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 undergraduate certificate is intended to help anyone with a high school diploma expand his or her business knowledge. You do not need to have completed an undergraduate degree by the time of admission and can be enrolled at a different university. Undergraduate credit can be earned as a part of the certificate and could count towards your undergraduate degree. Graduates who have completed their degree are also eligible.

This undergraduate certificate can be completed fully online in as little as two semesters.


By completing three RMI courses, all available online, you could add this certificate to your resume within a year. However, to be successful in the risk courses, you will need to have a foundation in finance principles through two prerequisite courses. These may be waived with pre-course work or the completion of a business degree.

Prerequisites include:

  • Principles of finance
  • Management of business capital

Required courses cover a broad range of topics across industries including liability, retirement income, insurance pricing, medical malpractice, diversification of risk, and more. Required courses include:

  • Introduction to risk management and insurance
  • Property-casualty insurance
  • Corporate risk management