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Enterprise Risk Management (Graduate Certificate)

Guide your organization by effectively identifying, assessing and managing risk through a graduate certificate in Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) through Creighton University’s Heider College of Business.

This one-year, online certificate program will expand your critical thinking and decision-making processes and help you develop a risk management mindset. You’ll examine ERM organizational frameworks, risk management applications, strategic planning, turning assessment into action, and learning how to effectively communicate and respond in a crisis.

“Jesuit values such as cura personalis and magis—care for the whole person and excellence—are how Creighton teaches its students to be good people. Whether you’re studying accounting or marketing or business administration at Heider College of Business, you’re learning more than technical skills. You’re learning how to be a better person for the world in which we live.”

—Regina Taylor, PhD | Assistant Professor, Heider College of Business

Managing risk is the cost of doing business today. Earning your risk management certification will help you form a strong defense using critical thinking, analysis and risk management skills. The online enterprise risk management certificate program will give you the tools and practical experience to protect your business and respond effectively when risks arise.

A flexible—and worthwhile—investment in your future

We know that graduate school can be a serious investment of your time and money, so we make sure that your investment is a smart one—and one that you can fit in your busy schedule. All courses in the enterprise risk management program are offered in eight-week sessions entirely online, giving you optimal flexibility when it comes to where and when you study.

You’ll also have the option of choosing your final course in the program from several elective options. Topics include crisis planning and enterprise communication, insurance risk management, applied behavioral finance and more, and you can choose whichever course most closely aligns with your interests or profession.

Plus, you’re well on your way to earning a master’s degree if you choose to further advance your education. The credits you earn in the ERM certificate program can be applied toward a full Master of Business Administration (MBA).

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Program Details

Program Goals and Curriculum

Creighton University’s online graduate certificate program in Enterprise Risk Management consists of 15 credit hours and can be completed in about a year. It is ideal for those wishing to take on a risk management role in their organization.

  • Introduction to ERM: Management and Assessment
  • Credit and Market Risk Fundamentals
  • ERM Leadership and Governance
  • Case Studies in ERM and Governance
  • Elective (Choose from several options)


Our respected faculty at Creighton strives to help students in the enterprise risk management graduate certificate program strengthen their skills, expand their knowledge and work to achieve their goals.

Master's and Dual Degree Options

Credits earned for this graduate certificate can be applied toward a full Master of Business Administration, which can be combined with a variety of other master's degrees as a dual degree.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Enterprise Risk Management program, applicants must:

  • Complete an application
  • Include an updated curriculum vitae or resume
  • Provide an official transcript from the institution that granted the Bachelor’s degree. Read more about sending transcripts here
  • Submit a personal statement of interest in the graduate certificate
  • Evidence of at least one undergraduate statistics course

A personal interview may be requested in addition to the above requirements. The interview may be conducted in-person or virtually.

International students are welcomed into this program so long as they complete it from their country of residence, as F-1 visas will not be issued. 

International applicants must:

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition rates change in the fall of each year. Visit our financial aid site for more details.

Financial Aid
To help make your graduate studies at Creighton University more affordable, we encourage you to file the FAFSA to apply for financial assistance. We also encourage you to apply for available graduate student scholarships and fellowships.

Have questions? Email or call a friendly financial specialist at 402.280.2731 for any additional questions you may have.

Dates and Deadlines

The table below details the enrollment deadlines and starting dates of courses for the current academic year. If you have any questions about dates, deadlines, or application materials, please contact an admissions advisor for personalized assistance.


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