Barney School of Business

Risk Management and Insurance

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.

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

Ijahnay Reid ’23

Double major in risk management & insurance and business management, minor in project management

All of Reid’s hard work and consistency led her to be hired for The Hartford Apprentice Program. After receiving her degree, Ijahnay will be starting an internship with IAT Insurance Group. She also plans on coming back to UHart and Barney to pursue her MBA.

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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!

Risk Management and Insurance Spotlight

Barney Risk Management and Insurance Students Win International Risk Management Competition

We are the champions!

Congratulations to Barney School of Business Students Aliyah Abdullah ’22, Semra Boluk ’22, Nick Bosio ’21, and Yoanny Brito’21 for winning first place at the 2021 Spencer-RIMS Risk Management Challenge!

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Anita Benedetti Student Involvement Program

Barney RMI Seniors Competitively Selected to Participate in ABSIP

Yoanny Brito ’21, a management major with a risk management and insurance minor, and Nicholas Bosio ’21, a risk management & insurance major, were two of thirty students in the United States and Canada to be named as Anita Benedetti Student Involvement Program (ABSIP) Scholars for 2021 by the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS).

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Spencer Scholars

Two Barney Students Named Spencer Scholars for the RIMS ERM Virtual Conference 2020

Congratulations to Yoanny Brito ’21 and Allie Tully ’21 for their designation as Spencer Scholars for the RIMS ERM Virtual Conference.

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