Business and Economics Department
Business interruption, market developments, cyber incidents, natural catastrophes, changes in legislation and regulation, macroeconomic developments, fire and explosion, political risks and violence, loss of reputation or brand value, changing budget priorities, and new technologies are but a few of the reasons why organizations around the globe brace themselves against an era of greater uncertainty. Expand your career advancement potential with the online M.S. in Risk Management degree from Notre Dame of Maryland University. Whether you have experience in business, government, education, non-governmental organizations or non-profits, this program employs a diverse curriculum to enhance your risk analysis skills, regardless of your professional experience. As a student, you'll explore an original curriculum founded on principles of risk analysis with an outstanding faculty of educators who have years of experience in the field. You will develop expertise in the essentials of risk management, risk assessment and risk communication as you build viable skills for decision-making under uncertainty that are crucial for leadership positions.
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The training choice of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

As a result of our program being grounded in the global experience and knowledge of risk analysts and experts in their fields, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has chosen and repeatedly utilized the NDMU Risk Management program to train its members.

Program Options

The Risk Management program offers two distinct options:

Stackable Credentials

Credits earned in the post-baccalaureate certificate program can roll seamlessly into the MS in Risk Management.

MS in Risk Management

Required Courses

  • RIS 501 Risk Management (3)
  • RIS 502 Risk Assessment (3)
  • RIS 601 Uncertainty (3)
  • ​RIS 602 Quantitative Risk Assessment (3)
  • RIS 603 Risk Communications (3) 
  • RIS 630 Ethics and Risk Governance (3) 
  • RIS 604 Enterprise Risk Management (3) 
  • RIS 605 Decision Making Under Uncertainty (3) 
  • BUS 502 Managing Together (3)
  • BUS 503 Adaptive Leadership (3)

Total credits = 30

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Risk Assessment & Management

Required Courses

RIS 501 - Risk Management (3)
RIS 502 - Risk Assessment (3)
RIS 601 - Uncertainty (3)
RIS 602 - Quantitative Risk Assessment (3)
RIS 603 - Risk Communication (3)
RIS 630 - Ethics and Risk Governance (3)

Total credits = 18

What Makes Our Program Unique

Through each 8-week course, you will receive personal attention from experienced educators who are dedicated to helping you succeed academically and professionally. Upon completion of the program, you’ll have a competitive edge in risk management along with the credentials necessary to succeed as a leader in your organization.

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Risk Management Careers

With the ability to apply the principles of risk analysis to a diverse array of fields and professions, graduates are empowered to become leaders in risk management within their own organizations and communities of practice as:

  •  Decision Makers
  •  Risk Managers
  •  Risk Assessors
  •  Risk Communicators
  •  Chief Risk Officers

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