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Risk Management and Insurance

The University of Mount Union’s major in risk management and insurance will prepare students for a field that is increasing in demand. Through traditional classroom learning and unique hands-on experiences, students in the risk management and insurance major will learn how to identify, analyze, and manage an organization’s risk exposure while gaining skills in analytics and critical thinking, which are essential for decision making in an environment of uncertainty. 

Mount Union’s curriculum also focuses on developing professionals with a strong ability to clearly and concisely communicate and offer recommendations for managing risk to key stakeholders and decision makers. Mount Union’s small class sizes lead to personal interaction with industry-connected faculty members. This provides students with specialized expertise, detailed communication skills, and a strong understanding of business; cultivating leaders in the field of risk management.

Risk Management and Insurance Quick Facts

The risk management and insurance degree requires 128 credit hours of coursework, which also fulfills the University’s requirements for its general education program, the Integrative Core. Benefits of a major in risk management and insurance include:

  • The University’s Department of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
  • Risk Management majors will have ample opportunities for internships with businesses in the local area.
  • The average salary of an insurance professional in the State of Ohio is roughly $67,000 versus an average salary of $44,000 in the overall private sector of the state.

Risk Management and Insurance Major Requirements