Department of Risk and Insurance
Industry-leading research, career-transforming applied learning experiences
In the Risk and Insurance Department, we are determined to provide students with rigorous academic experiences that prepare them for success after they graduate. We support our students with an innovative approach to education, which includes applied learning seminars and projects, leadership opportunities, and a variety of supplemental learning experiences. As a result, our students go on to become innovators, leaders, and changemakers in the risk and insurance industry.
Since 1938, we have contributed to the insurance field by conducting relevant, cutting-edge research, and by building bridges with industry through our alumni, professional development courses, and corporate research.
Our globally recognized faculty conduct innovative research in:
- Predictive modeling
- Health care analytics
- Insurance regulations
- Behavioral economics
- Financial management of insurance
- Corporate risk management
- Financial management of insurance organizations
- Statistical methods development
Faculty and Research
Learn more about our renowned faculty, their specializations, and the courses they teach.
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Degrees We Support
BBA Major in Risk Management and Insurance or Actuarial Science
Our faculty in this top-ranked program will give you a competitive edge in strategic risk management, decision-making, business analytics, actuarial science, and insurance.
Capstone Certificate in Actuarial Science
In this accelerated program, risk and insurance faculty will give you the expertise to quantify risk for insurance companies, consulting firms, or other organizations.
Full-Time MBA Specialization in Risk Management and Insurance
Our faculty bring their latest research into the classroom, offering exceptional foundational knowledge that balances industry-specific analytical and strategic skills with general management and communications expertise.
PhD in Actuarial Science, Risk Management, and Insurance
Conduct thought-leading research while working side by side with our globally recognized Risk and Insurance Department faculty, as you prepare for a rewarding research and teaching career.
As part of its comprehensive educational mission, the Risk and Insurance Department offers innovative learning initiatives, opportunities for companies to engage with us, and enriching resources.
Opportunities for Corporate Partners
We’re eager to help companies develop in-house expertise, hire our talented students, and benefit from valuable partnerships.
Actuarial Science Career Resources for High School Students
Learn more about the actuarial science profession via our events and presentations, and get details about our scholarship program.
Center of Actuarial Excellence: Promoting Analytics Research
Our designation as a Center of Actuarial Excellence from the Society of Actuaries stems from our cutting-edge insurance analytics research.
News & Events
Get valuable news about our research, innovative learning, and academic achievements.
Our department events bring together our inspired community of faculty, scholars, and industry partners to share and create transformational knowledge in the field.
If you have questions or need additional information about the Risk and Insurance Department, we’re eager to help you out.