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ODU's major in Insurance & Risk Management is driven by a gap between projected job openings in the insurance industry and the expected pool of skilled and talented workers to fill them.

Ohio has 250 insurance companies employing more than 100,000 people with an average annual salary above $50,000, according to the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services. 

And the Ohio insurance industry will need 26,000 skilled workers by 2020, according to a recent study.  

Graduates of ODU's Insurance & Risk Management program will be able to: 
  • Demonstrate knowledge of insurance contracts and provisions, and the features of property-liability insurance, life and health insurance, and employee benefit plans.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the operation and management of insurance entities, and the economic implications of organizational design and structure.
  • Develop skills to facilitate insurance product cost and pricing, marketing, and distribution.
  • Develop practical skills through professional development seminars, internships, and/or a practicums in insurance and risk management.
  • Examine the role of public policy including social insurance in personal financial planning and risk management.
Career opportunities with a degree in Insurance & Risk Management include:
  • Nick Shubert quoteRisk manager
  • Compliance officer
  • Claims manager
  • Actuary
  • Loss control consultant




Find Your Insurance Career

Visit the Ohio Insurance Institute's website for a fun, interactive way to discover careers in the insurance field.