Why Choose the Insurance and Risk Management BS Degree?
The Insurance program offers students a wide array of career choices in a dynamic and growing industry. The goals of this program are to provide students with a well rounded, broad based business education, complemented with a carefully designed insurance concentration. Areas of study include: real property, personal property, risk management, marketing, sales, customer service, casualty, employee benefits, law, probability, life, health, annuities, and pensions. Students will also be able to obtain practical, on the job experiences by experiencing an internship as part of their course of study.
The Insurance professors have solid academic credentials, and years of practical experience within the industry. The business faculty adds to this exciting field of study by combining their corporate, consulting, and academic experience that will enable them to deliver the courses in a practical and understandable fashion.
Employers are eager to hire qualified graduates. Opportunities include positions as agents, field representatives, underwriters, and claims representatives. There are also a wide variety of positions in technology, finance, accounting, marketing, and statistics. Graduates have demonstrated a very high level of job satisfaction, opportunities for creativity, advancement, and excellent growth of income. With the recognition of this program by many national and global insurance organizations, graduates will also have the opportunity to work in various areas of America, and in other countries.
This degree will prepare students for an exciting career within the insurance industry, and it will also provide students with the balance of managerial courses that will prepare them for supervision, management, and leadership roles.
New Students: 2.5 high school GPA (on a 4.0 scale) and two of the three criteria below: (1) English ACT score of 16 or higher, or SAT Writing score of 370 or higher; (2) Math ACT score of 19 or higher, or SAT Math score of 460 or higher; (3) Reading ACT score of 19 or higher, or SAT Reading score of 430 or higher.
Transfer Students: Combined college or university GPA of 2.35 (on a 4.0 scale) from all institutions attended. GPA is based on completion of 12 credit hours or more. Transfer equivalency for FSU ENGLISH 150 or placement during the first semester at FSU which would require an ACT English score of 16 or higher; Compass score 70 – 100. Transfer equivalency for FSU MATH 115 or placement during the first semester at FSU which would require an ACT Math score of 19 or higher; Compass Algebra score 46 - 74 and HS Algebra with 2.0.
Exceptions for New and Transfer Students: Applicants not meeting the above criteria but having a 2.35 High School GPA and at least a 16 ACT in Math or Reading (2.00 Overall GPA for Transfer Students) can be considered for conditional admission in a College of Business Pre-Program. Any mitigating circumstances will be considered on an individual basis by the College of Business Dean’s Office.
Pre-Program students must complete a minimum of 12 FSU credits (excluding developmental courses) with a 2.35 GPA; courses must include ENGL 150 and MATH 115 before being considered for admission into their program of choice. Students must meet admission criteria for their chosen degree program by the time they have earned 30 credits.
Additional guidance can be found on the College of Business Webpage under the Admissions tab.
The Insurance & Risk Management program at Ferris leads to a Bachelor of Science degree in business. Graduation requires a minimum 2.0 GPA in business core classes, the major courses and overall.
Ferris State University
College of Business
119 South Street, BUS 212
Big Rapids, MI 49307