What does it cost?

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How long will it take?

The four year degree requires completion of 120 credit hours. A student can expect to complete the degree in four years by taking 15 credit hours per semester (fall and spring).

Where can I take classes?
Atlanta Campus

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Students may enter the program in the fall, spring, or summer.

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Risk Management & Insurance , B.B.A.

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Risk management is the critical piece that enables businesses to function, leap over hurdles, and adeptly handle roadblocks. Organizations that don’t effectively predict and mitigate risks face the possibility of unrecoverable financial setbacks and, ultimately, total failure. They’re basically like skydivers without parachutes.

Risk management professionals are extremely well-paid, heavily recruited, and oftentimes the coolest people in meetings and boardrooms. Robinson is the perfect place for you to pursue an undergraduate degree in risk: we prepare students from all backgrounds for successful careers in risk-related fields.

Extensive Financial Support

Eligible sophomores and juniors in good standing receive $500 per year. Pell-eligible students get $2,000 their sophomore and junior years. In addition, the department offers a variety of other scholarships. We want to support you, so you can focus on school!

We’re Nationally Ranked

U.S. News & World Report ranked our B.B.A. in Risk Management & Insurance #4 in the nation in 2022. Our department is highly respected, too. We’ve been a Center of Actuarial Excellence for more than a decade. Plus, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln ranks us #1 in North America for research productivity in actuarial science.

You’ll Have Fun

In addition to earning a lot of money and making a huge difference at companies across countless sectors, risk management professionals have fun. The industry is ever-changing and involves a whole lot more than car insurance and bank portfolios. We’ll prepare you for extremely interesting opportunities in areas like InsurTech and cyber risk at companies that harness new technology to disrupt the insurance pricing, processes, and products.

Program Highlights

Major Tracks and Minors

Insurance Track

The insurance track introduces students to the business of insurance and risk management from a corporate perspective.

Quantitative Risk Management Track

The quantitative risk management track is mathematically/quantitatively focused. Students learn to build and analyze quantitative models of risk and develop risk management strategies, and explore the regulation of risk by government agencies.

Business Law Minor

Choose 15 credit hours from a variety of legal topics in many areas of study. The business law minor is especially attractive to law school-bound students who want to develop a business background.
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Risk Management & Insurance Minor

This minor pairs well with other undergraduate business majors, especially finance, accounting, and management.

Scholarships and Student Support

The department is supported by its own foundation, the Georgia State Risk Management Foundation (RMF), with an endowment that currently exceeds $15 million and is overseen by a board of 30 leading executives in the financial services and insurance industries.

RMF funds are used to:

  • Award scholarships to students
  • Pay for student club dues and professional exams
  • Support student club activities
Ranked 4th in the Nation

U.S. News & World Report, 2022

Global Center for Insurance Excellence

International Insurance Society, 2018

Program Details

High School Seniors and Recent Graduates
If you’re a senior in high school or if you graduated from high school within the last two years, you’ll apply to begin your bachelor’s degree program using Georgia State’s Common Application.

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International students
International applicants are those students who are in the U.S. on a non-immigrant visa (B-1, H-1, J-1, etc.), students who are living outside the U.S. and who will require an F-1 visa to study in the United States, students who are in the process of applying for Permanent Residency status, but have not yet received the Permanent Residency card or students who have been educated outside the U.S.

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Transfer students
If you’re already in college but need a change, transferring to Georgia State can provide you with the opportunities you need to succeed — in school and after graduation.

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Required Courses

RMI 3500 – Principles of Risk Management and Insurance
RMI 3751 – Risk Assessment Techniques

Insurance Track

Recommended Courses
RMI 4020 – Property-Liability Insurance
RMI 4300 – Risk Management or RMI 4350 – Enterprise Risk Management
RMI 4700 – Insurance Operations
RMI 4800 – Insurance Underwriting

Quantitative Risk Management Track

Recommended Courses
RMI 3600 – Calculus for Business
RMI 4005 – Introduction to Risk Analytics and Applications
RMI 4150 – Theory of Risk
RMI 4990 – Risk Clinic

Other Elective Courses

RMI 4000 – Personal Financial Planning
RMI 4010 – Life Insurance
RMI 4015 – Contract Risks
RMI 4025 – Law, Policy and Risk Regulation
RMI 4400 – InsurTech
RMI 4530 – Employee Benefits
RMI 4035 – Financial Risk and Regulation
RMI 4045 – Advanced Financial Risk Management
RMI 4680 – Regression Modeling
FI 4090 – Introduction to Financial Data Analytics
AS 3230 – Financial Mathematics
AS 4140 – Probability
MATH 4751 – Mathematical Statistics I
MATH 4752 – Mathematical Statistics II

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Financial Aid

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Scholarships

Robinson Scholarships

Robinson offers several scholarships through the Office of the Dean as well as the individual academic departments.

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Loans

The B.B.A. program in risk management and insurance strives to prepare qualified and motivated students for positions of leadership and responsibility in risk management, insurance, financial services, general business, and government.

The Huebner Foundation

The S. S. Huebner Foundation for Insurance Education was established at the University of Pennsylvania in 1940 by insurance industry leaders and scholars. For 80 years, the Huebner Foundation has supported promising doctoral students pursuing careers in insurance and risk management education and has promoted research addressing important policy and business issues related to risk and insurance.

In 2012, the Huebner Foundation moved from the Wharton School to Robinson’s Department of Risk Management & Insurance, where it continues its mission of supporting risk and insurance doctoral education and research.

Careers

Program graduates work for a variety of well-respected companies including AIG, American-Family Mutual, Beazley, Chubb, CNA, Hartford, James River, Liberty Mutual, MAG Mutual, State Farm, Travelers, W.R. Berkely, and Zurich—and at insurance brokerages such as Marsh, Aon, AmWins, Beecher Carlson, EPIC, Lockton, Pritchard & Jerden, and Willis Towers Watson.
VIEW SAMPLE JOB TITLES

risk analyst

broker

claims specialist

risk manager

underwriter

Related Student Organizations

Georgia State Students taking in front of a table during the student organization fair.

The Gamma Iota Sigma – Zeta Chapter promotes, encourages, and sustains student interest in insurance, risk management, and actuarial science as professions; encourages high moral and scholastic attainments; and facilitates the interaction and cooperation of educational institutions as well as industry and professional organizations by fostering research, scholarship, and improved public relations.

Contacts

For help with the admissions process, contact your admissions counselor.

Harold Weston, B.B.A. program director
hweston@gsu.edu
404-413-7480

35 Broad St NW
Atlanta, GA 30303