Inside Look

EKU’s Risk Management and Insurance Program Ranks Highly Among Respondents in Best’s Review

Eastern Kentucky University’s Risk Management and Insurance program is ranked among the top 20 nationally according to the February 2018 issue of Best’s Review.

EKU, which offers the only undergraduate insurance degrees—online and on-campus — in Kentucky, received top marks in the “popular performer’s” category.

Social Work and Hospice

By: Caroline Reid, Ph.D., MSW, online social work program coordinator and associate professor

Students often do not consider a career in hospice due to a few misconceptions.  Hospice provides care to all fifty states as well as Puerto Rico, Guam, the District of Columbia and the U.S Virgin Islands. In 2014 there were approximately 61,000 locations and still growing.

Term life Insurance: why paying less doesn’t always pay out

By: Burke A. Christensen, JD, CLU, EKU insurance and risk management professor

When you go shopping for anything, you usually want to get the most value at the least cost. It is in a consumer’s best interest to know why that idea doesn’t always apply when shopping for life insurance.

Social Work Careers in Healthcare

By: Caroline Reid

Upon earning a bachelor’s of social work (BSW) degree you may choose to specialize in a particular field of social work. One specialized area of practice is medical social work. Social work has an extensive history in working with those suffering from accidents, illness or general poor health.

Social Work Career Opportunities with Older Adults

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By: Bob Karolich, associate professor, EKU Department of Anthropology, Sociology, & Social Work

Social Work and Families

When you ask people ’What do social workers do?” the average person will say something about social workers taking children away from their families. While that sometimes becomes a necessity, it is only partially true.

What can you do with an RMI degree?

The insurance industry offers talented individuals a number of diverse career opportunities. In a field that’s growing each year, there isn’t a better time to earn a bachelor’s of business administration with a concentration in risk management and insurance (RMI).

Turn your desire to help others into a rewarding career

Many people want to help others. There is nothing wrong with that. It is good to want to help others. It speaks to our humanity, our sense of mutuality, and even to our purpose. But the desire to help other people, while a good goal, has its limitations. Simply wanting to help others could backfire if you don’t know what you’re doing.

EKU Among Best Online Degree Providers for Veterans

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Eastern Kentucky University continues to be recognized as one of the best schools for military members and their families. EKU Online was named among the top 50 “Best Military Friendly Online Colleges” by AffordableColleges.org.

EKU Risk Management and Insurance Degree Available Online Fall 2017

Eastern Kentucky University will offer an online degree in risk management and insurance beginning fall 2017. The bachelors of business administration will be the only online undergraduate insurance degree offered in Kentucky and one of the few available in the United States.