Program Overview

Lenoir-Rhyne University offers the Master of Science degree with a specialization in Enterprise Risk Management for students, managers, and other professionals who wish to understand the principles and practices necessary for measuring, controlling, and minimizing risk to businesses and other organizations, including government and nonprofit organizations. Students will learn how to assess an organization’s project, professional, product, and environmental liabilities as they occur in regular operations and extraordinary situations in business. The specialization addresses risk management and insurance through applications of corporate finance and field studies.

Students will take part in a curriculum that emphasizes the development of an understanding of business practices and insurance measurement and risk assessment. Classes include field study, applications in corporate finance, business strategies for competitive advantage, financial management, accounting for business management, marketing, innovation and technology. Students will also participate in a capstone course where they will explore and analyze situations and issues faced by insurers and risk management professionals, while utilizing their skill in critical-thinking, their abilities, and education towards exploring those issues.

Upon completion of the program, students will have demonstrated the necessary educational and professional qualifications for roles in risk assessment. These qualifications include the ability to demonstrate ethical, legal, and responsible behavior, and explain the broader role that business has in society and their own responsibilities as a member of the business community and citizens in society.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: Hybrid

    Accelerated Degree:

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    An undergraduate cumulative GPA of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
    Strong quantitative skills, and at least two semesters of calculus
    At least one course in Communication

    School Overview

    Lenoir-Rhyne University is a four-year, private, liberal arts academy that is located in Hickory, North Carolina. The school was founded in 1891 by four Lutheran pastors. Lenoir-Rhyne University is associated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church.

    Lenoir-Rhyne University offers bachelor’s degrees and master’s degrees. Classes are offered during the daytime, evening, and weekend. The school offers more than 60 different majors in a wide variety of career fields, and many master's degree programs are offered completely online.


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