Fox’s Risk, Insurance and Healthcare Management program earns top-five national ranking

July 9, 2014 //

A regarded news source in the life and health insurance industry lists Temple University’s Fox School of Business as a premier destination for undergraduate students in pursuit of a degree in the field of risk management and insurance.

According to a study published last month by, the BBA program at Fox School and its related coursework in Risk, Insurance and Healthcare Management was ranked among the top five in the nation.

Fox’s Risk, Insurance and Healthcare Management program is the oldest, continuously running program in the country, dating to 1914. Additionally, it’s the country’s largest-such program, touting 450 RMI students, said R.B. Drennan, the program’s chairman.

“To be ranked like this, it speaks to the quality of our faculty and students, to the rigor of our program, and to the readiness of our students to enter the risk management and insurance field,” Drennan said.

While LifeHealthPro’s research centered on the strength of undergraduate programs at qualifying colleges and universities, the report praised Fox School as the first in its region to offer an MBA program in Healthcare Management.

Continuously accredited since 1970 by the Commission on Accreditation Healthcare Management Education, Fox’s Health Management program holds a top-25 ranking by U.S. News and World Report, and a top-five ranking by the same publication among programs located within business schools. What’s more, its graduate program holds a top-16 ranking.

LifeHealthPro also lauded Fox for its ties to the Sigma chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma, a professional international fraternity for Risk, Insurance and Healthcare Management majors. The Sigma chapter, the international organization’s largest, has an award-winning reputation. In 18 of the last 22 years, the Sigma chapter has claimed the Edison L. Bowers Award, the highest honor bestowed upon a Gamma Iota Sigma chapter, which annually goes to the organization’s most-outstanding chapter.

According to LifeHealthPro, at least one American college or university in 34 of the 50 states offers life and health insurance undergraduate programs. Its study highlighted the nation’s top-six undergraduate insurance programs.

LifeHealthPro, which bills itself as “the only complete destination for life and health insurance advisors, provides news coverage and analysis of the insurance industry. To read LifeHealthPro’s complete list of the nation’s top undergraduate insurance programs, click here.