College Spotlight: University of Akron Risk Management and Insurance Programs

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Whether you are just getting ready to start college, a current student, or thinking about graduate school, the University of Akron has an insurance program for you! And with an estimated 29,000 insurance related jobs needed to be filled by 2024 in Ohio alone, you can’t go wrong seeking a career in the insurance industry.



 Risk Management and Insurance BBA Degree

Introduced in the fall of 2017, Akron’s Risk Management and Insurance Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree prepares students for employment in three major areas: working for an insurance company, working in risk management, and agency work. This degree prepares you for a career as an underwriter, risk analyst, claims adjuster, and more. Akron’s program is on the list of state-approved pre-license providers, so students who choose to major in risk management and insurance also have the opportunity to sit for the Ohio property/casualty license exam.

Risk Management and Insurance Minor

If you’re already on the path to obtaining a business degree, consider adding a Risk Management and Insurance minor to your coursework. Minors can help you expand your career options by giving you more concentrated knowledge on a subject that your peers may have only touched on in their core classes. Minoring in risk management and insurance when you are a business or accounting major also allows you to explore other options that you may not realize would be of interest to you!

Risk Management and Insurance MBA Concentration

If you are thinking about enrolling in the MBA program, consider concentrating in risk management and insurance. Akron’s graduate program gives students the knowledge and experience needed to work in a variety of environments such as insurance, banking, financial services, and more. The MBA Risk Management and Insurance concentration provides students with the skills needed to compete in a global economy where the timely interpretation of ever-changing financial information is critical to business success. Through this concentration, students will gain in-depth financial knowledge and skills to help make those interpretations.

To be admitted to Akron’s MBA program, you must pass one of the following graduate schools exams: GMAT, GRE, LSAT, PCAT, or MCAT. You also must submit two letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose, and your resume.

With an estimated 29,000 jobs in Ohio’s insurance industry needing to be filled by 2024, there’s no better time to explore a future career in insurance! For more information on where you fit in, try taking our career survey or checking out all 30 of our career pathways!



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