The B.B.A. in Risk Management & Insurance program provides an innovative course of study that prepares motivated students for leadership positions across a variety of financial services sectors.
Graduates will find opportunities for creative work, professional recognition, financial reward and public service.
Georgia State’s undergraduate catalog lists the required coursework for the program as well as a suggested schedule of study.
This program is part of Robinson’s Department of Risk Management & Insurance.
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We take pride in exposing students to the real world so their learning goes beyond textbooks. Experiential components of the B.B.A. in Risk Management & Insurance program include:
Enterprise Risk Management (RMI 4350)
Students visit facilities around Atlanta such as Georgia State University, the Georgia Dome, the Georgia Aquarium, the Mall at Peachtree Center and Lenox Square, and report back to class about their strategic and operational risks.
On an experiential learning excursion, students visit Ponce City Market, where a risk manager presents on how the building handles enterprise risk management. Plus, students tour the facility.
Students read case studies on current issues faced by companies and analyze what went wrong and how much it cost the organization. Past case studies include Volkswagen’s emissions test cheating scandal, Chick-fil-A’s decision to serve no-antibiotic poultry, and Cirque du Soleil’s expansion to China and a Broadway show.
Insurance Underwriting (RMI 4800)
During the underwriting section of the course, students explore Georgia State’s downtown campus as well as other nearby buildings to observe the characteristics that make them better or worse property risks.
Please note: while every section of the above courses might not include exactly the above projects, faculty incorporate real-world learning into the curriculum.