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Graduate Certificate in Risk Management & Organizational Continuity Boston University Metropolitan College


The Boston University Online Graduate Certificate in Risk Management & Organizational Continuity (RMOC) 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.

Students who complete the online certificate will gain 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.

Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Risk Management & Organizational Continuity 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.

This certificate may be of special interest to those currently enrolled in one of our online Master of Science programs.

The RMOC certificate program consists of four online courses that cover:

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

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:

  • Academic credits that may be applied toward the Online Master of Science in Business Continuity, Security, & Risk Management
  • Knowledge that prepares individuals for courseware offered by DRI International leading to possible certification in business continuity management
  • Access to expert faculty from government, business, and Boston University
  • A valuable professional credential—in just nine months of study

Getting Started: Please complete this form to receive more information about your program of interest, application deadlines, as well as opportunities to attend online information sessions (webinars).


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