 274, MAT 275
To add a minor, please consult with the academic advisor for your major.
To add a certificate, please consult with the academic advisor for your major.