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Certificate in Risk Management

Master the evolving landscape of risk management.

 

Effective risk managers are more essential to modern organizations than ever before. The rapidly changing digital space is full of potential threats—not to mention the many new risks in enterprise and information technology that require assessment and management. Even operational risks like human resources have grown increasingly complex.

Employers in the private and public sector require trained risk managers to both mitigate negative risks and identify positive opportunities. Over the next two years alone, 88% of Canadian organizations plan to invest in their risk management capabilities. In other words, there has never been a better time to learn how to identify, assess, monitor, and limit risks.

Take the next step in your career.

Certified Risk Managers currently make an average salary of $84,000 per year, a figure that may rise as the demand for qualified individuals grows. The new Certificate in Risk Management prepares working professionals for risk manager and risk management analyst positions. It also provides valuable training for managers without a risk management title who have recently taken on risk management responsibilities. The specialized knowledge and skills gained will be immediately applicable in the workplace while also opening doors for future opportunities in the field.

Program delivery.

The program consists of three online courses, with one optional live session per course. You can start with any one of the three courses and the accelerated eight-week course format means the program takes only 6 months to complete (though you can extend it to 12 months if you prefer.)

Live sessions give you the opportunity to meet with your instructor (in   person or online) to ask clarifying questions, explore how concepts studied might apply in the workplace, or dig deeper into particular topics. As an added bonus, each live session is recorded so that you can review it later if you need to.

Get the latest industry knowledge with free access to our Real-Time Risk webinar series.

Studying Risk Management at York gives you twelve full months of free access to our exclusive Real-Time Risk webinar series where industry experts discuss emerging topics in risk management. Topics include cyber security; natural disasters (the recent Fort McMurray wildfire, for example); and the evolving role of risk management in specific industries. This is a highly valuable professional resource that you will have at your fingertips.

Prepare for your Canadian Risk Management (CRM) designation.

Graduates of the Certificate in Risk Management are eligible to write the exams for the Canadian Risk Management (CRM) designation, administered and conferred by the Global Risk Management Institute (GRMI), and recognized by the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS).

If you are interested in pursuing the CRM designation, see the RIMS website for full details.

Who should take this program?

  • Risk management professionals preparing for their CRM designation.
  • Managers, supervisors, and team leaders who have recently taken on risk management responsibilities.
  • Business students and current business professionals who are looking to enter the growing field of risk management.

Courses

Risk Management Principles and Practices

Understanding hazard, operational, financial, and strategic risk concepts. Learn to identify, analyze, and treat risks. Explore processes, frameworks, and techniques for monitoring and reporting on risks, utilizing risk management standards and guidelines.

Risk Assessment and Treatment

Explore methods for assessing risk and identifying appropriate treatments for risk minimization. Study theories of accident causation, root cause analysis, the application of various strategies for treating risks, and how to motivate risk treatment within an organization.

Risk Financing

Examine the selection, implementation and monitoring of risk financing techniques. Explore subjects such as transferring risk through insurance, types of insurance such as self-insurance plans, retrospective rating plans, captive insurance, finite and integrated risk, and capital market options.

Advisory Council

Senior executives from many of Toronto’s leading organizations help us ensure that our graduates have the skills and knowledge that employers value most, including the following:

  • Garvin Deokiesingh – AGF,  Vice President, Audit and Enterprise Risk
  • Derek Tang – OPG,  Director, Insurance Risk Management
  • Michael Galin – TELUS, Director, Risk Management
  • Tina Gardiner – The Regional Municipality of York,  Manager-Insurance and Risk, Treasury Office, Finance
  • Mike Soegtrop – Manulife,  Director, Crisis Management, Global Information Risk Management
  • Dinesh Garbharran – VP, Risk Management, TD Insurance Risk
  • Halim Haddad – Senior Vice President, Chief Risk Officer & Chief Compliance Officer at HomEquity Bank
  • Steve Pottle – York University, Director, Risk Management Services, Finance Department

Admission Requirements

The Certificate in Risk Management is a direct registration program. No application process is required; simply enrol in the session of your choice to get started.

Confidentiality and Financial Security

Given the experiential and practical nature of the courses and the application of Ontario’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) to York University, The School of Continuing Studies works to ensure that instructors and participants acknowledge and respect the privacy and confidentiality of personal information that may be presented in the context of instruction. Instructors will limit the amount of personal information that is collected, used or disclosed in their sessions, and will ensure that all identifying personal information (including proper name, address, etc.) is omitted from all written documents in order to protect personal privacy and confidentiality. Instructors should not bring or share personal or other confidential files or records with the class or allow students to do so.

We are committed to protecting your privacy and your financial security, and we do this in several ways:

  • Your credit card information is never received or stored by our system. Only your financial institution has access to your credit card information.
  • Your Student Portal is password-protected. To access any personal and academic information, you must enter your username and portal password.

York University Privacy Policy

How to Register

Online – Visit our website at continue.yorku.ca to register in any course or program offered by the School of Continuing Studies.

All registrations are processed on a first-come, first-served basis, so early registration is recommended.

The School of Continuing Studies reserves the right to alter fees, other charges, instructors and course dates/locations described in this brochure.

Fees

Instalment Plan Policy

The School of Continuing Studies allows students in certificate programs the option of paying in two or more instalments. You must pay the initial payment as stated below and then you can create a payment schedule that works for you, as long as the balance is paid before the stated due date.

