Barney School of Business

Risk Management and Insurance

At a Glance

The Risk Management and Insurance major prepares you for jobs related to the identification, evaluation, mitigation, and financing of risks faced by businesses and individuals alike.

Full Time
Rolling Admission

Degrees Offered

Total Credits

Bachelor of Science




About the Major

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Our robust curriculum gives you industry-focused knowledge, skills, and professional development to help you become a business leader and decision maker. Partner with risk and insurance-related companies on practical business projects to gain real-world experience. Like all undergraduate majors at the Barney School, you will also complete an internship before you graduate.

Degree Requirements

You will complete 7 courses in this area of study, including an internship. See the course catalog for the additional requirements to earn your Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

Core Classes

  • Principles of Insurance
  • Risk Analysis and Management
  • Life Insurance
  • Property and Liability Insurance
  • Social Insurance
  • Employee Benefits
  • InsurTech Venturing
  • Cybersecurity and Privacy Risk Management and Insurance


You will take two electives in insurance, finance, or analytics, as well as four electives in insurance at the 300 or 400 levels.

Featured Classes

  • World of Business
  • Technical Skills for Business Success
  • Exploring and Planning Career Options
  • Business Statistics

Career Outlook

By majoring in Risk Management and Insurance, you'll be in demand. Prepare to be a leader and decision maker in this growing field. Career paths include:

  • Actuarial science
  • Claims oversight
  • Corporate risk management
  • Data analytics
  • Finance
  • Sales/distribution
  • Strategic product marketing
  • Underwriting/book of business assessment

Success Story

Danni Keating '22, M'23

Risk Management & Insurance major

When Danni Keating ’22, M'23 was a Barney student, she completed several internships, studied abroad in the Netherlands, completed her MBA in International business, and prepared to begin the full-time job she has already lined up after graduation. Her dedication to her major, along with opportunities outside the classroom and Barney guidance, all allowed her to reach her highest potential.

Learn more

We designed all of our classes, internships, and professional development experiences to help you land your dream job.

About the Minor

Expand your knowledge and building your resume with a minor in Risk Management and Insurance. Visit our course catalog for requirements for Barney students and non-Barney students.


Applications for admission are considered on a "rolling basis." We look forward to welcoming you to Barney!

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