The Actuarial Science program at Saint Joseph's University provides an analytical foundation in understanding how to assess, manage and analyze business risk. This interdisciplinary program will prepare you for the series of professional actuarial exams and prepare you for your career.
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. Students who graduate from this major enjoy a 100% job placement rate.
The risk management and insurance degree provide students with an overview of the insurance industry and prepares them to earn CPCU designation. 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. You will explore the functional areas of insurance company management, including investment and financing policies, as well as pricing and underwriting activities.
Learn from Industry Thought Leaders
The faculty in the risk management and insurance program at Saint Joseph's University are thought-leaders in the industry. They develop symposia, provide professionals with continuing education and publish research.
Build a Network and Compete in Collegiate Challenges
As an RMI student, you can join Gamma Iota Sigma, the International Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science Collegiate Fraternity or benefit from opportunities to connect with industry professionals through the Maguire Academy of Insurance and Risk Management.
Students can also participate in collegiate challenges, like the Spencer-RIMS Risk Management Challenge, which Saint Joseph's students earned a top spot in the last four years consecutively.
Supported by the Maguire Academy of Insurance and Risk Management
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 Haub School of Business' Maguire Academy of Insurance and Risk Management. The Academy supports the RMI program with scholarship aid, recruiting, internships/cooperative education, counseling and placement.
Analytics Infused Courses, Specialized Track
In addition to acquiring knowledge about the insurance industry and the risk management function, you will hone your skills in the areas of leadership, critical thinking, 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. The major's coursework is infused with analytics and offers the option to add on a track in actuarial sciences.
Actuarial Studies Track
The actuarial studies track within the risk management and insurance major is designed to give you an understanding of how the actuarial function informs business decisions within the insurance industry and within risk management functions of other industries.
Students completing this track will be prepared to take actuarial exams FM, P, and IFM.