Program at a Glance

  • Online and On Campus
  • Part-Time
  • 16 Credits
  • 8–12 Months to Completion
  • 9 Core Faculty
  • Tuition & Fees—Part-Time Study*: $15,400

*Based on 2023–2024 Boston University tuition and fees.

Learn Valuable Risk Management Principles

Available online and on campus, the Graduate Certificate in Enterprise Risk Management at Boston University’s Metropolitan College (MET) 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.

The Enterprise Risk Management certificate provides expertise in the proactive aspects of planning and strategy, as well as the reactive aspects of crisis management and enterprise and organizational continuity. You will examine a range of technical and logistical issues facing emergency management professionals, while focusing on understanding the psychological and social components—the human resources—of an organization. In addition, you will learn the following principles:

  • 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 in the Enterprise Risk Management certificate features a case-study simulation that provides an opportunity to apply the concepts learned from coursework under emergency-like conditions.

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“[The Business Continuity Management course] was also of immediate benefit at my job as an IT and information security expert with a large financial services provider. Having recently taken on new business continuity responsibilities, I had already come to appreciate that protecting a company must be an integrated team effort.”Chris Budd (MET’19), Information Technology & Information Security Professional, Financial Services

Why BU’s Enterprise Risk Management Program?

  • Active Learning Environment: BU MET’s Enterprise Risk Management program focuses on practical, hands-on education, ensuring you are immersed in all aspects of risk management and organizational continuity—education you can apply on the job.
  • Engaged Faculty: In BU MET’s Enterprise Risk Management certificate program, you benefit from working closely with highly qualified faculty who draw from active research and substantial professional achievements in areas such as predictive data analytics, cybersecurity, resiliency planning, prevention, crisis management, and recovery.
  • Extensive Network: Study principles of enterprise risk alongside peers with solid business experience, learn from faculty who have valuable business contacts, and benefit from an alumni community with strong professional connections.
  • 15:1 Class Ratio: Enjoy an exceptional student-to-instructor ratio, ensuring close interaction with faculty and access to support.
  • Valuable Resources: Make use of Boston University’s extensive resources, including the Center for Career Development, Fitness & Recreation Center, IT Help Centers, Mugar Memorial Library, the George Sherman Union, and many others.
  • Flexible Options: Study at the pace that works for you, evenings on campus or fully online. Courses begin fall, spring, and summer; online courses have two starts per term.
  • Track Record: Learn from the best—since 2014, BU MET’s part-time master’s programs in business and management have been ranked among the top in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

Master the Tools to Manage Enterprise Risk

The Graduate Certificate in Enterprise Risk Management and the MS in Enterprise Risk Management (MSERM) are offered through the Department of Administrative Sciences, which offers a variety of evening and online degrees and certificates to help you remain competitive in business and management and rise to the top of your field. Focusing on providing industry-specific programs that are innovative, scholarly, challenging, interdisciplinary, and practically focused, our mission is to produce critical and innovative thinkers—broad in perspective, international in attitude, skilled in communications—who are competent, capable, and comfortable in their ability to make strategic decisions either alone or in teams, and practiced in using the tools necessary to compete in their specialization. We prepare students to succeed in a global environment, within a professional and ethical framework.

Graduate with Expertise

Metropolitan College’s Enterprise Risk Management graduate certificate will equip you with:

  • 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.

Certificate-to-Degree Pathway

BU MET graduate certificate programs can serve as building blocks to a master’s degree. Students who earn the Graduate Certificate in Enterprise Risk Management may waive the specialization courses for the Boston University Metropolitan College Master of Science in Enterprise Risk Management degree program. Students currently enrolled in a graduate certificate who are interested in transitioning into a master’s degree should contact their academic advisor to declare their interest in this pathway. A new master’s degree application is not required. Connect with a graduate admissions advisor at to learn more about this option.


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Our part-time rates are substantially lower than those of the traditional, full-time residential programs yet provide access to the same high-quality BU education.

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BU MET programs offer the flexibility of part-time study, either on campus or online. Tuition, fees, and total program cost are determined by enrollment status. Course enrollment in this certificate program is 1–2 courses (4–8 credits) in a semester, and tuition is charged the part-time per-credit rate.

Enterprise Risk Management Graduate Certificate (Online and On Campus)

Enrollment Status Part Time
Courses per Semester 2 courses
(8 credits)
Time to Degree 2 semesters
(8 months)
Tuition* $535-$955
per credit**
Fees per Semester* $60
Total Degree Cost* $15,400

*Based on 2023–2024 Boston University tuition & fee rates.
**Cost per credit is determined by course number (100–599 = $535/credit, 600–999 = $955/credit).

Questions? Please contact us to hear from an Admissions Advisor who can help you determine the best enrollment pathway. For information regarding financial aid, visit BU MET’s Financial Aid page.

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