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Risk Management & Insurance

R. B. Drennan, Program Director
Alter Hall 628
215-204-8894
rob.drennan@temple.edu
http://sbm.temple.edu/dept/rihm

Temple University's program in Risk Management and Insurance (RSK MGT) is nationally recognized. Located in the Department of Risk, Insurance, and Healthcare Management, the program prepares students to identify and evaluate various sources of risk, then select and implement solutions to control these risks through insurance and other mechanisms of risk transfer and distribution.

Graduates of this program often enter the risk management or employee benefit departments of large businesses and other organizations. They may also take challenging positions within insurance or benefit consulting firms, brokerage firms, agency operations, or insurance companies.

Risk management and insurance majors are strongly encouraged to become active in the Sigma chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma, Temple's national award-winning professional student organization in Risk Management, Insurance, and Actuarial Science. The organization hosts numerous guest speakers from the industry, sponsors a variety of career development seminars, and maintains a widely-distributed résumé book. For more information, please contact the GIS President, at 215-204-9368 or visit the web site at www.sigmachapter.org

 

Major Tracks within Risk Management & Insurance

Students in the Risk Management & Insurance major may select from one of three tracks depending on their interests. These include:

  • Employee Benefit Management
  • Healthcare Risk Management
  • Property-Liability/Corporate Risk Management


Summary of Requirements

University Requirements

All students starting in the 2010-2011 academic year and beyond are required to complete the university's General Education (GenEd) curriculum.

College Requirements

Students must meet College Graduation requirements, including the requirements of the major listed below. Students pursuing any of the Risk Management and Insurance major/tracks must attain a 2.0 cumulative GPA and 2.0 in the major/track to graduate with the Risk Management major. Use the major GPA calculator at www.fox.temple.edu/advising to calculate the GPA in the major.

Major Requirements

Employee Benefits track

Healthcare Risk Management track

Property-Liability/Corporate Risk Management track

Suggested Sequences

Employee Benefits track

Healthcare Risk Management track

Property-Liability/Corporate Risk Management track

 

 

Requirements of Employee Benefits Track

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
RSK MGT 3501 Life & Health Insurance & Employee Benefits   3  
RSK MGT 3502 Property & Liability Insurance Coverages 3  
RSK MGT 3503 Retirement Plans 3  
RSK MGT 4596* Advanced Topics in Health & Welfare Employee Benefits   3 WI
Select one:     3  
RSK MGT 3504 Property & Liability Insurance Functions       
RSK MGT 3505 Actuarial Applications in Risk Management & Insurance    
RSK MGT 4597 Global Corporate Risk Management   WI
RSK MGT 4598 Healthcare Risk Management   WI
Subtotal     15  
* This major capstone is taken in the final semester and all prerequisites must be met.

 

Suggested Sequence of the Employee Benefits Track

Please note that this sequence is suggested only, ensuring prerequisites are met. Students' academic sequences may differ based on individual academic plans.

Semester I - Fall
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Statistics 1001 Pre-Calculus for Business 3  
English 0802, 0812 or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 GW
Economics 1101 Macroeconomic Principles 3  
HR MGMT 1101 Organization & Management 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Semester II - Spring
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
IH 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
Statistics 1102 Calculus for Business 3  
Economics 1102 Microeconomic Principles 3  
Law S.B.M. 1101 Legal Environment of Business 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Semester III - Fall
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
IH 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
MIS 2101 Information Systems in Organizations 3  
Statistics 2103 Business Statistics {waives GenEd GQ requirement} 4  
Accounting 2101 Financial Accounting 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Semester IV - Spring
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Accounting 2102 Managerial Accounting 3  
BUS ADM 2101 Professional Development Strategies 1  
BUS ADM 2196 Business Communications 3 WI
Marketing 2101 Marketing Management 3  
RSK MGT 2101 Introduction to Risk Management 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Semester V - Fall
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Finance 3101 Financial Management 3  
MSOM 3101 Operations Management 3  
RSK MGT 3501 Life & Health Insurance & Employee Benefits 3  
RSK MGT 3502 Property & Liability Insurance Coverages 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Semester VI - Spring
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
BUS ADM 3103 Integrative Business Applications 3  
BUS ADM 3102 Business Society & Ethics 3  
IBA
  or
RSK MGT
3101

