Peter Young


(651) 962-4248

Minneapolis Campus
1000 LaSalle Ave
Terrence Murphy Hall 343N
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Ph.D., Business Administration, University of Minnesota
M.A., Public Administration, University of Nebraska
B.A., History, Augustana College

See publications in UST Research Online

Peter C. Young holds the 3M Endowed Chair in International Business, and in that position is responsible for global business education initiatives at the Opus College of Business. From 1994-2011, he held the E. W. Blanch Senior Chair in Risk Management in the Opus College of Business. In that capacity, he was (and remains) responsible for the UST MBA courses and non-degree programs in risk management. He also serves as the principal advisor to (and co-creator of) the University of St. Thomas actuarial science program, which in 2011 received recognition as a Center for Actuarial Excellence.

Young has been a visiting professor to City University in London and Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo, and has held a distinguished honorary professorship at Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland. Most recently, he was selected as a Distinguished Alumnus of the Year for the University of Nebraska-Omaha, was elected to Global Risk Who's Who, and was honored with the ALARM-UK Lifetime Service award. Additionally, in 2010 he was selected as an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Risk Management in London.

Young holds a Ph.D. in risk management from the University of Minnesota and a master's degree in public administration from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. He has written extensively on the subject of risk management, including an influential risk management textbook, Risk Management and Insurance (McGraw-Hill, co-authored with Michael Smith), which is considered one of the first major books to develop the concept of organization/enterprise-wide risk management. Most recently he has coauthored (with Martin Fone) Managing Risks in Public Organizations, and he is presently working on a book examining risk leadership. Young has been published extensively in academic and practitioner journals as well as popular business magazines.

In addition to his academic responsibilities, Young has taken on numerous consulting projects, most recently including:

• Risk management advising to the Risk Office at Novo Nordisk (Denmark).

• Risk management advising and consulting to the South Dakota Technology and Science Authority (US) and DUSEL (University of California-Berkeley), public organizations tasked with managing the conversion of the western hemisphere's largest gold mine into an underground physics laboratory.

• Risk management advising and consulting to SABMiller plc (UK and South Africa).

• Strategic risk planning with Kommunal Landspensjonskasse, a Norwegian life, casualty insurance and financial services company.

Spring 2015 Courses
Spring 2015 Courses
Crs - Sec Title Days Time Location
MGMT 745 - 365 Global Systems See Details * *
Description of course Global Systems : CRN: 22042
Registration is restricted to EXECUTIVE MBA students only

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
TMH 4010800-170010 Jan '15
TMH 4010800-170007 Feb '15
TMH 4010800-170018 Apr '15
TMH 4010800-170009 May '15
MGMT 751 - 202 Enterprise Risk Management - - - - - - - -
Description of course Enterprise Risk Management : CRN: 22793
The present economic crisis, along with a range of other looming challenges (climate change, unrest in the Middle East, health and food security concerns, changing consumer preferences and social mobility), have presented global organizations with the most daunting array of risks in at least 60 years. Broadly, this situation presents organizations with the challenge of developing more comprehensive approaches to the management of risk--what has come to be called Enterprise Risk Management (ERM). Key to the ERM concept is the view that all managers are expected to act as risk managers within the scope of their duties. Thus, the study of risk management is no longer just for those interested in technical specializations such as finance, audit, or safety/security risk; it is an important topic for all business students. Key subjects of investigation in MGMT 751 will include: 1. The specific challenge of engaging Boards and Executive Management in order to get risk management onto their agendas. 2. The difficulties in translating risk policy into risk management systems and structures. 3. The particular processes necessary to knit together the existing technical specialist infrastructure. 4. The development of sufficient risk management competence among the entire organization (and especially non-risk management specialists). 5. The problems of communicating relevant risk information to external stakeholders. Prerequisite: Standard core courses

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MGMT 753 - 201 Risk Ldershp in a Global Contx - - - - - - - -
Description of course Risk Ldershp in a Global Contx : CRN: 22045
The structure of MGMT753 is a seminar format. Under the guidance of the instructor, students will be exposed to a wide range of theoretical, conceptual, and practiioner-oriented reading materials related to the subject of the insurance industry. Topics of specific concern will vary, but likely will include the internationalization of the economy, the movement toward a financial services industry, the impact of techology, and the emergence of alternative risk financing markets. The seminar enlists industry leaders, who participate in selected sessions and provide expert input on the questions at hand. -- Prerequisite: Standard core courses and FINC600 Study Abroad

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
Summer 2015 Courses
Summer 2015 Courses
Crs - Sec Title Days Time Location
Fall 2015 Courses
Fall 2015 Courses
Crs - Sec Title Days Time Location
MGMT 745 - 366 Global Systems See Details * *
Description of course Global Systems : CRN: 43006
Registration is restricted to EXECUTIVE MBA students only

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
TMH 3010800-170011 Sep '15
TMH 4010800-170009 Oct '15
TMH 4010800-170006 Nov '15
TMH 4010800-170004 Dec '15
Academic and Professional Positions
  • Visiting Professor and Senior Advisor, European Institute for Risk Management, Copenhagen (2002 - present)
  • Professor, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul / Mpls (1994 - present)
  • Distinguished Visiting Professor/Division of Risk, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow (2001 - 2005)
  • Visiting Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo (1998 - 1998)
  • Visiting Professor/College of Business Studies and the Insurance and, City University - Cass School of Business, London (1997 - 1997)
  • Professor/Department of Management and Finance, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud (1987 - 1994)
  • Teaching/Research Associate - Department of Finance and Insurance, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (1985 - 1987)
  • Research Assistant - Center for Applied Urban Research, University of Nebraska, Omaha (1981 - 1983)
  • Teaching Assistant - Department of Public Administration, University of Nebraska, Omaha (1982 - 1983)

Professional Memberships
  • ALARM (UK professional/academic risk management association)
  • ARIA (Global academic risk management association)
  • Institute of Risk Management (London-based global professional association)
  • PRIMO-EU (European Association of public sector chief executives)
  • PRIMA (US professional risk management association)

Professional Service
  • Public Budgeting and Finance, Reviewer
  • Public Risk Forum - EIRM Press,
  • Risk Management - An International Journal,

Public Service
  • Vucovich Foundation, Board Member


Books and Chapters

Research Interests
  • Public Finance
  • Risk Management
  • Insurance

Awards and Honors
  • University of Nebraska-Omahas College of Public Affairs and Community Service, 2007