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Insurance and Risk Management INRM-BS-BU

Degree Type: Bachelor of Science

College(s): Business

Required Courses  Credit Hours 
ACCT 201 Principles of Accounting 1 3
ACCT 202 Principles of Accounting 2 3
BLAW 321 Contracts and Sales 3
BUSN 499 Integrating Experience 3
FINC 322 Financial Management 1 3
ISYS 321 Business Information Systems 3
MGMT 301 Applied Management 3
MGMT 370 Quality-Operations Mgmt 3
MKTG 321 Principles of Marketing 3
STQM 260 Introduction to Statistics 3
BLAW 325 Real and Personal Property 2
BLAW 350 Insurance Law 3
INSR 243 Prin of Risk Mgmt-Insurance 3
INSR 284 Personal Insurance 3
INSR 308 Insurance Company Operations 3
INSR 338 Property-Casualty Insurance 3
MGMT 338 Employee Benefits 3
STQM 360 Risk Analysis and Strategy 3
Select Four Classes from the following:
FINC 300 Mathematics of Finance 3
MGMT 302 Team Dynamics - Org Behavior 3
MGMT 315 Entrepreneurial Strategy-Plan 3
MGMT 350 Mgmt Metrics & Decision Making 3
MGMT 373 Human Resource Management 3
MGMT 375 Negotiations 3
MGMT 491 MGMT Internship 3
Directed Electives 9
ISYS 105 Intro Micro Systems-Software 3
* Free Elective 3
Communication Competence
COMM 121 Fundamentals-Public Speaking 3
ENGL 150 English 1 3
ENGL 250 English 2 3
ENGL 325 Advanced Business Writing 3
Scientific Understanding
* Lab Science Elective 3
* Science Elective 3 - 4
Quantitative Skills
Choose One:
MATH 115 Intermediate Algebra 3
MATH 116 Intermediate Algebra-Num Trig 4
Cultural Enrichment
* Electives (One must be at the 200 level) 9
Social Awareness
ECON 221 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 222 Principles of Microeconomics 3
* Social Awareness Elective 3
College of Business Additional General Education:
Choose one:
COMM 251 Argumentation and Debate 3
COMM 332 Persuasive Speaking 3
COMM 336 Tech and Prof Presentation 3
General Education Electives 6
Minimum credit hours required for B.S. degree 120 - 121

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.

Career Opportunities

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.

Admission Requirements

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.

More Information:
Additional guidance can be found on the College of Business Webpage under the Admissions tab.

Graduation Requirements

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.

More Information

Ferris State University
College of Business
Management Department
119 South Street, BUS 212
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: 231-591-2427
Email: MGMT@ferris.edu

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