CRO Certificate Program

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The Chief Risk Officer (CRO) Certificate Program provides domain leaders with the latest skills and best practices in risk management. This five-month program focuses on what CROs need to know to flourish in their current positions and further develop in their risk management careers, including strategies for effectively communicating risks to executive leadership professionals, and tools for analyzing and addressing enterprise risks.

The CRO Certificate Program is developed and delivered by Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy, and the CERT Division of the Software Engineering Institute (SEI).


The CRO Certificate Program offers several unique advantages:

  • Balance of On-Campus and Distance Education: The program consists of nine modules: four at our Pittsburgh campus (requiring three on-site trips) and five via synchronous distance technology.
  • Convenient Schedule Designed for Full-Time Professionals: All virtual modules are held from 4-9 p.m. EST
  • World-Renowned Faculty: Our program is taught by Heinz College and CERT faculty members, as well as leading industry practitioners.
  • MSIT Degree Program Tuition Discount: Students who complete the CRO Certificate Program, and who subsequently apply for and are admitted into the Heinz College MSIT Degree Program, are eligible for the CIO Institute Alumni Scholarship.