Financial Risk Management, Certificate

Program Code: FINRSK_UCT

Program Requirements

To earn an undergraduate certificate in Financial Risk Management, a minimum of 22 credits is required.

Prescribed Courses
FIN 301Corporation Finance3
FIN 420Investment and Portfolio Analysis3
FIN 427Derivative Securities3
FIN 461Portfolio Management and Analysis3
STAT 200Elementary Statistics Keystone/General Education Course4
or SCM 200 Introduction to Statistics for Business Keystone/General Education Course
STAT 301Statistical Analysis I Keystone/General Education Course3
STAT 462Applied Regression Analysis3
or ECON 485 Econometric Techniques

Prerequisites Required.

Academic Advising

The objectives of the university’s academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.

Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee’s unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.

READ SENATE POLICY 32-00: ADVISING POLICY

Erie

Timothy Krause, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Finance
291 Burke
Erie, PA 16563
814-898-6326
tak25@psu.edu

Career Paths

The certificate in Financial Risk Management can be pursued by students in most Black School of Business undergraduate degree programs or as a stand-alone credential for nondegree students. Penn State Behrend has a comprehensive support system to help you identify and achieve your goals for college and beyond. Meet with your academic adviser often and take advantage of the services offered by the Academic and Career Planning Center beginning in your first semester.

Careers

The Global Association of Risk Professionals notes that as the financial industry becomes increasingly competitive and concerned about managing risk, it is important to distinguish yourself and your ability to add value to an organization. Earning a certificate in Financial Risk Management can do just that.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT POTENTIAL CAREER OPTIONS FOR GRADUATES WITH A CERTIFICATE IN FINANCIAL RISK MANAGEMENT

Opportunities for Graduate Studies

Adding a certificate to your major degree program demonstrates to graduate school admissions committees your commitment to interdisciplinary thinking.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OPPORTUNITIES FOR GRADUATE STUDIES

Professional Resources

Contact

Erie

BLACK SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
281 Jack Burke Research and Economic Development Center
5101 Jordan Road
Erie, PA 16563
814-898-6107
behrend-business@psu.edu

http://behrend.psu.edu/school-of-business