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RMA is helping universities by providing access to its commercial credit risk analysis content. 

Apply for a scholarship through The Risk Management Association (RMA) Foundation Scholarship Program

The Risk Management Association (RMA) is pleased to offer scholarships to students in an undergraduate program who are interested in working in the banking industry after graduation.


Faculty members who wish to supplement their business or banking curriculum have the option to access the RMA course materials on specific subjects or access RMA's complete commercial credit risk analysis course.


Access RMA course materials on specific subjects like financial statement analysis, structuring commercial loans, cash flow analysis, and industry analysis. Faculty can elect to teach the course using the RMA material right off the shelf; or, they can utilize a portion in conjunction with material they may already have on hand. Materials include an instructor's guide and participant workbook.

A listing containing descriptions of each specific course can be found on our website. Simply go to www.rmahq.org in order to search for a specific course you may be interested in.

RMA will grant a license to the university to use the materials.


Access RMA's complete commercial credit risk analysis course. This course is designed to be delivered over the course of a typical semester, one time per week for example, or could be offered as a “seminar” between semesters if time permitted.

It incorporates a myriad of essential underwriting topics from financial statement analysis to loan structuring. In addition to the extensive use of case studies, there are also homework assignments, exams (including a final), and a culminating case study exercise. This is positioned as a turn-key offering, permitting ease of delivery.

The following is a list of a few of the colleges and universities that offer the Credit Essentials Course:

●  Arkansas State University

●  Bryant University

●  Eastern Kentucky University

●  East Tennessee State University

●  Louisiana State University

●  Marquette University

●  Merrimack College

●  Northeastern University

●  Providence College

●  Springfield College

●  State University of New York, Oswego

●  Stephen F. Austin State University

●  Texas A&M University

●  University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Lee Business School

● University of Wyoming

● Virginia Tech

● University of Central Oklahoma

● University of Utah

● Whitworth University

If you are interested in either of these options, please send your request to university@rmahq.org

RMA’s Credit Essentials Certificate

Additionally, RMA offers students an opportunity to validate their knowledge and skills on a variety of credit risk analysis topics with the Credit Essentials Certificate exam.

RMA offers FREE course support to students who need to address the skills covered in the exam, but cannot do so because their university does not have a course on that subject.

RMA is making its online course content available for FREE to student members who are in need of materials to supplement their curriculum.

For more information about the Credit Essentials Certificate, please read our in-depth brochure.

Banking 101 Web Seminar Series

RMA's Banking 101 series can help students learn about the industry and build a fundamental knowledge about banking. The series can be used in a classroom setting and covers topics such as banking products and services as well as the regulatory system.

Banking 101 Recorded Seminars

RMA's Academic Membership

As an academic professional, you are dedicated to providing young people with the tools they need to build a brighter future. Becoming an RMA academic member increases your ability to do that with access to our member-driven resources and the latest industry information.