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B.B.A. in Risk Management and Insurance


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 first-year composition (6); humanities (3); fine arts (3); humanities or fine arts (3); mathematics (6); lab science (6-8); social science (6).

For a detailed description of each category and course classifications, please refer to the General Education Core Curriculum

Course Requirements

Requirements for the major in risk management and insurance include the B.B.A. core: Accy 201, 202 (3, 3); Bus 230; Bus 271; Bus 250; Bus 302; Mktg 351; Fin 331; Mgmt 371; Mktg 372; Mgmt 493; MIS 309; 300-level business elective (6); and 300-level business/nonbusiness elective (3).

The risk management and insurance major consists of 24 semester hours. Required courses are Fin 333, 341, 441, 442, and 542. In addition, students must select 9 semester hours from Fin 334, 338, 351, 361, 431, 445 (3 or 6 hours), 499, 534 or 581. With department chair approval, a maximum of 3 credit hours of Fin 395 may be used for major field elective credit.

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

See School of Business Administration Academic Requirements for rules on when business students may enroll in specialty major coursework. No student may enroll for more than 18 semester hours unless approved by the Dean’s Office.

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