Insurance and Finance

The combined Insurance and Finance major offers the opportunity to acquire a general knowledge of each discipline, as well as specialized theory and practice in these interrelated fields. The curriculum seeks to expand capacities, perspectives and skills of students who are preparing for careers in insurance and finance, including the area of risk management. This major represents a segment of the individual undergraduate insurance and finance program, forming a cohesive interdisciplinary program of study. While forsaking some specialization in one field, the student gains significant exposure to two specialized fields of business administration.

Barney is Ranked No. 2 in Insurance Company Hiring of Recent Grads
The Barney School is second among all U.S. colleges and universities in insurer hiring of 2012–13 graduates of undergraduate risk management and insurance programs. The ranking was reported by Business Insurance magazine in the “Top U.S. College Risk Management and Insurance Undergraduate Programs” section of its December print edition.  Read more.

Barney Sponsors a Symposium on "The Intersection of Risk and Finance"

Risk/Finance Interdection GraphicLast year’s symposium, presented by Barney School of Business, in partnership with Corporate Risk Solutions, LLC, the preeminent global independent risk management and benefits advisory firm, took place, Nov. 7, 2013. This year’s is scheduled for Oct. 29, 2014.

The symposium offers an informative and dynamic look at the interrelationship between the fields of insurance and finance; the current trends, issues, and business solutions in those areas; and the engaging career possibilities that await today’s college graduates.

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Risk Management Magazine Cover The Barney School's insurance program has been reviewed by Risk Management Magazine and ranked among the top 18 schools in the country.

The magazine looked at the number of graduates and other criteria to come up with the list. The article mentions Barney having been awarded the Spencer Education Foundation's "Risk Manager in Residence" grant for over a decade.


Gamma Iota Sigma
Gamma Iota Sigma is a national fraternity that promotes the professional development and preparation of its members for high quality employment opportunities in risk management, insurance, and actuarial science. The organization also promotes social interaction among members and provides opportunities to build professional contacts.

Total Credits Required for Bachelor of Science in Business Administration:123

Requirements for the Major
Required Credits: 21
(To fulfill professional major requirements in the standard
degree program for business administration)

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Junior and Senior Years
Course # Course Title Offered
FIN 430  Investment Analysis [3] Each semester
FIN 432 Investment Management [3] Each semester
FIN 450
International Finance [3]
Each smester
INS 480 Internship[3] Each semester

 And three of the following five courses 
Course # Course Title Offered
INS 320
Social Insurance [3]
Each semester
INS 322 Fundamentals of Life Insurance [3] Each semester
INS 324 Property and Casualty Insurance [3] Each semester
INS 430 Fundamentals of Employee Benefits  [3] Each semester
INS 434 Corporate Risk Management [3] Each semester

Additional Information:


It is recommended that insurance/finance majors take INS 210 - Principles of Insurance  [3] as their business elective.

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