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Program Spotlight: Risk Management and Insurance

Risk Management and Insurance has a rich history at Ferris State University. There are numerous Ferris graduates who have gone on to enjoy successful careers in positions such as CEOs of major insurance companies, owners of large insurance agencies, underwriters, actuaries, and claim adjusters, just to name a few. Those same career opportunities still exist today. The insurance industry has existed for hundreds of years, it touches every aspect of our lives and our economy, and job growth is projected to be strong. There are reports that the industry will need to replace as many as 400,000 baby boomer retirees by 2020. The reinvigorated Ferris Risk Management and Insurance program stands ready to prepare students for a rewarding career in this steadfast industry.

At Ferris, you will learn the fundamentals of the various types of insurance including home, auto, liability, life, property, and a range of commercial insurance products. But it’s not just about learning insurance coverages, because you will also explore how insurance companies, agencies, and brokers operate. You will examine the discipline of risk management and how it fits with insurance. Ferris students actually get a head start on earning industry professional designations, and also have the opportunity to develop an area of emphasis that fits unique interests such as effectively using industry technology, business analytics, or even entrepreneurship. Then the fun really begins. Ferris students have practical internship opportunities, and the chance to attend industry events such as the Risk and Insurance Management Society’s Annual Conference where they can expand their knowledge and make valuable industry connections.

There’s more to the risk management and insurance industry than meets the eye. There are jobs and career paths for virtually any type of business interest – even if you don’t want to sell, and the prospects for a rewarding career have rarely been better. Now is the time, and Ferris is the place. Explore Risk Management and Insurance today.

-David Brown, Assistant Professor at Ferris State University 


For more information about the program visit: http://www.ferris.edu/business/programs/insurance-management