Sep 26, 2023  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Risk Assurance and Advisory Certificate

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Risk Assurance and Advisory professionals add value to organizations by providing independent assurance and advisory services addressing governance, risk management and controls across all aspects of the business. These professionals may work directly for a specific organization in any industry or in professional services and consulting firms offering risk assurance and advisory services to a variety of clients. This certificate will enable students to gain practical knowledge and skills that are transferrable to a wide variety of governance, risk management and controls roles as well as prepare for other industry-relevant certifications. Since MSU Denver is recognized as an Internal Auditing Education Partner, the student will also earn a certificate endorsed by the Institute of Internal Auditors. 

Students will take 12 credits of required courses, plus 3 credits of elective courses, for a total of 15 credits to earn the Risk Assurance and Advisory Certificate. 

Students must complete each course in the certificate program with a grade of “C” or better. The courses cannot be taken pass/fail. Some courses in the certificate have prerequisites which must be satisfied. At least nine credit hours of the required courses for this certificate must be completed at MSU Denver.

Required Courses

Students will take four required courses totaling 12 credits. These courses incorporate skills and knowledge necessary to be an effective Risk Assurance and Advisory professional including governance, enterprise risk management, internal controls, internal audit standards and ethics, business processes, information systems security to support effective business processes and data analysis.  


In addition to the four required courses, an additional 3 credits must be taken from the electives listed here. There are electives from each College of Business major so students have a wide range of choices.

Total for Certificate: 15 credits

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