Jul 15, 2024  
USC Catalogue 2022-2023 
USC Catalogue 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOGUE]

Risk Management Minor

The minor in Risk Management provides students with the fundamental knowledge of risk management - a crucial component of contemporary management, corporate governance and decision making under uncertain conditions.

The required courses provide the foundation of the risk management framework and present alternative business models of insurance, the most common form of risk transfer. The electives provide opportunities to more deeply understand facets of risk and the environments in which they arise as well as specific methodologies of mitigation.

Industries currently seeking risk management professionals include entertainment, tech, aviation, hospitality, healthcare, manufacturing, insurance and many others.

A student declaring the minor in Risk Management also has the opportunity to participate in the Risk Management Mentorship Program and be paired with a mentor from the risk management industry for the academic year. 

The minor is available to students in all schools and departments except for students pursuing the Business Administration (Risk Management) (BS) emphasis.

To declare this minor, students must have completed a minimum of 32 units of college-level course work and have a minimum overall GPA of 2.75.

Successful completion of the Risk Management Minor requires 16 units with a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the following courses:


Complete at least 8 units from the following: