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, complimented 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 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) from high school and two of the following three criteria: (1) English ACT score of 16 or higher, or English SAT score of 370 or higher; (2) Math ACT score of 19 or higher, or Math SAT score of 460 or higher; (3) Reading ACT score of 19 or higher, or Verbal SAT score of 430 or higher.
Transfer Students: Combined college or university GPA of 2.35 (on a 4.0 scale) from all institutions attended, and the following criteria: (1) transfer equivalency for ENGL 150 or placement in ENGL 150 the first semester at FSU which would require an English ACT score of 16 or higher; (2) transfer equivalency for FSU MATH 115 or placement in MATH 115 the first semester at FSU which would require a Math ACT score of 19 or higher.
Exceptions: Applicants not meeting the above criteria (new or transfer students) for direct admission, but still meet Ferris State University admission criteria, will be placed in the Pre-Business program until the admission criteria are met. Any mitigating circumstances will be considered on an individual basis by the College of Business Dean’s Office.
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
The College of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Next Accreditation Review is February 2018.