Chief Risk Officer (CRO) Certificate
For leaders in risk management to gain the latest skills and best practices impacting their domain.
This six-month program, co-administered by the CERT Division of CMU’s Software Engineering Institute (SEI), blends on-campus and synchronous distance learning. It is designed to deliver what CROs need 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 provides you with applicable training, including topical discussion on current risk challenges and mitigation practices. Learning objectives are met through a combination of expert faculty instruction, business case analyses, and active exchanges with thought leaders in the field. As part of this certificate program, you will develop or enhance a risk plan for an organization. This plan is designed for you to apply several of the methods, tools, and techniques taught during the modules of the program.
The CRO Certificate Program is developed and delivered by Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy, CMU's Risk and Regulatory Services Innovation Center, and the CERT Division of the Software Engineering Institute (SEI).
CRO CERTIFICATE PROGRAM INFORMATION
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MSIT PROGRAM 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 a tuition discount scholarship. Tuition that has been paid for completing any or all of the Heinz College Executive Education certificate programs (up to $40,000) by the individual student or their sponsor/employer will be matched with a tuition discount from the MSIT program—reducing the cost to complete the MSIT degree by up to $40,000.
In order to be considered, applicants to the MSIT program should indicate their enrollment status with the CIO, CISO and/or CRO certificate program(s) on the Application for Admission.
Please note: The tuition discount is only available once a student has completed all of the certificate program’s requirements. Completion of a certificate program does not guarantee admission to the MSIT program.