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Undergraduate Degree Programs


Undergraduate Certificate Program

Greg Filbeck
281 Jack Burke Res Center
Penn State Erie
Phone: 814-898-6549

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This certificate program is designed to prepare students for a career in risk management; and, for those interested, to gain exposure to topic that constitute the first part of the Financial Risk Manager (FRM) exam, sponsored by the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP). The FRM exam is the primary industry designation with over 20,000 candidates taking the exam twice a year. Students completing the certificate are prepared to pass the first part of this two-part exam. The certificate requires a total of 21 credit hours and can be completed concurrently with a Penn State Behrend degree or via continuing education. For more information please see

To earn an undergraduate certificate in FINANCIAL RISK MANAGEMENT, a minimum of 22 credits is required.


STAT 200 OR SCM 200
STAT 301
STAT 462 OR ECON 485
FIN 301
FIN 420
FIN 427
FIN 461


Prerequisites Required.

Effective Date: Spring Semester 2011

Expiration Date:

Last Revised by the Department: 12/02/2011



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