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Risk Management & Insurance (BS)

Guest instructor from American Specialty Insurance giving a presentation

Why study risk management & insurance?

Join a growing industry and in-demand profession with a degree in Risk Management and Insurance — an area of expertise that will make you highly marketable!

A thriving specialty in the business world, Risk Management and Insurance (RMI) leads to an array of high-paying positions.

Our RMI curriculum was created in collaboration with industry leaders. Through projects and real-world experiences, you’ll learn to:

  • Identify and analyze risks
  • Conduct risk assessments
  • Recommend risk mitigation techniques

Additionally, you’ll develop a thorough understanding of the industry including:

  • Career options
  • Licensing and certifications
  • Insurance concepts and techniques of insurance
  • Daily operations of various size insurance companies
  • Enterprise risk management

Did you Know?

The insurance sector is robust and poised for economic growth — especially in northeastern Indiana — and USF is offering this degree right here in Fort Wayne. Now is the time to capitalize on the momentum!

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What Is Risk Management and Insurance?

RMI is understanding what can go wrong and then putting a plan in place to manage or mitigate any risks.

Assistant Professor of RMI

Learn from Industry Experts

Not only was our curriculum developed by RMI professionals, but all the professors are industry experts! You’ll benefit from their knowledge, experience, and connections.

Complete a PAID Internship

I work on the IT side of risk management and love what I do. My job came from my USF internship. During my junior year, I interned with the same team I now work with. After it ended, they created a position and asked me to interview. I was actually hired before I graduated, which was great.

Mackenzie Starcevich ’17
Security Assurance and Compliance Analyst
Mars, Inc.


  • Medical Protective
  • Physicians Health Plan of Northeast Indiana
  • Lincoln Financial Group
  • Hylant Group
  • American Specialty Insurance
  • ASH Brokerage

Career Outlook & Success


Median pay for Insurance Underwriters per U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Median pay for Claims Adjusters per U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Other career options include:

  • Underwriter
  • Claims Adjuster
  • Auditor/ IT Auditor
  • Loss Control Specialist
  • Account Manager
  • Advisor/ Risk Partner
  • Risk Management Consultant
  • Enterprise Risk Manager

There’s a high demand for RMI professionals, especially in northeastern Indiana. As more and more baby boomers retire, high paying jobs need to be filled by qualified professionals.

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Academic Plan

An academic plan is a general blueprint showing how one might complete the degree, semester by semester. Get an idea on what each semester could look like.

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