Providence CE Campus
(College of Business)
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree
The Risk Management bachelor’s degree program is designed to provide graduates with strong management and security management foundations, as well as advanced studies in this rapidly growing field. Security is one of the fastest-growing industries worldwide, with a strong demand for investigators in areas including computer and financial information security, as well as managers and directors of security and risk management at major corporations and organizations. The demand for heightened security and mitigation of risk in many industries is driven by activities that disrupt normal operations, including fraud, information theft, computer hacking, workplace violence, terrorism and economic crime.
Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to demonstrate the ability to
- Assess and develop security and risk management programs which are consistent with applicable law and practice.
- Use ethical reasoning in the application of security and risk practice.
- Analyze and assess events that may disrupt business continuity or mission and to assess for implementation of emergency management planning measures to react to natural disaster, global and domestic terrorism, and internal and external threats.
- Develop security, compliance, risk policy, and associated communication programs.
- Develop operational planning for business and institutional contingency and continuity plans and emergency recovery management.
This program teaches business operations and security/risk management, as well as providing an understanding of financial data and network environments. Students will learn about the latest trends, issues and concerns within the field while completing coursework in security/risk, computer science, electronics, business management, law, accounting, personnel and information management.
Graduates of this program can expect to find employment in the private sector, as well as in government agencies, particularly at the federal level. Risk management is a private industry-focused field that supplements public agency protection. Security/risk managers work with staff and technology to protect assets, personnel and property from outside threats. They also work with local, state and federal law enforcement.
Graduates are expected to demonstrate an ability to use logic, critical thinking and analytical skills to assist in the decision-making process as well as to make recommendations to individuals and organizations using financial information.
An important component of the program’s educational experience is the general studies courses taught by the School of Arts & Sciences. Graduates are expected to show competencies in higher order thinking, ethics, global diversity, responsible citizenship and leadership. The following literacies should also be demonstrated: sociocultural, quantitative, scientific and informational.
Students are required to complete a 13.5 credit internship as part of the program.
A four year program leading to the bachelor of science degree
|ACCT3080||Fraud Examination: Theory and Practice||4.5|
|MGMT1001||Principles of Management||4.5|
|MGMT2001||Human Resource Management||4.5|
|MGMT2030||Service and Production Operations Management||4.5|
|MGMT3040||Process and Quality Management||4.5|
|RMGT2001||Security Risk Management||4.5|
|RMGT3001||Emergency Planning and Business Continuity||4.5|
|RMGT4010||Risk Analysis and Loss Prevention||4.5|
|RMGT4020||Risk Management Senior Seminar||4.5|
|RMGT4099||Risk Management Internship||13.5|
|Related Professional Studies|
|ACCT2001||Business Accounting I||4.5|
|ACCT2002||Business Accounting II||4.5|
|ACCT3031||Cost Accounting I||4.5|
|ACCT3032||Cost Accounting II||4.5|
|FISV3080||Financial Statement Analysis||4.5|
|FIT1000||Information Technology for Business Professionals||4.5|
|FIT1040||Spreadsheet Design for Business Solutions||4.5|
|ITEC1020||Introduction to Data Communications||4.5|
|LAW2001||The Legal Environment of Business I||4.5|
|LAW3002||The Legal Environment of Business II||4.5|
|ENG1021||Advanced Composition and Communication||4.5|
|Math||One math course 1000 level or higher based on student's placement assessment||4.5|
|Science||One SCI-designated course||4.5|
|Electives||Two courses with an EASC attribute selected from offerings within the School of Arts & Sciences which may be used to form an arts & sciences concentration||9|
|Choose two of the following:||9|
|Crisis and Controversy: A Critical Thinking Approach|
|Ethics of Business Leadership|
One HIST-designated course ( except HIST4030)
ENG1001 or one LIT-designated course
|Choose two of the following:||9|
|Foundations of Leadership Studies|
NOTE: Students must pass MATH0010 Basic Mathematics or have equivalent placement scores to enroll in required math course(s).
Students who graduate with a bachelor of science degree must leave Johnson & Wales University with effective writing skills. These writing skills will be assessed at the completion of ENG1021 Advanced Composition and Communication.
Study Abroad programs may satisfy a variety of History, Sociology, English and other elective requirements. Visit Study Abroad for details.