Risk Management

The risk management concentration is designed to give students a solid foundation in the theory and practice of modern risk management. The concept of enterprise risk management is highlighted at the onset of the concentration curriculum, emphasizing that risks and risk management strategies must be considered holistically at the firm level, not in isolation. Upon completion of the concentration, students will be able to identify and measure a variety of business and financial risks, and be able to design and articulate strategies for managing and communicating risks.


  • Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours including 12 of upper division hours for this concentration.
  • A minimum of 12 upper division hours must be taken from the W. P. Carey School of Business. 
  • A grade of "C" or better is required for all upper-division coursework.
  • No more than six credit hours may be shared between the concentration and other degree programs, minors, and/or other certificates.
  • If a student has taken one of the approved courses below and it is not showing in the DARS audit, please email wpcareyug@asu.edu for assistance.

Required Courses 9 hours

BUS 434 Business Risk Management (3) (Prerequisite(s): FIN 300 or 303)
BUS 436 Frontiers in Risk Management (3) (Pre- or corequisite(s): BUS 434)
FIN 300 Fundamentals of Finance (Prerequisite(s) with C or better: ACC 231, 232 or 261; ECN 212; ECN 221, ECN 231, IEE 380 or STP 280; MAT 211, 266 or 271; Non-Business: min 2.50 GPA; min 56 hours; Pre- or corequisite(s): ACC 241, 242 or 271; Credit allowed for only FIN 300, 302 or 303)
FIN 303: Honors Finance (3) (Prerequisite(s) with C or better: WPC Honors student; ACC 231, 232, or 261; ECN 211 or 213; ECN 212 or 214; ECN 221 or 231; MAT 211 or 271; Pre- or corequisite(s): ACC 241, 242 or 271 with C or better if completed; Credit allowed for only FIN 302 or 303)
Elective Courses 9 credit hours
AGB 360 Agribusiness Statistics, CS (3)
AGB 435 Commodity Futures and Options Markets (3) (minimum 56 hours)
BUS 384 Business Operations and Planning (3) (Prerequisite(s): SCM 300 or 303)
SCM 432: Planning and Control Systems for Supply Chain Management (3) (Prerequisite(s): W.P. Carey Supply Chain Management BS major; SCM 315 with C or better; SCM 345 with C or better; Pre- or corequisite(s): SCM 355)
COM 414 Crisis Communication (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 2.00 GPA)
FIN 421 Security Analysis and Portfolio Management (3) (Prerequisite(s): W.P. Carey Finance BS major; ACC 340 with C or better; FIN 303 or 361 with C or better; FIN 331 with C or better)
FIN 427 Derivative Financial Securities (3) (Prerequisite(s): W.P. Carey Finance BS major; ACC 340 with C or better; FIN 303 or 361 with C or better; FIN 331 with C or better)
IEE 454 Risk Management (3) (Prerequisite(s): Engineering major OR Engineering Management Minor/Concentration; ECN 221 or IEE 380 with C or better; minimum junior standing)
OGL 421 Project Risk Management (3) (Pre-requisites: OGL 321; Minimum 55 hours)
SCM 314 Analytics for Logistics (Prerequisite(s): SCM 300 or SCM 303 with C or better)
SCM 315: Business Decision Models (3) (Prerequisite(s): W.P. Carey BA or BS major; SCM 300 or SCM 303 with C or better)
Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this concentration.

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 12 credit hour core.

BIS 301, BIS 302 and BIS 402 courses require:

  • A meeting with your academic advisor to:
    Ensure both of your concentration areas have been declared
    Are working towards completing (or have completed) 1-2 courses in each declared concentration

  • One course meeting general studies MA requirement
  • ENG 102 or ENG 105 or ENG 108 or First Year Composition Completed
  • Minimum 2.00 GPA

Required Courses (12 credit hours):

BIS 301 Foundations of Interdisciplinary Studies, L (3)

BIS 302 Interdisciplinary Inquiry (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better

BIS 401 Applied Interdisciplinary Studies (3) (requires application)
     Prerequisites: BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better; Minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

BIS 402 Senior Seminar, L (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better

For important information, additional major requirements, course descriptions, and application deadlines: Interdisciplinary Studies Core Courses

For assistance in selecting your concentration areas of study complete the Interdisciplinary Studies concentration workshop: Interdisciplinary Studies Pre-Advising Workshop

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Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students transfer.asu.edu/maricopa

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult transfer.asu.edu/maricopa for verification.









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