At which campus can I study this program?
Requirements for an undergraduate certificate may be completed at any campus location offering the specified courses for the certificate.
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: http://psbehrend.psu.edu/Academics/academic-programs/certificate-programs-1.
What is Financial Risk Management?
Financial risk management is the practice of managing exposure to potential economic losses. Penn State Behrend’s certificate in Financial Risk Management includes preparation for the first part of the Financial Risk Manager certification exam sponsored by the Global Association of Risk Professionals.
You Might Like This Program If...
You are an Accounting or Finance major who aspires to a career in financial risk management.
To earn an undergraduate certificate in Financial Risk Management, a minimum of 22 credits is required.
|FIN 301||Corporation Finance||3|
|FIN 420||Investment and Portfolio Analysis||3|
|FIN 427||Derivative Securities||3|
|FIN 461||Portfolio Management and Analysis||3|
|STAT 200||Elementary Statistics||4|
|or SCM 200||Introduction to Statistics for Business|
|STAT 301||Statistical Analysis I||3|
|STAT 462||Applied Regression Analysis||3|
|or ECON 485||Econometric Techniques|
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.
Timothy Krause, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Finance
Erie, PA 16563
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.
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.
Opportunities for Graduate Studies
Adding a certificate to your major degree program demonstrates to graduate school admissions committees your commitment to interdisciplinary thinking.