3567
Fundamentals of International Business
     or
International Risk Management
3  
RSK MGT 3503 Retirement Plans 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Semester VII - Fall
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
BUS ADM 4196 Global Business Policies 3 WI
RSK MGT 4596 Advanced Topics in Health & Welfare Employee Benefits  3 WI
Free Elective     3  
Free Elective     4  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Semester VIII - Spring
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Free Elective     3  
Free Elective     3  
Free Elective     3  
Free Elective     3  
Select one of the following:   3  
RSK MGT
RSK MGT
RSK MGT
RSK MGT
3504
3505
4597
4598
Property & Liability Insurance Functions
Actuarial Applications in Risk Management & Insurance
Global Corporate Risk Management
Healthcare Risk Management
 

WI
WI
Subtotal     15  
 
Total credits for the B.B.A. in Risk Management & Insurance/
Employee Benefits Track:
124  

 


 

Requirements of Healthcare Risk Management Track

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
RSK MGT 3501 Life & Health Insurance & Employee Benefits 3  
RSK MGT 3502 Property & Liability Insurance Coverages 3  
HLT MGT 3501 Introduction to the Health Services System 3  
HLT MGT 3502 Healthcare Financing & Information Technology   3  
Economics 3507 Health Economics 3  
RSK MGT 4598* Healthcare Risk Management 3 WI
Subtotal     18  
* This major capstone is taken in the final semester and all prerequisites must be met.

 

Suggested Sequence of the Healthcare Risk Management Track

Please note that this sequence is suggested only, ensuring prerequisites are met. Students' academic sequences may differ based on individual academic plans.

Semester I - Fall
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Statistics 1001 Pre-Calculus for Business 3  
English 0802, 0812 or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 GW
Economics 1101 Macroeconomic Principles 3  
HR MGMT 1101 Organization & Management 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Semester II - Spring
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
IH 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
Statistics 1102 Calculus for Business 3  
Economics 1102 Microeconomic Principles 3  
Law S.B.M. 1101 Legal Environment of Business 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Semester III - Fall
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
IH 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
MIS 2101 Information Systems in Organizations 3  
Statistics 2103 Business Statistics {waives GenEd GQ requirement} 4  
Accounting 2101 Financial Accounting 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Semester IV - Spring
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Accounting 2102 Managerial Accounting 3  
BUS ADM 2101 Professional Development Strategies 1  
BUS ADM 2196 Business Communications 3 WI
Marketing 2101 Marketing Management 3  
RSK MGT 2101 Introduction to Risk Management 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Semester V - Fall
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Finance 3101 Financial Management 3  
MSOM 3101 Operations Management 3  
RSK MGT 3501 Life & Health Insurance & Employee Benefits 3  
RSK MGT 3502 Property & Liability Insurance Coverages 3  
HLT MGT 3501 Introduction to the Health Services System 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Semester VI - Spring
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
BUS ADM 3103 Integrative Business Applications 3  
BUS ADM 3102 Business Society & Ethics 3  
IBA
  or
RSK MGT
3101
  or
3567
Fundamentals of International Business
     or
International Risk Management
3  
HLT MGT 3502 Healthcare Financing & Information Technology 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Semester VII - Fall
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
BUS ADM 4196 Global Business Policies 3 WI
Economics 3507 Health Economics 3  
Free Elective     4  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Semester VIII - Spring
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
RSK MGT 4598 Healthcare Risk Management 3 WI
Free Elective     3  
Free Elective     3  
Free Elective     3  
Free Elective     3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Total credits for the B.B.A. in Risk Management & Insurance/
Healthcare Risk Management Track:
124  

