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Business Continuity and Risk Management (Advanced Certificate)

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Why Business Continuity and Risk Management?

In today's world, it is increasingly difficult to ensure the success of an organization. Disasters and disruptive events can challenge an organization's viability. Businesses look for leaders who can help them accomplish proper risk assessment, contingency planning, systems security, crisis and incident management, and recovery planning.

Why Study Business Continuity and Risk Management at Iona?

Our Center for Business Continuity and Risk Management is a leading provider of business continuity and risk management education. Our faculty are sought-after experts in the field and bring first-hand experiences and knowledge to their coursework.

This flexible certificate program offers you a choice of courses and can be completed at whatever pace you prefer. Students typically earn their certificate in six - 12 months.

This certificate can be done on a stand-alone basis or can be taken in conjunction with our full MBA.

What You'll Learn

You will learn how to lead an organization in making systematic decisions that protect people, assets and operations.

You will acquire the tools to identify an organization's exposure to internal and external threats, and to characterize and assess those threats.

You can take courses in topics such as risk, disaster and business continuity management, decision technology, systems security, crisis leadership, and business resiliency, among others.

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Unique Elements of Program Format

  • Flexible choice of four courses (12 credits)
  • Can be completed in as little as six months
  • Option to complete a graduate certificate as part of the MBA


Program Highlights

Access to Business Continuity Center

Our Center for Business Continuity and Risk Management explores the latest developments in the technology of risk, resilience and recovery to enable an organization to protect its vital assets, mitigate risk, manage crisis, and recover after a disaster. You will have access to a wealth of timely information and knowledge from industry professionals!

Accredited Programs

Our business programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) -- a highly acclaimed distinction awarded to just 5 percent of business schools worldwide.

State-of-the-Art Facilities

You will be taking classes in our new state-of-the-art, eco-friendly LaPenta School of Business. An expanded LaPenta-Lynch Trading Floor features Bloomberg Terminals and a live, wrap-around stock ticker, which keeps the pulse of business right at your fingertips!

Careers & Outcomes

With a foundation in business continuity and risk management, you will lead organizations in preparing for and mitigating risk of disasters, and helping them recover and rebuild should one occur.

Job Titles

  • Business Continuity Director
  • Disaster Recovery Planner
  • Global Risk Analyst
  • Crisis Management Director
  • Emergency Management Specialist