119 South St., BUS 200
Big Rapids, MI
Everybody needs insurance, because everyone faces risk: individuals, businesses, governmental units, and non-profit organizations. The range of careers includes underwriting, loss control, claims investigation, risk management, actuarial, and insurance agents, as well as finance, sales, marketing, and more in support of insurance companies. The industry remains strong during economic downturns, and provides for a rewarding life with competitive salaries and the opportunity to help people and businesses to avoid disasters and rebuild lives when disasters are unavoidable.
The Risk Management and Insurance program thoroughly covers insurance law, risk management principles, property and casualty insurance, employee benefits, personal insurance, and insurance company operations. The program requires an internship to cement and enhance classroom learning; students have recently interned at Auto-Owners Insurance Company, EMC Insurance, and Farmers Insurance.
Our mission is to prepare students for successful careers in the risk management and insurance industry by providing industry-aligned technical education, exercises in critical and analytical thought, tailored academic paths, and experiential learning opportunities. We will continually seek and nurture collaborative relationships with a variety of industry entities, and serve as a resource to the industry by preparing competent interns and graduates, and by proactively addressing industry needs.