Barney School of Business
Risk Management and Insurance
The Risk Management and Insurance major prepares you for jobs related to the identification, evaluation, mitigation, and financing of risks faced by businesses and individuals alike.
About the Major
Our robust curriculum gives you industry-focused knowledge, skills, and professional development to help you become a business leader and decision maker. Partner with risk and insurance-related companies on practical business projects to gain real-world experience. Like all undergraduate majors at the Barney School, you will also complete an internship before you graduate.
You will complete 7 courses in this area of study, including an internship. See the course catalog for the additional requirements to earn your Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
- Principles of Insurance
- Risk Analysis and Management
- Life Insurance
- Property and Liability Insurance
- Social Insurance
- Employee Benefits
- InsurTech Venturing
You will take two electives in insurance, finance, or analytics, as well as four electives in insurance at the 300 or 400 levels.
- World of Business
- Technical Skills for Business Success
- Exploring and Planning Career Options
- Business Statistics
By majoring in Risk Management and Insurance, you'll be in demand. Prepare to be a leader and decision maker in this growing field. Career paths include:
- Actuarial science
- Claims oversight
- Corporate risk management
- Data analytics
- Strategic product marketing
- Underwriting/book of business assessment
About the Minor
Expand your knowledge and building your resume with a minor in Risk Management and Insurance. Visit our course catalog for requirements for Barney and non-Barney students.
Applications for admission are considered on a "rolling basis." We look forward to welcoming you to Barney!
Risk Management and Insurance Spotlight
We are the champions!
Congratulations to Barney School of Business Students Aliyah Abdullah ’22, Semra Boluk ’22, Nick Bosio ’21, and Yoanny Brito’21 for winning first place at the 2021 Spencer-RIMS Risk Management Challenge!
Barney RMI Seniors Competitively Selected to Participate in ABSIP
Yoanny Brito ’21, a management major with a risk management and insurance minor, and Nicholas Bosio ’21, a risk management & insurance major, were two of thirty students in the United States and Canada to be named as Anita Benedetti Student Involvement Program (ABSIP) Scholars for 2021 by the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS).
Two Barney Students Named Spencer Scholars for the RIMS ERM Virtual Conference 2020
Congratulations to Yoanny Brito ’21 and Allie Tully ’21 for their designation as Spencer Scholars for the RIMS ERM Virtual Conference.