A405 Moore-Rooker Hall
610 South Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA 30602
Department Head, Insurance, Legal Studies, and Real Estate
Our 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 190, 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, actuaries, personal financial planners, as well as analysts in corporate risk management. We have a risk management emphasis in the Terry MBA program 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 and Insurance Careers Day featuring a variety of industry employers looking to hire students for full-time and internship positions.
Points of Pride
Our student résumé book is mailed out each spring and fall to more than 1,400 professionals and employers. We also have a strong mentorship program for RMI students in collaboration with the Atlanta Risk and Insurance Management Society. In the program’s 13 years, more than 230 Terry students have been paired with an industry mentor.
RMI faculty have received numerous teaching awards at the college, university and national levels, as well as research awards from the Journal of Risk and Insurance, Risk Management and Insurance Review, Journal of Insurance Issues, and the Journal of Insurance Regulation, among others.
A global study ranked the University of Georgia among the top 10 universities for the impact of its risk management and insurance research. Only one other public university was ranked higher.
The Annual Risk & Insurance Careers Day, held in late January, attracts over 70 employers to campus to recruit students for full-time employment and internships. This year marked the event’s 39th anniversary.
More than 120 students participated in the most recent RMI Internship Program, working in paid positions with more than 50 employers in 15 states and across various sectors of the industry.
Our faculty members are among the top publishers in the premier RMI journal, the Journal of Risk and Insurance.
We have consistently been ranked one of the top 3 insurance programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report.
90% of RMI graduates obtain employment within three months of graduation.
Risk Management and Insurance Program Offerings
Actuaries are in high demand. This program gives students the economic, financial, and mathematical skills necessary to succeed in the profession.
The Terry College’s risk management and insurance program traces its formal beginning to 1965, and in a short period of time it has grown into the largest undergraduate program of its kind in the U.S.
Managing risk is essential to the economic health of individuals, businesses, and nations. Events during the past decade have increased the recognition in organizations that robust systems to assess and manage risk at the enterprise level are needed. Effective risk management has become critical to the success of corporations and other organizations.
The Risk Management and Insurance PhD program is designed to develop an understanding of both theoretical and applied aspects of insurance, risk management, and employee benefits.