BS in Business Administration: Risk Management

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Students enrolled in Kaplan University's online Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a career focus area in Risk Management may develop skills in business law, mathematics, communications, and risk analysis. You can learn more about this program here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The online Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a career focus area in Risk Management is designed to help prepare students to enter as a professional in the business field. You may develop skills in communications, mathematics, research, and critical thinking. Instruction aims to foster students' abilities to evaluate information, analyze organizations, synthesize principles and concepts, and evaluate how economics, government, and law affect business. Courses in the risk management career focus area include operations management, risk analysis, and financial statement analysis.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Students applying to Kaplan University's online Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a career focus area in Risk Management may benefit from previous experience in business or management. Applicants to Kaplan University's programs should have a high school diploma or GED and be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. Since the program is offered online, applicants should have access to a computer.

What Are the Course Requirements?

In order to graduate, you must complete a total of 180 credits. Of the 180 credits, 24 must come from the risk management emphasis area.

Business Administration with a Career Focus Area in Risk Management Requirements

  • Microeconomics
  • Business Math and Statistical Measures
  • Introduction to Management
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Business Statistics and Quantitative Analysis
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Management Policy and Strategy
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Accounting for Nonaccounting Majors
    • Accounting I
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Macroeconomics
    • Global Business
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Human Resource Management
    • Small Business Management
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Business Law
    • Ethics and the Legal Environment
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Marketing Research
    • Marketing Management
    • 300/400 Level: Marketing Elective
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Business Process Management
    • Operations Management
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Managerial Economics
    • Corporate Finance
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Management Capstone Externship
    • Bachelor's Capstone in Management
  • College Composition I
  • College Composition II
  • Professional Presence
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Survey of Mathematics
    • College Algebra
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Critical Evaluation in the Humanities
    • Ethics
    • Humanities and Culture
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Discovering Science - Current Issues in a Changing World
    • General Biology I - Human Perspectives
    • Fundamentals of Microbiology
    • Science for Everyday Life
  • Choose one of the following:
    • The 1960s - Reshaping the American Dream
    • People, Power, and Politics - An Introduction to American Government
    • The Technological Revolution - A Social Scientific Approach

Risk Management Requirements

  • Risk Analysis and Strategy
  • Risk Management
  • Operations Management
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Outcomes Assessment and Quality Management
    • Financial Statement Analysis

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

Students completing this program could develop skills in analytical thinking, communications, and management. These skills may prepare students for entry-level positions in the business administration field. You could pursue these types of entry-level positions:

  • Risk manager
  • Underwriter
  • Risk analyst

Advanced Degrees

Completing the online Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a career focus area in Risk Management also prepares students continue their business education in a graduate degree program. Students who complete a master's degree program may develop additional skills or be prepared to take on increase job duties. They may also be able to concentrate further on risk management or explore a new career area. Here are a few graduate degrees that you could consider:

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Science in Management
  • Master of Actuarial Science