A Degree That Works

At Northwood University, career placement is a top priority. In fact, our program is a direct result of strategic collaboration with those in the insurance industry who confirm there are more jobs available than graduates to fill them. There is a talent shortage.

“Now is the time to get going on this talent gap – and we are.”

Peter Miller
President and CEO
American Institute for CPCU and the Insurance Institute of America

Graduates of the Insurance Risk Management program will find a variety of career opportunities available within business communities, the government and the private sector. Positions include but are not limited to:

  • Actuarial (requires exams)

  • Agent

  • Analyst

  • Broker

  • Claims Adjuster

  • Consultant

  • Estate Planner

  • Financial Planner

  • Fraud Investigator

  • Legal/Compliance Specialist

  • Loss Control Specialist

  • Marketing Manager

  • Operations Specialist

  • Owner

  • Risk Analyst

  • Service Representative

  • Technical Assistant

  • Underwriter


Key Courses

  • Principles of Insurance

  • Principles of Personal Insurance

  • Principles of Selling

  • Principles of Commercial Insurance

  • Claims and Underwriting

  • Agency Operations

  • Actuarial Science

  • State Insurance Code

  • Corporate Investment Decisions

  • Insurance Proposal and Negotiations