Program type:


On Campus
Est. time to complete:

4 years
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Prepare yourself to manage risks in a dynamic business world.
With a rigorous curriculum, a nationally renowned faculty, a multitude of scholarships and internship opportunities, strong industry connections and alumni network, our students are in high-demand upon graduation.

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Why Earn a Risk Management and Insurance Degree?

UNT’s B.B.A. in Risk Management and Insurance is the only program in Texas recognized as a Global Center of Insurance Excellence by the International Insurance Society.

You'll learn:

  • Strategic risk management
  • Problem solving
  • Business networking
  • Data analytics
  • Insurance coverage

Our rigorous curriculum in the Risk Management and Insurance program gives you an in-depth understanding of areas related to risk management and insurance.

Marketable Skills
  • Leadership ability
  • Oral and written communication
  • Application of cross-discipline business principles
  • Financial plan development
  • Organizational risk development

Risk Management and Insurance Degree Highlights

Students in the Risk Management and Insurance program have earned scholarships from local chapters of the Society of Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters (CPCU), the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS), the Insurance Council of Texas (ICT) and Texas Risk and Insurance Professional Society (TRIPS).
The Beta Zeta Chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma focuses on the professions of insurance, risk management and actuarial science and offers guest speakers and networking opportunities with business professionals, résumé and interviewing workshops, and other activities.
Several courses offered by the Risk Management and Insurance program qualify for waivers for professional designation exams, giving students a head start on obtaining professional designations.
The G. Brint Ryan College of Business, one of the nation’s largest business colleges, is accredited by AACSB International — the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business — which means the college meets or exceeds strict academic standards for excellence in education.
The coursework will focus on areas such as corporate risk management, introduction to risk management and insurance, insurance company operations and property/liability risk management and insurance.
Faculty members are experienced professionals and dedicated teachers who exercise a “learn today, apply tomorrow” classroom philosophy.

What Can You do With a Risk Management and Insurance Degree?

Graduates get jobs such as:

  • Underwriter
  • Broker/Agent
  • Claims representative
  • Risk analyst
  • Safety manager

Graduates continue on to leadership roles such as:

  • Risk manager
  • Underwriting manager
  • Chief claims officer
  • Account manager
  • Chief risk officer

Risk Management and Insurance Degree Courses You Could Take

Property/Liability Risk Management and Insurance (3 hrs)
The course provides a survey of commercial exposures to property and liability insurance contracts. Students will develop the ability to understand, and navigate, the content of various property and liability insurance contracts in resolving claim coverage scenarios.
Insurance Company Operations (3 hrs)
This course provides an overview of both the broader operations of the insurance industry as well as the internal operations of a typical property-liability insurance company. Students will be exposed to many of the specific job functions within a typical property-liability insurance company. Students will also learn to navigate and interpret insurance company financial statements.
Corporate Risk Management (3 hrs)
Study of financial effects of risk on businesses institutions; identification and evaluation of risk; selection of risk treatment/financing tools; implementation and review of tools used; probability analyses of data and financial evaluation of alternative tools.
Life Insurance (3 hrs)
Economic basis, fundamental principles, types of life insurance and annuity products, pertinent legal concepts, contract provisions, taxation of life insurance and annuity products, nature and operations of companies, and financial statements of life insurers; personal and business uses of life insurance and annuity products.
Retirement Planning and Employee Benefits (3 hrs)
Students will explore the reasons for employee benefit programs; group life, medical expense and disability income insurance programs; health maintenance organizations; pension programs and profit-sharing plans; tax considerations and government regulations. Students will explore various retirement planning methods including accumulation and distribution planning.
Personal Risk Management (3 hrs)
Surveys the risk management and insurance disciplines from the individual’s perspective. The course incorporates an award-winning project where students create their own grade insurance product and market it to other students. Recommended for all students, regardless of major field of interest. This course also serves as a basis for more advanced RMIN courses.

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