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Good Corporate Citizenship Requires Qualified Leaders

Graduate Certificate in Strategic Risk & Responsibility Career Impact

Meet the High Demands for Risk Management Professionals

Become a top candidate for risk management and corporate responsibility job opportunities by earning a Graduate Certificate in Strategic Risk and Responsibility. Regulated industries are seeking professionals with a strong understanding of corporate risk management, compliance, governance, social responsibility and sustainability. In this certificate program, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills you need to excel in this high-demand field.


Median annual base salary for U.S. risk management professionals

Source: Risk Management Society 2017 Compensation Survey

Top 5 Risks to Businesses

  • Extreme weather events
  • Natural disasters
  • Cyberattacks
  • Data fraud/theft
  • Climate change

Source: World Economic Forum 2018 Global Risks Report

$3.62 Million

Average total cost of data breaches at over 400 companies in 2017

Source: Cost of Data Breach Study: Global Overview, IBM Security & Ponemon Institute, June 2017

Expand Your Network & Your Possibilities

Attend one of two (but why not both?) Friday evening Master’s Pub sessions during the fall and spring semesters. Enjoy free beer, wine, soft drinks and pizza while consuming knowledge and networking. Featured guest speakers are stars from the Twin Cities business world.


Get help managing your career development from a Career Management Resources session. These programs are offered throughout each spring and fall term either before class or occasionally on a Saturday morning. Topics covered at these events include networking, resume writing, salary negotiation, using LinkedIn and managing your personal brand.

As a student, you’ll have many opportunities to hear from practitioners in the business community while networking with fellow students, staff, faculty and alumni.

Build Your Career Here

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Career Management for Students

Get personalized career counseling from our experienced and insightful career coaches before you graduate. You’ll be ready to job hunt with confidence in your resume, interview savvy and more.

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Career Management for Alumni

As a graduate of St. Thomas, you can rely on lifelong career management and assistance from our career coaches. We’re here to help you maximize your potential in today’s competitive job market.

Manage your career as an alumni

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Talent Development for Employers

Look to St. Thomas as a training and talent development tool for your business, and to our graduates and alumni as highly talented candidates for your job openings.

Learn more about our business talent

Seeing is Believing

Get in Touch

St. Thomas Opus College of Business is an incredible place to learn, meet inspiring peers and mentors, and build a strong career path. Don’t just take our word for it—experience St. Thomas firsthand. Visit a class, attend an info session, or chat with the admissions team.