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Eastern Kentucky University

College of Business

Business 5 Risk Management and Insurance

Risk Management and Insurance

RMI Career Day

Number 1 Ranking!

The Risk Management and Insurance program at EKU is ranked #1 by AM Best Magazine in their College Standouts Survey 2022.

A major in risk management and insurance opens a world of opportunities in Kentucky, other locations in the U.S., and abroad.

Managing risk remains essential to success as an individual and in operating a business.

Risk Management and Insurance Concentration

A Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Risk Management and Insurance offers opportunities for graduates to pursue careers with large companies, insurance agencies, or the start-up of their own business. Many challenging career possibilities are available in all parts of the world, including Underwriters, Claims Adjusters, Risk Analysts, Account Executives, Insurance Sales, and Financial Planners.

Students learn how to plan and evaluate insurance coverage for property, life, and death benefits, analyze and manage risks; plan employee benefit programs for small and large companies, and annuity and estate planning for individuals. Students also learn about operating and managing an insurance agency or large insurance company.

Risk Management and Insurance Minor

The minor consists of 18 hours including 3 hours of a required accounting course, 9 hours of required Risk Management and Insurance courses, and 6 hours of approved Risk Management and Insurance electives.

Students must earn at least 9 of the 18 hours required for the minor in residence at EKU and must earn a “C” or better in all courses for the minor.

RMI Career Day

Why Major in Risk Management and Insurance

Scholarships: Over $60,000 in scholarship money awarded to RMI majors and minors in 2021.

Student Professional Organization: Gamma Iota Sigma. Opportunity to make friends and feel supported in your university experience.

Travel: Conferences in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Columbus, OH, and Indianapolis, IN. Study abroad to London, England, and Bermuda.

What does a RMI career look like?

  • An ever-evolving industry with countless job opportunities
  • More layers to the industry than simply life, health, and auto insurance.
  • Helping Industry: Catastrophic events do happen. Insurance professionals help alleviate the burdens when bad things happen.
  • Every day is different. One day you could be meeting with executives from a million-dollar company then the owner of a small family farm the next.
  • It is more than sales. There are jobs in underwriting, claims, loss control, and account management.
  • Recession and covid proof industry. Insurance continues to be in high demand and needed in all industries no matter what the economy looks like.

Robert B. Morgan Chair of Insurance

Robert B. Morgan

Robert B. Morgan

Eastern Kentucky University is a teaching institution offering a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Insurance. The Robert B. Morgan Chair position is a Visiting Professorship or Executive in Residence. Teaching requirements will be a minimum of two undergraduate courses per semester in both the property-liability and life-health insurance areas. Previous chairs were:

Burke A. Christensen

John Burkholder

Raymond Lee

Eastern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Employment Eligibility Verification required, Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Minorities are encouraged to apply.

Women Leadership Day

Co-sponsored by:
Women Leaders in Insurance and Financial Services
EKU Risk Management and Insurance Program

TIME: 1:00 – 5:30pm

PLACE: EKU Business and Technology Center, Lower Level | Dr. Janna P. Vice Atrium & Dr. Robert B. Rogow Auditorium

COST: Students: Free

Vendors: $250

Others: $25

ABOUT: Participants have a unique opportunity to hear the stories of successful women and interact with vendors about opportunities with their companies and organizations. While the event targets students firstly, it is open to all. The event concludes with door-prize drawings for students.

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Debbie Ellis: | 859-622-1579

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Mr. Michael Weglarz, CPCU
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College of Business

521 Lancaster Avenue
BTC 214, Business and Technology Center
Richmond, KY 40475
Phone: 859-622-1409
Fax: 859-622-1413

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