Program overview

The Risk Management and Insurance Certificate program prepares students for the Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designation, otherwise known as the ARM™ Certification, and can lead to an essential Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation, an advanced professional certification in the risk management/insurance field. It is open to undergraduate students in any major who are interested in the risk management/insurance industry. Current Rider business students may count the certificate courses as part of their degree requirements. As the only New Jersey school to offer this certificate, Rider University works directly  with the director of the Collegiate Studies Program at the Institutes to ensure the alignment of the certificate program curriculum with the ARM professional designation requirements.

Business Student

Program requirements

Rider’s 9-credit certificate consists of two courses (MSD 260 and MSD 361) and an internship with a risk management focus. Both courses may be counted toward the ARM TM Certification.

By the numbers

The ARM designation has been proven to boost careers and improve job prospects in the risk management/insurance industry. Students with this certification have a significantly higher chance of securing sustainable jobs.


median salary for financial risk specialists (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2022)


of job seekers recommend earning the Associate in Risk Management (ARM) Certification (Indeed, 2022)


credits to program completion

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Katerina Tsakiri

Associate Professor, Department Chair

Department of Information Systems, Analytics and Supply Chain Management

Sweigart Hall

ktsakiri [at]


Academic Focus: Business Analytics, Management Sciences

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