Department of Risk, Insurance, & Healthcare Management

Risk Management and Insurance

Organizations in today’s global economy must respond to numerous uncertainties, including property-liability exposures, employee benefit programs, and various other financial risks. To coordinate responses to the full spectrum of risks affecting a company’s bottom line, decision-makers must diversify, hedge, and insure risks in ever more comprehensive and efficient ways. The technical expertise and strategic vision necessary to manage risk is the subject matter of the program in Risk Management and Insurance.

Temple University’s program in Risk Management and Insurance is nationally recognized. Located in the Department of Risk, Insurance, and Healthcare Management, the program prepares students to identify and evaluate various sources of risk, and to select and implement solutions to control these risks through insurance and other mechanisms of risk transfer and distribution.

Graduates of the Risk Management and Insurance program often enter the risk management or employee benefit departments of large businesses and other organizations. They may also take challenging positions within insurance or benefit consulting firms, brokerage firms, agency operations, or insurance companies.

Risk Management and Insurance majors are strongly encouraged to become active in the Sigma chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma, Temple’s national award-winning professional student organization in Risk Management, Insurance, and Actuarial Science. The organization hosts numerous guest speakers from the industry, sponsors a variety of career development seminars, and maintains a widely distributed resume book.

For more information, please contact Professor R. B. Drennan at (215) 204-8894.

Major Requirements

Please visit the Undergraduate Bulletin