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Business Continuity and Risk Management Certificate

The Business Continuity and Risk Management Certificate program gives students the tools to identify an organization's exposure to internal and external threats, and to characterize and assess those threats. The program provides students with a blueprint for supporting decisions regarding prevention, response, and recovery from a disruptive event, crisis or disaster.

Admissions

Applicants to the Advanced Certificate in Business Continuity and Risk Management Program must have one of the following:

  • a bachelors or master's degree with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0; or
  • accepted admission to Iona's MBA program.
Alternatively, applicants who have significant professional experience may be admitted based on evidence of their achievements.

Required Course for the Certificate
BUS 696 Risk, Disaster and Business Continuity Management
Electives (Choose 4)
MNG 623 Business Crisis Leadership
IS 622 Risk Management Decision Technology
MNG 622 Cases in Business Crisis Leadership
BUS 622 Seminar in Business Continuity and Risk Management
BUS 665 Sector Focus in Business Continuity and Risk Management
BUS 670 Special Topics in Business Continuity and Risk Management
BUS 681 Practicum in Business Resiliency for the Financial Industry

Any MBA student may use the following advanced courses for their concentration or breadth elective courses as appropriate.

Students in the Business Continuity and Risk Management program are engaged in the study of a broad range of essential areas including:

  • Professional Practices of Business Continuity
  • Infrastructure and Public Policy
  • Risk Management and Decision Technology
  • Natural Resources and Environmental Threats
  • Crisis Leadership and Organizational Resiliency
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Crisis Management Information Systems
  • Homeland Security and Organizational Threats
  • Systems Security for Business Resiliency

Organizations in every sector including retail, government, utilities, education, health, energy, manufacturing, finance and banking benefit from investing in Business Continuity and Risk Management. The Business Continuity and Risk Management Certificate is offered in the graduate program in the Hagan School of Business at Iona College.

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