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

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

**Salaries based on information obtained from Salary.com for the Lexington, KY area, September 2013

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