This is a draft version of the University of Iowa 2017-18 General Catalog. The final edition and the historical PDF version will be published later in the summer.

Undergraduate certificate: political risk analysis

The Certificate in Risk Analysis prepares students to work in a growing area of focus for many corporations and international organizations—political risk analysis or risk intelligence. Risk analysis focuses on the effect that country characteristics and events have on sovereign risk (the ability of a country to replay its debts), company security, supply chains, and the safety of individuals working or traveling in a country. Understanding this risk provides assistance to companies and organizations so that they can better manage their investments, assets, and activities in countries around the world based on threats they might face.

Students will be able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge of relevant economic and risk principles for an organization,
  • demonstrate knowledge of country and international system factors that influence an organization, and
  • analyze these system factors to show how they impact the risk for an organization.

The Certificate in Risk Analysis is administered by the Department of Political Science.

Undergraduate Program of Study