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Dr. William T. Hold/The National Alliance Program in Risk Management and Insurance

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Undergraduate Program

The undergraduate program in risk management and insurance at Florida State University, established in the 1940s, is consistently ranked among the top programs in the nation. The program is designed to provide students with an overall background in risk management, life and health insurer operations and products; property and casualty operations and products; financial planning; and employee benefits.

Historically, the placement rate for graduates of the program has been excellent. In addition to the university's career service activities, the RMI department holds Insurance Days, its own two-day placement program for RMI majors focusing on internships and full-time jobs. Career opportunities include sales, underwriting, loss control, claims, and risk management. The risk management/insurance degree allows students to "fast-track" many training programs and to maintain a competitive advantage over other new hires.

Close interaction between the RMI students and faculty continues as a hallmark of the program. Additionally, our alumni have helped to create a strong relationship between the risk management/insurance community and the RMI program at FSU. This is fostered by the Florida State Insurance Society, a student organization providing a forum for students, faculty, and business leaders to interact inside and outside of the classroom.

Master of Science in Management with a major in Risk Management/Insurance (MSM in RMI)

Today’s insurance professionals face difficult financial, ethical, legal and global concerns. Our program further develops a student’s ability to analyze these issues from different perspectives, fosters critical thinking, and enhances the discipline needed in today’s risk management and insurance market. Determine your future. Choose FSU today.

Reasons to choose FSU:

  • Recognized as one of the nation’s oldest and largest insurance programs
  • Ranked in Top 10 nationwide by U.S. News & World Report
  • Online courses taught by outstanding full-time faculty, including an eminent scholar and endowed professors
  • Faculty known for enthusiastic teaching, notable research, and consulting expertise
  • Alumni include leading risk managers and insurance industry executives, as well as agents and brokers

Personal benefits:

  • Pursue a quality Master of Science degree at your convenience
  • Complete your degree in less than 2 years
  • Network and connect with classmates worldwide
  • Thrive in program designed for the working professional

For more information, contact Dr. Kathleen McCullough, master’s program coordinator for the Department of Risk Management / Insurance.

Doctoral Program

The goal of the RMI Doctoral Program is to train students for careers in research, teaching, and service at the college and university level. The RMI Doctoral Program is a full-time, on-campus program that will take the typical student three to five years to complete, depending on the student's background. Coursework in RMI, finance, economics, and statistics, coupled with colloquia and collaboration with faculty, prepare students to conduct and publish meaningful research.

For more information on the Risk Management and Insurance Ph.D Program, please contact Dr. Patricia Born.