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Business Administration

Get down to business.

Grow your career in business and management

Risk Management Concentration


Employers tell us that their most successful employees communicate well and understand how their organization works. They know how the functions of marketing, finance and operations connect and how human behaviour impacts the effectiveness of an organization.

Whether you are mid career or beginning your career, the Business Administration program at McMaster, developed in collaboration with the DeGroote School of Business, will help you develop the skills and knowledge that employers are
looking for.

Courses can be taken individually or as part of the Diploma.  Upon completion of the Diploma, students can apply up to 24 units towards degree studies

Why Risk Management?

Risk is part of our everyday lives. Learning how to assess, identify, communicate, and control the exposure of risk will enable you to better support your organization in achieving its goals. Learning the core business competencies, combined with a specialization in Risk Management will help you create and implement structured risk management programs to prevent or reduce the potential losses before they occur.

Who should take this program?

  • Anyone working in the insurance industry or other areas of business where risk is assessed;
  • Anyone working in business;
  • New and current managers;
  • Anyone looking to enter the field of business;
  • Recent college/university graduates; or,
  • Professionals pursuing designations.

Program Requirements

To earn a Business Administration Diploma with a concentration in Risk Management, you must complete five core courses and three elective courses. Each course in the diploma is worth 3 units.You can complete the program at your own pace. Please contact us to develop a study plan.

Please Note: BUS 860 (Foundations of Business Finance) is replacing HRM 817 (Business Finance & Accounting)  as a core course. Students who already took HRM 817  do NOT need to take BUS 860.