School of Risk Management and Insurance

Academic Programs

Undergraduate Major

The risk management and insurance major prepares individuals to plan, manage, and analyze the financial and monetary aspects of the insurance industry. It provides a broad based, analytical program for students anticipating a career in either the property casualty insurance or life/health insurance fields. The curriculum in risk management and insurance provides students with the knowledge necessary to analyze the impact of risk and uncertainty upon people, businesses and society. Graduates in risk management and insurance find a variety of career opportunities open to them as risk analysts within the business community and government; as brokers/agents providing professional risk management counseling and market placement services for clients; as consultants and personal financial planners; and in the underwriting, marketing, claims adjusting, planning, governmental relations, and financial management activities of insurers.

The major is designed to ensure that graduates are familiar with the tools risk management and insurance decision making and that they possess the skills to stay abreast of the developments in the field. It includes preparation in principles of accounting, financial instruments, capital planning, asset and debt management, budgeting, financial analysis, and investment portfolio management. Risk management and insurance graduates will understand the functions and operations of insurance providers. Course content is designed to provide majors with an appreciation of cooperative work skills and to enhance their verbal and written communication skills.

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Undergraduate Minor

The risk management and insurance minor is available to all undergraduate Muma College of Business students, except those majoring in risk management and insurance.  A grade of C (not C-) or better must be earned in each of the required courses counted for the minor. A GPA of 2.0 or higher must be achieved in all minor coursework. All attempts will be included in the GPA unless grade forgiveness has been used. This program is for business majors only.

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