Risk Management Graduate Courses

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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. ]

Fall 2017
Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
C1 IND Carroll CAS 233 W 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm
O1 IND Carroll ARR
Spring 2018
Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
C1 IND Carroll PSY B51 W 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm
O1 IND Carroll ARR
XP IND Carroll ARR

Prereq: MET AD610
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. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 IND Byrne CAS B27 M 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm
O1 IND Jennings W 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm

Prereq: MET AD610
This course takes concepts covered in MET AD610 and MET AD613 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. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
D1 IND Weidman CAS 208 R 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm
O1 IND Weidman ARR

Prereq: METAD571
The course offers an overview of the key current and emerging enterprise risk analytical approaches used by corporations and governmental institutions and is focused on understanding and implementing the enterprise risk management framework on how to leverage the opportunities around a firm to increase firm value. The major risk categories of the enterprise risk management such as financial risk, strategic risk and operational risk will be discussed and risk analytics approaches for each of these risks will be covered. Students will learn how to use interlinked data-inputs, analytics models, business statistics, optimization techniques, simulation, and decision-support tools. An integrated enterprise risk analytics approach will be demonstrated with examples from different functional areas of the enterprise.  [ 4 cr. ]

Fall 2017
Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
O1 IND Arslan ARR
Spring 2018
Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
D1 IND Arslan SHA 201 R 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm

The course presents, assesses, and discusses the contemporary theories, methods and practices related to business continuity (BC), business continuity management (BCM) and resiliency planning. The course incorporates the underpinnings of enterprise-wide risk management (ERM); however, it is designed to focus on broad-based threats, vulnerabilities, unexpected events, emergencies, and crises that may impacts organizations and their leaders and professionals. The course focuses on the design, development and applications of resilience, emergency planning, crisis management, BC, and disaster recovery used by organizations in the private sector. It presents a comprehensive, cutting-edge framework pertaining BCM in complex organizations and challenging environments.

The course elements are divided into two parts. Part I addresses the fundamental concepts and constructs, including leadership, governance, policy, strategy, program management, the driving forces of change, taxonomy of threats, risks, and business impact analysis (BIA). BIA is an important technique used for identifying and developing strategies to take advantages of opportunities and to prevent, prepare for, and mitigate negative impacts. Part II provides descriptive and analytical perspectives pertaining to prevention, emergency preparedness, resiliency plans, crisis management, emergency responses, BC, and disaster recovery. Resiliency and emergency planning involve preparing for unplanned events that can cause significant harm to employees, stakeholders, customers, the community, and the public, especially ones that can disrupt systems, processes and operations, cause physical injuries, environmental damage, asset destruction, and threaten the finances and or public image of the company. Monitoring, auditing, and communications are special topics pertaining to the ongoing efforts to ensure that BCM is functioning properly.  [ 4 cr. ]

Fall 2017
Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
B1 IND Rainey SHA 201 T 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Spring 2018
Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
B1 IND Rainey EPC 204 T 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm
O1 IND Rainey ARR

Prereq: MET AD642
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. ]

Fall 2017
Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
O1 IND Bernardin ARR
BNR IND Watson U 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
Spring 2018
Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
B1 IND Reichel STH B20 T 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm
O1 IND Staff ARR

  [ 4 cr. ]

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