Risk Management & Insurance Program of Study

Our mission is to support the insurance program in the Walker College of Business by increasing the level of student involvement with the insurance industry. The center supports the teaching function for the insurance major, supports and encourages research on insurance topics, and provides a vehicle for on-going interaction with the insurance industry through continuing education programs, executive-in-residence appointments, internships and placement of graduates in the industry.


A Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) with a major in risk management and insurance consists of 21 hours in addition to the College of Business core courses required for the BSBA degree. View the updated checksheet pdf here. The course requirements for the risk management and insurance major are: 12 hours from the structured risk management and insurance core, nine hours from the sub-area, and six hours of electives from College of Business courses numbered 3000 or above (All courses 3 semester hours):

Risk Management and Insurance core:

  • FIN 3100 Principles of Risk Management & Insurance
  • FIN 3600 Personal Insurance
  • FIN 4600 Commercial Insurance
  • FIN 4950 Enterprise Risk & Insurance Management

Total 12 s.h.

Electives (9 hours required) :

  • FIN 3690 Financial Management
  • FIN 3700 Employee Benefits
  • FIN 3780 Estate Planning
  • FIN 3880 Retirement and Employee Benefit Planning
  • FIN 3890 Survey of Investments
  • FIN 3900 Internship
  • FIN 4580 Financial Planning
  • FIN 4770 Derivatives and Financial Risk Management
  • ACC 3580 Individual Income Taxation
  • LAW 3960 Insurance Law
  • MGT 3060 Understanding Entrepreneurship
  • MGT 3620 Human Resource Management
  • MKT 3052 Professional Selling
  • POM 3660 Principles of Supply Chain Management

Risk management and insurance majors can use electives to pursue the certificate in financial planning and/or double major.

If an internship (6 s.h.) is elected, three hours will count towards the electives.

Free Electives:

  • 2 s.h. any level outside Walker College
  • 3 s.h. any level inside or outside Walker College
  • 6 s.h. 3000/4000 level course inside or outside Walker College