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Risk Management Minor


Are you good at recognizing preventable hazards? Do you like to analyze and assess situations? Are you concerned about unnecessary property loss or personal injury? You may enjoy a rewarding career as a high-demand, risk management professional.

Our program will allow you to build a strong foundation in the science of risk management. The CWU Risk Management Minor (RMM) adds value to many degrees such as safety and health management, business administration, mathematics, actuarial science, physical sciences, engineering technologies, architecture, and many more. You can pursue a risk management career in industries spanning from construction to aviation and insurance.

You will gain practical skills to avoid, reduce, and manage risk, and to develop and implement a balanced hazard risk financing strategy using retention, transfer, and hybrid strategies.

The Program

The RMM will prepare and allow you to sit for the nationally recognized Associate in Risk Management (ARM™) designation exams immediately after completing the RMM courses. The ARM designation will be a vital, value-added component to your CWU degree. It will make you more attractive to employers and enhance your potential for career advancement.

Admission Requirements

Applications are accepted throughout the year for fall admission. Any CWU student interested in improving their career opportunities can obtain the RMM. For details about the RMM application procedures, contact the Safety and Health Management Program Director.


Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
SHM 301Fundamentals of Safety and Health Management3
SHM 353Risk and Insurance4
SHM 454Risk Management Principles and Practices4
SHM 455Risk Assessment and Treatment4
SHM 456Risk Financing for Safety and Health Management4
SHM 482Evolving Issues in Risk Management1
 Total Credits(20)


More Information

Contact Dr. Sathyanarayanan “Sathy” Rajendran,, for more information about the Risk Management Minor!

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