Risk Management Graduate Courses

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MET AD 610 Enterprise Risk Management
Fall ‘15

This overview course examines the management issues involved with assessing the security and risk environments in both the private and public sectors in order to assure continuous system-wide operations. The course studies the elements of risk assessment and operational continuity using the project management framework of planning, organizing, and control. Students are exposed to the role of the firm in crisis response and management as well as the terms, systems, and interactions necessary to assure continuous operations. Topics include: the role and need for comprehensive assurance strategy and planning; the security aspects of the firm; an overview of the system-wide structure?as well as the organizations within that structure?designed to plan for and respond to local or national crisis; the social and emotional impact on the workforce as well as its effect on productivity; and the organizational infrastructure relating to national, regional, and international compliance. 4 cr  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
D1 IND Banasiewicz PHO 205 R 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
OL IND Banasiewicz ARR
MET AD 613 Enterprise Risk Planning and Compliance

Students are exposed to the important issues relating to corporate and organizational security and risk from both the perspective of systems designed to protect against disasters and aspects of emergency preparedness should systems fail. Security areas of study include information technology, terrorism, and other organization disruptions. Students study proactive risk assessment through management risk analysis techniques and simulations. Students will be able to design a company or agency global assurance plan, organize the strategy to make the plan operational, and implement control measures to assess the plan's degree of success. The course also provides explanations of legal/regulatory, auditing, and industry-specific requirements related to compliance, control, and reporting issue sin business risk management. The role of establishing and maintaining standards by local, national, and international agencies is discussed, as is the importance of these agencies in certifying operations. 4 credits  [ 4 cr. ]

MET AD 614 Disaster Management

This course takes concepts covered in MET 610 and MET 613 and applies them in more detail mainly to the corporate-private sector environment. During this course, we will first review the organization and processes necessary to effectively respond to and manage incidents, including the transition from emergency response and incident management to business recovery. Finally, the course will focus on disaster recovery, with an emphasis on technology recovery, an absolutely essential but sometimes overlooked component of any successful corporate recovery program. 4 credits  [ 4 cr. ]

MET AD 616 Enterprise Risk Analytics
Fall ‘15

Introduces students to the data analytical approaches used by business organizations to manage their exposure to risk. Addresses three major data analytical pillars of risk management; 1. financial analyses, which offer an overview of actuarial analysis used by the insurance marketplace and the value-at-risk (VaR) methodology used by banks and other financial intermediaries; 2. catastrophe modeling, commonly used in business continuity planning to prepare for major emergencies; and 3. causal analyses, used by a wide spectrum of business entities to risk-adjust their decisions. Students will learn not just how the traditional and emerging data analytical / information producing tools support the goal of minimizing the cost of risk, but also the students will learn how those informational assets can be used to enhance the organization's competitiveness.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
OL IND Gunes Corlu ARR
MET AD 644 Project Risk and Cost Management

This course introduces the art and science of project risk as well as continuity management and cost management. Managing the risk of a project as it relates to a three-part systematic process of identifying, analyzing, and responding is examined through actual case studies. Students learn how to manage the components of a project to assure it can be completed through both general and severe business disruptions on local, national, and international levels. Students learn the process of cost management, early cost estimation, detailed cost estimation, and cost control using earned value method. Students study in depth the issues of project procurement management and the different types of contracts for various scope scenarios.  [ 4 cr. ]

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