Program type:


On Campus
Est. time to complete:

2-3 semesters
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Add to your education by learning more about risk management and the insurance industry.
Earning a minor in Risk Management and Insurance expand students’ knowledge in risk management and insurance and career options in the insurance industry. 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 Minor?

The Risk Management and Insurance minor is a great addition to any major. The Risk Management and Insurance program at UNT 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 Minor Highlights

Our 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 Minor?

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 Minor 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.
Introduction to Risk Management and Insurance (3 hrs)
Examination of risk and insurance with an emphasis on the fundamental principles of risk management and the insurance mechanism, various insurance products, and an overview of insurer operations and the insurance industry. 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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