About

The Graduate Diploma in Risk Policy and Regulation (RPRD) is unique in Canada. A key feature of the four-month fall-term program is the integration of material from a wide variety of economic and related fields relevant for risk managers, regulators, supervisors, academics and organizations involved in financial stability (such as central banks).

Courses in Risk Management Theory and Applications, Financial Institutions Theory and Practice, Financial Regulation, and Advanced Topics in Risk Management and Regulation, along with the incorporation of relevant material from financial management and accounting and behavioural economics, will enable graduates of the program to think creatively about how alternative risk management models can be developed and applied, and will allow them to contribute to the design of more effective regulations and policies influencing the financial sector. These four compulsory courses involve projects, case-study analysis, and presentations.

Students will have the opportunity to learn and engage with experts from academia as well as the private and public sector. Officers of the Bank of Canada, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions, large banks and pension funds, as well as other professionals in the fields of risk management and financial regulation, will share their expertise in specialized topics of the curriculum.

Students typically find jobs in large and medium-sized banks, large pension funds, and in federal agencies.

“Due to the structure of the program, I not only learned about the fundamentals of risk management and regulation but also got to actively participate in seminars given by world-class scholars and professionals. The program left me with a rich and fundamental understanding of risk management and regulation that I now draw upon daily.” 

–Nicholas Garmulewicz, MA, G.Dip 2015, Royal Bank of Canada

For further information, please see our Program Details.