The pervasive reality of risk affects all individuals and organizations. A specialized understanding of risk increases your marketability and potential for success across a wide range of industries.

The risk management and insurance industry is actively seeking young talent, and our RMI program has a 100% job placement of our graduates at competitive salaries. Jobs cut across industry and have titles such as underwriter, broker, risk analyst, and claims adjuster.

This certificate is compatible with many degrees including:

  • Business
  • Actuarial Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Information Technology
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Mathematics


The general knowledge necessary for risk management and insurance is provided in the required courses. Credit from these courses can be applied to a future graduate degree at the CU Denver Business school. This graduate certificate considst of four courses and can be completed in two semesters. The certificate courses are a combination of online and on campus. There are required prerequisites in accounting and finance (one each). Contact Lori Genuchi for details and to apply.

Course topics include:

  • Principles of risk and insurance
  • Practical enterprise risk management
  • Strategic risk management
  • Corporate risk management
  • Cyber risk management and cyber warfare

Contact Lori Genuchi for an application