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RTMG202 - Risk Management

Course Details

Course Code: RTMG202 Course ID: 4143 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course enables students to identify, define, and explain risk situations and to develop management concepts, techniques and processes and understand from a company perspective the impact of safety and compliance policies. To understand risk management students will examine risk management origins and trends from an insurance perspective in retail and develop skills in interpreting the impact that unresolved risk management issues can have on compliance, safety and the bottom line. Risk management is about insurance and developing policies to mitigate risk. This strategic focus and its application are covered in this class.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
04/27/20 - 10/02/20 10/05/20 - 11/29/20 Fall 2020 Session B 8 Week session
06/29/20 - 12/04/20 12/07/20 - 01/31/21 Fall 2020 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, students will fulfill the following Learning Objectives:
1. Define Risk Management and trends in the Risk Management field.
2. Identify characteristics of current Risk Management strategy and various approaches to Risk Management.
3. Explain the impact that unresolved Risk Management issues can have on compliance and safety.
4. Analyze various compliance methods, or approaches to Risk Management.
5. Assess Risk Management planning and how a manager implements policy and compliance.
6. Demonstrate varying problems from a risk management standpoint that can impact an organization.
7. Apply Risk Management techniques and process within managerial situations.
8. Distinguish methods to obtain involvement from others for successful Risk Management strategies.

NameGrade %
Introduction Forum 2.00 %
Introduction Forum 2.00 %
Discussion Forums 40.00 %
Week 1 Forum 5.00 %
Week 2 Forum 5.00 %
Week 3 Forum 5.00 %
Week 4 Forum 5.00 %
Week 5 Forum 5.00 %
Week 6 Forum 5.00 %
Week 7 Forum 5.00 %
Week 8 Forum 5.00 %
Assignment 1: Case Application 8.00 %
Assignment 1: Case Application - Liability Risk (Week 3) 8.00 %
Assignment 2: Risk Management Power Point (Week Four) 15.00 %
Assignment 2: Risk Management Power Point (Week 4) 15.00 %
Assignment 3: Risk Management Short Essays (Week 7) 10.00 %
Assignment 3: Risk Management Short Essay (Week 7) 10.00 %
Assignment 4: Final Research Essay (Week 8) 25.00 %
Assignment 4: Final Research Essay Project (Week 8) 25.00 %


In addition to the required course texts the following public domain Websites are useful. Please abide by the university’s academic honesty policy when using Internet sources as well. Note web site addresses are subject to change.

Site Name

Website URL/Address

The OWL at Purdue

APA Style Homepage


Book Title:Contributions to Insurance Economics - e-book available online, please visit to locate the course eReserve.
Author:Dionne, Georges
Unit Cost:$289.14
Book Title:Risk Management: How to Assess, Transfer and Communicate Critical Risks - e-book available online, please visit to locate the course eReserve.
Author:Borghesi, Antonio
Unit Cost:$65.51
Book Title:Insurance Law in a Nutshell - e-book available online, please visit to locate the course eReserve.
Publication Info:West Academic
Author:Dobbyn, John
Unit Cost:$35.92
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.*

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.