Insurance and Risk Management Program
Insurance professional and Tennessee resident Tyler Pellom wanted to earn his Professional Risk Manager designation, and he found the perfect, career-specific program at the Scott College of Business. The Online Property and Casualty Certificate offers industry professionals like Tyler a flexible, 12-credit program, taught by expert faculty and designed to support students who will take industry credentialing exams.
The fully online Property and Casualty Insurance Certificate offers students career-specific training to enter or advance careers in insurance, risk management, and similar fields. The certificate is obtained through four courses to understand insurance products and risk management. Classes may waive exams needed for the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter designation in property-casualty insurance and risk management, administered by The Institutes.
Pellom has been in the insurance industry for six years and operates a branch of an established insurance agency/broker in East Tennessee, which he helped build from the ground up. Prior to this career move, he was an underwriter at a well-known national commercial insurance brokerage headquartered in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
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The Department of Accounting, Finance, Insurance, and Risk Management (AFIRM) has produced its Fall 2020 Newsletter. In this issue we welcome Blake Reed who will be teaching Business Law. There's advice for coping in these unprecedented times of uncertainty, and a spotlight on Tyra Dowell, an accounting major and graduating senior. Everyone at Indiana State would like to echo the newsletter's final words, "We are here for you. We also know that if we work together as a Sycamore Family, we can rise to any crisis."
Where Hands-On Learning is Job One
As a premier undergraduate program in Insurance and Risk Management, we prepare our students for leadership roles in their professional careers. In fact, our program is a direct result of partnerships with those in the industry. Our students network with industry representatives through internships and real-world experience, and they are prepared to work as underwriters, risk analysts, consultants, brokers, claims adjusters, actuaries, or in other risk management or insurance professions.
The Scott College of Business’ Insurance and Risk Management Program began its path toward distinction in 1988. Through development of a rigorous curriculum, significant partnerships with industry leaders, and a strong commitment to experiential learning beyond the classroom, we have become nationally known as a premier undergraduate program.
We are proud of our nationally recognized Insurance and Risk Management Program. In addition, Networks Financial Institute has been named and recognized as an Indiana State University Program of Distinction.
Students who major in Insurance and Risk Management complete a comprehensive base of liberal studies and business courses, in addition to an exceptionally broad range of challenging course work in the professional area of insurance and risk management.
Our greatest bragging point? We have nearly 100 percent job placement of our majors, and more than half of our minors end up in insurance and risk management-related careers. [See Quick Facts]
This speaks volumes about our students and the experiences our program provides.
IRM Program Receives Grant from Spencer Educational Foundation
We are proud to be one of Spencer Educational Foundation’s 2021 grant recipients.
Rebecca Wray, Director, Networks Financial Institute and Gongaware Center; Jin Park, Interim Chair, Accounting, Finance, Insurance and Risk Management Department; and Clint Weddle, Director of Corporate and Foundation Giving, Division of University Advancement, put forward a proposal for our Insurance and Risk Management Program to develop and implement its Recruitment and Career Awareness Diversity Program.
Approximately thirty percent of the college’s students are minority students, but the number of minority students enrolled in the Insurance and Risk Management program is approximately twenty-four percent. The new program will seek to address this disparity.
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