Risk Management and Insurance

College of Business and Technology
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Insurance B.B.A.

Insurance B.S.

Risk Management & Insurance Minor

Degree Concentrations

On-Campus Degrees

  • B.S. in Risk Management and Insurance
  • B.B.A. in Risk Management and Insurance
  • Minor in Risk Management and Insurance

Online Degrees

  • B.B.A. in Risk Management and Insurance

Who Would be Interested in Risk Management and Insurance?

  • Someone who is interested in exploring and managing risks businesses face in all industry
  • A student who is academically and socially motivated with an interest in business
  • Someone with an outgoing and amiable personality 
  • Someone who is a self-starter, creative thinker, and goal-oriented 
  • Someone who enjoys working in a corporate home office or agency environment with others

Why Risk Management and Insurance?

Degree Benefits

  • The ONLY Risk Management and Insurance program in Kentucky
  • All EKU School of Business degree programs, including Risk Management and Insurance, are accredited by AACSB International
  • Significant industry interaction and support through meet-and-greet and major specific career fairs
  • An active professional fraternity (Gamma Iota Sigma) with at least one trip out of state a semester
  • Strong alumni base
  • Potential for local, regional, and national employment

Senior Internships

Paid internships and co-ops in the national and regional area:

  • Lloyds of Kentucky, Inc.
  • Auto-Owners Insurance Company
  • Peoples Insurance
  • Kentucky Farm Bureau
  • C N A
  • Liberty Mutual

Rewarding Career Opportunities

A Closer Look at Insurance Occupations
Occupation Average Salary
Actuary I $52,279-66,614
Claim Adjuster $36,947-45,084
Insurance Agent $39,584-48,891
Claims Examiner $30,003-41,035
Claims Analyst $30,581-38,874
Estate Planning Consultant $66,462-100,964
Group Underwriter I $39,927-49,445
Reinsurance Specialist $42,907-52,074
Risk Analyst I $39,927-53,116
Risk Manager $83,531-112,331
Underwriter I Property and Casualty $40,733-49,680
Underwriter I Life and Health $36,445-46,238

What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program?

Students may select Risk Management and Insurance upon applying to the university.

Where Are Recent Graduates Employed?

  • Risk Manager, City of Lexington
  • C N A Chicago
  • Claims Agent, Kentucky Farm Bureau
  • Underwriters with Ohio Casualty, Farm Bureau, Chubb, Cincinnati Financial

How Do I Get More Information?

On-Campus Program Information:

insurance.eku.edu
Contact Burke Christensen, Director of Risk Management and Insurance
859-622-1120/859-622-1579
burke.christensen@eku.edu
debbie.ellis@eku.edu

Online Program Information

ekuonline.eku.edu/business/risk-management-insurance
Kaitlin Dougherty, Online Enrollment Advisor
859-622-7626
kaitlin.dougherty@eku.edu

Are There Scholarship Opportunities?

Risk Management and Insurance has strong industry support:

  • Insurance Institute of Kentucky
  • Kentucky Chapter of CPCU
  • Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance Company Scholarship
  • People's Insurance Agency
  • Kentucky Association of Counties - KACo
  • Risk and Insurance Management Society/Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters - RIMS/CPCU Insurance Studies Fund