This certificate program is designed to prepare both current and returning students for a career in risk management; and, for those interested, to gain exposure to topics that constitute the first part of the Financial Risk Manager (FRM) exam, sponsored by the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP). The FRM exam is the primary industry designation, with over 20,000 candidates taking the exam twice a year. Students completing the certificate are prepared to pass the first part of this two-part exam. The certificate requires a total of 22 credit hours and can be completed concurrently with a Penn State Behrend degree or via continuing education.
For certificate requirements, see the Undergraduate Bulletin.