At the University of Central Missouri, we understand that the insurance industry is complicated. The protection products available today are diverse and career opportunities are varied. Insurance isn’t just about personal home, health and auto. It’s about ever-evolving financial security.
UCM’s Insurance and Risk Management degree program offers the opportunity to explore an insurance degree from different angles. Tailored to your academic and career goals, the undergraduate program provides a broad range of courses that strengthen your skills and marketability to major industry leaders.
95% job placement rate
Expert instruction from industry leaders
Diverse career opportunities
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Comprehensive program coursework
UCM’s undergraduate Insurance and Risk Management degree teaches you analytical and conceptual skills as they apply to the risk management process and insurance industry. Coursework includes economics, marketing, finance and communications, as well as in-depth financial risk management courses.
Through case studies taught by active industry professionals, you’ll explore topics that relate to life, health, property and casualty insurance. You’ll also learn how to identify — and navigate — risks involved with employment benefits and retirement planning.
Financial risk management courses that outline the concepts of corporate risk management will broaden your skills further.
You’ll also learn how to execute wide-ranging, product-specific contracts, which are essential to all insurance and risk management jobs. The comprehensive curriculum of UCM’s Insurance and Risk Management degree, as well as its graduate financial advisor degree preparation, offers you career flexibility and marketability.
The University of Central Missouri’s undergraduate Insurance and Risk Management degree is rich with real-world study. Engaged learning helps you understand current tools and practices and develop essential leadership skills:
Upon completing an undergraduate Risk Management and Insurance degree from the University of Central Missouri, you’ll be prepared to pursue a career in the financial services industry. You’ll qualify for a variety of insurance and risk management jobs such as insurance appraiser and underwriter. The financial risk management courses you’ll take provide an alternative to a financial advisor degree, which can start you on a path to jobs in financial risk management.
Graduate school preparation
Risk management and insurance degrees, as well as financial advisor degrees, can also set a solid foundation to advance into the University of Central Missouri’s award-winning Master of Business Administration (MBA) program, which offers a concentration in Finance. Choosing to continue your education with a UCM MBA degree further expands your career options and enhances your marketability.
The University of Central Missouri’s tuition is lower than many four-year colleges and universities in the state and is lower than the national average.
To help reduce your student debt even further, we offer a variety of options for financing your college education, including:
The Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies has over 75 scholarships for eligible business students, including Risk Management and Insurance majors. You can learn more about program-specific scholarships with the UCM Scholarship Finder.