The insurance program emphasizes effective teaching and student involvement in learning.
Highly respected scholars teach all courses, sharing professional experiences and academic research with their students. The insurance business information systems sequence provides an in-depth study of insurance and financial services combined with the study of computer programming, systems analysis, and systems design.
Specialization is also available to provide in-depth study of insurance financial services through courses in life and health, property, liability, risk management, and financial planning, as well as through courses offered in other academic programs such as actuarial science, health sciences, loss control, accounting, management, law, investments, applied computer science, and economics.
The insurance major provides skills and knowledge appropriate to a wide range of activities in the insurance and the financial services industries. Study of insurance and the financial service industries leads to careers in insurance companies, insurance agencies, financial services firms, reinsurers, regulation, and a wide variety of firms allied with the industry. Careers in insurance include personal and business financial planning, underwriting, claims, information processing and computers, sales, sales management, insurance accounting, public relations, employee benefits, corporate operations and management, portfolio management, insurance brokers, actuarial science, and risk management.