Enterprise Risk Management

Columbia University

12 months
2182 USD/credit
2182 USD/credit
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Columbia University non-degree Certification of Professional Achievement in Enterprise Risk Management prepares graduates to make effective risk-reward decisions through a complete understanding of how to assess and address volatility across an entire enterprise. 


The Enterprise Risk Management program from Columbia University prepares risk professionals to design and implement ERM programs that enhance all decision-making processes, ranging from strategic to traditional mitigation decisions. 

It also provides a robust toolkit of advanced risk management skills and approaches that can be applied to enhance value at both the enterprise level and in specialized risk management roles. 

The core coursework provides insights into how to utilize these ERM and risk management tools and techniques across a variety of proven, market-driven risk management frameworks.

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be prepared to:

  • Quantify all types of risks, including strategic, operational, financial, and insurance.
  • Develop a clear definition of risk appetite (the aggregate enterprise-level risk limit).
  • Design and implement customized ERM frameworks and risk governance structures for any type of organization.
  • Conduct qualitative assessments to identify and prioritize key risks from among all sources.
  • Enhance strategic planning, increasing the likelihood of achieving strategic plan goals.
  • Provide a rigorous business case to inform more effective risk-reward decision-making.
  • Assure the board of directors that key risks are well understood and managed.
  • Understand and satisfy ERM requirements from rating agencies, regulators, and shareholders.
  • Apply ERM techniques to enhance decision-making at the enterprise level or in the specialized risk management roles.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Value-Based Enterprise Risk Management
  • Traditional Risk and ERM Practices
  • External Stakeholder Requirements
  • Strategic Risk Management
  • Operational Risk Management
  • Financial Risk Management (C.P.A.)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application form
  • $95.00 nonrefundable application fee (U.S. currency)
  • Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • Your résumé
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of academic purpose (500 to 750 words)
  • Video Essay
  • An Admissions Interview
  • Optional: Official scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test, GMAT, or LSAT
  • Students whose native language is not English must include proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2182 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2182 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    2182 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2182 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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