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 a business. These professionals may work directly for a specific organization or in professional services and consulting firms offering risk assurance and advisory services to a variety of clients. This certificate will enable graduate students to gain practical 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 9 credits of required courses, plus 3 credits of elective courses, for a total of 12 credits to earn their Graduate Certificate in Risk Assurance and Advisory.
Students must complete each course in the certificate program with a grade of “B” or better. The courses cannot be taken pass/fail. Some courses in the certificate have prerequisites which must be satisfied. All credit hours of the required courses for this certificate must be completed at MSU Denver.
Certificate Program Admission:
Students eligible to enroll in the Graduate Certificate in Risk Assurance and Advisory courses include:
- Students with a bachelor’s degree (or higher) from a regionally accredited college or university with a 3.0 GPA (cumulative or last 60 hours);
- Students with a bachelor’s degree and approved professional examination, licensure or relevant professional experience;
- Students currently admitted to a graduate business program at another regionally accredited college or university;
- Students with a bachelor’s degree (or higher) from a regionally accredited college or university with an admissions GMAT index score >1,000; and/or
- Students with approved significant relevant professional experience.