Risk Management and Insurance Program ranked #1 by U.S News & World Report, 2015

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.

Points of Pride

Recruiting

The program’s annual Risk and Insurance Careers Day attracts over 50 employers and the student resume book is mailed to over 1,400 recruiters every spring.

Internships

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

Faculty

Faculty members are among the top publishers in the premier risk management and insurance journal, the Journal of Risk and Insurance

Rankings

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

Curriculum

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

  Required courses   View all risk management and insurance courses

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 students and as many as 60 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

  • Actuary
  • Claims Adjuster
  • Insurance Broker or Agent
  • Risk Analyst
  • Insurance Underwriter

Prospective Employers

  • Turner Broadcasting
  • HBO
  • Hilton Hotels
  • McDonald’s
  • SunTrust
  • Sears
  • Delta Airlines
  • Honda
  • Levi Strauss
  • Dow Corning
  • M&M Mars
  • The Home Depot
  • UPS
  • Honeywell
  • Pepsi
  • Wendy’s/Arby’s

This is just a selection of possible job titles and employers of this major. The UGA Career Center provides a more extensive list.

Acceptance Criteria

What’s considered in your acceptance to the risk management and insurance major?

  1. ETS Proficiency Profile
    This is a standardized, multiple-choice assessment of the academic skills.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Risk Management and Insurance course grades
    Grade in RMIN 4000, if complete. RMIN 4000 is not required for admission to Risk Management and Insurance.
  5. Statement of Purpose
    A brief essay (300-400 words) which describes your interest in the risk management and insurance major and your future goals.

Scholarships Available