Online Enterprise Risk Management Graduate Certificate

The online Graduate Certificate in Enterprise Risk Management at Boston University is designed to provide business managers and public employees with the skills they need to formulate and execute the best possible response to a wide range of emergencies and disasters—from extreme weather to layoffs to a supply chain disruption.

Offered online, on campus, and in a blended format, the Enterprise Risk Management certificate provides students with expertise in the proactive aspects of planning and strategy, as well as the reactive aspects of crisis management and enterprise and organizational continuity. In addition to the technical and logistical issues facing emergency management professionals, the program focuses on understanding the psychological and social components—the human resources—of an organization. Topics covered by the Enterprise Risk Management graduate certificate program include:

  • Preparedness planning
  • Risk assessment and mitigation
  • The interface between private and public response
  • The human, technological, and logistical factors of crisis recovery
  • The development of a system-wide continuity plan

Each course features a case-study simulation that requires students to apply the concepts from their coursework under emergency-like conditions.

Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Enterprise Risk Management will be able to demonstrate:

  • Proficiency in designing and evaluating exposures and available response options, as well as developing appropriate plans for enterprise risk management, business continuity planning, and disaster recovery frameworks and processes.
  • Skills in the use of quantitative and qualitative data use to estimate company risk exposure.
  • A broad understanding of the different aspects of business continuity as it impacts the continued operations of the firm, from supply-chain through higher-level strategy development involving industry sustainability.

Why Choose BU’s Certificate in Enterprise Risk Management?

  • Boston University certificate programs comprise just four courses (16 credits) and provide essential skills and capabilities in high-growth industry areas. Certificate programs also provide a pathway to Metropolitan College management degree programs.
  • Learning from expert faculty from MET’s Department of Administrative Sciences, professionals in the public and private sectors will benefit from this opportunity to address both the human and operational factors of a workplace crisis while gaining knowledge that prepares them for courseware offered by DRI International, leading to possible certification in business continuity management.
  • Online certificate programs share courses and instructors with MET’s master’s degree programs in management, ranked #9 among the nation’s Best Online Graduate Business Programs (Excluding MBA) by U.S. News & World Report in 2018.

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Career Outlook

Management Analysts

14% increase in jobs through 2024

$81,320 median annual pay in 2015

Operations Research Analysts

30% increase in jobs through 2024

$78,630 median annual pay in 2015

Business Continuity Planners

8% increase in jobs through 2024

$68,170 median annual pay in 2015

Emergency Management Directors

6% increase in jobs through 2024

$67,330 median annual pay in 2015

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition

Tuition & Financial Assistance

Money Matters

Boston University Metropolitan College (MET) offers competitive tuition rates that meet the needs of part-time students seeking an affordable education. These rates are substantially lower than those of the traditional, full-time residential programs yet provide access to the same high-quality BU education. To learn more about current tuition rates, visit the MET website.

Financial Assistance

Comprehensive financial assistance services are available at MET, including graduate assistantships (up to $4,200 per semester), scholarships, graduate loans, and payment plans. There is no cost to apply for financial assistance, and you may qualify for a student loan regardless of your income. Learn more.

Curriculum

Boston University’s Graduate Certificate in Enterprise Risk Management consists of four required courses (16 credits).

Students interested in further study may transfer credits earned for the Enterprise Risk Management graduate certificate toward degree requirements for the Boston University Master of Science in Enterprise Risk Management.


Faculty


John Maleyeff

John Maleyeff

Associate Professor of the Practice of Administrative Sciences
PhD, MS, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, BA, East Stroudsburg State College

Canan Gunes Corlu

Canan Gunes Corlu

Assistant Professor of Administrative Sciences; Faculty Coordinator for Applied Business Analytics Programs
PhD, MS, Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University; BS, Koc University

Vladimir Zlatev

Vladimir Zlatev

Associate Professor of the Practice of Administrative Sciences
PhD, MS, BS, Dresden University of Technology


Visiting and Part-time Faculty



Donald Byrne

Donald Byrne, CBCP, CDCE, ISO Lead Auditor, TIA 942 Lead Auditor

Instructor
President and CEO, METRIX411; Host, Business IQ Radio Show (WBNH); Chair, TIA Committee on Edge Data Centers
MBA, Southern New Hampshire University; BA, St. John University


Mark Carroll

Mark Carroll, FBCI, MBCP, PMP, CISSP, CISA, CGEIT, CPIM

Instructor
Senior Vice President and Business Risk Officer with Income Research + Management (IR+M), Boston; Editorial Advisory Board, Continuity Insights
MBA, Babson College; BA, Boston College


Michael Dolan

Michael Dolan, CBCP, CEM, EMT-B

Instructor
Business Continuity Consultant, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
MS, Canisius College; BA, Salve Regina University


Getting Started

To learn more or to contact an enrollment advisor before you get started, request information using the button below and tell us a little about yourself. Someone will be in touch to answer any questions you may have about the program and detail the next steps in earning your degree. You can also start your application or register for a course at Metropolitan College.