University Catalog 2024-2025

Management (MR): Risk and Analytics Concentration

Degree Requirements

Core Courses24
Risk Management Courses
Enterprise Risk Management
Strategic Risk Analysis Using Excel
Forecasting and Scenario Planning Using Monte Carlo Simulation
Communicating Risk Information Using Tableau
Data Analytics in Accounting
Data Analytics Courses
Root Cause Analysis: Interpreting Data for Decision-Making
Data-Driven Managerial Decisions 1
Data-Driven Managerial Decisions 2
Decision Making under Uncertainty
Predictive Analytics for Business and Big Data
Data Engineering, Management and Warehousing
Capstone Course
Enterprise Risk Management Practicum
Business Analytics Practicum
Elective Courses6
"Elective Courses" are determined in conjunction with the academic committee to meet the 30 total credit hours
Total Hours30

Elective Courses

Select six credit hours of the following:
Business and Finance
B Corp Clinic Sustainability Practicum
Financial Accounting for Decision Makers
Managerial Accounting for Decision Makers
Financial Management of Corporations
Sustainability in Business
Leadership and Communications
Communications, Privacy, and Ethics in Data Science
Critical Thinking for Managers
Ethical Thinking for Managers
Negotiation and Conflict Management
Women as Leaders
Technology and Analytics
Data Security and Privacy
Artificial Intelligence in Management
Special Topics In Business Management (Monte Carlo Decision Analysis)



  • Mark S. Beasley, Director, Enterprise Risk Management Initiative
  • Jonathan Bohlmann, Marketing and Innovation
  • Bruce C. Branson, Accounting, Associate Director of Enterprise Risk Management Initiative
  • Donald Pagach, Accounting, Director of Research for Enterprise Risk Management Initiative
  • Mike Stanko, Marketing
  • Stacy Wood, Marketing

Professor of Practice

  • Ericka Kranitz, Director, Master of Management, Risk, and Analytics
  • Leigh Shamblin, Director of Leadership

Associate Professors

  • Bill Rand, Marketing, Executive Director of Business Analytics Initiative
  • Rishika Rishika, Marketing Analytics, Director of Master of Management Program
  • Stefanie Robinson, Marketing
  • Jeffrey Stonebraker, Operations and Supply Chain Management

Assistant Professor

  • Fangfei Gao, Marketing Analytics

Teaching Assistant Professor

  • Basiru Usman, Marketing


  • Thomas C. Dow, Accounting
  • Donnie Hale, Business Analytics

Individuals will be better positioned for leadership positions across multiple functions of an organization, given risk management is becoming an expected core competency. 

Professionals with a risk and analytics mindset position themselves strategically for opportunities in a number of fields including: business planning and strategic analysis, innovation and development, logistics and supply chain, compliance oversight, financial analysis and forecasting, enterprise-wide risk management, internal audit, business continuity planning, sustainability and a variety of risk advisory services.