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Risk Management Certificate

McCombs School of Business McCombs School of Business

Overview

The Risk Management Certificate prepares students to successfully meet the current and existing risk challenges of the business environment. The program is both structured and flexible to allow students to pursue interests in discipline-specific risks as well as general risks that any enterprise might face. 

Curriculum

The Risk Management Certificate program requires eighteen semester hours of coursework as described below. Twelve hours are business coursework: six hours of risk management, three hours of accounting, and three hours of finance. An additional six elective hours relevant to risk management are selected by the student, with a maximum of 3 hours allowed from the McCombs School of Business. 

Click on your catalog to view the specific requirements for the Risk Management Certificate.
Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2018
Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2020
        Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2022

*Please note that students in the 2020-2022 catalog should apply for the Risk Management Minor.

If you have questions about the curriculum for the Risk Management Certificate, please contact Professor Patrick Brockett (patrick.brockett@mccombs.utexas.edu).

​Admission Criteria

Admission to the program is based on a student's overall academic record, including, but not limited to, hours and number of courses taken in residence, demonstrated interest in risk management, and overall UT grade point average.

​In addition, students seeking admission to the Risk Management credential must:

  • Be a full-time, degree seeking UT-Austin undergraduate student
  • Follow the guidelines outlined in the Application Procedures section below

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Application Procedures

The Risk Management credential is available to all business and non-business majors. The specific program you choose depends on the Undergraduate Catalog that was in effect when you first enrolled in classes at The University of Texas at Austin. 

  • If you are in the 2020-2022 Undergraduate Catalog, you should apply for the Risk Management Minor.
  • If you are in the 2016-2018 or 2018-2020 Undergraduate Catalog, you should apply for the Risk Management Certificate.

To Apply for the Risk Management Minor:

Step 1: Submit an application via the Registrar Document Submission page for minors. 

Step 2: Enter your EID. From the Field of Study pull down menu, choose Risk Management. Confirm your choice and submit the application. 

To Apply for the Risk Management Certificate:

Step 1: Submit an application via the Registrar Document Submission page for certificates.

Step 2: Enter your EID. From the Field of Study pull down menu, choose Risk Management. Confirm your choice and submit the application.

If you have questions about the application process, please contact alana.lipham@mccombs.utexas.edu

Once admitted, you must contact your academic advisor to have the Risk Management minor or certificate attached to your degree profile. This is an important step in the process. The credential cannot be awarded to you when you graduate from UT - Austin if it has not been added to your degree profile.