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Graduate Certificate in Enterprise Risk Management

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).

Program At A Glance

Graduate Certificate in Enterprise Risk Management

This program is offered Online

Application Deadline

August 1

December 1


  • Bachelor’s degree with 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Official transcripts from all educational institutions attended
  • At least one undergraduate statistics course
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • GMAT score may be required
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Application
  • $50 application fee


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)

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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.

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Specific Application Requirements

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

  • Complete an application & submit a $50 application fee
  • Possess a bachelor’s degree with 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Note that enterprise risk management experience and knowledge is preferred
  • Provide official transcripts from all educational institutions attended. Read more about sending transcripts here
  • Include a resume or curriculum vitae

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

International applicants must meet English language proficiency requirements.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition rates change in the fall of each year. Visit the Tuition and Fees page 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.

Learn more about funding your education

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 enrollment specialist for personalized assistance.


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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.

Master of Business Administration (MBA) (33 credits)

  • Gain a general management education that focuses on developing values-based leadership skills.
  • Available in on-campus, online, or hybrid formats

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Dual Degrees:

Tuition & Financial Aid

Learn about how to fund your investment in education at the Creighton Financial Aid Office.

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