Saint Joseph's offers an undergraduate major and a minor in Risk Management and Insurance.
Through the program, students gain a thorough understanding of how insurance companies make pricing, underwriting, investment, and financing decisions. Students will also become familiar with the risks facing financial institutions, corporations, and individuals, and will learn how to measure and manage these risks.
In July 2017, James and Frances Maguire bestowed a $50 million gift on Saint Joseph’s University, a portion of which will establish multiple endowed funds in support of SJU’s nationally ranked risk management and insurance program, providing critical support for faculty, scholarship opportunities for students and professional development opportunities for both.
Gamma Iota Sigma
Gamma Iota Sigma is a professional fraternity organized to promote, encourage and sustain interest in insurance, risk management and actuarial sciences as professions.
The Alpha Omega Chapter at Saint Joseph’s University 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.
Insurance and risk management is the fastest growing service industry in the United States with a multi-trillion-dollar market. More than 1,800 U.S. insurance companies offer personal and commercial products to protect individuals and businesses from losses resulting from medical needs, accidents, theft, natural disasters, legal actions and many other unexpected perils.
Check out hiring insurance companies through the Career Development Center using the access code: sjucdc.
- American Institute – Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) Professional Designation Program
American Institute for CPCU and Insurance Institute of America
- American Institute Associate in Risk Management (ARM) Program
- Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) Institute
- American College, Bryn Mawr, PA – professional certifications (LUTCF, ChFC, CLU and more)
- International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists (CEBS)
- Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Board of Standards Inc
CFP Board of Standards Inc.