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.

Terry’s Risk Management and Insurance Program is one of the very best, consistently ranking among the top two programs in the country every year since 2006 by U.S. News and World Report.

Risk Management and Insurance Program ranked #1 by U.S News & World Report, 2018


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

  4 Year Plan   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 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 management major?

  1. Grades in ACCT 2101 and ACCT 2102 
    Applicants currently enrolled in ACCT 2102 will be evaluated based on the grade in ACCT 2101
  2. 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. Grades in Mathematics courses
    Grades in MATH 1113, 2200, 2250 and 2260 are considered.
  4. Standardized Testing
    Students are required to submit ACT or SAT scores and sub-scores to the University prior to being considered for admission to a major in the Terry College. In addition to required ACT/SAT scores, students may also supplement their application by submitting a score from the ETS Proficiency Profile if they believe their ACT/SAT scores do not represent their current performance level. IMPORTANT: Read detailed Testing Requirement instructions by clicking here.
  5. The Statement of Purpose
    A brief essay (300-400 words) in which the applicant describes his/her interest in the major and his/her future goals. If applying the IB co-major, the first-choice Statement of Purpose should describe the interests/goals in IB and the level of foreign language the applicant has satisfied. If the applicant is proficient in a language without college credit, include this in the Statement of Purpose.
  6. Grades in prefix courses
    Grades in courses previously complete in the prefix of the major to which the applicant is applying can be considered, but are not required, for admission to the major. For example, if applying to the RMIN major, grades in RMIN courses (e.g., RMIN 4000) can be considered. In addition, grades in the College's Foundation First courses (FINA 3000, MARK 3000, MGMT 3000), as well as MSIT 3000, can be considered by all majors if completed.
  7. Terry Direct
    UGA students who are in good standing with the Honors Program and apply to a Terry College of Business major will be guaranteed their first choice of a first (primary) major with the Terry College. This guarantee does not apply to second, double or co-majors.

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