Program Details

Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Science in Risk Management program prepares graduates for a future career working in risk management and insurance.
Location:
Phoenix, United States
Program Type:
Full Degree
Degree Level:
Bachelor
Specialty:
Risk Management, Risk Management

Program Overview

Program Description:

Earn Your Bachelor’s in Risk Management

Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Science in Risk Management program prepares graduates for a future career working in risk management and insurance. Created by the Colangelo College of Business, this program was created to help students obtain jobs in risk, insurance, corporate finance and banking. Upon completion of this risk management degree, graduates will be able to identify, analyze and manage risks within an organization. Offered online, this program is consistent with GCU’s mission to develop learners who are global citizens, critical thinkers, effective communicators and responsible leaders.
Risk Management Degree Online Learning at GCU

GCU has been accredited for over 50 years and stands out as an innovator in online learning. GCU’s online programs are targeted toward working professionals and can be conveniently completed from anywhere at any time. Additionally, online students have access to the same benefits as on-campus students including fully-trained faculty members, supportive counselors, online resources and the ability to use on-campus resources if they so choose.
What Do Risk Management BS Majors Learn?

In GCU’s Bachelor of Science in Risk Management program, students will learn about the risk management process including identifying and analyzing risk, understanding how risk impacts businesses/individuals and what mitigation techniques such as insurance may be available to protect assets. In addition, students will study organizational and enterprise risk management. Finally, students will learn about the accounting cycle and the construction of financial statements, examine the market forces of supply and demand under different market structures, discuss the basic functions of the monetary system, analyze the macro economy in terms of long-run economic productivity and growth and in terms short-run fluctuations, build financial models to help analyze a company and more.

To graduate from this 120-credit program, students must pass courses including:

    Business statistics
    Ethical and legal issues in business
    Fundamentals of business finance
    Management accounting
    Organizational behavior and management
    Global risk management practices
    Implementing risk management strategies
    Property and casualty insurance
    Life and health insurance

Career Fields for Risk Management Degree Graduates

After completing GCU’s Bachelor of Science in Risk Management program, students will be well versed in methods of mitigating and managing risk within an organization. Program graduates may go on to become:

    Claims adjusters/examiners
    Insurance agents
    Loss prevention field representatives
    Customer service
    Sales agent/rep
    Risk analysts
    Risk managers
    Underwriters

Additional Program Information

Accreditation:
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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