Business Continuity and Risk Management (Advanced Certificate)

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Why Business Continuity and Risk Management?

In today's world, disasters and disruptive events can challenge an organization's success, highlighting the importance of professionals who specialize in enterprise risk management and business resiliency. The Advanced Certificate in Business Continuity and Risk Management serves as a firm foundation for this essential business field.

Why Study Business Continuity and Risk Management at Iona?

The flexible certificate in Business Continuity and Risk Management from Iona University offers you a choice of coursework and can be completed at whatever pace you prefer. Students typically complete this graduate-level certificate within 12 months.

Iona’s Center for Business Continuity and Risk Management is a leading provider of enterprise risk management and business security resources. Our faculty are sought-after experts and bring first-hand experiences and knowledge to their teaching.

The Advanced Certificate in Business Continuity and Risk Management can be done on a stand-alone basis or can be taken in conjunction with our full MBA degree.

What You'll Learn

As part of the Advanced Certificate in Business Continuity and Risk Management, you learn how to lead an organization in making systematic decisions that protect people, assets and operations. Your risk management training will equip you with the tools to identify an organization's exposure to internal and external threats and to characterize and assess those threats.

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

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Careers & Outcomes

Having in-demand expertise in enterprise risk management is an excellent way to advance your business career. Organizations look for leaders who can help them accomplish proper risk assessment, contingency planning, systems security, crisis and incident management and recovery planning.

Job Titles

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

Certificate 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 Business Programs

Iona University’s 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. Accreditation underscores our commitment to high-quality business continuity training centered on student success.

State-of-the-Art Facilities

Our new LaPenta School of Business building features modern classrooms and collaborative spaces. 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!

Learn More about Iona’s Business Continuity and Risk Management Certificate

The graduate-level certificate in Business Continuity and Risk Management provides an illuminating overview of enterprise risk management. Experience business continuity training that supports your career ambitions.

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