The instalment plan comes with a one-time, non-refundable administrative fee of $125 due at the time of registration. The following are the details of the instalment plan policy according to the program you have registered for:

  • Certificate in Risk Management– The first payment of $1, 299.00 CAD is due upon registration with the balance due by program start date.
  • Customized payment plans are available to align to employer policies, but are not available for individuals. For further information please contact the Registration and Student Records Coordinator at 416-736-5616.
  • A student that fails to make instalment payments as required will not be permitted to continue in the program.

Mailing Address and Changes in Personal Status

All correspondence, including your registration confirmation, grade report and refund cheque, will be sent to the email address provided at the time of registration.
To maintain accurate student records, notification of any changes to your name, address and contact information are required. To update your personal information:

  • go online to Contact Us and email all changes
    OR
  • submit a written request to the Registration and Student Records Coordinator

All name-change requests must be accompanied by official documentation justifying such a change.

We will not accept telephone requests to change a name or address.

Education and Amount Certificates (Income Tax Receipts) (T2202A)

Income Tax receipts will be available online in February of the following year. Please refer to the income tax guide for allowable deductions.

Session Transfer

Students must contact the Program Manager for permission to transfer to another session.  Please note that there is a $150 administrative fee for transferring from one session to the other.

Withdrawal from the Program

Students registered in a part-time program that is less than 1 year in length may withdraw from the program. However, they are strongly advised to consult with the Program Manager before a final decision is made. A full refund is granted only when the School of Continuing Studies cancels a program. Refunds will be issued using the initial method of payment or by cheque, if original payment was made by money order. Withdrawal requests must be submitted on the official School of Continuing Studies Withdrawal Request Form to the School of Continuing Studies and subject to the terms listed below.

  • If you withdraw 7 calendar days prior to the start of the program, you will receive a 75% refund of program tuition instalment and no academic penalty.
  • If you withdraw between 6 calendar days prior to the start of the program to 7 calendar days after the start of the program, you will receive a 50% refund of program tuition instalment and a $50 administrative fee and no academic penalty.

No refunds will be issued after the first 7 days of the program.

Notification of change or cancellation of classes

When necessary, the School of Continuing Studies may alter, postpone or cancel classes. In these instances, students will be notified by email, based on the information provided at the time of registration.
Cancellations or changes will also be posted on the School of Continuing Studies Twitter account.

Cancellation of courses/programs – Fee Refunds

The School of Continuing Studies reserves the right to withdraw or cancel programs/courses. Should a course or program be withdrawn or cancelled, the School will issue a full refund of fees paid.

University Policy on Student Conduct

  • Students and instructors are expected to maintain a professional relationship characterized by courtesy, collegiality and mutual respect, and to refrain from actions that would be disruptive to such a relationship;
  • It is the responsibility of the instructor to maintain an appropriate academic atmosphere in the classroom, and the responsibility of the student to cooperate in that endeavour; and,
  • The instructor is the best person to decide, in first instance, whether such an atmosphere is present in the class, and may, at their discretion, take steps that they feel are appropriate to resolve an issue or dispute.

In any case where a student feels that this policy has been violated, they are urged to notify the instructor of the course/program as soon as possible. Students may be asked to provide a detailed written description of their complaint to the instructor. The instructor may take measures they feel are appropriate to resolve the issue and/or may forward the complaint to the Program Manager for review. Please refer to the full policy document on the York University website at: http://www.yorku.ca/scdr/

Grading

Students registered in certificate programs will be evaluated using the following categories of achievement:

Grade % Description
A+ 90 – 100% Thorough knowledge of concepts and/or techniques, and exceptional skill or great originality in the use of those concepts/techniques in satisfying the requirements of an assignment or course.
A 80 – 89%
B+ 75 – 79% Thorough knowledge of concepts and/or techniques with a fairly high degree of skill in the use of those concepts/techniques in satisfying the requirements of an assignment or course.
B 70 – 74%
C+ 65 – 69% Good level of knowledge of concepts and/or techniques together with considerable skill in using them to satisfy the requirements of an assignment or course.
C 60 – 64%
D+ 55 – 59%
D 50 – 54%
F Below 50% Insufficient knowledge of concepts and/or techniques needed to satisfy the requirements of an assignment or course.
PASS Pass is awarded as a grade only to courses that have an experiential component. A student that has received a Pass has met the requirements of the course.
FAIL Fail is awarded as a grade only to courses that have an experiential component. A student that has received a Fail has not met the requirements of the course.
EXEMPT Exempt is awarded to those that have completed a comparable course elsewhere and have met all of the requirements for completion of that course.
DNA Did Not Attend – The student did not attend, did not withdraw, and did not submit course work.
DNC Did Not Complete – The student did not complete the course.

Grade Appeal and Reappraisal and Petitions

Students may, with sufficient grounds, request a reappraisal of any “tangible” work required for a course/program. Tangible work may include written, graphic, digitized, modelled, video recording or audio recording formats. Students seeking a grade reappraisal must complete and submit the attached form, along with the original work and instructions for the assignment, to the Program Manager within 2 weeks of the date of issue of the letter of grade.
Students and instructors will be informed in writing of the reappraisal result and the reappraiser’s comments. The School of Continuing Studies will ensure the anonymity of both the student and the reappraiser.

Download a Grade Reappraisal form

Financial Petitions

You may submit a financial petition if you experience a serious documented medical illness or a death of an immediate family member that causes you to drop courses. Financial petitions may be granted at the discretion of the University, and will be considered for a period of one year after the occurrence of the illness or death.

The Financial Petition form is located here: http://sfs.yorku.ca/refunds/petitions/

Please complete the form and return it via email continue@yorku.ca or via fax at 416-650-8042.

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