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Concentration in Institutions and Risk Management

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Assessing Risks and Spotting Opportunities

The field of Institutional Risk Management (IRM) involves identifying, understanding, and dealing with potential problems that could affect an organization's goals. People in this feild act as reliable guides and helpful partners. Using powerful tools to size up risks and craft strategies, they help organizations tackle tough situations head-on, emerging even stronger on the other side.

About the Program

Designed to empower you with the expertise needed to thrive, the Institutions and Risk Management program plunges into the depths of organizational resilience, risk analysis, and strategic planning. With a rich curriculum, you'll dive into risk management best practices and understand its role in strategic planning.

From deciphering market shifts to enhancing risk mitigation strategies, you'll grow a profound comprehension of crafting and executing robust risk management approaches. Whether your passion lies in risk consulting, strategic planning, or governance, our program primes you for diverse roles across industries, equipping you with the tools to navigate and conquer the complexities of risk with confidence.

Students in the program will learn:

  • Firm project, security valuation, including short-term and long-term assts and liabilities.
  • Risk and Return and its role in financial markets and environment.
  • Financial statements and effects financial markets and the environment
  • Financial statements and alternative financing options
  • Structure and functions of various financial institutions and the tools and techniques used to identify and mitigate risk.

What is Institutions and Risk Management?

Institutions and Risk Management, a subset of finance, is responsible for evaluating, monitoring, and addressing risks to help the organization stay on track with its strategic goals. 

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Careers in Institutions and Wealth Management

There are many potential job titles for Institutions and Risk Management graduates. Below are a few example careers. The titles and salaries listed below are not necessarily entry level, and students should take into consideration how years of experience, geographical location, and required advanced degrees or certifications may affect pay scales.

(2020 -2030)
*Median Annual Salary

Financial Examiner



Finance Manager



Financial Analyst



* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA) and Bureau of Labor Statistics 2022 wage data

  • Degree Overview

    To graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Institutions and Risk Management, students will need to take a total of 24 credit hours on top of the usual Business Core requirements.

  • Curriculum

    Required Courses include: 

    • Financial Markets and Institutions
    • Multinational Financial Management
    • Portfolio Management
    • Financial Management
    • Cases Problems in Financial Management
    • Commercial Bank Management
    • Principles of Risk and Insurance

    Choose one of the following: 

    • Entrepreneurial Finance
    • Real Estate Principles
    • Intermediate Accounting I 

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