CSU and RPM International: Partnership

CSU and RPM International: Partnership

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Monte Ahuja College of Business
and RPM International:

Accounting Education Professional Partnership

The partnership between CSU and RPM provides a sponsored path of professional development in graduate-level accounting coursework for existing RPM professionals. Our partnership allows RPM business professionals to complete a graduate Certificate in Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance (GRC) offered by the Monte Ahuja College of Business at Cleveland State University. The Certificate in GRC is designed to provide opportunities for students by enhancing their fundamental knowledge of the skills that are in demand from the accounting and risk management professions. These skills will complement the major coursework taken by students who have focused on many areas, especially Accounting, Internal Auditing, Finance, and Information Systems. In addition, RPM accounting professionals will also be able to complete graduate and undergraduate business and accounting coursework for continuing education as part of their professional development plan. All program courses will be offered fully online during CSU’s fall, spring, and summer semesters. 

Admission to the Certificate in Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance (GRC)

Getting Started:  Application

  • Apply online as a non-degree graduate student
  • No application fee or admission materials
  • Processed within a week
  • Notified by email when admitted and a formal letter is accessible in account

Application Deadline

For Non-Degree graduate admission, the application deadline is ten business days prior to the start of the term. However, Non-Degree applicants are encouraged to apply well in advance of the deadline to avoid possible delays.

Interested in earning a Master’s Degree, Ph.D., or just want to take Graduate level courses?


Apply now with the Cleveland State University Application as a:

  • Graduate Degree Seeking: You would like to earn a Masters, PhD, or certificate/endorsement.
  • Graduate Non-Degree Seeking: You would like to take graduate courses for professional growth and/or personal enrichment, or you wish to take a limited amount of course work to explore the possibility of later entering a graduate degree, certificate, or licensure program.
  • Select the Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance Program

RPM Reimbursement Support

  • RPM professionals will pay graduate business in-state resident tuition. 
  • Employee contacts operating company H.R. team to verify approval procedure for enrollment and reimbursement.
  • Employee receives approval from direct supervisor for graduate course registration as authorized for work-related professional development per company policies.
  • At the end of the semester upon successful completion of a course, employee submits the university grade report to the operating company H.R. Dept. for reimbursement per policy.
  • RPM Employer Verification Information and Form at https://www.csuohio.edu/bursar/rpm-employer-verification-form

RPM employees who have questions about the RPM Employer Verification process should contact Jennifer Kubasak, Manager - Corporate Benefits of RPM International at 1-330-273-8895 or by email at jkubasak@rpminc.com 


graduate Certificate in Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance (GRC)

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