Part-timeRisk Management Certificate

Program details


Part-time online


Each course runs from 11 to 14 weeks and involves 42 to 48 hours of instruction.*

*Live online classes meet in the evenings and on weekends. Other online courses can be accessed at your convenience via Canvas, our online course management system. 


 You have up to five years to finish the program.*

*Beginning on the day you start your first course (as long as the course is part of the program's curriculum when you apply).

Upcoming term Start with any course, except those where prerequisites apply. See individual courses for dates and details. 
Courses Four core courses and two electives
Learning materials See individual courses for requirements. The cost of textbooks is not included in your tuition. 
Tuition Tuition is based on the total cost of individual course fees, which are currently $649 per course.
Application fee $75 (non-refundable)
Application deadline Apply anytime. There is no application deadline for this program.

Learning environment

SFU’s risk management training features a wide variety of teaching techniques, including group exercises and discussions. Our instructors are leading faculty members and industry professionals whom we choose on the basis of their academic credentials, experience and teaching abilities.

Coursework: What to expect

Prepare to spend six to 10 hours per week on coursework, which will include weekly course modules, readings, discussions, individual and group assignments, and exams.

For courses without live sessions, you do not have to be online at specific times, other than for examinations, but you should plan to access the course at least once every few days to keep up with your work and group assignments.

Hardware and software requirements

You will need a computer that is connected to the internet so that you can access Canvas, our online course management system. You can check if your browser is compatible with Canvas by accessing Canvas guides here. We recommend you use Google Chrome or Firefox.

Also, you will need to enable your computer’s audio and microphone to participate in live sessions offered through Zoom Meetings.

You can find more information on our About Online Learning page. 

Graduation requirements

To receive the Risk Management Certificate, complete and pass all courses with a minimum average grade of C and submit a graduation request form.

Take individual courses in risk management and more

You’re welcome to take individual courses in business, management, risk management, accounting, marketing, organizational behavior, business communication, business law, and more without enrolling in the certificate program. Visit our course section for details.