NAVIGATE THE FUTURE
With this program, you’ll receive a solid foundation in all aspects of risk management – from loss and protection to insurance regulation, to underwriting and claims adjusting. Professionals with these skills are in demand across a variety of industries.
Networking is key in business, and it’s key here. With our small class sizes, you’ll get to know your professors, and they will get to know you. In fact, you’ll be assigned a faculty advisor who will mentor you from day one until graduation. You’ll also interact with and learn from business leaders, entrepreneurs, and ONU alumni who’ve forged amazing careers in many different industries.
Your risk management and insurance education will blend rigorous coursework with real-world learning. You’ll work with actual companies to solve problems using risk assessment and mitigation strategies and tactics, including the use of a very important tool: insurance. You’ll engage in an internship that provides on-the-job training. You’ll hone skills in leadership, teamwork, creativity, and entrepreneurship.
Upon graduation, you’ll be ready for whatever the future holds, including jobs in fields such as risk management, insurance, and insurance brokerage.
Imagine traveling to a big city and meeting with senior executives from top companies – as an undergraduate student! The Executive Classroom is a special course that focuses on leadership and ethics. The course’s cornerstone is a trip to a major metropolitan area for intense days of meetings, networking, and cultural activities. Past classes have traveled to Chicago and visited the Chicago Bears, JP Morgan Chase, AT&T, Deloitte, On Target Performance Group, Harbor Capital Advisors and Cook County Hospital.
Your internship gives you a chance to work in the field and build your résumé. We set you up with an internship that matches your interests and career aspirations. While many students intern in Ohio, others choose to complete an internship in another state or even internationally. Most internships are paid and may result in offers of full-time employment upon graduation.
MICHELLE SEISLOVE BSBA WITH A MAJOR IN MARKETING MINOR IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP ’13
INSURANCE IS NOT NECESSARILY AN INDUSTRY THAT PEOPLE THINK ABOUT GETTING INTO WHEN THEY ARE PLANNING THEIR PROFESSIONAL FUTURES. ONCE YOU ARE IN, THE POSSIBILITIES ARE TRULY ENDLESS. WHETHER YOU WORK FOR AN AGENCY OR A COMPANY, THERE IS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE. FROM TECHNOLOGY, MARKETING, AND ACCOUNTING, TO UNDERWRITING AND CLAIMS, EVERYONE CAN FIND THEIR PERFECT FIT. I CAN HONESTLY SAY THAT WORKING FOR AN INSURANCE COMPANY IS FUN, AND I LOOK FORWARD TO GOING TO WORK EVERY DAY.
Michelle Seislove graduated from ONU in 2013 with a BSBA with a major in marketing and a minor in entrepreneurship. While at ONU, she served as president of ONU’s American Marketing Association chapter and was active in the Student Investment Club. Today, she is a customer connections specialist for Ohio Mutual Insurance in Bucyrus, Ohio. She is responsible for the promotion and implementation of 360access, an online policyholder service used to manage insurance accounts. The risk management major wasn’t an option when she attended ONU. But as a recent graduate who works in the insurance industry, she sees the value of this degree in the marketplace.
OUTCOMES AND COURSES
100 percent placement rate for risk management students in internships. ONU students land coveted spots at companies like Ohio Mutual, Nationwide Insurance, and AFLAC. Our students consistently score in the 90th percentile on the Education Testing Services business exams.
You’ll need 120 credit hours to earn a BSBA with a major in risk management and insurance. This includes 24 credit hours of electives useful for customizing your program or adding a minor that will make you more attractive to potential employers.
As a risk management and insurance major, business foundation courses will be complemented by:
- Life and Health Insurance Fundamentals
- Property and Liability Insurance Fundamentals
- Management Decision-Making
- Human Resource Management
- Compensation Management
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