B.B.A. in Insurance and Risk Management
Curricula of the School of Business Administration are designed both for those who plan to operate their own businesses and for those who plan to occupy responsible positions in business organizations. The risk management and insurance curriculum is designed to prepare students to enter the job market in such positions as commercial underwriters, claims adjusters, corporate risk analysts, independent agents, and sales representatives.
Minimum Total Credit Hours: 120
General Education Requirements
The general education requirements for the B.B.A. include Engl 101, Engl 102 or Liba 102 (3, 3); humanities (history, philosophy, or modern languages) (3, 3); English literature (3); Math 261/262 or 267/268 or 271/272 (6); advanced composition, Engl 250 (3); lab science (astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, or physics) (3/4, 3/4); fine arts (art, art history, dance, music, or theatre arts) (3); behavioral or social science (psychology, sociology, anthropology, or political science) (3).
Requirements for the major in risk management and insurance include the B.B.A. core: Accy 201, 202 (3, 3); Econ 202, 203 (3, 3); Bus 220, Bus 230, Bus 271, Bus 250, Bus 302, Bus 320, Bus 420; nonbusiness electives (12); Mktg 351; Fin 331; Mgmt 371, Mgmt 372, Mgmt 493; MIS 309; 300- level business elective (3); and 300-level business/nonbusiness elective (3). A list of prerequisite courses requiring a minimum grade of “C” is available at www.olemissbusiness.com or in undergraduate student services, Holman 220.
The risk management and insurance major consists of 24 semester hours. Required courses are Fin 341, 342, 441, 442, and 542. In addition, students must select 9 semester hours from Fin 303, 334, 351, 431, 581, 445 (3 or 6 hours), or 534.
After the introductory risk and insurance course, students take courses addressing the management of potential losses of property, legal suits, life, and health. The loss of property and legal suits by businesses is emphasized throughout, and the corporate risk management course ties together all elements of managing exposures. Emphasis is placed on the summer internship courses specifically designed for risk management and insurance majors.
Other Academic Requirements
Business students may not enroll in major course work prior to satisfactory completion (2.0 GPA) of the pre-business curriculum. No student may enroll for more than 18 semester hours unless approved by the dean.