Majors, Minors, & Certificates

Risk Management

The risk management certificate program is designed to train students to think both critically and analytically, and to develop their problem-solving skills. It is closely associated with the field of actuarial science, a profession involved in several diverse areas of the business world including asset/fund management, investment and pension-plan design as well as their classical role with insurance companies.

Program Highlights

  • Preparation for careers in banking, investesting, energy, insurance, healthcare and government.
  • Access to Hickey Financial Technology Center.
  • Development of a strong mathematical background.
  • Emphasis on understanding applied mathematics via statistical analysis.
  • Understanding of finance theory and the role of finance.
  • Focus on use of mathematics to solve business problems.

Employers of our Graduates

  • Creative Pension Consultants
  • Danziger & Markhoff, LLP
  • Farm Family Insurance
  • Mutual Trust Financial Group
  • MVP Health Care
  • State Farm Insurance
  • The New York State Teachers’ Retirement System

Internship Sites

  • MetLife
  • The Hartford
  • Buck Consultants
  • New York Life
  • New York State Insurance Department
  • New York State Retirement System
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • State Farm Insurance

Actuarial Science

Actuarial Science is a discipline centered in assessing, pricing and ultimately managing institutional risk which is commonly used in the insurance industry and financial professions. Students who are good at mathematics that desire a professional component to their education are typically interested in this field commonly listed in the Top 10 professions.


Career Opportunities

Credit Analysts analyze credit data and financial statements of individuals or firms to determine the degree of risk involved in extending credit or lending money. Prepare reports with credit information for use in decision making.

Job titles include: Credit Analyst, Analyst, Credit Manager, Underwriter, Credit Administrator, Credit and Collections Analyst, Credit Representative, Credit Risk Analyst, Risk Analyst


The median annual wage was $61,080 in 2012.


Employment is projected to grow 8-14% from 2012 to 2022.

Risk Management Specialists analyze and manage risk management issues by identifying, measuring, and making decisions on operational or enterprise risks for an organization.


The median annual wage was $61,160 in 2012.


Employment is projected to grow 3-7% from 2012 to 2022.

The finance and insurance sector comprises establishments primarily engaged in financial transactions (transactions involving the creation, liquidation, or change in ownership of financial assets) and/or in facilitating financial transactions. Common job functions include accountants, auditors, insurance sales agents, loan officers, tellers and securities, commodities and financial services sales agents.


Depends on job function.


​Employment in the finance and insurance industry is expected to grow by 8% by 2022.