Risk Management and Insurance

The Risk Management and Insurance major allows students to engage in a highly rewarding career. The program teaches students how to identify, analyze, and manage financial and operational risks that are inherent in both personal and business settings.

Risk Management and Insurance prepares students for employment in three major areas. The first is an insurance company career, working to create and service insurance products for individuals and businesses. The second is the risk management profession. The risk manager of a company anticipates possible losses and develops a plan to survive the risks. The third is insurance agency work, which involves selling and servicing of insurance products.

Students choosing to specialize in risk management and insurance have the opportunity to sit for the Ohio property/casualty and/or life/health insurance license exams. They also have the opportunity to earn the University Associate Certified Insurance Counselor (UACIC) designation.

Akron Advantage

All College of Business programs are accredited at the highest possible level by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. In addition, the College is one of only 171 schools that has earned separate accounting accreditation. The College has been consistently rated as one of the best business schools in the nation by the Princeton Review and ranked in the top 6 percent of all undergraduate programs by BusinessWeek magazine.

Our close ties to regional businesses provide many benefits for our students. Business executives share their expertise as mentors and guest lecturers in classes, and provide valuable advice on program and course content, helping to keep our curricula fresh, relevant and rigorous. Students gain valuable hands-on experience through group projects that assign them to solve problems for local businesses and by participating in co-op and internship programs at regional companies.

We are able to provide our students with training in cutting-edge technology as a result of our academic alliances with technology vendors such as Microsoft, and Oracle.

Our active student organizations enable our students to enrich their college experience by providing opportunities for them to apply knowledge and skills gained in the classroom, and by opening doors to new friendships, networking, professional growth, and even jobs. Many of our student organizations have excelled in regional and national competitions, often against highly regarded colleges and universities across the country.

Hands-on Research

Applications-based courses allow students to develop real world decision-making skills through the introduction of relevant business issues into the classroom and the use of expert guest speakers, case-based analysis and integration of current events.

Real-World Experience

Paid-for credit internship and cooperative work experience opportunities are available where students see how their education is applied in real-world settings. Guest speakers expose students to experiences of key members of the business community.

Sample Curriculum

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Career Opportunities

Degrees and Preparation

Examples of risk management and insurance career opportunities include:

  • Loss control specialist/underwriter
  • Risk analyst/auditor
  • Claims adjuster/manager
  • Agency sales/service
  • Bank compliance officer

Career Services

Career Services is located in Student Union 211, with another office in College of Arts and Sciences Building 126. Career Services provides career coaching and programming, and develops valuable relationships with employers and campus partners to provide students with many opportunities for experiential learning and career development.