This top-ranked Risk Management and Insurance Program started in 1965 and has grown to be the largest undergraduate program of its kind in the U.S. 

Our average graduating class numbers roughly 120, and those newly minted Terry alums are equipped to take a variety of positions in the industry, such as insurance adjusters and underwriters, insurance brokers and agents, insurance underwriters, personal financial planners, as well as analysts in corporate management. On average, we have 20 MBA graduates per year, and we are home to one of the largest PhD programs in the U.S. producing future risk management and insurance professors.

Terry's Risk Management and Insurance Program emphasizes the importance of career placement for its students, making it a top priority. Each year, the department hosts its own Risk Management & Insurance Careers Day featuring a variety of industry employers looking to hire students for full-time and internship positions.

Points of Pride


The program’s annual Risk and Insurance Careers Day attracts over 50 employers and the student resume book is mailed to over 1,000 recruiters every spring.


Maintains a highly active internship program with more than 50 employers in over 15 states.


Faculty members are among the top published in the premier risk management and insurance journals


This consistently highly ranked program is currently the No. 1 program in the country.



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