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Risk Advisory & Assurance, Certificate

Learn how to identify risks, gain visibility on business processes and form relationships with the Certificate in Risk Advisory and Assurance.

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About this Program

Bring immense value to your organization as a risk advisory consultant or internal auditor. The Risk Advisory and Assurance Certificate gives you the skills to identify and reduce risks in achieving strategic goals while benchmarking internally and externally to implement best practices. It is also the first step in obtaining the CIA (Certified Internal Auditor) or the CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor) credentials. To best prepare you for your next career move, this certificate includes an IT audit.

Learning Outcomes

  • Recommend a course of action to a prospective client by analyzing financial statements and other data
  • Advise how business risks relate to internal controls, financial reporting and other considerations using fieldwork, archival information or other research data
  • Weigh the ethical, stakeholder and stewardship implications of alternative accounting decisions

Admissions Requirements

  • A minimum of an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution
  • (Optional) Official scores from the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Records Examination (GRE)

Certificate Requirements

This certificate requires 12 credit hours of graduate courses.

Explore the Catalog

View the full admissions and certificate requirements in the graduate catalog.

Earn Your Risk Advisory and Assurance Certificate Today

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What to Know Before Applying

  • Apply for the certificate program as a regular student via our Application page.
  • After being accepted, you must attend an advising orientation. Then you may start the next available term.
  • Speak to your adviser to add a certificate to your studies if you’re a current student.
  • The length of your program depends on your course load and when classes are offered. Not every class is offered every year or quarter. Ask your adviser for more information and an up-to-date course schedule.

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Get in-depth, personalized program information from an expert. Share your career goals and decide on next steps with our specialized admissions team.

Carolyn Auvil

Senior Graduate Student Recruitment Specialist

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