The Terry College’s risk management-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.
Terry’s risk management-insurance program is also one of the very best, having risen to the top spot in the country in current rankings from U.S. News & World Report.
Our energetic, impassioned faculty members are adept at making textbook material come alive, and to supplement the classroom experience, faculty invite practitioners to serve as guest speakers, bringing real-world experiences and perspective to classroom lessons.
Topics covered include:
- Commercial property and liability insurance
- Employee benefits
- Insurer operations and policy
- Corporate risk management
- Life insurance
Positions + Placements
Employers say they value our graduates for their strong analytic skills and for their ability to apply those skills in real business applications. We develop those capabilities in our students through an extensive internship program that typically involves more than 100 students and as many as 80 companies, as well as through applied group and individual projects in the classroom. Terry students are in such demand that the RMI department can require that internships be paid. This typically results in our students being asked to do real work on their internship assignments, where they learn critical professional skills before they even graduate.
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 & Insurance Careers Day featuring a variety of industry employers (typically more than 50 companies) looking to hire students for full-time and internship positions.
Careers in Risk Management and Insurance
- Claims Adjuster
- Insurance Broker or Agent
- Risk Analyst
- Insurance Underwriter
- Turner Broadcasting
- Hilton Hotels
- Delta Airlines
- Levi Strauss
- Dow Corning
- M&M Mars
- The Home Depot
What’s considered in your acceptance to the risk management and insurance major?
- ETS Proficiency Profile
This is a standardized, multiple-choice assessment of the academic skills.
- Economics course grades
Grades in ECON 2105 and/or ECON 2106. Applicants currently enrolled in one of these courses will be evaluated based on the grade in the completed course.
- Accounting course grades
Grades in ACCT 2101 and ACCT 2102. Applicants currently enrolled in ACCT 2102 will be evaluated based on the grade in ACCT 2101.
- Risk Management and Insurance course grades
Grade in RMIN 4000, if complete. RMIN 4000 is not required for admission to Risk Management and Insurance.
- Statement of Purpose
A brief essay (300-400 words) which describes your interest in the risk management and insurance major and your future goals.
- Mary Virginia Terry Student Support Fund
- Hickman Scholar Program
- The Institutes CPCU Scholarship
- Southeastern Actuaries Conference Scholarship
- The Actuarial Foundation Scholarships
- Be An Actuary Scholarships
- RIMS Spencer Scholarship
- The ACE Charitable Foundation Scholarships
- William Duffy Scholarship
- Foundation for Agency Management Excellence Scholarship
- The Association of Insurance Compliance Professionals (AICP)
- John T. Lockton Memorial Scholarship
- Southern Loss Association Scholarship
- The Hobbs Group
- The Georgia 1752 Club
- The Guy C. Brazell, Jr. Scholarship
- The Leverett Excellence Awards
- The Don Guin-Lindsey Morden Scholarship