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.
Required courses for BBA RMI
a)Two common major courses (required- 6 hours)
RMI 3500 Principles of Risk Management & Insurance (3 hours)
RMI 3751 Risk Assessment Methods* (3 hours)
* Students who have taken Math 2212 or equivalent can substitute RMI 3751 with Math 4751or Math 4752 or AS 3230 or AS 4140.
b) Four major courses required from the list below (12 hours)
Required courses for quantitative track:
RMI 3600 Calculus for Business**
RMI 4005 Introduction to Risk Analytics and Applications
RMI 4150 Theory of Risk
RMI 4990 Risk Clinic
** Students who have taken Math 2212 or equivalent should substitute RMI 3600 with Math 4751 or Math 4752 or AS 3230 or AS 4140.
Required courses for insurance track:
RMI 4020 Commercial Liability and Property Insurance
RMI 4300 Risk Management or RMI 4350 Enterprise Risk Management (not both)
RMI 4700 Insurance Operations
RMI 4800 Insurance Underwriting
c) One major elective (3 hours)
Elective courses for quantitative track:
RMI 4035 Financial Risk and Regulation
RMI 4045 Advanced Financial Risk Management
RMI 4680 Regression Modeling
FI 4090 Introduction to Financial Data Analytics
AS 3230 Financial Mathematics
AS 4140 Probability
MATH 4751 Mathematical Statistics I
MATH 4752 Mathematical Statistics II
Elective courses for insurance track:
RMI 4015 Contract Risks
RMI 4010 Life Insurance
RMI 4025 Law, Policy and Risk Regulation
RMI 4400 InsurTech
RMI 4530 Employee Benefits
Students from either track may take an elective course from either list in Section (c), or may also use an additional class from one of the required lists in Section (b) as their elective.