The mission of the Department of Risk Management/Insurance, Real Estate and Legal Studies (Department) is to: (1) deliver high-quality graduate and undergraduate academic programs which foster leadership and ethical principles, and utilize current technology; (2) conduct meaningful research that advances knowledge in each of the departmental subject areas; and (3) serve as an effective partner to its academic and professional communities around the world, and a resource to the University and the State of Florida.
The Department is comprised of three distinct curricular areas: (1) risk management/insurance, (2) real estate, and (3) business law. The risk management/insurance program offers a bachelor’s degree with a major in risk management/insurance; a master’s degree in management with a major in risk management/insurance (MSM-RMI); and a doctor of philosophy with a concentration in risk management/insurance. The real estate program offers a bachelor’s degree with a major in real estate; a concentration in real estate finance and analysis in the online MBA program; a graduate certificate in real estate development; and doctoral program support. The business law curriculum is a non-degree service program providing core courses required of all majors in the College, as well as courses tailored for specific majors at the graduate and undergraduate level.
Our vision is to be recognized as having preeminent programs in risk management / insurance, real estate and business law; and nationally prominent faculty in each of the three curricular areas.
The core goals of the Department are as follows:
- To strive for and maintain excellence in teaching;
- To produce high-quality research;
- To attract and retain nationally recognized faculty;
- To establish endowed Centers of national prominence that magnify the influence and stature of the program areas;
- To build and maintain strong relationships with alumni, professional groups, and the community; and
- To promote and maintain collegiality within the Department.