 


 

Requirements of Property-Liability/Corporate Risk Management Track

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
RSK MGT 3501 Life & Health Insurance & Employee Benefits   3  
RSK MGT 3502 Property & Liability Insurance Coverages 3  
RSK MGT 3504 Property & Liability Insurance Functions   3  
RSK MGT 4597* Global Corporate Risk Management 3 WI
Select one:     3  
RSK MGT 3503 Retirement Plans    
RSK MGT 3505 Actuarial Applications in Risk Management & Insurance    
Subtotal     15  
* This major capstone is taken in the final semester and all prerequisites must be met.

 

Suggested Sequence of the Property-Liability/Corporate Risk Management Track

Please note that this sequence is suggested only, ensuring prerequisites are met. Students' academic sequences may differ based on individual academic plans.

Semester I - Fall
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Statistics 1001 Pre-Calculus for Business 3  
English 0802, 0812 or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 GW
Economics 1101 Macroeconomic Principles 3  
HR MGMT 1101 Organization & Management 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Semester II - Spring
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
IH 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
Statistics 1102 Calculus for Business 3  
Economics 1102 Microeconomic Principles 3  
Law S.B.M. 1101 Legal Environment of Business 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Semester III - Fall
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
IH 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
MIS 2101 Information Systems in Organizations 3  
Statistics 2103 Business Statistics {waives GenEd GQ requirement} 4  
Accounting 2101 Financial Accounting 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Semester IV - Spring
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Accounting 2102 Managerial Accounting 3  
BUS ADM 2101 Professional Development Strategies 1  
BUS ADM 2196 Business Communications 3 WI
Marketing 2101 Marketing Management 3  
RSK MGT 2101 Introduction to Risk Management 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Semester V - Fall
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Finance 3101 Financial Management 3  
MSOM 3101 Operations Management 3  
RSK MGT 3501 Life & Health Insurance & Employee Benefits   3  
RSK MGT 3502 Property & Liability Insurance Coverages 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Semester VI - Spring
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
BUS ADM 3103 Integrative Business Applications 3  
BUS ADM 3102 Business Society & Ethics 3  
IBA
  or
RSK MGT
3101
  or
3567
Fundamentals of International Business
     or
International Risk Management
3  
RSK MGT 3504 Property & Liability Insurance Functions   3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Semester VII - Fall
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
BUS ADM 4196 Global Business Policies 3 WI
RSK MGT 3503
  or
3505
Retirement Plans
     or
Actuarial Applications in Risk Management & Insurance
3  
Free Elective     3  
Free Elective     4  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Semester VIII - Spring
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
RSK MGT 4597 Global Corporate Risk Management 3 WI
Free Elective     3  
Free Elective     3  
Free Elective     3  
Free Elective     3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Total credits for the B.B.A. in Risk Management & Insurance/
Property-Liability/Corporate Risk Management Track:
124  

 


Joint Program for RMI & HRM Majors

The Risk Management and Insurance (RSK MGT) Department and the Human Resource Management (HR MGMT) Department now offer several joint programs for students interested in a career in employee benefits and/or human resource management. These programs allow students to broaden their career options by taking advantage of the cross-training offered by these departments.

  • HR MGMT major with a RSK MGT concentration: Students take RSK MGT 3501 (Life & Health Insurance & Employee Benefits) and RSK MGT 3503 (Retirement Plans).
  • RSK MGT major with a HR MGMT concentration: Students take HR MGMT 2501 (Introduction to Human Resource Management) and HR MGMT 3511 (Compensation Management).
  • Dual HR MGMT/RSK MGT major: Students fulfill all requirements for both majors.

For more information on joint HR MGMT/RSK MGT courses, contact Rob Drennan 215-204-8894.


 

Minor

Students in any college who are interested in the health professions and want enhance their skills by understanding the business principles underlying healthcare systems should consider a minor in Healthcare Management. Risk Management majors who complete the Healthcare track are not eligible for the minor.

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