Risk Management and Insurance Major
Develop the technical expertise and strategic vision necessary to control, identify and manage risk with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Risk Management and Insurance in Temple University’s Fox School of Business. From liabilities and exposures to employee benefit management, this 120-credit undergraduate degree will prepare students to examine and find solutions to the risks that affect the bottom line of major corporations and companies in a multinational setting. Through innovative coursework and real-world experience, you’ll gain the skills necessary to mitigate risk through insurance and other mechanisms of risk transfer and distribution. You will also learn to respond to numerous uncertainties around property-liability exposures and employee benefits programs.
Temple offers three tracks within the Risk Management and Insurance BBA, depending on your desired course of study.
- Employee Benefits
- Healthcare Risk
- Property Liability & Corporate Risk
Graduates of Temple’s Risk Management and Insurance Bachelor of Business Administration program have found success in the employee benefit and risk departments of major corporations, including
- All Risks Ltd.,
- A.M. Best,
- Assured Partners,
- Brown and Brown,
- Chubb Insurance,
- Lockton and
- Reliance Standard.
Students will also have the opportunity to get involved with Gamma Iota Sigma, the national award-winning professional student Risk Management and Actuarial Science organization at Temple. By joining, you will benefit from real-world knowledge shared by guest speakers currently leading the industry. You will also work alongside graduate students, faculty and staff and have access to a host of career development seminars.
Human Resource Management Focus
The Department of Risk, Insurance and Healthcare Management offers Risk Management and Insurance courses that complement the Department of Human Resource Management's courses for students interested in a career in employee benefits and/or human resource management. These courses allow students to broaden their career options by taking advantage of the cross-training offered by these departments.
For more information on joint Human Resource Management/Risk Management and Insurance courses, contact R. B. Drennan.
Path to CPCU or CLU Designations
Knowledge and experience gained from the Risk Management and Insurance BBA major prepares students for a number of post-graduate exams, including the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) exam and the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) exam. Such designations demonstrate specialized expertise around complex subject matter, including estate planning, life insurance, property-casualty insurance and risk management. Earning a CPCU or CLU designation gives you a competitive advantage in a crowded job market.
The diverse faculty in the Department of Risk, Insurance and Healthcare Management brings extensive real-world knowledge to this degree program, with some professors holding more than 25 years of high-level industry experience in risk management and insurance economics. Professors have published in an array of relevant periodicals, including the Risk Management and Insurance Review, the North American Actuarial Review, the Journal of Banking and Finance, and the Journal of Law and Economics. Among the many accolades faculty members have earned over the years are the Shin Research Excellence Award and the Adam Smith Leadership Award for Academic Excellence and Educational Leadership.
Classes & Curriculum
Core courses vary across the three tracks of study within the Risk Management and Insurance Major program.
Related Graduate Degrees
- Actuarial Science MS
- Business Administration MBA
- Business Administration PhD
- Human Resource Management MS