2020-2021 Catalog (Current)

Risk Management and Insurance

Degree Type: Certificate
College(s): College of Business

Program Requirements

Risk Management and Insurance, Certificate Program Checksheet


  • Certificate Courses
  • Admission Requirements
  • Graduation Requirements

Why Choose the Risk Management and Insurance Certificate? - Program Spotlight

The Risk Management and Insurance certificate provides students in any major the basic knowledge and skills in the field of insurance.  Topics covered in this certificate are essential foundational courses.  This certificate will enhance any degree and provide graduates with distinctiveness.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities in risk management and insurance management have never been stronger.  Almost half of insurance industry professionals are over age 45, with 25% of the industry expected to retire in the next few years.  Possible risk and insurance positions include helping people and businesses put their lives back together after disasters (claims professionals), finding ways to minimize risks (loss prevention engineers), managing an organization’s risk program (risk managers or risk analysts), matching customers with appropriate insurance products for their needs (insurance agents), and analyzing/pricing insurance applications according to their risk levels (underwriters).

More Information

Ferris State University
College of Business Room 212
Management Department
119 South Street, Big Rapids, MI 49307-2284
Phone: 231-591-2427

Required Courses
Credit Hours
Foundations Risk Mgmt & Insur
Commercial Insurance
Personal Insurance
Insurance Company Operations
Minimum credit hours required for this certificate: