Online Certificate of Advanced Studies – Organizational Risk Assessment and Management

Program Overview

Employ data to protect valuable assets and navigate financial risk.

Fraud is at an all-time high. Of the most commonly reported types, asset misappropriation and cybercrime top the list — with 52 percent committed by internal actors.1 Organizations everywhere are looking for professionals who know how to reduce exposure to these crimes and manage risk.

Fraud is at an all-time high. Of the most commonly reported types, asset misappropriation and cybercrime top the list — with 52 percent committed by internal actors.1 Organizations everywhere are looking for professionals who know how to reduce exposure to these crimes and manage risk.

Fast Facts

Modality

100% Online

Total Credits

18

Cost Per Credit

$880

Time to Complete

1 year

 
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          Protect Valuable Assets and Thrive

          Become the first line of defense in protecting hard-won assets on behalf of any organization with an online Certificate of Advanced Studies in Organizational Risk Assessment and Management from Utica College.

          Career Outlook

          Skills in risk management and asset protection can lead to a financially rewarding career. In 2017, the top 25 percent of governance, risk and compliance professionals earned more than $100,000 per year2 on average with opportunities projected to grow 10–14 percent from 2016–20263.

          JOBS AND INCOME

          Curriculum: Explore the Latest Tools and Techniques

          Learn to employ the power of data-driven decision-making while gaining a deeper understanding of the ethical and legal considerations around fraud management. Then, become acquainted with the latest tools and techniques to manage risk, and reduce exposure to all kinds of white-collar crime.

          Plus, Utica offers a seamless transfer process into its Master's in Financial Crime and Compliance Management, Master’s in Cybersecurity: Cyber Policy Specialization, and Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs, so when you're ready, you can continue your education and graduate with your master's in less than two years. Not all credit hours may transfer into the Master's degree. Permission of the Program Director is required.

          EXPLORE COURSES

          Curriculum: Explore the Latest Tools and Techniques

          Learn to employ the power of data-driven decision-making while gaining a deeper understanding of the ethical and legal considerations around fraud management. Then, become acquainted with the latest tools and techniques to manage risk, and reduce exposure to all kinds of white-collar crime.

          Plus, Utica offers a seamless transfer process into its Master's in Financial Crime and Compliance Management, Master’s in Cybersecurity: Cyber Policy Specialization, and Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs, so when you're ready, you can continue your education and graduate with your master's in less than two years. Not all credit hours may transfer into the Master's degree. Permission of the Program Director is required.

          EXPLORE COURSES

          Admission Requirements

          To apply for this advanced studies certificate, you'll need to meet the following requirements:

          • Bachelor's degree or international equivalent
          • Completed application
          • Official transcripts
          • Personal statement
          • Resume
          • Minimum GPA of 2.7. Applicants with GPAs below 2.7 can be admitted at the discretion of the department.
          • No GRE or GMAT exam required

          Note that there are additional admissions requirements for international students.

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          Tuition and Financial Aid

          This 18-credit online certificate costs $880 per credit hour. Utica College is dedicated to making an advanced education accessible and affordable and offers many avenues for financial aid.

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          Faculty: Risk-Management Experts

          Benefit from our faculty members' extensive fraud-management experience in risk analysis and financial law across the public and private sectors. Gain a real-world perspective and leave the program with a professional network of experts.

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          Why Learn Online
          With Utica College?

          Benefits of Being an Online Student

          Whether you are advancing your career or switching it, online learning gives you a unique perspective from your instructors and fellow students. You'll get the same high-quality education, credentials, and faculty support without slowing down your life.

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          Planning Your Budget

          Paying for an online education doesn't have to be stressful. We've compiled helpful resources that can get you well on your way to financing your education. Learn more about available options and how you can get started.

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          Frequently Asked Questions

          Advancing your life and career with an online degree comes with lots of questions, and we want to ensure your search for answers is effortless. If you have a question we haven't covered, call (866) 295-3106 to speak with a program manager.

          Completing this certificate requires 18 credit hours which can be taken at a pace that fits your schedule. Students usually take one course every eight weeks. On average, this program is completed in 12 months, but it depends on the amount of credits you are able to complete per semester. Please contact your Program Manager for detailed guidelines.

          Organizational risk assessment and management is part of a modern, complex, information-sensitive enterprise that has prompted increased demand for skilled professionals to work with fraud, financial, white-collar, and cyber-related crime.

          According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, opportunities for Management Analysts are projected to grow an impressive 14 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than average for all occupations. The 2017 median salary for Management Analysts was $82,450 per year, with the highest 10 percent earning more than $152,210 annually.

          See the Advanced Studies Certificate in Organizational Risk Assessment and Management career outlook page for more.

          Utica College's suite of financial crime programs is nationally acclaimed and has been formally recognized for its excellence by the International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts (IALEIA).

          We are also the first college in the nation to become an education partner with the preeminent association for financial crime specialists—Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS).

          Utica provides all the perks of a larger institution, but with the personal attention usually associated with small, private colleges.

          We believe that effective learning can take place anywhere and at any time. Our online programs provide the same rich academic experience as on-campus instruction with rigorous coursework, direct interaction with professors, and discussion with classmates to help you succeed beyond the classroom.

          A background is helpful to have, but not required to be admitted into the online Organizational Risk Assessment and Management certificate program.

          Admission to the program does require a bachelor's degree with a minimum GPA of 2.7. Applicants with GPAs below 2.7 can be admitted at the discretion of the department.

          If you have any concerns or questions, visit our admissions requirements page or feel free to connect with a program manager at (866) 295-3106 to see if you would be a good fit for this certificate.

          Tuition cost for this certificate is $15,840. Additional fees may apply. Visit the Organizational Risk Assessment and Management certificate online program tuition and fees page for full details.

          Utica College is dedicated to making an advanced education accessible and affordable and offers many avenues for financial aid, from scholarships to military benefits.

          The program is designed specifically for students who continue to work full-time. You will be expected to complete one class every eight weeks in each 16-week semester, which is considered full-time for financial aid purposes.

          SOURCES:

          1PWC (2018). Pulling fraud out of the shadows. Retrieved February 13, 2019, from https://www.pwc.com/gx/en/forensics/global-economic-crime-and-fraud-survey-2018-summary-infographic.pdf.
          2Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). (n.d.). Risk Management Professional. Retrieved February 7, 2019, from https://www.acfe.com/career-path-risk-management-professional.aspx
          3O*Net OnLine. (2018). 13-2099.04 - Fraud Examiners, Investigators and Analysts. Retrieved February 7, 2019, from https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/13-2099.04