Risk Management MBA Programs Anderson SC

Risk management professionals oversee programs that help to minimize risks and losses in corporations, businesses, and government departments. Risk managers control financial risk by utilizing hedging and other special techniques.

South Carolina Commission on Higher Education
(803) 737-2260
Suite 200
Columbia, SC
 
CPElite
(800) 950-0273
P.O. Box 721
White Rock, SC
 
The Pink Dolphin
(843) 821-0232
301 E Richardson Ave
Summerville, SC
 

Risk Management MBA Programs

Risk management professionals oversee programs that help to minimize risks and losses in corporations, businesses, and government departments. Risk managers control financial risk by utilizing hedging and other special techniques. They decide which products companies should use that will best help protect its assets. Risk managers are also responsible for developing accounting and financial systems. Risk management professionals work in all industries, but populations are higher in depository credit intermediation industries, securities and commodity contracts, intermediation and brokerage, insurance, and local government.

Aspiring risk management professionals begin their journey from student to top executive by earning an undergraduate degree in business. After completing their undergraduate studies, risk management graduates will enroll in an MBA program with a risk management focus. Most risk management professionals work in the field while earning their MBA online. Having several years of relative experience upon completion of the MBA program will add more weight to your resume. This could give you a serious advantage over other applicants, as most employers prefer to hire risk managers with several years of experience in the field.

While both the online risk management MBA option and the on-campus option provide a high quality education for students, there are several differences that mat not work for some students. The online option might be more difficult as students are expected to be very disciplined and organized. They must also work very well unsupervised. It is the student’s responsibility to log in for a specific number of hours per course, to turn in assignments on or before set deadlines, and to post to discussion boards in a timely and professional manner. A significant portion of online students’ grades’ depends on participation. This is not really the case in on-campus environments where the student need only show up and listen to the lecture.

Some students might also miss the face-to-face interaction with instructors and peers, while others might see this is as a distraction. So, when it comes to choosing an online program over an on-campus program, it really boils down to a matter of preference, as both types of degrees are valid in the career world. When applying for online risk management MBA degree programs, however, you should always check to make sure the school is accredited by a recognized agency. Many online business and technical schools have been accredited by one or more of the following agencies:

-Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
-Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
-Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)
-Distance Education Training Council (DETC)
-Accrediting Commission for Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSCT)
-Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
-Distance Education and Training Council (DETC)
-Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)
-Council on Occupational Education (COE)
-Accrediting Commission for Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSCT)

Regional accrediting agencies are acceptable as well and include the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, New England Association of Schools and Colleges, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Please visit the U.S. Department of Education at Ed.gov for additional agency listings.

Accredited online risk management MBA programs should have the same curriculum requirements as traditional programs. You can check to make sure your program is up to par by reviewing the risk management curriculum for a top business school such as Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Compare the Tuck School of Business program curriculum to the program you have chosen. If the curriculum for the program you have chosen seems a little off and the school has not been accredited by a recognized agency, you should think twice before applying.

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