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Earn a Certificate or Bachelor's degree in Risk Management & Insurance around your schedule and give your career a boost in Ohio's expanding insurance industry.
Insurance companies need to fill a variety of jobs, from entry-level to management. ODU's experienced instructors and industry-specific curriculum prepare you with the knowledge and skills you need for a successful and rewarding career.

Upon graduation, you are guaranteed an interview with one of our insurance industry partners.
Certificate in Risk Management & Insurance 
  • Classes are all online - each course runs 8 weeks
  • Take courses one or two at a time, completing the certificate in 6 or 10 months
  • Prior post-secondary education is not required
  • Once you complete your certificate, you can put those credits toward an RMI-related associate or bachelor’s degree
  • Certificate in RMI Course Requirements
    Students complete 15 credits from the courses below to earn the Certificate in Risk Management & Insurance.

    If you have already completed Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) courses, as many as two of the certificate courses can be waived, giving you a jump start toward earning your certificate. 
    Required Courses Credits
    RMI 210 Fundamentals of Risk Management & Insurance 3
    RMI 220 Operations & Management of Insurance Companies 3
    Pick three of the following courses:  
    RMI 301 Personal Property-Casualty Risk Management & Insurance 3
    RMI 303 Project Management 3
    RMI 350 Life & Health Insurance  3
    RMI 401 Commercial Property-Casualty Risk Management & Insurance 3
    Total Credits Required 15
Bachelor of Science in Insurance & Risk Management
  • Classes run 8 weeks, offered in both online and hybrid formats.
  • You can take one course at a time, one night a week.
  • Prior post-secondary education is not required.
  • Students with industry credentials may receive academic credit toward their degree. (Based on the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service.)
  • Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to waive two of the eight parts of the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter designation.
  • B.S. in Risk Management & Insurance

    Students must complete the degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science in addition to the major requirements listed below.

    Major Courses
    Courses Credits
    RMI 210 Fundamentals of Risk Management & Insurance 3*
    RMI 220 Operations & Management of Insurance Companies 3*
    RMI 301 Personal Property-Casualty Risk Management & Insurance 3*
    RMI 303 Project Management 3*
    RMI 401 Commercial Property-Casualty Risk Management & Insurance 3*
    Select two courses from the following:

    Courses Credits
    BUS 370 Professional Selling 3*
    ECN 260 Financial Institutions & Markets 3*
    ECN 325 Intermediate Microeconomics 3*
    FIN 410 Investments 3*
    RMI 350 Life & Health Insurance 3*
    RMI 497 Internship in Risk Management & Insurance 3*
    PRS/BUS 265 Business Writing & Presentations 3*
    Business Core Courses

    Courses Credits
    ACT 210 Accounting for Financial Decision Making 3*
    ACT 220 Accounting for Managerial Decision Making 3*
    BUS 220 Principles of Marketing 3*
    BUS 240 Management & Organization Behavior 3*
    BUS 250 Legal Environments of Business 3*
    BUS 318 Business & Society 3*
    BUS 343 Human Resource Management 3*
    BUS 479 CORE: Strategic Management 3*
    FIN 325 Managerial Finance 3*
    ECN 207 Principles of Microeconomics 3*
    ECN 208 Principles of Macroeconomics 3*
    Select one course from the following:

    Courses Credits
    CIS 107 Computer Applications 3*
    CIS 234 Database Management Systems 3*
    Required Correlatives

    Courses Credits
    MTH 140 Introduction to Statistics 3
    PHL 346 Principles of Business Ethics 3
    Total Credits Required 63
    * Used to calculate the Major GPA
  • Sample 4-Year Plan for B.S. in Risk Management & Insurance
    The course plan below is a sample plan for your major; it does not and should not replace meeting with your Academic Advisor to map out the best course plan that suits your individual academic goals and placement upon initial registration.

    Classes listed may not necessarily be offered during a particular term. 

    Year 1
    Fall Semester Spring Semester
    ENG 110 ENG 111
    CORE 179 ACT 220
    ECN 207 BUS 220
    ACT 210 ECN 208
    MTH 140 THL
    Year 2
    Fall Semester Spring Semester
    CORE 279 BUS 250
    BUS 240
    PHL 346
    FIN 325 RMI 220
    RMI 210 CIS 107
    HST Art/Music/Theatre
    Year 3
    Fall Semester Spring Semester
    CORE 379 BUS 343
    BUS 318
    RMI 303
    RMI 301 Required Elective
    Required Elective THL
    LNG 242 Social/Behavioral Science
    Year 4
    Fall Semester Spring Semester
    BUS 479 Natural Science
    RMI 401
    LIT Elective
    PHL Elective

    Student either needs a Minor or Emphasis (complete 9 credit hours) but could also do both.

    • Required Elective – choose two classes: BUS 370, ECON 260, ECN 325, FIN 410, RMI 350, RMI 497, PRS/BUS 265

    Academic Advisors should help students pick Emphasis Electives and Minors based on career path. Other electives should be towards minor or graduate school prerequisites (meet with Advisor) and all students need 120 credits (15 credits per semester) to graduate in 4 years.