Risk Management

Risk Management-Enterprise Risk Management – Enterprise Risk Management is a senior corporate function designed to increase the value of a firm through the optimal treatment of risk. ERM encompasses a variety of risks, including strategic, financial, hazard, and operational risks. Students majoring in ERM are prepared to work in corporate risk management departments, risk management consulting, regulatory compliance, and a variety of financial services industries, including insurance, personal credit, and benefits management.

Risk Management-Real Estate – A wide range of professional opportunities in corporate real estate management, real estate brokerage, appraisal, risk management, mortgage lending and banking, development and governmental service are possible for students in this option.


For more information about the Risk Management major, visit:

Smeal Majors: undergrad.smeal.psu.edu/majors/risk-management

Academics & Advising: ugstudents.smeal.psu.edu/academics-advising/information-on-smeal-majors/risk-management

Major Sustainability: majorsustainability.smeal.psu.edu/

Smeal Undergraduate Majors: Enterprise Risk Management from Smeal College of Business on Vimeo.

To learn more about student organizations related to your major and/or interests, visit ugstudents.smeal.psu.edu/student-organizations.



Risk Management Career Paths

Below are just a few of the many career paths you can take with a risk management degree. Check out these websites to learn more about careers in your major!

Featured Alumni

Robert Bussey

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Krishna Nadella

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Edward Wilson

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  • Hudson, Ohio
  • Partner Stratos Wealth Partners

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