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Bachelor of Business Administration – Risk Management & Insurance

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Apply Proven Business Principles to Explore and Manage the Risks Businesses Face

EKU’s 100% online bachelor’s of business administration in risk management and insurance prepares students to become business leaders and gain a competitive edge in the job market. This versatile degree is real-world focused, providing the opportunity to have a financially rewarding career while impacting the lives of others. Graduates are prepared to take on key positions with excellent salaries, become business entrepreneurs, or pursue an MBA.

Program At-A-Glance

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120 Credit Hours

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Up To 90 Hours

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Cost per hour

$417

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Benefits
Minors & Certifications
Careers

Benefits of EKU Online

Learn essential skills for today’s business environment. Our fully accredited online programs are made up of the same high-quality courses and taught by the same experienced professors as the on-campus programs.

  • Accredited by AACSB International
  • The only bachelor’s-level risk management and insurance degree program in Kentucky
  • Ranked among the top 20 programs by Best’s Review
  • Apply credits earned to the CPCU certification
  • Free textbooks for undergraduate students
  • Generous credit transfer policy
  • Accelerated 8-week terms
  • 6 start dates per year
  • Reduced tuition for active duty military members
  • Free online tutoring and career services assistance
  • Fast-track opportunities for students with 80 or more credit hours
  • Optional internship opportunities that count toward your credit hours
  • Dedicated advisors who provide personalized graduation plans
  • Ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the best universities offering online degrees

Minors & Certifications

Minors & Certificates can be difficult to complete with this program.  If you wish to explore this option, please work directly with your program advisor.

Career Opportunities

From major corporations to independent businesses, a degree in risk management and insurance can open the door to a variety of challenging and financially rewarding careers. This versatile degree builds critical thinking, communication and problem-solving skills, and prepares students for key positions in a number of areas.

Job Opportunities Include:

• Risk manager
• Risk analyst
• Accountant
• Financial planner
• Underwriter
• Claims adjuster
• Claims specialist
• Claims representative
• Insurance agent
• Insurance broker
• Business management analyst
• Data research analyst

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Curriculum

Rooted in both theory and practical applications, our fully accredited online program blends academic and professional preparation through course topics such as principles of risk and insurance, commercial property risk management and insurance, fundamentals of life and health insurance, risk management.

Degree Requirements

A minimum of 120 credits are required to graduate with a bachelor degree, including 42 upper-division credits. Complete degree requirement information about the Risk Management & Insurance BBA program is available in the University undergraduate catalog.

Please review the admissions requirements before applying for this or any program. If you have questions about the program or are planning to register for classes, please speak to the program advisor.

Transfer Credits

Students may transfer up to 90 hours of credit from accredited institutions. Please note that a minimum of 30 credit hours in this degree program must be completed at Eastern Kentucky University.

Previously earned credits must be reviewed upon admittance to EKU for appropriate articulation. Learn more about transferring to EKU.

Sample Courses

For a full list of course descriptions please see section 7 of the University undergraduate catalog.

RMI 370 – Principles of Risk and Insurance (3)
Theory and practice of insurance and its economic and social significance; basic life, health, and property liability insurance for organizations and families; review of the major lines of insurance.

RMI 372 – Commercial Property Risk Management and Insurance (3)
Planning and evaluating commercial property risk and the effective management of these risks with insurance; application and analysis of insurance coverage against pure risk related to commercial property insurance exposure.

RMI 374 – Fundamentals of Life and Health Insurance (3)
Analysis of life and health insurance and annuity products available in the individual market. Includes a discussion of systems for determining the individual’s life and health insurance needs.

RMI 378 – Risk Management (3)
Risk Management as used by organizations; basic functions of risk management with emphasis placed on risk management decision making.

Enrollment

Kaitlin Dougherty

Kaitlin Dougherty

Enrollment Advisor

Call or email Enrollment Advisor Kaitlin Dougherty for information about the EKU Online Risk Management and Insurance, Business Administration, Finance and Public Accounting Bachelor’s Degree programs.

Contact Info:
859-622-7626
Kaitlin.Dougherty@eku.edu

Application Deadlines

 

Term Application Deadline Classes Begin
Fall A July 5 August
Fall B August 31 October
Spring A November 30 January
Spring B January 31 March
Summer A April 5 May
Summer B  May 31 June

 

Additional Contact Information

Admissions: 859-622-2106
Academic Testing: 859-622-1281
Financial Aid Office: 859-622-2361
Military & Veterans Affairs Office: 859-622-2345
Student Account Services: 859-622-1232

Student Success

I would have never been where I am today without the program. EKU does a fantastic job of getting the students in front of future employers. They do an outstanding job with outreach and with job placement. The introductions and networking opportunities with insurance professionals are invaluable.

Cody QuinnEKU Online Business Student

Online Military Students

EKU Online offers veterans and active duty military students an unparalleled online learning experience that provides accessibility, convenience and flexibility.

Special Tuition for Active Duty* Military
Eastern Kentucky University offers reduced tuition expenses to $250 per credit hour for undergraduate and $325 per credit hour for graduate courses to all service members currently serving on active duty.

*Active duty is defined as on federal orders for 180 days or more.

“I’d like to thank the EKU College of Justice & Safety for the opportunity to complete my degree online. It’s very user-friendly, and everyone has bent over backwards to make this happen.”

– 1LT Heath Bergmann, EKU Online graduate student on deployment in Afghanistan

Heath Bergmann
 
  • ““EKU’s Risk Management & Insurance department gave me the tools to be confident… [You] really can do whatever you want in this industry as long as you have the get up and go.” – EKU Online Business studentAlex Barton 
  • “I chose EKU because I am a unique student with unique needs, and EKU provides an avenue for students like me to succeed.” – EKU Online Psychology student Jason Tate
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