Risk Management and Insurance
Risk management and insurance program at Saint Joseph’s University have the opportunity to explore various aspects of managing insurance companies and mitigating risk for businesses. Insurance areas and specialties include financing policies, investment policies, pricing and underwriting.
The risk management and insurance degree provide students with an overview of the insurance industry. You'll gain a basic understanding of the best practices and research in financial risk management, and the technical skills required to succeed in a variety of positions in the risk management and insurance field. In this major, you will explore the functional areas of insurance company management, including investment and financing policies, as well as pricing and underwriting activities.
In addition to acquiring knowledge about the insurance industry and the risk management function, you will hone your skills in the following areas: leadership, critical thinking, business analytics, decision making, risk forecasting and assessment, oral and written communication, problem solving, attention to detail, interpersonal and cross-cultural relations, organizing and planning, and computer literacy.
Corporations, hospitals and government units are recognizing risk management and insurance (RMI) as an important and growing field. Graduates are highly sought after and are able to pursue many career paths. You'll benefit from direct access to leaders in the industry through the University's Maguire Academy of Insurance and Risk Management. The Academy supports the RMI program with scholarship aid, recruiting, internships/cooperative education, counseling and placement.
You can join Gamma Iota Sigma, the International Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science Collegiate Fraternity. The Alpha Omega Chapter at SJU seeks to cultivate relationships by connecting educators, students and representatives from the insurance industry to encourage and foster further interest in insurance and risk management as well as network for careers upon graduation.