Kaplan University

BS in Business Administration - Risk Management

Students of Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a career focus area in Risk Management program have the opportunity to develop a basic understanding of risk assessment, operations, and business financial analysis. Read more about the program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a career focus area in Risk Management

School Offering Program:

Kaplan University

Degree Level:

Bachelor of Science

Program Description:

The online Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a career focus area in Risk Management program at Kaplan University is designed to provide a basic education in business, finance, operations, and risk analysis. The program emphasizes the development of management, decision making, and analytical skills. Courses in the career focus area address risk assessment techniques, business planning against possible threats, quality control management, inventory control, and aspects of business financial statement preparation and analysis. Required courses in the business administration major cover managerial accounting, operations management, business math, accounting, finance, and business law. Students could also be taught how to apply the fundamentals of managing and selling property and liability insurance, and life and health insurance.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length/Total Credits Required:

180 credits. Kaplan University defines an academic year as the time in which a full-time student is expected to complete three terms of instructional time. Full-time students are expected to complete at least 36 credit hours within the academic year.

Financial Aid Available:

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Aid opportunities include military aid and federal, state, and private lending programs.

Required Courses for a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Career Focus Area in Risk Management:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Kaplan University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core and Elective Requirements

  • CM 107: College Composition I (5 credits)
  • CM 220: College Composition II (5 credits)
  • CS 204: Professional Presence (3 credits)
  • Choose one of the following:
    • MM 150: Survey of Mathematics (5 credits)
    • MM 212: College Algebra (5 credits)
  • Choose one of the following (5 credits):
    • HU 200: Critical Evaluation in the Humanities
    • HU 245: Ethics
    • HU 250: Humanities and Culture
  • Choose one of the following (5 credits):
    • SC 200: Discovering Science - Current Issues in a Changing World
    • SC 235: General Biology I - Human Perspectives
    • SC 246: Fundamentals of Microbiology
    • SC 250: Science for Everyday Life
  • Choose one of the following (5 credits):
    • SS 211: The 1960s - Reshaping the American Dream
    • SS 236: People, Power, and Politics - An Introduction to American Government
    • SS 250: The Technological Revolution - A Social Scientific Approach
  • Open Electives (59 credits)

Major Requirements

  • BU 224: Microeconomics (5 credits)
  • MM 255: Business Math and Statistical Measures (5 credits)
  • MT 140: Introduction to Management (5 credits)
  • MT 217: Finance (5 credits)
  • MT 219: Marketing (5 credits)
  • MM 305: Business Statistics and Quantitative Analysis (6 credits)
  • MT 302: Organizational Behavior (6 credits)
  • MT 460: Management Policy and Strategy (6 credits)
  • Choose one of the following (5 credits):
    • AC 113: Accounting for Nonaccounting Majors
    • AC 114: Accounting I
  • Choose one of the following (5 credits):
    • BU 204: Macroeconomics
    • MT 220: Global Business
  • Choose one of the following (5 credits):
    • MT 203: Human Resource Management
    • MT 209: Small Business Management
  • Choose one of the following (6 credits):
    • LS 311: Business Law
    • LS 312: Ethics and the Legal Environment
  • Choose one of the following (6 credits):
    • MT 355: Marketing Research
    • MT 450: Marketing Management
    • 300/400 Level: Marketing Elective
  • Choose one of the following (6 credits):
    • MT 400: Business Process Management
    • MT 435: Operations Management
  • Choose one of the following (6 credits):
    • MT 445: Managerial Economics
    • MT 480: Corporate Finance
  • Choose one of the following (6 credits):
    • Management Capstone Externship
    • Bachelor's Capstone in Management

Risk Management Career Focus Area

  • MT 410: Risk Analysis and Strategy (6 credits)
  • MT 411: Risk Management (6 credits)
  • MT 435: Operations Management (6 credits)
  • Choose one of the following (6 credits):
    • MT 482: Financial Statement Analysis
    • MT 475: Outcomes Assessment and Quality Management

Post Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a career focus area in Risk Management program could expand their knowledge and further develop their skills by pursing a master's degree. In some cases, a graduate degree could be required for advancement to upper management or executive positions.

Master's degree options for graduates include (but are not limited to):

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Science in Management

Career Paths:

Upon completion of Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a career focus area in Risk Management program, graduates could pursue positions in corporate operations or finance departments of nearly any type of business. They could apply analytical, management, and communication skills they might have developed in the program.

Positions graduates could pursue include:

  • Risk/compliance manager
  • Operations manager
  • Commodity-industry analyst
  • Financial analyst

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