Missouri State University

About Risk Management & Insurance

Missouri State University provides the only Risk Management and Insurance major in the state of Missouri and one of only 52 such programs in the country. Graduates of the program have wonderful opportunities in a wide variety of careers in the risk management and insurance industry. Currently there are over 2.3 million people working in the industry. Click here to view an article about the increase in insurance jobs in a downsizing economy. Our graduates are working in cities as large as New York City and in communities as small as a few thousand people.

The only one of its kind in the state of Missouri, this program is designed to provide a specialization to those interested in the insurance industry or the risk management field. The student also obtains a broad-based finance education in the process. If desired, the student may further specialize in the property and liability or life and health fields. For more information about options and courses in this program, please click here

This program is fortunate to have many supporters in the community. There are many scholarships and awards available specifically to Risk Management and Insurance students. For fall 2013, Risk Management and Insurance scholarships total $37,500! Wouldn't you like to get your hands on some of that cash?!

There are a number of insurance internship opportunities available. Upon graduation, entry level positions include actuary, adjuster, agent/ broker, claims examiner, employee benefit specialist, risk management associate, and underwriter. While great opportunities exist in sales, more than one-half of all jobs are in non-sales positions. For some examples of occupational employment rates and salaries, please go to the following links*:

Actuaries

Insurance Appraisers

Insurance Sales Agents

Insurance Underwriters

 

*All information obtained from the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2010

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