Political Risk Analysis

This is the first version of the 2023–24 General Catalog. Please check back regularly for changes. The final edition and the historical PDF will be published during the fall semester.

Undergraduate certificate: political risk analysis

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Website: https://clas.uiowa.edu/polisci/

The Certificate in Political 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 repay 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.

Career workshops, internships, and job opportunities also are provided.

View of the flags of various nations that are on a UI bridge spanning the river by the Iowa Memorial Union.

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