Enterprise Risk Management Graduate Certificate
The Graduate Certificate in Enterprise Risk Management at Boston University’s Metropolitan College 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 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.
Graduate Certificate in Enterprise Risk Management Program Options
Available on campus and in the following formats:
Prior to starting a certificate program, students are required to submit a graduate application and an official transcript conferring a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (or the international equivalent). Students must be admitted into a certificate program prior to taking courses, in order for those courses to be credited toward the certificate.
For application materials, visit the MET Admissions page.
A 3.0 GPA is required for certificate award, and no course with a grade below B- may be credited toward the certificate. Individuals considering using graduate certificate courses toward the Master of Science in Enterprise Risk Management (MSERM) must:
- Apply to the MSERM master’s degree program prior to completing two courses
- Recognize that grades earned in certificate courses will not be used in the admission decision process
- Meet the department’s academic admission requirements
(Four courses/16 credits)
MET AD 610 Enterprise Risk Management
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 operational and technological risk assessment and operational continuity using a project management framework and quantitative risk metrics. 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; information security; an overview of the system-wide structure; 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. ]
|A1||IND||Carroll||CAS 326||W||6:00 pm – 8:45 pm|
MET AD 613 Enterprise Risk Planning and Compliance
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. Engineering science is applied to security areas that include information technology, terrorism, and other organization disruptions. Students study proactive risk assessment through analytical 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 cr. ]
MET AD 614 Disaster Management
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. The course will focus on disaster recovery, an absolutely essential but sometimes overlooked component of any successful corporate recovery program. Here, the emphasis is on technology recovery. This includes reviewing the key components of the IT infrastructure; how these components are accounted for in the response and recovery processes; and some best practices in technology recovery modelling. Several emerging technologies relative to cloud computing, information security, etc., are also examined. Prereq: MET AD617 [ 4 cr. ]
MET AD 617 Business Continuity Management
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 technologies pertaining BCM in complex organizations and challenging environments. Technological innovations are used to involve a complex array of high-level developments that result in transitions and transformations of businesses. Finally, the environmental considerations center on connections between business and the natural law. [ 4 cr. ]
|A1||IND||Rainey||CAS 237||R||6:00 pm – 8:45 pm|
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