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Boost Your Career in the Insurance Industry. IRM at Northwood is Your Ticket to Upward Mobility!

Insurance Risk Management prepares you for jobs all over the world. As a business-focused university, NU is a perfect fit for those looking to go into the insurance industry.

Our advice: differentiate yourself from other school’s graduates. An IRM degree at Northwood University secures a “first to be hired” opportunity at an insurance company, brokerage or agency.

The expansive insurance industry includes careers at insurance companies, brokerage houses and insurance agencies. You will study the latest tools, technologies and best practices, and gain critical real-world experience in the field all with the opportunity to earn the AINS Insurance Industry Designation – credential letters behind your name.

Complete your major in 4 years with an accelerated BBA/MBA track. You can earn both a bachelor’s and master’s degree before you leave NU, giving you a competitive edge in the job market.

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Success of Our Graduates

Northwood University is an international leader in free-enterprise education.

Why Study Insurance Risk Management at Northwood?

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Insurance students pictured at the WSIA event

Advanced Courses

Learn how to accurately write large, complex commercial lines. Course topics include commercial general liability insurance, commercial automobile insurance, garage & motor carrier insurance, commercial crime insurance, businessowners insurance, other commercial coverages, workers compensation and employers’ liability, specialty insurance, commercial excess, and umbrella liability insurance, and surety bonds.

Insurance students at Gamma Iota Sigma in Baltimore

AINS & AAI Designation

The opportunity to earn, while an undergraduate, the (AINS) “Associate in Insurance” designation and 2 of 3 courses towards the (AAI) “Accredited Advisor in Insurance” designation.

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ISD Transfer Credits

Northwood University offers Saginaw ISD and Tuscola ISD high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to earn 12 free transferrable credits. Please ask your high school counselor about this unique CTE technology center opportunity.

Gamma Iota Sigma

Make connections through our IRM Fraternity at Northwood University. Gamma Iota Sigma leads the sustainable growth and diversification of the insurance industry’s student talent pipeline across all functional areas.

What Jobs Can You Get with an Insurance Risk Management Degree?

IRM can be found in almost every industry. Students often look for internships or employment opportunities on a local and global level.

  • Insurance Agent
  • Insurance Broker
  • Actuary
  • Underwriting Data Analyst
  • Risk Analyst
  • Staff and Line Underwriter
  • Subrogation Specialist
  • Mergers and Acquisitions

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