Certificate of Advanced Studies in Organizational Risk Assessment and Management: Career Outlook

Join the first line of defense against fraud and mismanagement.

Fraud is at an all-time high. In response, the demand for professionals who know how to assess risk using the latest tools, technologies and techniques is strong and growing.

  • 52% of financial fraud affecting companies is committed by internal employees1
  • $2.2 billion in losses to fraud among U.S. banks in 20162
  • 5% average annual revenue loss to internally committed fraud among U.S. companies3
  • 52% of financial fraud affecting companies is committed by internal employees1
  • $2.2 billion in losses to fraud among U.S. banks in 20162
  • 5% average annual revenue loss to internally committed fraud among U.S. companies3

In 2017, the top 25 percent of governance, risk and compliance professionals earned more than $100,000 per year on average4 with opportunities projected to grow between 10 and 14 percent from 2016 to 2026.5

With Utica College's Certificate of Advanced Studies in Organizational Risk Assessment and Management, you'll build your skills in management and data-driven decision-making, and you'll bring an understanding of the ethical and legal context around cybercrime to your next role.

Career Opportunities

Professionals with skills explored in this program hold positions like these:

  • Financial Risk Analyst: Analyze data in order to create formal processes that help identify, prevent, or minimize financial risks.
  • Financial Examiner: Monitor the activities and systems of financial institutions, evaluate processes and practices for vulnerabilities and risk, and make recommendations to improve financial stability.
  • Fraud Prevention Manager: Analyze and understand current trends in fraud and financial compliance. Employ technologies and systems to minimize risk or reduce vulnerabilities to all forms of fraud.

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          Learning Outcomes

          • Assess the criminal liability of modern organizations and enterprises related to fraud, financial, and white-collar crime

          • Understand the difference between management and leadership in a modern organization

          • Apply legal and ethical concepts to the cybercrime domain

          • Apply risk assessment and management tools and techniques to modern organizations and enterprises

          • Examine risk-assessment concepts and trade-offs including threats, vulnerabilities, countermeasures and cost/benefit

          • Use accounting and finance concepts to interpret financial data and apply it to decision-making

          Continue Your Education

          When you're ready to advance your education, you can seamlessly transfer equivalent courses from this certificate to complete one of these degrees in less than two years:*

          Note that not all of your credit hours may transfer into these degrees. You must first obtain permission from the Program Director.

          *Students are expected to take one class every eight weeks.

          Beyond the Degree

          We have the tools to help you make your next career move:

          One-on-One Mentors

          Work with your program director and professors for professional mentorship and support.

          Job Search Assistance

          Build your résumé, do mock interviews, and find new opportunities in your area.

          Career Counseling

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          UC Career Connect

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          1PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). (2018). Pulling fraud out of the shadows. The biggest competitor you didn't know you had. Retrieved February 7, 2019, from https://www.pwc.com/gx/en/forensics/global-economic-crime-and-fraud-survey-2018-summary-infographic.pdf
          2Banks Stop $17 Billion in Fraud Attempts in 2016. (2018, February 21). Retrieved February 7, 2019, from https://www.securitymagazine.com/articles/88711-banks-stop-17-billion-in-fraud-attempts-in-2016
          3Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). (2018). Report to the Nations 2018 Global Study on Occupations Fraud and Abuse (Rep.). Retrieved February 7, 2019, from https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/acfepublic/2018-report-to-the-nations.pdf
          4Association 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
          5O*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