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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 310 Enterprise Risk Management
    RMI 401 Commercial Property-Casualty Risk Management & Insurance 3*
    Select two courses from the following:

    Courses Credits
    RMI 350 Life & Health Insurance 3*
    RMI 497 Internship in Risk Management & Insurance 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*
    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