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Risk Management and Insurance

The Risk Management and Insurance Concentration prepares students for all aspects of the insurance industry. The skills taught in this major prepare students for careers as analytical staff members of major insurance companies, consultants, insurance agents or brokers, employee benefit specialists, and risk managers. Students gain critical knowledge to sit for the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) exams.

By planning early in consultation with an academic advisor, students may be able to reduce the time it takes to complete a bachelor’s degree in Risk Management Insurance to 3 or 3½ years.

The following goals and associated learning outcomes delineate what we strive for students to achieve when they complete the major program of study in Finance:

Goal 1: Knowledge of Finance Information
Upon completion of the major program of study in Finance, students will be able to

  1. Identify, measure, record, and communicate financial information relating to an organization
  2. Interpret, analyze, and evaluate financial information relating to an organization
  3. Demonstrate the acquisition of analytical, quantitative, and critical thinking skills necessary for decision making
  4. Use industry specific software

Goal 2: Application of Business Information
Upon completion of the major program of study in Finance, students will be able to

  1. Apply quantitative research methods to various challenges faced by business organizations
  2. Apply qualitative research methods to various challenges faced by business organizations
  3. Integrate business information into effective decision making

Goal 3: Ethical Decision-making
Upon completion of the major program of study in Finance, students will be able to

  1. Identify ethical issues implicit in business
  2. Evaluate and decide among alternative solutions to ethical problems

Goal 4: Professional skills
Upon completion of the major program of study in Finance, students will be able to

  1. Communicate effectively in writing for the discipline
  2. Communicate effectively orally for the discipline
  3. Work effectively in teams