Risk Management (Certificate)

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The Master of Science in Finance program at Stuart School of Business, ranked #5 in the United States by Financial Times, offers a variety of graduate and post-graduate certificate programs specifically designed for working professionals who want to enhance their specialized expertise to propel their careers forward.

The Certificate in Risk Management covers credit risk and operational risk, quantitative modeling and analysis, the development of practical risk management tools, statistical tools for forecasting, and an overview of the rapidly developing field of credit risk analysis.

Certificate students take classes alongside degree-seeking students and benefit from the same expert faculty, hands-on approach, and curriculum that is attuned to leading-edge finance practices and technologies.

Convenient for busy professionals, courses are scheduled in the evening at Illinois Tech’s Downtown Campus.

Program Overview

The Certificate in Risk Management covers credit risk and operational risk, quantitative modeling and analysis, the development of practical risk management tools, statistical tools for forecasting, and an overview of the rapidly developing field of credit risk analysis.

Career Opportunities

The Certificate in Risk Management provides post-graduate finance professionals with the latest industry-relevant ideas, skills, and technologies targeted to their interests and career paths in risk management.

This certificate includes three semester-length courses (9 credit hours total). Each course meets once a week for 15 weeks. Use the link below for a list of courses and descriptions. 

The Risk Management Certificate is a post-graduate certificate program designed for applicants who have graduate degrees in business or finance.

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  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent)
  • Minimum two years of related work experience
  • Depending on previous academic coursework, the applicant may need to take additional prerequisite courses that may not count toward the certificate

Stuart School of Business certificates in finance are:

  • Targeted: Get the specific, career-focused education you need now
  • Convenient: Evening classes at Illinois Tech’s Downtown Campus, located a block west of Union Station in Chicago
  • Flexible: Take one or more courses at a time

Use certificate credit toward a master’s degree

Certificate students who later apply and are admitted to a master’s degree program at Stuart may apply all approved certificate coursework with a grade of “B” or higher to a master’s degree. A certificate is typically equivalent to one-fourth to one-third of the credit hours required for a degree. Students have the option of transferring to the master’s program in any semester.

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