George Mason UniversitySchool of Business

Chief Risk Officer

What You'll Learn

Upon successful completion of the CRO program, participants will be able to:

  • Establish and lead the risk management function as a strategic and aligned partner with all agency units
  • Think strategically and ensure the ERM strategy fully aligns with and supports the mission and value proposition of the organization
  • Lead the conversation for determining the organization’s risk appetite and tolerance and the threats and opportunities derived from risk.
  • Lead the development, in concert with senior leadership, a comprehensive strategic enterprise risk management plan with a mission, vision, and specific, measurable goals that is fully aligned with the organization.
  • Create and sustain an enabling risk-management ecosystem with conditions to encourage a risk-aware culture and risk management practices
  • Build capacity for being a leader and effectively exercising leadership as a senior executive
  • Lead the organization in viewing risk management as an opportunity for innovation and change to drive mission performance

Program Cost: $8,500

Discounts available:

  • George Mason Alumni, employee, or student please call 703-993-8275
  • Government and group discounts also available

Program Delivery: Online/in-person hybrid program


  • October 21-23, 2020: Virtual Opening
  • October 27, 2020 - February 22, 2021: Online Sessions
  • March 4-5 and 24-26: In-Person Sessions

Participants who have completed the application and registration process will be given access to program materials and pre-reading in Blackboard two weeks before the start of the program.